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The Slayers of Moses
The Slayers of Moses (June 1983)
The Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary Theory
Susan A. Handelman - Author

In this groundbreaking study, Susan Handelman examines the theological roots of the modern science of interpretation. She defines current structures of thought and patterns of organizing reality, clearly distinguishes them from previously reigning Hellenic modes of abstract thought, and connects them with important elements of the Rabbinic interpretive tradition. Hers is the first comprehensive treatment of the undeniable, and undeniably significa...(Read More)
Versions of Survival
Versions of Survival (June 1982)
The Holocaust and the Human Spirit
Lawrence L. Langer - Author

Versions of Survival focuses on the efforts to rehabilitate the human image after it has been tempered in the crucible of the Holocaust. It examines the ways in which psychology,
language, and literary art distort or illuminate that effort. It insists on the importance of confronting the inhuman, to say nothing of the unthinkable, when probing survival during the Holocaust and the sources of man's moral being.

The ...(Read More)
A Voice That Spoke for Justice
A Voice That Spoke for Justice (June 1981)
The Life and Times of Stephen S. Wise
Melvin I. Urofsky - Author

In the first half of this century, a talented and charismatic leadership restructured the American Jewish community to meet the demands and opportunities of a pluralistic, secular society. The work of this generation of titans still guides the current modes of American Jewish life. The last of these giants was the influential reformer Stephen S. Wise--a progenitor of American Zionism, creator of the American and World Jewish Congresses, and founder ...(Read More)
B'nai B'rith and the Challenge of Ethnic Leadership
B'nai B'rith and the Challenge of Ethnic Leadership (June 1981)
Deborah Dash Moore - Author

B'nai B'rith has a history almost as diverse as the story of American Jewry itself. The oldest secular Jewish organization in the United States, it was founded in 1843. Thereafter, it followed in the footsteps of its immigrant founders, spreading into the cities, towns, and villages of America, eventually becoming the worldwide order it is today.

What is more, B'nai B'rith's physical expansion was...(Read More)
Consecrate Every Day
Consecrate Every Day (June 1981)
The Public Lives of Jewish American Women, 1880-1980
June Sochen - Author

Israeli Humor
Israeli Humor (June 1981)
The Content and Structure of the Chizbat of the Palmah
Elliott Oring - Author

Derived from the Arabic word for "lie," the word "chizbat" was chosen by members of the Palmah to designate the particular form of narrative joke exchanged by these volunteer defenders of Jewish settlements in Israel during the uncertain years 1941--48.

Elliott Oring concentrates his attention on how the chizbat represents the expression of a distinctly Israeli identity and the disparate elements of this identity: sabra/European, Arab/Israel...(Read More)
Aspects of Jewish Culture in the Middle Ages
Aspects of Jewish Culture in the Middle Ages (June 1979)
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor

These are the papers and discussions of the eighth annual conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton. The topics discussed were the relationship between Jewish and medieval studies, the patristic basis for Christian attitudes on the Jews, the Hispanic literary tradition, Jewish Spain, problems in Jewish art, and myth criticism and medieval studies.
Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish
Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish
Replacement CD
Jack Gottlieb - Author

Companion CD to Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Jewish, which documents the influence of Jewish music on American popular song.

This is the companion CD to Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Jewish, in which Jack Gottlieb chronicles how Jewish songwriters and composers transformed the popular music of mid-twentieth-century America. Although many critics, historians, and musicians have alluded to the Je...(Read More)
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