Read e-book online Stories within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition PDF

By Peninnah Schram

ISBN-10: 0765761424

ISBN-13: 9780765761422

The tales awarded in Peninnah Schram's hugely expected Stories inside tales: From the Jewish Oral Tradition are drawn basically from talmudic and midrashic resources, medieval texts, and the Israel Folktale information. every one enthralling story-within-a-story is a part of the Jewish oral culture and keeps to enlighten, teach, and entertain audiences as have all the author's past works.

The kinds of tales present in this excellent assortment (described through Peninnah Schram as "frame and chain stories") were greatly renowned in either Jewish and non-Jewish literary traditions. seeing that Jews have lived in such a lot of areas, they've been inspired through the tales advised by way of their surrounding buddies. for instance, this style of stories has been particularly renowned within the Jewish tales of the center East, having been stimulated by means of the constitution and contents of Arabic literature.

Stories inside of Stories comprises fifty tales, typically made of folktales. quite a few varieties of tales are interspersed in order that a funny tale is by means of a romantic story, that is via a non secular story, that is by means of a tall story, etc. The tales come from a variety of ethnic groups represented within the Israel Folktale documents together with Morocco, Iraq, Kurdistan, Persia, Yemen, and japanese Europe.

Gifted and hugely acclaimed storyteller Peninnah Schram contributes to the ever-growing library of Jewish folklore collections, hence actively assisting to revive the wealthy treasures of Jewish oral culture in our modern world.

Show description

Download e-book for iPad: One Foot in America by Yuri Suhl

By Yuri Suhl

ISBN-10: 0978443586

ISBN-13: 9780978443580

FIrst released in 1950, One Foot in the US is a long-lost gem of yankee Jewish immigrant fiction -- a candy coming-of-age story approximately Sol Kenner's first 3 years in the USA, dwelling along with his orthodox father in a tenement flat in Brooklyn. Sol works as a butcher boy, takes night classes, battles anti-Semitic bullies and falls in love as he attempts to turn into a "regular activity" and an American. the most fulfilling scenes occur at the boat coming over to the United States, whereas others, written in flashback, current gripping tableaux of "shtetl" existence in Galician Poland. ". . . reads like a extra Dickensian tackle Henry Roth's name It Sleep . . . merits a brand new audience." -- pill journal, July 2011.

Show description


By Richard Alther

ISBN-10: 1587902044

ISBN-13: 9781587902048

SIEGFRIED FOLLIES is the 30-year tale of an not going pairing of 2 orphan boys—a German and a Jew—who jointly live on the lack of kin, witness atrocities, and fight for identification as adults.

Blond, blue-eyed Franz, a Hitler early life, in fleeing his Nazi domestic as bombs spoil Munich, saves a grimy, speechless boy thrown from a educate. first and foremost squatting in an opera condo cellar, they quickly make a formal domestic for themselves.

Despite Franz pursuing the yank dream whereas J ventures from an Israeli kibbutz to big apple urban as a Hebrew storyteller and puppeteer, they forge a notable brotherhood. either defying and asserting their previous, their tale is usually of bonds damaged, the worst type of betrayal, tragedy, forgiveness, and redemption.

Fueled by means of his ongoing seek into the roots of Nazism, writer Richard Alther studied German and Jewish background, folklore, and languages. This, his moment novel, methods the aftermath and legacy of the Holocaust from a gentile in addition to a Jewish perspective.

SIEGFRIED FOLLIES takes the identify of the wounded hero of old German lore.

Show description

New PDF release: Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of

By Edward L. Goldberg

ISBN-10: 1442613335

ISBN-13: 9781442613331

ISBN-10: 1442642254

ISBN-13: 9781442642256

In the 17th century, Florence used to be the luxurious capital of the Medici Grand Dukedom of Tuscany. in the meantime, the Jews in its tiny Ghetto struggled to become profitable by means of any attainable ability, specially loan-sharking, rag-picking and second-hand dealing. They have been seen as an uncanny individuals with infrequent supernatural powers, and Benedetto Blanis—a businessman and aspiring student from a wonderful Ghetto dynasty—sought to parlay his alleged mastery of astrology, alchemy and Kabbalah right into a grand place on the Medici courtroom. He gained the patronage of Don Giovanni dei Medici, a scion of the ruling kin, and for 6 tumultuous years their lives have been inextricably linked.

