By David Roskies
This article files a nearly unknown bankruptcy within the background of the refusal of Jews through the a while to give up. the writer employs wide-ranging scholarship to the Holocaust and the thoughts linked to it, in confirmation of either continuities and violent endings.
Read or Download Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art) PDF
Best middle eastern books
Includes the latest revisionist scholarship at the upward thrust of Arab nationalsim that started with the autumn of the Ottoman Empire. a few of the individuals, together with C. Ernest Down, Mahmoud Haddad, Reeva Simon, and Beth Baron, offer an surprisingly vast survey of the Arab international on the activate the century, allowing a comparability of advancements in quite a few settings from Syria and Egypt to the Hijaz, Libya, and Iraq.
Islamic tradition via Jewish Eyes analyzes the perspective in the direction of Muslims, Islam, and Islamic tradition as provided in assets written by means of Jewish authors within the Iberian Peninsula among the tenth and the twelfth centuries. via bringing the Jewish perspective in the direction of the "other" into sharper concentration, this publication units out to discover a mostly missed and overlooked query – the moving ways that Jewish authors developed communal id of Muslims and Islamic tradition, and the way those perspectives replaced time beyond regulation.
Sooner than 2011, well known mind's eye perceived the Muslim heart East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its personal traditions and heritage. In lifestyles as Politics, Asef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to acknowledge the regimen, but vital, ways that usual humans make significant switch via daily activities.
- Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in the Syrian Kurdistan
- Politics, the Military and National Security in Jordan, 1955–1967
- Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution: 1979-1991 and New Challenges (St. Antony's)
- Turkey and the European Union: Internal Dynamics and External Challenges
- Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging
- Mixed Styles in Spoken Arabic in Egypt: Somewhere Between Order and Chaos (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)
Additional resources for Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art)
It was an ancient Near Eastern motif, of a god who abandoned the city and allowed its destruction,39 which Ezekiel had alluded to in his vision of restoration (Ezek. 10:18; see also Ps. 78:5961). ) was constrained by the particular prophetic reading for that day to begin with a passage from Isaiah instead. MY LORD GOD OF HOSTS SUMMONED ON THAT DAY TO WEEPING AND LAMENTING, TO TONSURING AND GIRDING WITH SACKCLOTH (Isa. 22:12) would be taken to mean that God summoned Himself to grieve for the destruction that He had allowed through His absence.
Ten of them were needed to give the story symmetry and to provide a startling analogy to Joseph and his brothers. This happened in a further transformation when unknown authors, perhaps "Merkavah" mystics at the end of the Byzantine period,53 combined their separate stories into a mythic drama with biblical antecedents. In Midrash Eileh Ezkerah,54 Rabbi Ishmael the High Priest, Rabban Simeon ben Gamliel the Prince, Rabbis Akiva, Hanina, Judah ben Bava, Judah ben Dama, Huztapit the Translator, Hanina ben Hakhinai, Yeshivav the Scribe, and Eliezer ben Shamua were called before the emperor to justify the behavior of Joseph's brothers; when the scholars unwittingly (and rather uncharacteristically) fell into the emperor's trap, he ordered them punished for this unexpiated crime.
Just as the seventeenth of Tammuz was forever the day of broken tablets, so the ninth of Av was the day of eternal exile, when the proudest cities of Israel were laid waste once, and yet again. Members of future generations learned from this systematic congregation of calamities to append their own tribulations to the mythic time scheme; among them was a modern rabbi, who added to the list of disasters that fell on the ninth of Av the expulsion order from England in 1290, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, and the outbreak of World War I.
Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art) by David Roskies