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Jewish history and Jewish memory

essays in honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

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Published by Published by University Press of New England [for] Brandeis University Press in Hanover .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jews -- Historiography,
  • Judaism -- Historiography,
  • Judaism -- Doctrines

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Elisheva Carlebach, John M. Efron, David N. Myers.
    SeriesThe Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series ;, 29
    ContributionsYerushalmi, Yosef Hayim, 1932-, Carlebach, Elisheva., Efron, John M., Myers, David N.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS115.5 .J49 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 462 p. ;
    Number of Pages462
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL354690M
    ISBN 100874518717
    LC Control Number98014431

    A manuscript list of localities or countries in which Jews have been persecuted, together with the names of the martyrs, and necrologies. Memor-books are devoted primarily to the learned and influential, although others may be included for special reasons, particularly Jews distinguished for their noble character, or who performed their duties toward the community with especial faithfulness or. Bringing cultural memory studies into Jewish studies, the late Jewish historian Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi () has written eloquently about the centrality of memory in Jewish thought in his classic study Zakhor.[12] Yerushalmi demonstrates that Judaism’s interest in history is mostly limited to the foundational narratives of the Torah.

    Jewish History Judaism The term itself was first used by Hellenized Jews to describe their religious practice, but it is of predominantly modern usage; it is not used in the Bible or in Rabbinic literature and only rarely in the literature of the medieval period. This was summed up in the title of his most famous book Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. In that elegant little volume, based on the four Stroum lectures he delivered at the University of Washington in , Yerushalmi explored the limits and possibilities in the tension between the biblical injunction to remember (zakhor) and the.

      I highly recommend Joseph Telushkin's book "Jewish Literacy". It's a superb book for people of any level of knowledge of Judaism from total neophyte to someone like myself who has many years of formal Jewish education. He manages to cover essentia. Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing.


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Understanding and interpretations of the past have shaped Jewish identity and collective memory throughout the ages, and Jews represent a unique fusion of history, memory and peoplehood. A colorfully written, subtle, and compelling examination of the tension between collective memory and modern history in the Jewish context.

The book traces brief sketches on Jewish people's relationship to history and looks into the question of why Jews did not exert serious efforts to compose history in the period between the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the Spanish /5.

Judaism is a religion built on a foundation of memory. In his masterwork on the subject, “Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory,” the historian Yosef Haim Yerushalmi notes that the Hebrew word for remember — zachor — is repeated nearly times in the Hebrew Bible, with both Israel and God commanded to remember: to remember the Sabbath, to remember the covenant, to remember the Author: Avinoam Patt.

A good example is the way Jewish tradition understood one of the most traumatic and consequential events in Jewish history: the Jewish War of C.E., a revolt against Roman imperial rule that. "A remarkable book that discusses the millennial tension between the age-old Jewish commandment - and tradition - of remembrance and the relatively new Jewish interest in /5(18).

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And the prayer service of Yom Kippur contributed to the Jewish retention of their memory and kept alive the flame of inspiration that they lit almost nineteen centuries ago. It also confirms the tenacity of the Jewish spirit. The history to be kept firmly in mind is contained in the Torah (Pentateuch) which, according Jewish and Christian tradition, was communicated to Moses by God and, therefore, is the truthful and complete account of the past.

LibraryThing Review User Review - nbmars - LibraryThing. This is a collection of essays on Jewish history and Jewish memory. One of Yerushalmi’s primary points is that “history” as we think of it now is nothing like it was in the pre-modern era.4/5(2).

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Medieval Jewish historians focused either. in Jewish history, and the related belief in the uniqueness of Jewish history itself."1 Moreover, Yerushalmi claims that "only in the modern era do we really find, for the first time, a Jewish historiography divorced from Jewish collective memory and, in crucial respects, thoroughly at odds with it" (p.

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Full access to this book and o more. Human nature and the nature of miracles The watershed of Jewish history is the exodus from Egypt. Over and over again the Torah commands: “Remember the day of your exodus from Egypt.” It is not just an historic event – it is the historic event in Jewish life.

It is the event that made the [ ] read article. Check out this great listen on Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for History. This book discusses the troubling and possibly irreconcilable split between Jewish memory and Jewish historiography. The book is published by University of Washington Press.

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Medieval Jewish historians focused either.On December 1, Sir Simon Schama, university professor and a historian whose specialty is art, delivered the keynote lecture at History and Memory: The Legacy of Yosef H.

Yerushalmi, a conference hosted by the Institute for Israel and Jewish almi, an authority on Spanish and Portuguese Jewry, taught at Columbia from to His major works introduced students and scholars to.