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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society
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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Richard I. Cohen

Abstract

Notions of place have always permeated Jewish life and consciousness. The Babylonian Talmud was pitted against the Jerusalem Talmud; the worlds of Sepharad and Ashkenaz were viewed as two pillars of the Jewish experience; the diaspora was conceived as a wholly different experience from that of Eretz Israel; and Jews from Eastern Europe and “German Jews” were often seen as mirror opposites, whereas Jews under Islam were often characterized pejoratively, especially because of their allegedly uncultured surroundings. Place, or makom, is a strategic opportunity to explore the tensions that charact ... More

Keywords: Place, Jewish life, memory, makom, Jewish culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190912628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912628.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard I. Cohen, editor
Academic Director of Daat Hamakom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Symposium

Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Home for the Homeless? The Hekdesh in Eastern Europe

Natan M. Meir, (Portland State University)

The Urban Origins of Jewish Degeneration

Scott Ury, (Tel Aviv University)

An Urban Semiotics of War

Saskia Coenen Snyder, (University of South Carolina)

Restoring and Reconstructing

Andrea A. Sinn, (Elon University)

Imagining a Homeland: The Election of Place and Time

Asher D. Biemann, (University of Virginia)

The Orient in Jewish Artistic Creativity

Mirjam Rajner, (Bar-Ilan University)

Artists’ Colonies in Israel

Alec Mishory, (Tel Aviv)

Envisioning a Jewish Maritime Space

Björn Siegel, (Institute for the History of the German Jews)

Shifting Places

Roy Greenwald, (Ben-Gurion University)

Book Reviews

Antisemitism, Holocaust, and Genocide

Cultural Studies, Literature, and Religion

History, Biography, and Social Science

Zionism, Israel and the Middle East