Edward Goldberg finds the dramas of way of life backstage within the Pitti Palace and within the slim byways of the Florentine Ghetto, utilizing millions of recent records from the Medici Granducal Archive. He indicates that truth—especially historic truth—can be stranger than fiction, whilst seen in the course of the eyes of the folk such a lot instantly involved.

Show description

Download e-book for iPad: La sonrisa del cordero (Spanish Edition) by David Grossman

By David Grossman

ISBN-10: 8472238385

ISBN-13: 9788472238381

ISBN-10: 8499895433

ISBN-13: 9788499895437

Un alegato contra los angeles corrosión ética y ethical de l. a. ocupación israelí de Palestina.

David Grossman ambienta esta novela en l. a. Palestina ocupada. Publicado originalmente en 1983, el libro es una investigación acerca de l. a. ethical, los angeles confianza y los angeles verdad con cuatro personajes contradictorios -Uri, un joven soldado israelí; su mujer, Shosh, obsesionada con l. a. muerte de un paciente del psiquiátrico en el que trabaja; Katzman, un oficial cínico y sombrío; y un anciano contador de historias palestino llamado Jilmi- que deben enfrentarse a l. a. vida en una tierra sacudida por el conflicto.

«La belleza y los angeles inteligencia de su prosa son deslumbradoras.»
The manhattan instances booklet Review

Show description

Download e-book for kindle: Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust by Jan Schwarz

By Jan Schwarz

ISBN-10: 0814339050

ISBN-13: 9780814339053

After the Holocaust’s close to entire destruction of ecu Yiddish cultural facilities, the Yiddish language used to be mostly considered as a remnant of the prior, tragically eliminated in its best. In Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish tradition after the Holocaust, Jan Schwarz finds that, to the contrary, Yiddish tradition within the and a part a long time after the Holocaust used to be in dynamic flux. Yiddish writers and cultural enterprises maintained a marvelous point of job in fostering courses and performances, accumulating archival and historic fabrics, and launching younger literary skills.

Schwarz lines the transition from the previous global to the recent throughout the works of 7 significant Yiddish writers—including famous figures (Isaac Bashevis Singer, Avrom Sutzkever, Yankev Glatshteyn, and Chaim Grade) and a few who're much less popular (Leib Rochman, Aaron Zeitlin, and Chava Rosenfarb). the 1st part, floor 0, provides writings cast via the crucible of ghettos and focus camps in Vilna, Lodz, and Minsk-Mazowiecki. next sections, Transnational Ashkenaz and Yiddish Letters in manhattan, research Yiddish tradition at the back of the Iron Curtain, in Israel and the Americas. appendixes checklist Yiddish guides within the e-book sequence Dos poylishe yidntum (published in Buenos Aires, 1946–66) and provide transliterations of Yiddish quotes.

Survivors and Exiles charts a transnational post-Holocaust community during which the conflicting developments of fragmentation and globalization supplied a context for Yiddish literature and works of art of serious originality. Schwarz contains a wealth of examples and illustrations from the works below dialogue, in addition to images of creators, making this quantity not just a severe statement on Yiddish tradition but additionally an anthology of varieties. Readers drawn to Yiddish stories, Holocaust reviews, and sleek Jewish reports will locate Survivors and Exiles a compelling contribution to those fields.

Show description

Jewish Representation in British Literature 1780-1840: After by M. Scrivener PDF

By M. Scrivener

ISBN-10: 0230102891

ISBN-13: 9780230102897

Describing Jewish illustration by way of Jews and Gentiles within the British Romantic period from the outdated Bailey court and well known songs to novels, poetry, and political pamphlets, Scrivener integrates pop culture with belletristic writing to discover the wildly various remedies of stereotypical Jewish figures.

