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Sephardic And Mizrahi Jewry

Author : Zion Zohar
ISBN : 0814797067
Genre : History
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Sephardic Jews have contributed some of the most important Jewish philosophers, poets, biblical commentators, Talmudic and Halachic scholars, and scientists, and have had a significant impact on the development of Jewish mysticism. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry brings together original work from the world's leading scholars to present a deep introductory overview of their history and culture over the past 1500 years.
Category: History

Role Model And Countermodel

Author : Carsten Schapkow
ISBN : 9781498508032
Genre : Religion
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This book uses the parameters of role model and countermodel to analyze the perception of Iberian-Jewish history and culture in German-Jewish remembrance culture during the era of emancipation. It speaks to the significance of intercultural mediation as key to the German-Jewish experience through the lens of this “Golden Age” in Jewish history.
Category: Religion

Vom Jerusalemer Tempel Nach New York

Author : Boris Fernbacher
ISBN : 9783746090313
Genre : Music
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Das 484 Seiten starke Buch nimmt den Leser mit auf eine faszinierende Reise durch 3000 Jahre jüdischer Musikgeschichte: Vom Auszug aus Ägypten über Antike, Mittelalter und Neuzeit bis in unsere Gegenwart. Durch Israel und den Nahen Osten, Nordafrika, die Türkei, Südosteuropa, die Iberische Halbinsel, West-, Mittel- und Osteuropa bis nach Russland und in die USA. Es geht u.a. um traditionelle jüdische Gebete, die Musik der Chassidim, Jazz- und Rockmusik in Israel, mehrstimmige Musik der Synagoge, Musik aus den Konzentrationslagern, Lieder der Sephardim, einen jüdischen Minnesänger im Mittelalter, klassische Kompositionen über jüdische Themen, die Klänge im altisraelitischen Tempel in Jerusalem, jüdische Kantoren des 19. Jahrhunderts, die Musik der Juden in Nordamerika, Israel sowie im islamischen Raum und vieles mehr. Dabei werden viele Themenbereiche behandelt, die in deutschsprachiger Literatur bislang noch gar nicht oder nur am Rande dargestellt wurden. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei immer die Musik selber! Musikalische Stile, Gattungen und Entwicklungen im Judentum zu verschiedenen Zeiten und in unterschiedlichen Regionen werden dargestellt. Ausführlich und detailliert werden weltliche Lieder, religiöse Hymnen und Gebete, Kompositionen der Klassischen Musik sowie Jazz- und Rocksongs musikwissenschaftlich analysiert. Biografien und allgemeine Darstellungen der historischen und religiös-kulturellen Entwicklungen ergänzen dies, da ein tieferes Verständnis von Musik in ihrer jeweiligen Zeit nur aus dem Zusammenspiel dieser drei Faktoren erwachsen kann. Mehr als 100 Notenbeispiele und über 60, teils farbige Abbildungen erleichtern das Verständnis des Textes. Ein ausführlicher Apparat aus Quellenverweisen auf Forschungsliteratur und etliche Anmerkungen in den Fußnoten laden zum vertiefenden Studium der Materie ein. Fazit: Ein einzigartiges, sowohl für Laien als auch bereits näher im Thema involvierte Leser geeignetes, interessantes und spannend geschriebenes Buch, das jedem Leser zum empfehlen ist, der sich für Musik und/oder jüdische Geschichte und Kultur interessiert.
Category: Music

Greeted With Smiles

Author : Evan Rapport
ISBN : 9780190226343
Genre : Music
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As the Soviet Union stood on the brink of collapse, thousands of Bukharian Jews left their homes from across the predominantly Muslim cities of Central Asia, to reestablish their lives in the United States, Israel and Europe. Today, about thirty thousand Bukharian Jews reside in New York City, settled into close-knit communities and existing as a quintessential American immigrant group. For Bukharian immigrants, music is an essential part of their communal self-definition, and musicians frequently act as cultural representatives for the group as a whole. Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York explores the circumstances facing new American immigrants, using the music of the Bukharian Jews to gain entrance into their community and their culture. Author Evan Rapport investigates the transformation of Bukharian identity through an examination of corresponding changes in its music, focusing on three of these distinct but overlapping repertoires - maqom (classical or "heavy" music), Jewish religious music and popular party (or "light") music. Drawing upon interviews, participant observation and music lessons, Rapport interprets the personal perspectives of musicians who serve as community leaders and representatives. By adapting strategies acquired as an ethno-religious minority among Central Asian Muslim neighbors, Bukharian musicians have adjusted their musical repertoire in their new American home. The result is the creation of a distinct Bukharian Jewish American identity-their musical activities are changing the city's cultural landscape while at the same time providing for an understanding of the cultural implications of Bukharian diaspora. Greeted with Smiles is sure to be an essential text for ethnomusicologists and scholars of Jewish and Central Asian music and culture, Jewish-Muslim interaction and diasporic communities.
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Author : Yael Halevi-Wise
ISBN : 9780804781718
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Sephardism is defined not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor. Since the nineteenth century, this metaphor has occurred with extraordinary frequency in works by authors from a variety of ethnicities, religions, and nationalities in Europe, the Americas, North Africa, Israel, and even India. Sephardism asks why Gentile and Jewish writers and cultural figures have chosen to draw upon the medieval Sephardic experience to express their concerns about dissidents and minorities in modern nations? To what extent does their use of Sephardism overlap with other politicized discourses such as orientalism, hispanism, and medievalism, which also emerged from a clash between authoritarian, progressive, and romantic ideologies? This book brings a new approach to Sephardic Studies by situating it at a crossroads between Jewish Studies and Hispanic Studies in ways that enhance our appreciation of how historical fiction and political history have shaped, and were shaped by, historical attitudes toward Jews and their representation.
Category: Religion

Jewish Book World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133493531
Genre : Jews
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Maghrebian Memories

Author : Nina B. Lichtenstein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130549178
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The Worlds Of Elias Canetti

Author : William Collins Donahue
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131765310
Genre : Literary Collections
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Though he died in the last decade of the twentieth century, the satirist, social thinker, memoirist, and dramatist Elias Canetti lives on into the present. Testifying to the author's undeniable cultural "afterlife," the essays gathered together here represent a wide swath of the latest Canetti scholarship. Contributors examine Canetti's Jewish identity; the Marxist politics of his youth; his influence on writers as diverse as Bachmann, Jelinek, and Sebald; the undiscovered "poetry" of his literary testament (Nachlass); his status as a self-cancelling satirist; and his complex and sometimes ambivalent citation of Chinese and French cultural icons. In addition, this volume presents a treatment of Canetti as philosopher; as contributor to the great debate on the genesis of violence; as a chronicler of the WWII exile experience; as well as a personal reminiscence by one of the great Canetti scholars of our time, Gerald Stieg. The Worlds of Elias Canetti challenges conventional wisdom about this Nobel laureate and opens up new areas to scholarly investigation. "The Worlds of Elias Canetti convenes diverse disciplinary perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and ambidextrous authors of the twentieth century. An internationally renowned team of scholars places Canetti's social thought and literary oeuvre within intriguing new contexts, highlighting as yet underexplored connections within areas such as philosophy, Jewish Studies, cultural anthropology, literary intertextuality, and beyond. Compellingly, this volume introduces us to a Canetti we have not yet known, and one who equally belongs to the twenty-first century. In its scope and originality, The Worlds of Elias Canetti sets a new standard and not just for Canetti scholarship." Jochen Vogt, Professor of German Literature, University of Essen
Category: Literary Collections