Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas (Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Volume 9)

By Ezra Mendelsohn

This quantity examines music's position within the technique of Jewish assimilation into the fashionable eu bourgeoisie and the position assigned to track in forging a brand new Jewish Israeli nationwide identification, in protecting a separate Sephardic identification, and in holding a standard Jewish lifestyles. Contributions comprise "On the Jewish Presence in 19th Century eu Musical Life," by way of Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical existence within the valuable eu Jewish Village," by means of Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in sleek Hungarian Musical Culture," by means of Judit Frigyesi, "New instructions within the track of the Sephardic Jews," by means of Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli music and the Jewish nationwide Fund," by means of Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the hunt for an Israeli Musical Style," through Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," through Lionel Wolberger. the quantity additionally comprises essays, ebook experiences, and an inventory of contemporary dissertations within the box.

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The Pity of it All: A Portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933

The Pity of all of it is a passionate and poignant historical past of German Jews, tracing the adventure of a humans and their tradition from the mid eighteenth century to the eve of the 3rd Reich.

As it's always informed, the tale of the Jews in Germany starts off on the finish, overshadowed by means of their tragic loss of life in Hitler's Reich. Now, during this vital paintings of old recovery, the acclaimed historian and social critic Amos Elon takes us again to the start, chronicling a 150-year interval of feat and integration that at its top produced a golden age moment simply to the Renaissance.

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Many Pious Women: Edition and Translation (Studia Judaica)

This paintings is of significance to a person with an curiosity in no matter if ladies, specially Jewish Ashkenazic girls, had a Renaissance. Many Pious girls is an annotated translation with broad introductory essays of a special 16th-century manuscript from Italy in Western Yiddish. It info the participation within the Querelle des Femmes and tool of ladies topos as expressed during this hagiographic paintings at the lives of biblical ladies together with the apocryphal Judith. girls in all places, scholars of gender stories, Yiddishists and linguists will welcome this paintings now on hand for the 1st time within the unique Yiddish textual content with an English translation.

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Galilee: From Alexander the Great to Hadrian 323 BCE to 135 CE : A Study of Second Temple Judaism

By Sean Freyne

Contents :

The geography of Galilee and its human settlement
Galilee, the increase of Hellenism and the Jewish response
Galilee less than the Romans, sixty three B.C.E. - a hundred thirty five C.E.
The towns and the Hellenistic ethos of Galilee
Economic realities and social stratification
How innovative was once Galilee?
The Galileans and the temple
Galilee and the halakhah
Christianity in Galilee.

"This e-book may be on the heart of next discussions approximately Galilee and will end up to be a invaluable source for the examine of Judaism and Christianity of this era The writing is obvious and the arguments well-presented ..."
---David Rhoads, magazine of Biblical Literature

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Meditacion de un kabbalista

The Kabbalist prayer of Ana Becho’ach, or 42-Letter identify of God, may be the main robust prayer within the universe. Kabbalists think that utilizing this identify as a device actually faucets into the strength of production and allows the relationship to optimistic power. during this publication, trendy Kabbalah student Yehuda Berg explains how an individual can use the prayer to begin over, heal psychic wounds, and fix to the resource of pleasure and fulfillment.

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Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs (A Memoir)

“In early 2001, I got here to Jerusalem,
just out of excessive school,
looking for an genuine spiritual tradition
for the way to smoke marijuana
rightly, helpfully, extra effectively
and extra meaningfully.

What i discovered also and instead
was a residing tradition, wrestling with the mystery
of find out how to contain the exctatic; and the
mystery of the reasons for it really is repression,
along with alot of awesome tips and poor truths concerning the nature of faith, legislations, idealism and drugs.”

Cannabis Chassidis: the traditional and rising Torah of substances (A memoir) info the query and it is exploration: How might or not it's that anything as inherent to fashionable lifestyles as Marijuana, anything with a wealthy background of human utilization, has no culture in Torah, a counsel process that i used to be raised to appreciate as encompassing every thing sturdy that one should still comprehend? there are solutions for what's there within the culture, wealthy allusions to herbs and smokes utilized in various capacitities, and the extra fascinating solutions and questions are approximately what there's not within the culture, and why.

And alongside the best way, the spectrum of an event of residing mystical lifestyle is explored, and the romantic idealization and redemptive power of either Psychedelia and faith are touched and felt deeply, within the context of exceptional groups and people who have skilled the glories and the disasters of both.

Join Yoseph Leib on his travels and stories all through Jerusalem, big apple, and Rainbow state U.S.A, looking for suggestions approximately how hashish and psychedelics have and feature now not been utilized in either old and rising Hassidic traditions, and what the best way we now have relating to our wishes for drugs, gods, and intoxicants can train us approximately how we relate to ourselves, our group, and our G-d. the fantastic challenge of the way what we will research can set us loose, in every kind of how.

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IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation

By Edwin Black

IBM and the Holocaust is the beautiful tale of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany -- starting in 1933 within the first weeks that Hitler got here to energy and carrying on with good into international conflict II. because the 3rd Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create allowing applied sciences, step by step, from the identity and cataloging courses of the Thirties to the decisions of the Nineteen Forties.

Only after Jews have been pointed out -- a major and complicated activity that Hitler sought after performed instantly -- may possibly they be unique for effective asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved exertions, and, eventually, annihilation. It was once a cross-tabulation and organizational problem so huge, it referred to as for a working laptop or computer. after all, within the Nineteen Thirties no desktop existed.

But IBM's Hollerith punch card know-how did exist. Aided by way of the company's custom-designed and always up-to-date Hollerith platforms, Hitler was once capable of automate his persecution of the Jews. Historians have continually been surprised on the velocity and accuracy with which the Nazis have been in a position to determine and find ecu Jewry. beforehand, the items of this puzzle have by no means been absolutely assembled. actually, IBM expertise was once used to arrange approximately every little thing in Germany after which Nazi Europe, from the identity of the Jews in censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing courses to the working of railroads and organizing of focus camp slave hard work.

IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed advanced strategies, one after the other, expecting the Reich's wishes. they didn't basically promote the machines and stroll away. as a substitute, IBM leased those machines for prime charges and have become the only real resource of the billions of punch playing cards Hitler needed.

IBM and the Holocaust takes you thru the rigorously crafted company collusion with the 3rd Reich, in addition to the based deniability of oral agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva intermediaries -- all undertaken because the newspapers blazed with money owed of persecution and destruction.

Just as compelling is the human drama of 1 of our century's maximum minds, IBM founder Thomas Watson, who cooperated with the Nazis for the sake of revenue.

Only with IBM's technologic counsel used to be Hitler in a position to in attaining the dazzling numbers of the Holocaust. Edwin Black has now exposed one of many final nice mysteries of Germany's warfare opposed to the Jews -- how did Hitler get the names?

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The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal: King Manuel I and the End of Religious Tolerance (1496–7) (The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400–1500)

By François Soyer

This publication demanding situations well-known assumptions about the persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal in 1496-7. It items jointly the advancements that ended in the occasions of 1496-7 and provides a close reconstruction of the persecution itself.

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