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A Dignitary in the Land? Literary Representations of the American Rabbi
The Haskalah of the late eighteenth century, it is often observed, dealt a major blow to many traditional Ashkenazic institutions, including the rabbinate. Formerly extolled by their communities inExpand
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Hava Shapiro’s Letters to Reuven Brainin
Over the course of her Hebrew writing career, which included some of the first feminist Hebrew fiction and criticism, Hava Shapiro (1878–1943) wrote close to 200 Hebrew letters to the famed writerExpand
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"On Account of the Cushite Woman that Moses Took": Race and Gender in Modern Hebrew Poems about Numbers 12
If Hebrew poems on biblical subjects can be read as forms of modern midrash, the diversity of this midrashic form may be considered by examining the ways in which three modern Hebrew poets rereadExpand
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"My Holocaust Is Not Your Holocaust": "Facing" Black and Jewish Experience in The Pawnbroker, Higher Ground, and The Nature of Blood
What is to be gained by drawing literary comparisons between the African Diaspora experience of slavery and the Jewish experience of the Holocaust? Can such comparisons be made without distorting theExpand
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Diaspora and Zionism in Jewish American Literature; Lazarus, Syrkin, Reznikoff, Roth by Ranen Omer Sherman
Occasionally, one comes upon a work of criticism that is so rich, so learned, so eloquent, and so astute in its analysis that one cannot help frantically underlining and filling the margins withExpand
Speaking the Silence
BLUMA GOLDSTEIN. Enforced Marginality: Jewish Narratives on Abandoned Wives. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. Pp. xxv +Expand
Firing a Loose Canon: The Current State of Modern Jewish Literary Studies
In her introduction to The Modern Jewish Canon, Ruth Wisse gives an account of her pioneering efforts to introduce courses in Yiddish literature at McGill University, on the grounds that they wouldExpand
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