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Tenants and Cobwebs
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ISBN: 0815654618 Year: 2018 Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press,

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The riot at Christie Pits
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ISBN: 1487533659 Year: 2018 Publisher: Toronto : New Jewish Press : University of Toronto Press,

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Movable Inn : The Rural Jewish Population of Minsk Guberniya in 1793-1914
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ISBN: 3110576090 9783110576092 3110576015 Year: 2018 Publisher: Warsaw ; Berlin : Sciendo,

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Jews are typically viewed as urban dwellers. However there was a considerable Jewish presence in villages from the very beginning of their settlement in Eastern Europe in the 12th century, up until the Holocaust. The presence of a large Jewish population in villages was, in fact, one of the most distinctive features of East European Jewry. The colourful personality of Jewish leaseholders of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages was often depicted in Polish, Russian and Jewish literature of the 19th century, but the real knowledge about the East European rural Jews beyond the stereotypical view is still at large.The book presents the results of a systematic survey, the first of its kind, on the rural Jews in the Minsk Guberniya, from its establishment as a major administrative unit within the Russian Empire in 1793, to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The present study is based mainly on systematic sources, which produced, for the first time, a full picture of Jewish settlement in the countryside in one particular region of the Russian Empire.


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Irish Questions and Jewish Questions : Crossovers in Culture
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ISBN: 9780815654261 081565426X Year: 2018 Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press,

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"Clustered under the headings of Representations, Realities, and Migrations, this volume seeks to understand the shared history of the Jewish and Irish Questions (both in Europe and in Israel-Palestine and North America), the perceptions of Jews in Irish culture, and the ways in which Irish nationalists have used Jewishness as a means of understanding their own minority status. In addition, this volume adds to the critically understudied field of Irish-Jewish social history."--


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Like everyone else but different : the paradoxical success of Canadian Jews
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ISBN: 0773553088 Year: 2018 Publisher: Montreal, [Quebec] : McGill-Queen's University Press,

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Gershom Scholem : from Berlin to Jerusalem and back : an intellectual biography
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ISBN: 1512601144 1512601845 1512601128 1512601136 Year: 2018 Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press,

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Bad Rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press
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ISBN: 1503603970 Year: 2018 Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press,

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Child Survivors of the Holocaust : The Youngest Remnant and the American Experience
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ISBN: 0813584981 081358499X Year: 2018 Publisher: London : Rutgers University Press,

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The majority of European Jewish children alive in 1939 were murdered during the Holocaust. Of 1.5 million children, only an estimated 150,000 survived. In the aftermath of the Shoah, efforts by American Jews brought several thousand of these child survivors to the United States. In Child Survivors of the Holocaust, historian Beth B. Cohen weaves together survivor testimonies and archival documents to bring their story to light. She reveals that even as child survivors were resettled and "saved," they struggled to adapt to new lives as members of adoptive families, previously unknown American Jewish kin networks, or their own survivor relatives. Nonetheless, the youngsters moved ahead. As Cohen demonstrates, the experiences both during and after the war shadowed their lives and relationships through adulthood, yet an identity as "survivors" eluded them for decades. Now, as the last living link to the Holocaust, the voices of Child Survivors are finally being heard.


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Jewish Libya : Memory and Identity in Text and Image
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ISBN: 0815654278 Year: 2018 Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press,

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This anthology brings together the work of a range of distinguished scholars to provide a contextual understanding of Jewish Libya. In highlighting important aspects of this now-fragmented culture and society, this collections seeks to commemorate, celebrate, and preserve vital elements of the Libyan Jewish heritage and evoke an inter-generational exchange among the 200,000 Jews of Libyan origin worldwide.


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Writing on Water : The Sounds of Jewish Prayer
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ISBN: 9633862582 Year: 2018 Publisher: New York : Central European University Press,

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""Writing on Water" is a first-hand account of the thoughts, lives and rituals of the secretly practicing strictly religious Jews during the era of Communism in Eastern Europe (primarily in Budapest) with especial focus on their traditional ritual chant as part of a total acoustic experience ("soundscape"). The book is based on extensive fieldwork and analysis of orally transmitted material. The subject matter is unique both in the choice of the communities and its focus on sound. I attempt to explain how melodies and soundscapes become the sustaining/protective "environment", as well as the vehicle, for the expression of world-orientation - in a situation when open speech is inconceivable. The first part of the book is a journey toward the lives/sounds of these communities, the second contains documentary interviews, and the third describes the communities' disintegration after 1990. The book conveys scholarly results through poetry, prose-poems and art-photos"--

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