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Yiddish in Israel

A History

Author: Rachel Rojanski

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: History

Page: 338

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Yiddish in Israel: A History challenges the commonly held view that Yiddish was suppressed or even banned by Israeli authorities for ideological reasons, offering instead a radical new interpretation of the interaction between Yiddish and Israeli Hebrew cultures. Author Rachel Rojanski tells the compelling and yet unknown story of how Yiddish, the most widely used Jewish language in the pre-Holocaust world, fared in Zionist Israel, the land of Hebrew. Following Yiddish in Israel from the proclamation of the State until today, Rojanski reveals that although Israeli leadership made promoting Hebrew a high priority, it did not have a definite policy on Yiddish. The language's varying fortune through the years was shaped by social and political developments, and the cultural atmosphere in Israel. Public perception of the language and its culture, the rise of identity politics, and political and financial interests all played a part. Using a wide range of archival sources, newspapers, and Yiddish literature, Rojanski follows the Israeli Yiddish scene through the history of the Yiddish press, Yiddish theater, early Israeli Yiddish literature, and high Yiddish culture. With compassion, she explores the tensions during Israel's early years between Yiddish writers and activists and Israel's leaders, most of whom were themselves Eastern European Jews balancing their love of Yiddish with their desire to promote Hebrew. Finally Rojanski follows Yiddish into the 21st century, telling the story of the revived interest in Yiddish among Israeli-born children of Holocaust survivors as they return to the language of their parents.

The Languages of Israel

Policy, Ideology, and Practice

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher: Multilingual Matters


Category: Education

Page: 299

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The practice and ideology of the treatment of the languages of Israel are examined in this book. It asks about the extent to which the present linguistic pattern may be attribited to explicit language planning activities.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress



Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


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Jewish Quarterly




Category: Jews


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A history of Jewish literature. 12. Haskalah at its zenith

Author: Israel Zinberg

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Discusses the literary achievements of distinguished international Jewish authors in the fields of philosophy, theology, science, religious law, and history as well as poetry, fiction, and drama. Bibliogs

The Jewish Quarterly




Category: Jews


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Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

Author: Judith Brin Ingber

Publisher: Wayne State University Press


Category: Music

Page: 458

View: 449

A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.

Early Experiences of a First Generation Jewish South African

Author: Max Israel Shaff

Publisher: Lulu.com




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Recollections of growing up in South Africa during and following the second world war, with the election of a nationalist postwar government, responsible for the passage of Apartheid into the law of the land. The son of Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Formative years spent in a divided country separated by race, religion, language and ethnicity still bearing residual scars of both the Xhosa and Boer wars. It is however first and foremost a family saga.

The Birobidzhan Affair

A Yiddish Writer in Siberia

Author: Israel Emiot

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society


Category: Religion

Page: 205

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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Religion

Page: 1037

View: 889

This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel.

The Polyphony of Jewish Culture

Author: Benjamin Harshav

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 285

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This book is a collection of seminal essays on major aspects of Jewish culture: Yiddish and Hebrew literature, Europe, America and Israel, transformations of Jewish history, the Holocaust, and the formal traditions of Hebrew verse.

Jewish Theatre

A Global View

Author: Edna Nahshon

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Religion

Page: 305

View: 819

While a frequently used term, Jewish Theatre has become a contested concept that defies precise definition. Is it theatre by Jews? For Jews? About Jews? Though there are no easy answers for these questions, "Jewish Theatre: A Global View," contributes greatly to the conversation by offering an impressive collection of original essays written by an international cadre of noted scholars from Europe, the United States, and Israel. The essays discuss historical and current texts and performance practices, covering a wide gamut of genres and traditions.

Montreal of Yesterday

Jewish Life in Montreal, 1900-1920

Author: Israël Medresh

Publisher: Signal Editions


Category: History

Page: 214

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WINNER 2001 CANADIAN JEWISH BOOK AWARDS Izzy and Betty Kirshenbaum FoundationPrize for Yiddish translation Montreal of Yesterday was originally published in Yiddish in 1947. It had earlier appeared in installments in the pages of the Keneder Adler - the Canadian Eagle - Montreal's legendary Yiddish-language newspaper. For the first time, this captivating classic on Jewish immigrant life in Montreal (1900-1920) is available in English. In the 54 short chapters of Montreal of Yesterday Medres writes with charm and gentle humour about immigrant life, class divisions, the first socialists, the first Jewish bookstore, Canadian life, the press, art and business, Yiddish vaudeville, politics and citizenship, Jewish soldiers, writers, the poor, and religious observance.

Judaica Sound Recordings in the Harvard College Library: Subject index

Author: Harvard College Library



Category: Jewish literature

Page: 1719

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Epic and Folk Plays of the Yiddish Theatre

Author: David S. Lifson

Publisher: Associated University Press


Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Works by Hershbein, Leivick, Kobrin, Axenfeld-Reznik and Slones are presented with an overview of the seventy-five year history and development of Yiddish theater and a scenario for each play

Library of Congress Subject Headings in Jewish Studies


Publisher: Bexley, Ohio : Association of Jewish Libraries


Category: Cataloging of Jewish literature

Page: 553

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Class Struggle and the Jewish Nation

Selected Essays in Marxist Zionism

Author: Ber Borochov

Publisher: Transaction Publishers


Category: History

Page: 218

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This volume contains the first broad selection of essays made available in English by Ber Borochov, one of the leading intellectuals of the early Zionist movement. Borochov founded the Labor Zionist party in 1906, and was the pillar of the Israeli Labor party from whose ranks arose such figures as David Ben-Gurion and Itzhak Ben-Tsvi. He is best remembered for his ability to synthesize socialism and nationalism. Borochov argues that early Marxist theory failed to understand the causes of nationalism and views it only as a temporary phenomenon. Borochov tried to synthesize socialism with Jewish nationalism. Zionism was a movement necessary to free oppressed Eastern European Jews and permit them to further socialist ideals in their own nation-state. The dilemma is that socialist internationalism requires national culture to be of no further value once a socialist victory occurs in a country. Borochov's essays provide an important, if largely unknown perspective on these questions.

Palestine and Zionism

A Three Year Cumulation. An Author and Subject Index to Books, Pamphlets and Periodicals

Author: Sophie A. Udin



Category: Palestine


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Newspapers and Periodicals Appearing in Israel

Author: Israel. Lishkat ha-ʻitonut



Category: Israeli newspapers


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Coat of Many Colors

Pages from Jewish Life

Author: Israel Shenker

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: History

Page: 395

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