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From Stereotype to Metaphor
From Stereotype to Metaphor (June 1983)
The Jew in Contemporary Drama
Ellen Schiff - Author

Who is a Jew? What is a Jew? In this all-encompassing study, Dr. Schiff probes these questions to help explain the prominence of Jewish characters in drama since World War II. The Jew has evolved into one of the most popular personages on the contemporary stage. Dramatists, both Jew and Gentile, in the United States and Europe, have been mining recently introduced concepts of the Jew to create a highly diversified and unfamiliar breed of ...(Read More)
Legacy of Night
Legacy of Night (June 1983)
The Literary Universe of Elie Wiesel
Ellen S. Fine - Author

"Ellen Fine's book is full of original insights, beautifully written and structured. I could not put it down. It is a very important study." -- Rosette Lamont, Queens College and Graduate School, City University of New York

"By treating Wiesel's novels as literary-spiritual stages in the development of Wiesel's larger experience, as a survivor-witness-writer, Dr. Fine's book takes on an inherently dramatic character which makes it alive and...(Read More)
Making of an Ethnic Middle Class
Making of an Ethnic Middle Class (June 1983)
Portland Jewry over Four Generations
William Toll - Author

The Making of an Ethnic Middle Class explains how European Jews of diverse cultural and social backgrounds coalesced over four generations into a middle-class community. By utilizing numerous oral histories to complement statistical data from public sources such as the federal manuscript censuses and public school enrollment cards, William Toll has succeeded in tracing in minute detail the contours of change. The study focuses particularly on...(Read More)
Midrash on American Jewish History
Midrash on American Jewish History (June 1983)
Henry L. Feingold - Author

Explores American Jewish history.

“American Jewry today is undergoing a crisis of confidence and identity. The concern over survival is so thick it is practically palpable. This book addresses itself to those issues right at the top of the American Jewish agenda, puts them into historical perspective, and interprets them with uncommonly good common sense.” — Melvin I. Urofsky, Chair, Department ...(Read More)
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 D. 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)
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