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Seidman, Naomi

Works: 15 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 3,124 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dissertations, Academic  Bibliography  Music  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PJ5113, 306.44089924
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Most widely held works by Naomi Seidman
A marriage made in heaven the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish by Naomi Seidman( )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Marriage Made in Heaven is a history of how Hebrew and Yiddish came to represent the masculine and feminine faces, respectively, of Ashkenazic Jewish culture. It is the first book-length exploration of the historical associations between Yiddish and Jewish women and Hebrew and Jewish men, tracing these associations back to the seventeenth century and the sexual segregation of reading audiences. Documenting the eventual rise of Yiddish "women's" literature, Seidman also examines this sexual-linguistic system as it shaped the work of two bilingual authors: Sh. Y. Abramovitsh, the "grandfather" of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Dvora Baron, the first woman prose writer in modern Hebrew. She then analyzes the roles Yiddish "femininity" and Hebrew "masculinity" played in the Hebrew-Yiddish language wars, the divorce that ultimately ended the Hebrew-Yiddish "marriage.""--Jacket
Faithful renderings Jewish-Christian difference and the politics of translation by Naomi Seidman( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faithful Renderings reads translation history through the lens of Jewish-Christian difference and, conversely, views Jewish-Christian difference as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political analysis, Seidman asks how the charged Jewish-Christian relationship--and more particularly the dependence of Christianity on the texts and translations of a rival religion--has haunted the theory and practice of translation in the West. Bringing together central issues in translation studies with episodes in Jewish-Christian history, Naomi Seidman considers a range of texts
Conversations with Dvora : an experimental biography of the first modern Hebrew woman writer by Amia Lieblich( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dvora Baron was born in a Lithuanian village in 1887. Because of her precociousness, her rabbi father gave her the kind of education usually reserved for boys. Already in her girlhood Baron's stories were widely published, and at age fifteen this independent and forward-looking spirit left for the provincial city of Minsk to acquire a profession and secular education. In 1911 she immigrated to Palestine, where she married a prominent Zionist journalist and joined the literary intelligentsia of an emerging new nation. Her writing showed startlingly modernist points of view, and she took on such topics as divorce, incest, and domestic violence. But when her beloved brother died in 1923, Baron retired to her apartment, where she was tended by her daughter, Tsipora, until her death in 1956." "Amia Lieblich was seventeen when Dvora Baron died; the two women never met. But Lieblich has written this biography as a series of conversations taking place in Dvora's darkened room in the last year of her life. In a vividly realized portrait Lieblich elicits Dvora's rich memories of her shtetl childhood, the descriptions of traditional women's lives in her short stories, a view of her eccentric marriage and strangely exploitative relationship with her daughter, her thoughts on work, life, and death. The result is a moving story not only of one unusual woman but of the light her life casts on that of a younger woman writing in our day. This edition of Conversations with Dvora includes a translation of one of Dvora Baron's most powerful stories, "Fradl.""--Jacket
Israel : a traveler's literary companion ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen stories by known and unknown Israeli writers, the purpose of which is to give the reader a feel for the country. One story is on a confrontation between Arabs and Jews, another on a dispute between religious and secular Jews
In these great times by John Schott( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first day" and other stories by Devorah Baron( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dvora Baron (1887-1956), the first modern Hebrew woman writer, was born in a small Lithuanian town in 1887. Her father, a rabbi, gave his daughter a thorough education, an extraordinary act at the time. Baron immigrated to Palestine in 1910, married a prominent Zionist activist, but defied the implicit ideological demands of the Zionist literary scene by continuing to write of the shtetl life she had left behind. The eighteen stories in this superb collection offer an intimate re-creation of Jewish Eastern Europe from a perspective seldom represented in Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the late
"A marriage made in heaven"? the sexual politics of Hebrew-Yiddish diglossia by Naomi Seidman( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This dissertation examines the gendering of Hebrew-Yiddish diglossia within the Eastern European Jewish community. In this study, I take "diglossia" to mean the symbiotic, complementary, and hierarchical relationship of two (partial) languages within a single speech community. My focus is on the shifting intersections and correspondences between Ashkenazic gender structures and the Hebrew-Yiddish linguistic system. In this context, I examine the widespread myths of Yiddish as a "feminine" language; I also take note of the connections between the Hebrew language and constructions of "proper" Jewish masculinity
Revolution in the name of tradition : sarah schenirer and the bais yaakov schools by Naomi Seidman( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yiddish by Naomi Seidman( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The motherland speaks new Hebrews, the new accent and the poetry of the 1920s by Miryam Segal( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a genealogy of the "new accent" in Hebrew poetry in Palestine. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Hebrew language "revivalists" made a concerted and ultimately successful effort to adopt Hebrew as a modern spoken language in the Jewish settlement in Palestine. One of the more striking decisions made by these promoters of the Hebrew language was to reject their own traditional Ashkenazic pronunciation of the Hebrew of the Jews of Eastern Europe. They embraced instead an accent that they represented as the pronunciation of Sephardic Jews but that was rather a melange of sounds from a variety of accents. This new accent was adopted by the nascent Hebrew school system in Palestine over the course of twenty years beginning in the 1880s, and was the precursor to the modern Israeli accent
Translation by Naomi Seidman( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Matinee recital Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 1:30 pm by International Horn Symposium( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mel Gibson's The passion of the Christ: A Jewish-Christian conversation by Graduate Theological Union( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mameloshn Yiddish and women in eastern Europe by Naomi Seidman( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Contraversions ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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