Many lived through difficult days but were able to enjoy happier times. These stories are a tribute to the contribution they made to the life and prosperity of Britain and are a living testament to the Jewish spirit." -- Evelyn Julia Kent.
Author: David Stebbing
"Jewish Memories of the Twentieth Century' is a treasure trove of eyewitness accounts of a century when it was not easy to be Jewish. They are told by members of 'Alyth' synagogue and give us an insight into the past. Stories from childhood reveal that some members were born here to immigrants to Britain at the turn of the last century. Some members were born in countries that suffered under the Nazi regime; some arrive in Britain on the Kindertransport and lost their families in the Holocaust. Those who were old enough served in World War II. Some, as children, were evacuees. Many lived through difficult days but were able to enjoy happier times. These stories are a tribute to the contribution they made to the life and prosperity of Britain and are a living testament to the Jewish spirit." -- Evelyn Julia Kent.
Jews in and From Islamic Lands Glenda Abramson. twentieth century, instead of sending peddlers to other towns, Djerba exported settlers (craftsmen and traders) to the villages of Zarzis, Medenine, Tatahouine and Ben Gardane.
Author: Glenda Abramson
This book brings together a collection of 16 essays, first published in the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, that explore Jewish communities in North Africa, Turkey and Iraq. The discussions are located primarily in the 20th century but essays also examine the Jewish community in 16th-century Istanbul, and in early modern Morocco. Topics include traumatic departures of communities from countries of centuries-old Jewish residence, and relocations; pilgrimages to holy sites by Mizrahi Jews in Israel; resonances of Shabbetai Zevi in Turkey and Morocco; "otherness" and the nature of homeland; the Sephardi culinary heritage as realised in the cookbooks of Claudia Roden; sites of memory, such as Kuzguncuk in Turkey; and a controversial view of the exclusions and erasures that Arabized Jews have undergone. In this unique collection a major, but not exclusive, theme is that of the instability of memory, and the attempt to understand the interactions between memory and history as Jews recount their experiences of living in, and often leaving, their past homelands. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
20 Ronald (Roy) Friedman in Jewish Memories of the Twentieth Century by Members of the North-Western Reform Synagogue London, recorded and collated by David Stebbing, compiled by Evelyn Kent (London: Evelyn Kent Associates, 2003), p.60.
Author: Pam Fox
Publisher: The History Press
The first Jews settled in Golders Green just before the First World War, and by 1930 the suburb had been recognised for its significant Jewish community. By 1960 the Jewish population of Golders Green had tripled. A century after the arrival of the first Jewish families, the community remains very diverse and is growing rapidly. Golders Green is now the most Jewishly populous neighbourhood in the country. Despite its prominence and its vibrancy, the Jewish community of Golders Green have not been the subject of a detailed historical study. This book addresses this oversight and – based to a significant extent on the memories and knowledge of the community – fills an important gap in Anglo-Jewish history.
The innumerable statements and institutions built on the idea of cosmopolitanism in the second half of the twentieth century eventually produced a new foundation for thought, a new, universalist form of common sense.
Author: Natan Sznaider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Natan Sznaider offers a highly original account of Jewish memory and politics before and after the Holocaust. It seeks to recover an aspect of Jewish identity that has been almost completely lost today - namely, that throughout much of their history Jews were both a nation and cosmopolitan, they lived in a constant tension between particularism and universalism. And it is precisely this tension, which Sznaider seeks to capture in his innovative conception of ‘rooted cosmopolitanism', that is increasingly the destiny of all peoples today. The book pays special attention to Jewish intellectuals who played an important role in advancing universal ideas out of their particular identities. The central figure in this respect is Hannah Arendt and her concern to build a better world out of the ashes of the Jewish catastrophe. The book demonstrates how particular Jewish affairs are connected to current concerns about cosmopolitan politics like human rights, genocide, international law and politics. Jewish identity and universalist human rights were born together, developed together and are still fundamentally connected. This book will appeal both to readers interested in Jewish history and memory and to anyone concerned with current debates about citizenship and cosmopolitanism in the modern world.
While in the last third of the twentieth century, literature on Jewish memory-culture has proliferated, few Christian theologians have developed theories of Christian memory. There is one very good reason for this asymmetry: Christian ...
Author: Barbara U. Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Shows how research and reflection on Jesus's Jewishness transforms contemporary Christian thought on memory, otherness, natality and law.
These migrations did not only contribute to alter the internal makeup of Italian Jewish communities, but also—as ... 50Sarah A. Stein, Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century ...
Author: Francesca Bregoli
The volume investigates the interconnections between the Italian Jewish worlds and wider European and Mediterranean circles, situating the Italian Jewish experience within a transregional and transnational context mindful of the complex set of networks, relations, and loyalties that characterized Jewish diasporic life. Preceded by a methodological introduction by the editors, the chapters address rabbinic connections and ties of communal solidarity in the early modern period, and examine the circulation of Hebrew books and the overlap of national and transnational identities after emancipation. For the twentieth century, this volume additionally explores the Italian side of the Wissenschaft des Judentums; the role of international Jewish agencies in the years of Fascist racial persecution; the interactions between Italian Jewry, JDPs and Zionist envoys after Word War II; and the impact of Zionism in transforming modern Jewish identities.
in December 1945, to coordinate local efforts to document Jewish life under the Nazis. At the same time, members of the camps ... with its Jewish cemetery, came to represent the “wailing wall of the twentieth century,” one fIgure 32.
Author: Nils Roemer
A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city
There are bitter notes to her memories, threats, and a father seemingly already irrev ocably separated from his children. ... PAUL MORRIS TITLE INDEX This index lists all the titles in the Jewish writers of the twentieth century 1212.
Author: Sorrel Kerbel
Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
The work of Nora (1984–92) on sites of commemoration in France, and of Yerushalmi (1996) on Jewish memory are key texts to understanding the role of memory in twentieth-century European identity. In the wider literature on ...
Author: Janet Carsten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Ghosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past. Explores how various subjects are located in personal and familial histories that connect to the wider political formations of which they are a part Closely examines diverse and intriguing case studies, e.g. Catholic residents of a decayed railway colony in Bengal, and sex workers in London Brings together original essays authored by contemporary experts in the field Draws on anthropology, literature, memory studies, and social history