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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3

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Jan 10, 2006 | ISBN 9780805212020
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    Jan 10, 2006 | ISBN 9780805212020

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“Lay readers already hooked on Jewish history will be endlessly fascinated, and those seeking a solid state-of-the art introduction to the field will find it here, with ample reference to other, more specialized or canonical works. . . One of the most nourishing Jewish books we’ve encountered in some time. . . . Wonderful.” —The Jerusalem Report

“The writers revel in the new vistas opened by a cultural approach, lavishly providing us, in generous detail, with descriptions of a Jewish world more various than historians have allowed us to glimpse.” —Tikkun

“Biale has gathered a stellar international group of scholars around the grand theme of Jewish cultural history. The tastes of many different intellectual palates will find various satisfactions here.” —Jewish Quarterly Review

Table Of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments


Preface: Toward a Cultural History of the Jews
by David Biale

Introduction
by David Biale

ONE:
Urban Visibility and Biblical Visions: Jewish Culture in Western and Central Europe in the Modern Age
by Richard I. Cohen

TWO:
A Journey Between Worlds: East European Jewish Culture from thePartitions of Poland to the Holocaust
by David Biale

THREE:
The Ottoman Diaspora: The Rise and Fall of Ladino Literary Culture
by Aron Rodrigue

FOUR:
Multicultural Visions: The Cultural Tapestry of the Jews of North Africa
by Lucette Valensi

FIVE:
Challenges to Tradition: Jewish Cultures in Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bukhara
by Yosef Tobi

SIX:
Religious Interplay on an African Stage: Ethiopian Jews in
Christian Ethiopia
by Hagar Salamon

SEVEN:
Locus and Language: Hebrew Culture in Israel, 1890–1990
by Ariel Hirschfeld

EIGHT:
The “Other” Israel: Folk Cultures in the Modern State of Israel
by Eli Yassif

NINE:
Declarations of Independence: American Jewish Culture in the Twentieth Century
by Stephen J. Whitfield

Conclusion
by David Biale

Index

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