This volume brings together for the first time all of the ancient Jewish novels and fragments of novels. Written at about the same time as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, but before the period of Rabbinic Judaism, these texts reveal the ambiguities and conflicts encountered by Jewsin this period.
In the Middle Ages, the anthology became the primary medium in Jewish culture for recording stories, poems, and interpretations of classical texts. In modernity, the genre is transformed into a decisive instrument for cultural retrieval and re-creation, especially in works of the Zionist project and in modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature.
The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Topics covered include literary history, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, popular culture, women writers, literary theory and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and contemporary fiction.
In this groundbreaking volume, scholars from the fields of literature, history, political science, and sociology come together to exchange new insights on the Arab-Israeli conflict. They examine how events in the region since the 1940s have affected Israeli and Palestinian concepts of identity, on either side of the cease-fire lines of 1949 and in exile communities in the region and abroad.
Contains citations to more than 2 million reviews from scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers. Search fields include author, date, illustrator, audiobook reader, review length, reading level, review source and type, reviewer, work title, and review title.
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world-wide literary figures from all eras and genres.Use the topic finder on the bottom left of the main page to help find narrower and related topics.
Searchable full-text of over 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, prose together with full-text journals, author biographies and other critical and reference resources. Search or browse Authors, Texts, Criticism, and Reference Materials.
Guide to the use of Jewish words and meanings. Written in a simple, discursive style, it answers questions about the spelling, meaning, origin, pronunciation, and proper use of the most common words of Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish, and Judezmo origin that appear in English speech and writing.
A well-prepared reference to 1,000 of the most common Jewish words in use today derived from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English, and relating to holidays, life events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry includes pronunciation and an explanation of the word