Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest)

The Holocaust used to be perpetrated through the Nazis as a way of disposing of the Jews from the planet. It used to be an extraordinary occasion in historical past, inasmuch as a country nation had by no means sooner than specific a whole humans for extinction. but, greater than part a century later, there's a tendency to put out of your mind, if to not relativize, the Nazi extermination crusade opposed to the Jews. extra insidiously, a vicious attempt is being made in constrained circles to disclaim the Holocaust. The Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust is one other reminder of what occurred to the Jews and different sufferers of Nazi Germany's genocidal policies.

In the years because the book of the 1st variation of the Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust an important volume of scholarship has been released. the second one variation expands upon the 1st with an up to date chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major occasions, personalities, concerns, and flicks and literature―because a lot of the general public derive their knowing of the Holocaust from the humanities. Libraries will locate this ebook to be an vital study instrument.

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Jewish Book Art Between Islam and Christianity: The Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World)

This booklet discusses the ornament sorts of Sephardic illuminated Bibles. not like illuminated Passover manuscripts from an identical interval with their wealthy figurative and narrative photo cycles, Bibles are nearly solely aniconic. while the previous borrow seriously from Christian artwork, the Bibles are fullyyt indebted to Islamic tradition. the amount elaborates specifically at the cultural heritage of the ornamental motifs and kinds of ornamentation in an period of cultural transition in Iberia and tradition fight inside of Spanish Jewry. the 1st chapters describe the cultural, social and inventive history within which the Bibles have been produced, while the opposite chapters describe the works of the several faculties and speak about them inside diverse cultural, old and social contexts. The textual content is followed through 10 colour plates and 141 black-and-white figures.

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Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologies of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism)

By Daniel Abrams

Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual thought uncovers the unspoken assumptions and expectancies of scribes and students who formed variants from manuscripts of Jewish mystical literature. This learn bargains a idea of kabbalistic textuality within which the fabric publication the published web page a minimum of handwritten manuscripts serves because the web site for textual discussion among Jewish mystics of alternative sessions and destinations. The refashioning of the textual content throughout the means of interpreting and commenting that occurs at the web page within the margins and among the traces blurs the bounds among the often outlined roles of writer, reader, commentator and editor. This examine indicates that kabbalists and educational editors reinvented the textual content of their personal snapshot, as a part of a fluid textual approach that was once not anything in need of transformative. This ebook is definitely enormous, delivering in its 700 pages a wealth of documentation and distilled argument that manages to be either entire in its fabrics and obvious in its serious insights. it really is infrequent certainly paintings of such bold scholarship can really be a excitement to learn and convincing in its elucidation of what are usually tremendous advanced documentary situations and editorial traditions. From the foreword by means of David Greetham

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History of the Yiddish Language, Volume 2

By Max Weinreich

Max Weinreich’s historical past of the Yiddish Language is a vintage of Yiddish scholarship and is the one accomplished scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its starting place to the current. A huge, definitive paintings, heritage of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from different languages, its designated houses, and its versatility and diversity in either spoken and written shape. initially released in 1973 in Yiddish by way of the YIVO Institute for Jewish learn and partly translated in 1980, it really is now being released in complete in English for the 1st time. as well as his textual content, Weinreich’s copious references and footnotes also are integrated during this two-volume set.

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.)

Lucette Lagnado's father, Leon, is a profitable Egyptian businessman and boulevardier who, wearing his signature white sharkskin go well with, makes bargains and trades at Shepherd's resort and on the darkish bar of the Nile Hilton. After the autumn of King Farouk and the increase of the Nasser dictatorship, Leon loses every little thing and his relations is compelled to escape, forsaking a existence as soon as marked by way of good looks and comfort to plunge into hassle and poverty, as they take flight for any nation that might have them.

A vibrant, heartbreaking, and strong inversion of the yankee dream, Lucette Lagnado's unforgettable memoir is a sweeping tale of relatives, religion, culture, tragedy, and triumph set opposed to the lovely backdrop of Cairo, Paris, and New York.

Winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and hailed by means of the New York instances booklet Review as a "brilliant, crushing e-book" and the New Yorker as a memoir of break "told with out melodrama through its youngest survivor," the guy within the White Sharkskin go well with recounts the exile of the author's Jewish Egyptian kinfolk from Cairo in 1963 and her father's heroic and tragic fight to outlive his "riches to rags" trajectory.

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The Jews: Story of a People

By Howard Fast

A shiny and eminently readable tale of Jewish background protecting 4,000 years, and together with large illustrations and old photographs

Howard quick, the bestselling writer of Spartacus, tells the sweeping tale of the Jewish humans and Judaism over 4 millennia, from their nomadic beginnings and the increase of Moses, to the kings David and Solomon, throughout the Diaspora and the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust, culminating within the founding of the nation of Israel. Fast’s present for storytelling is on complete demonstrate during this eminently readable and well-researched history.
 
This publication beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Howard speedy together with infrequent pictures from the author’s estate.

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The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Volume 1 (2nd Edition)

This re-creation of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is almost double the scale of the unique three-volume variation. It positive factors fifty two new entries and comprises the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment version deals an authoritative, complete, and systematic presentation of the present kingdom of scholarship on basic problems with Judaism, either prior and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its background, this variation additionally comprises valuable entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.

Articles are written in essay shape, and plenty of are illustrated for extra emphasis. the flowery index allows prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different real details. This important reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and common readers alike.

‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is an important source for these attracted to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish historical past, big apple, 2001

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A Life of Courage: Sherwin Wine and Humanistic Judaism

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Marilyn Rowens, Harry Cook

Compiled via Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Harry prepare dinner & Marilyn Rowens, a lifetime of braveness is either a biography of and a tribute to the extraordinary lifetime of Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine. founding father of Humanistic Judaism. Wine begun the flow of Humanistic Judaism within the early Sixties on the Birmingham Temple in suburban Detroit, Michigan, with the assumption that secular Jewish tradition and Jewish historical past form people's id as Jews, instead of their trust in God.

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The Unknown Neighbour: The Jew in the Thought of Isidore of Seville (Medieval Mediterranean, No. 59)

By Wolfram Drews

This e-book presents a close research of Isidore of Seville's perspective in the direction of Jews and Judaism. beginning out from his anti-Jewish paintings De fide catholica contra Iudaeos, the writer places Isidore's argument into the context of his whole literary creation. additionally, he explores where of Isidore's pondering in the modern scenario of Visigothic Spain, investigating the political functionalization of faith, such a lot quite the pressured baptisms ordered through King Sisebut, whose consultant Isidore was once suggestion to were. It turns into transparent that Isidore's basic aim is to supply a brand new "Gothic" id for the lately verified Catholic "nation" of Visigothic Spain; to this finish he makes use of anti-Jewish stereotypes inherited from the culture of Catholic anti-Judaism.

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