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Koltun-Fromm, Ken

Overview
Works: 9 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 5,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BM205, 306.6960973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Koltun-Fromm
Material culture and Jewish thought in America by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought. Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural studies, literature, psychology, film, and photography to portray the vibrancy and richness of Jewish practice in America. His analyses of Mordecai Kaplan's obsession with journal writing, Joseph Soloveitchik's urban religion, Abraham Joshua Heschel's fascination with objects in The Sabbath, and material identity
Moses Hess and modern Jewish identity by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Koltun-Fromm's radical reinterpretation of the writings of Moses Hess, a fascinating nineteenth-century German Jewish intellectual figure who was at times religious and secular, traditional and modern, practical and theoretical, socialist and nationalist, shows Hess as a Jew struggling with the meaning of conflicting commitments and impulses. Modern readers will recognize how in Hess's life, as in their own, these commitments remain fragmented and torn. As contemporary Jews negotiate multiple, often contradictory allegiances in the modern world, Koltun-Fromm argues that Hess's struggle to unite conflicting traditions and frameworks of meaning offers intellectual and practical resources to re-examine the dilemmas of modern Jewish identity."--Jacket
Abraham Geiger's liberal Judaism : personal meaning and religious authority by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German rabbi, scholar, and theologian Abraham Geiger (1810--1874) is recognized as the principal leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism. In his new work, Ken Koltun-Fromm argues that for Geiger personal meaning in religion--rather than rote ritual practice or acceptance of dogma--was the key to religion's moral authority. In five chapters, the book explores issues central to Geiger's work that speak to contemporary Jewish practice--historical memory, biblical interpretation, ritual and gender practices, rabbinic authority, and Jewish education. This is essential reading for scholars, rabb
Imagining Jewish authenticity : vision and text in American Jewish thought by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring how visual media presents claims to Jewish authenticity, Imagining Jewish Authenticity argues that Jews imagine themselves and their place within America by appealing to a graphic sensibility. Ken Koltun-Fromm traces how American Jewish thinkers capture Jewish authenticity, and lingering fears of inauthenticity, in and through visual discourse and opens up the subtle connections between visual expectations, cultural knowledge, racial belonging, embodied identity, and the ways images and texts work together.
Thinking Jewish culture in America( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the Jewish God by Rabbi Rebecca Alpert( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish art has always been with us, but so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in thought, in emotion, in text, and in ritual practice. Imagining the Jewish God was there in the beginning, as it were, engraved and embedded in the ways Jews lived and responded to their God. This book attempts to give voice to these diverse imaginings of the Jewish God, and offers these collected essays and poems as a living text meant to provoke a substantive and nourishing dialogue. A responsive, living covenant lies at the heart of this book--a covenantal reciprocity that actively engages the dynamics of Jewish thinking and acting in dialogue with God. The contributors to this volume are committed to this form of textual reasoning, even as they all move us beyond the "text" as foundational for the imagined "people of the book." That people, we submit, lives and breathes in and beyond the texts of poetry, narrative, sacred literature, film, and graphic mediums. We imagine the Jewish people, and the covenant they respond to, as provocative intimations of the divine. The essays in this volume seek to draw these vocal intimations out so that we can all hear their resonant call"--
Inescapable frameworks : Moses Hess' Rome and Jerusalem and the recovery of religion, tradition, and identity by Ken Koltun-Fromm( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does Jewish look like? : representation & image in American Jewish culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Koltun-Fromm shares his research in Jewish material culture and discusses Jewish conceptions of heritage and identity. He relates how American Jews see themselves, illustrated by images from the contemporary feminist Jewish magazine Lilith and from Arnold Eagle's book of photographs of immigrant Orthodox Jews taken in 1935
Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity (Jewish literature and culture) by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Material culture and Jewish thought in America
Alternative Names
Fromm, Ken

Fromm Ken Koltun-

Fromm, Ken Koltun-, 1966-

Koltun-Fromm, Kenneth

Koltun, Ken

Languages
English (46)

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Moses Hess and modern Jewish identityAbraham Geiger's liberal Judaism : personal meaning and religious authority