Show description

Get Imagining the Jewish God (Graven Images) PDF

By Leonard Kaplan,Ken Koltun-Fromm,Rabbi Rebecca Alpert,Charles Bernstein,Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Jonathan Boyarin,Zachary Braiterman,Laynie Browne,Michael Castro,James Chapson,Alison Creighton,Marcia Falk,Norman Finkelstein,Lewis Freedman,Jeff Friedman,Lenn G

ISBN-10: 1498517498

ISBN-13: 9781498517492

Jewish artwork has constantly been with us, yet so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in proposal, in emotion, in textual content, and in ritual perform. Imagining the Jewish God was once there initially, because it have been, engraved and embedded within the methods Jews lived and replied to their God.This booklet makes an attempt to offer voice to those various imaginings of the Jewish God, and provides those gathered essays and poems as a residing textual content intended to impress a important and nourishing discussion. A responsive, residing covenant lies on the center of this book—a covenantal reciprocity that actively engages the dynamics of Jewish pondering and performing in discussion with God. The members to this quantity are dedicated to this kind of textual reasoning, whilst all of them movement us past the “text” as foundational for the imagined “people of the book.” that folks, we post, lives and breathes in and past the texts of poetry, narrative, sacred literature, movie, and image mediums. We think the Jewish humans, and the covenant they reply to, as provocative intimations of the divine. The essays during this quantity search to attract those vocal intimations out in order that we will all listen their resonant call.

Show description

Download e-book for kindle: Flares of Memory: Stories of Childhood During the Holocaust by Anita Brostoff,Sheila Chamovitz

By Anita Brostoff,Sheila Chamovitz

ISBN-10: 0195138716

ISBN-13: 9780195138719

ISBN-10: 0195156277

ISBN-13: 9780195156270

In a sequence of writing workshops on the Holocaust middle of Pittsburgh, survivors assembled lately to recollect the pivotal moments within which their lives have been irreparably replaced by way of the Nazis. those "flares of reminiscence" invoke misplaced childhoods, holding the voices of over 40 Jews from all through Europe who skilled a background that can't be forgotten--by them nor us.
Including a timeline that chronicles the increase of the Nazis, their devastating campaigns for keep watch over of Europe, and the successive edicts that may annihilate thousands, Flares of Memory contains ninety two short vignettes prepared either chronologically and thematically. Survivors from Munich, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and the Netherlands recreate the disbelief and chaos that ensued as households have been separated, political rights have been abolished, and synagogues and Jewish companies have been destroyed--before and particularly after Kristallnacht. "We had entered a twilight area among stories of incomes our retain at our occupations and the phobia of changing into online game in the course of looking season," writes one survivor. Others consider the day-by-day humiliation, the quiet heroes between their acquaintances, and the painful abandonment through acquaintances as Jews have been constrained to ghettos, compelled to don yellow stars, and loaded like livestock in trains destined for the camps: "We have been thoroughly stripped of all human identity." vibrant thoughts of starvation, illness, and an everyday life depending on merciless good fortune in Dachau, Auschwitz, and different focus camps supply penetrating stories to the ruthlessness of the Nazi killing laptop, but additionally they undergo witness to the resilience and fortitude of person souls bombarded through evil.
This e-book additionally contains poignant reminiscences of yankee liberators who have been usually devastated via the horrors that they found after the autumn of the Nazis. "A mixture of emotions--disbelief, rage--overwhelmed us; tears blinded our eyes," recollects one soldier. Flares of Memory will motivate those feelings and should stick with you, lengthy when you end its pages.

Show description

Read e-book online Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past PDF

By Amir Eshel

ISBN-10: 0226924955

ISBN-13: 9780226924953

When how trauma is represented in literature and the humanities, we have a tendency to specialize in the load of the prior. during this e-book, Amir Eshel means that this retrospective gaze has trapped us in a look for cause within the insanity of the 20th century’s catastrophes on the cost of literature’s potential imaginative and prescient. contemplating numerous key literary works, Eshel argues in Futurity that through grappling with watershed occasions of modernity, those works demonstrate a future-centric engagement with the prior that opens up the current to new political, cultural, and moral possibilities—what he calls futurity.


Bringing jointly postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel strains a shared trajectory of futurity in global literature. He starts off by way of interpreting German works of fiction and the debates they spurred over the longer term personality of Germany’s public sphere. Turning to literary works through Jewish-Israeli writers as they revisit Israel’s political beginning, he exhibits how those tales encouraged a strong reconsideration of Israel’s identification. Eshel then discusses post-1989 literature—from Ian McEwan’s Black Dogs to J. M. Coetzee’s Diary of a nasty Year—revealing how those books flip to occasions like international warfare II and the Iraq warfare now not just to make experience of the previous yet to consider the political and highbrow horizon that emerged after 1989. Bringing to mild how reflections at the previous create instruments for the longer term, Futurity reminds us of the varied percentages literature holds for grappling with the demanding situations of either at the present time and tomorrow.

Show description