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Abstract: Medieval Anglo-Jewish history has only very recently begun to be included in scholarly histories of England and is still relatively absent unless the history is specifically concerned with the Jews of England. Unfortunately, the relative invisibility of medieval Jewish history in...
Abstract: Three mysteries surround Henry Roth (1906–95), the Rip Van Winkle of American authors: 1) Why was Call It Sleep ignored in 1934 but acclaimed in 1964? 2) Why did Roth renounce literary life after Call It Sleep? 3) What compelled Roth, in his eighties and dying, to summon the fortitude...
Abstract: Anzia Yezierska's autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White Horse (1950), was the subject of a transition in reader reception from its publication in 1950 to the 1970s and 1980s. First received as the story of Yezierska's life, it was later perceived as fiction, in part because of...
Abstract: This essay examines two contemporary first novels by Jewish women in relation to Allegra Goodman as a model for depicting religious practice sympathetically. I argue that Goodman ( Kaaterskill Falls ), Dara Horn ( In the Image ) and Ruchama King ( Seven Blessings ) portray religion,...
Abstract: This article will show that, contrary to Jan Koplowitz' novel that traces the history of a Jewish family from Bohemia through the first half of the twentieth century, Horst Seemann's film version of this text is very antisemitic. By making use of antisemitic stereotypes that show greed...
Abstract: In the context of apologies made to the Jews for lack of support during the Holocaust, the author compares the September 30, 1997 apology made by the French Catholic Church with the March 16, 1998 Vatican Apology, "We Remember." The French Catholic Church's apology appears probing and...
Abstract: Rabbis and social justice activists working within the Jewish community regularly refer to traditional text as a means of supporting, explaining, or soliciting buy-in on a particular issue. In general, these texts are used in one of two ways: the " tzedek tzedek tirdof " approach, in...
Abstract: This article describes the founding and growth of Shofar and the roles of the various players in its history.
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