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History, memory, and Jewish identity

Author: Ira Robinson; Naftali S Cohn; Lorenzo DiTommaso
Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2016.
Series: North American Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a fresh view of the role representations of the past play in the construction of Jewish identity. Its central theme is that the study of how Jews construct the past can help in interpreting how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Robinson; Naftali S Cohn; Lorenzo DiTommaso
ISBN: 1618114743 9781618114747 9781618114754 1618114751
OCLC Number: 949992008
Description: 1 online resource (x, 378 pages).
Contents: The causes of the Alexandrian pogrom and the visit of Agrippa I to Alexandria in 38 CE / Lionel Jehuda Sanders --
Sectarianism in the Mishnah: memory, modeling society, and rabbinic identity / Naftali S. Cohn --
Power and the (re)creation of collective cultural memory in early Judaism: the case of the Mishnah / Jack N. Lightstone --
Maimonides vs. Nahmanides on historical consciousness and the shaping of Jewish identity / James A. Diamond --
Community and sacrality: Jewish customs and identity in early modern Worms / Dean Phillip Bell --
Criticism and tradition: Leon Modena, Azariah deʼ Rossi, and Elijah Levita Bahur on Kabbalah and the Hebrew vowels / Howard Tzvi Adelman --
American Jewish immigrants and the invention of Europe / Beth S. Wenger --
North American Hasidim: between modernity and the old world / Steven Lapidus --
The challenge of memory for Yiddish language activists in Montreal / Pierre Anctil --
Identities, communities, and the infrastructures of history: creating Canadian Jewish archives in the 1930s and 1970s / Richard Menkis --
The Shoah, the sacred, and Jewish victim identity in postwar Germany and North America: the scar without the wound and the wound that did not close / Benjamin M. Baader --
Macro and micro insights into contemporary Jewish identities: Europe, Israel, and the United States / Calvin Goldscheider --
Rallying all of Israel: David Ben-Gurion and the book of Joshua / Rachel Havrelock --
Who is a Marrano? Reflections on modern Jewish identity / Ira Robinson.
Series Title: North American Jewish studies.
Responsibility: edited by Ira Robinson, Naftali S. Cohn, and Lorenzo DiTommaso.

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