Ambiguous Relations

Shlomo Shafir

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814345085
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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American Reform Judaism

Dana Evan Kaplan

 Addressing the issues that have confronted the movement—including the ordination of women, acceptance of homosexuality, the problem of assimilation, the question of rabbinic officiation at intermarriages, the struggle for acceptance in Israel, and Jewish education and others—Kaplan sheds light on the connection between Reform ideology and cultural realities. He unflinchingly, yet optimistically, assesses the movement’s future and cautions that stormy weather may be ahead.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813532196
  • Publication Date: Apr 2003
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Anti-Heimat Cinema

Ofer Ashkenazi

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780472132010
  • Publication Date: Sep 2020
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Authentically Jewish

Stuart Z. Charmé

How do you know when someone or something is really, authentically Jewish?  This book argues that what is authentically Jewish is continually changing in response to historical and cultural developments, the shifting attributions of meaning that individuals make, and the negotiations that occur as different groups struggle for recognition.  

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978827592
  • Publication Date: Aug 2022
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Borderland Generation

Jeffrey Koerber

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780815636373
  • Publication Date: Feb 2020
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Building Diaspora

Emily Noelle Ignacio

Building Diaspora heralds an important development in cultural studies, ethnic studies, the sociology of media, and globalization. Emily Ignacio brings an extended, incisive empirical investigation that is still quite rare in the theory-heavy yet data-light field of cyberspace cultural studies. She carefully crafts a framework in which to showcase the itinerant ideas and desires of Filipinos talking to each other from various geographical locations."—Martin Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignThe dramatic growth of the Internet in recent years has provided opportunities for a host of relationships and communities—forged across great distances and even time—that would have seemed unimaginable only a short while ago.In Building Diaspora, Emily Noelle Ignacio explores how Filipinos have used these subtle, cyber, but very real social connections to construct and reinforce a sense of national, ethnic, and racial identity with distant others. Through an extensive analysis of newsgroup debates, listserves, and website postings, she illustrates the significant ways that computer-mediated communication has contributed to solidifying what can credibly be called a Filipino diaspora. Lively cyber-discussions on topics including Eurocentrism, Orientalism, patriarchy, gender issues, language, and "mail-order-brides" have helped Filipinos better understand and articulate their postcolonial situation as well as their relationship with other national and ethnic communities around the world. Significant attention is given to the complicated history of Philippine-American relations, including the ways Filipinos are racialized as a result of their political and economic subjugation to U.S. interests.As Filipinos and many other ethnic groups continue to migrate globally, Building Diaspora makes an important contribution to our changing understanding of "homeland." The author makes the powerful argument that while home is being further removed from geographic place, it is being increasingly territorialized in space.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813535142
  • Publication Date: Dec 2004
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Cantor William Sharlin

Jonathan L. Friedmann

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476677064
  • Publication Date: Apr 2019
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Controlling Corporeality

Jon L. Berquist

Human bodily existence is at the core of the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures—from birth to death. From God’s creation of Adam out of clay, to the narratives of priests and kings whose regulations governed bodily practices, the Hebrew Bible focuses on the human body. Moreover, ancient Israel’s understanding of the human body has greatly influenced both Judaism and Christianity. Despite this pervasive influence, ancient Israel’s view of the human body has rarely been studied and, until now, has been poorly understood.In this beautifully written book, Jon L. Berquist guides the reader through the Hebrew Bible, examining ancient Israel’s ideas of the body, the unstable roles of gender, the deployment of sexuality, and the cultural practices of the time. Conducting his analysis with reference to contemporary theories of the body, power, and social control, Berquist offers not only a description and clarification of ancient Israelite views of the body, but also an analysis of how these views belong to the complex logic of ancient social meanings. When this logic is understood, the familiar Bible becomes strange and opens itself to a wide range of new interpretations.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813530161
  • Publication Date: Jan 2002
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Eli's Story

Meri-Jane Rochelson

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780814344941
  • Publication Date: Jun 2018
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Embodying Hebrew Culture

Nina S. Spiegel

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814348031
  • Publication Date: Aug 2020
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Enlarging America

Susanne Klingenstein

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780815605409
  • Publication Date: Nov 1998
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The Forerunners

Robert P. Swierenga

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814344170
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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For Our Soul

Teshome G. Wagaw

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814344101
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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From New Zion to Old Zion

Joseph B. Glass

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814344231
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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From Sofia to Jaffa

Guy H. Haskell

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814344064
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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The Future of the German-Jewish Past

Gideon Reuveni

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781557537119
  • Publication Date: Dec 2020
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Going Greek

Marianne R. Sanua

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814344194
  • Publication Date: Dec 2017
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Hebrew Infusion

Sarah Bunin Benor

“Let’s hear some ruach (spirit) in this chadar ochel (dining hall)!” Sentences like this abound at Jewish summer camps around North America, alongside Hebrew songs, games, and signs. Through insightful analysis and engaging writing, Hebrew Infusion explains the origins of this phenomenon and what it says about Jewishness in America.  

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813588735
  • Publication Date: Jul 2020
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The Impact of the Presidency of Donald Trump on American Jewry and Israel

Steven F. Windmueller

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781612497082
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Intimations of Difference

Sheila E. Jelen

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780815631309
  • Publication Date: Feb 2007
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