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Seidman, Naomi

Works: 22 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 3,725 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Bibliography  Music  Academic theses  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PJ5053.B34, 892.435
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Most widely held works by Naomi Seidman
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
Faithful renderings : Jewish-Christian difference and the politics of translation by Naomi Seidman( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 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
Israel : a traveler's literary companion( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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
The marriage plot : or how Jews fell in love with love, and literature by Naomi Seidman( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Nineteenth-Century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the rules of romance and the choreography of courtship. But because these new conceptions of romance were rooted in the Christian and chivalric traditions, the Jewish embrace of "the love religion" was always partial. In The Marriage Plot, Naomi Seidman considers the evolution of Jewish love and marriage though the literature that provided Jews with a sentimental education, highlighting a persistent ambivalence in the Jewish adoption of European romantic ideologies. Nineteenth-century Hebrew and Yiddish literature tempered romantic love with the claims of family and community, and treated the rules of gender complementarity as comedic fodder. Twentieth-century Jewish writers turned back to tradition, finding pleasures in matchmaking, intergenerational ties, and sexual segregation + In the modern Jewish voices of Sigmund Freud, Erica Jong, Philip Roth, and Tony Kushner, the Jewish heretical challenge to the European romantic sublime has become the central sexual ideology of our time
In these great times by John Schott( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first day" and other stories by Devorah Baron( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 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( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 8 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
Yiddish by Naomi Seidman( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A closeted jester: Abraham Goldfaden between Haskalah ideology and Jewish show business by Donny Inbar( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To support this thesis, I reevaluate his oeuvre and significance by examining the constant tensions to which his creativity was subject between maskilic ideology and the complexity of the professional theater world. I define Goldfaden's artistic formulae and contextualize them within the Jewish ideologies of his time. For that purpose I review his plays, his own partial memoirs, his self-reflexive references within those pieces, and the reception of his theater in the Haskalah press
Translation by Naomi Seidman( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in the name of tradition : sarah schenirer and the bais yaakov schools by Naomi Seidman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 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
Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation (Afterlives of the Bible) by Naomi Seidman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined 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

From Jester to Gesture : Eastern European Jewish Culture and the Re-imagination of Folk Performance by Zehavit Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the rise of folk performance as a national and social(ist) symbol in modern Eastern European Jewish culture, focusing on the wave of fascination with the badkhn (rhymester/jester), the folksinger, the klezmer, and above all the purim-shpiler (player in the traditional Purim play) between the two world wars. This upsurge of interest, I argue, marks a radically modern turn to the past which aims to construct an alleged lineage of secular Jewish culture. Investigating such varied fields as literature, film, theater, memoirs and historiography, I look into the ways in which traditional types of Jewish performance were reclaimed and used as tropes, cultural symbols and models for alternative poetics
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contraversions : Jews and other differences( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A marriage made in Heaven the sexual politics of hebrew and yiddish by Naomi Seidman( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oxford bibliographies online( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conversations with Dvora : an experimental biography of the first modern Hebrew woman writer
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Seidman, Naomi Sheindel 1960-

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Faithful renderings : Jewish-Christian difference and the politics of translationIsrael : a traveler's literary companion"The first day" and other stories