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Encyclopedia Of Jewish Folklore And Traditions

Author : Raphael Patai
ISBN : 9781317471714
Genre : Political Science
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This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.

Encyclopedia Of Jewish Folklore And Traditions

Author : Raphael Patai
ISBN : 0765620251
Genre : Jews
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This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind. It includes over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world, both contemporary and historical. The diverse range of articles covers specific artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends—in addition to broad topics such as humor, folk dance, costumes, and folk narratives. Also included are biographies of significant personalities in the study of Jewish folklore and literature. The encyclopedia provides various country articles that highlight evolving traditions and histories of specific Jewish groups. Extensive bibliographies further enhance the value of each entry.

Vom Jerusalemer Tempel Nach New York

Author : Boris Fernbacher
ISBN : 9783746024301
Genre : Music
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Das 484 Seiten starke Buch nimmt den Leser mit auf eine faszinierende Reise durch 3000 Jahre jüdischer Musikgeschichte: Vom Auszug aus Ägypten über Antike, Mittelalter und Neuzeit bis in unsere Gegenwart. Durch Israel und den Nahen Osten, Nordafrika, die Türkei, Südosteuropa, die Iberische Halbinsel, West-, Mittel- und Osteuropa bis nach Russland und in die USA. Es geht u.a. um traditionelle jüdische Gebete, die Musik der Chassidim, Jazz- und Rockmusik in Israel, mehrstimmige Musik der Synagoge, Musik aus den Konzentrationslagern, Lieder der Sephardim, einen jüdischen Minnesänger im Mittelalter, klassische Kompositionen über jüdische Themen, die Klänge im altisraelitischen Tempel in Jerusalem, jüdische Kantoren des 19. Jahrhunderts, die Musik der Juden in Nordamerika, Israel sowie im islamischen Raum und vieles mehr. Dabei werden viele Themenbereiche behandelt, die in deutschsprachiger Literatur bislang noch gar nicht oder nur am Rande dargestellt wurden. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei immer die Musik selber! Musikalische Stile, Gattungen und Entwicklungen im Judentum zu verschiedenen Zeiten und in unterschiedlichen Regionen werden dargestellt. Ausführlich und detailliert werden weltliche Lieder, religiöse Hymnen und Gebete, Kompositionen der Klassischen Musik sowie Jazz- und Rocksongs musikwissenschaftlich analysiert. Biografien und allgemeine Darstellungen der historischen und religiös-kulturellen Entwicklungen ergänzen dies, da ein tieferes Verständnis von Musik in ihrer jeweiligen Zeit nur aus dem Zusammenspiel dieser drei Faktoren erwachsen kann. Mehr als 100 Notenbeispiele und über 60, teils farbige Abbildungen erleichtern das Verständnis des Textes. Ein ausführlicher Apparat aus Quellenverweisen auf Forschungsliteratur und etliche Anmerkungen in den Fußnoten laden zum vertiefenden Studium der Materie ein. Fazit: Ein einzigartiges, sowohl für Laien als auch bereits näher im Thema involvierte Leser geeignetes, interessantes und spannend geschriebenes Buch, das jedem Leser zum empfehlen ist, der sich für Musik und/oder jüdische Geschichte und Kultur interessiert.

The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia

Author : Mordecai Schreiber
ISBN : 1887563776
Genre : History
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In word and graphics, this one-volume source for everything Jewish provides a quick reference for anything from the biblical Adam to how many Jews there are in Zanesville, Ohio.

Encyclopedia Of Modern Jewish Culture

Author : Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew Fellow in Modern Hebrew Literature Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies Glenda Abramson
ISBN : 9781134428656
Genre : Reference
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The Companion to Jewish Culture - From the Eighteenth Century to the Present was first published in 1989. It is a single-volume encyclopedia containing biographical and topic entries ranging from 200 to 1000 word each.


Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 9780874369861
Genre : Social Science
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Designed for students, scholars, and general readers, this work focuses on folklore forms and methods from a cross-cultural, theoretical perspective. * Entries are cross referenced, and each includes a select bibliography to serve as a guide to in depth research

Encyclopedia Of American Folklife

Author : Simon J Bronner
ISBN : 9781317471950
Genre : Business & Economics
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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Elijah And The Rabbis

Author : Kristen H. Lindbeck
ISBN : 9780231525473
Genre : Religion
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Through an innovative synthesis of narrative critique, oral-formulaic study, folkloric research, and literary analysis, Kristen H. Lindbeck reads all the Elijah narratives in the Babylonian Talmud and details the rise of a distinct, quasi-angelic figure who takes pleasure in ordinary interaction. During the Talmudic period of 50-500 C.E., Elijah developed into a recognizable character quite different from the Elijah of the Bible. The Elijah of the Talmud dispenses wisdom, advice, and, like the Elijah of Jewish folklore, helps people directly, even with material gifts. Lindbeck highlights particular features of the Elijah stories, allowing them to be grouped into generic categories and considered alongside Rabbinic literary motifs and non-Jewish traditions of late antiquity. She compares Elijah in the Babylonian Talmud to a range of characters angels, rabbis, wonder-workers, the angel of death, Christian saints, and even the Greek god Hermes. She concludes with a survey of Elijah's diverse roles from medieval times to today, throwing into brilliant relief the complex relationship between ancient Elijah traditions and later folktales and liturgy that show Elijah bringing benefits and blessings, appearing at circumcisions and Passover, and visiting households after the Sabbath.

The Arab Mind

Author : Raphael Patai
ISBN : 0967201551
Genre : Arabs
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First published in 1973, revised in 1983, and updated in 2007 with new demographic information about the Arab world, The Arab Mind takes readers on a journey through the societies and peoples of a complex and volatile region. This sensitive study explores the historical origins of Arab nationalism, the distinctive rhetorical style of Arabic speakers and its effect on politics, traditional attitudes toward child-reading practices, the status of women, the beauty of Arabic literature, and much more. Since Sept 11, 2001, the book's lessons have been misconstrued by some but have proven indispensable to those trying to truly understand the roots of the major political conflicts of our time. In 2010 the book is more relevant than ever. Patai's sympathetic but critical depiction of Arab culture explores the continuing role of the Bedouin values of honor and courage in modern Arab culture, inter-Arab conflict and the aspiration toward unity, and how anti-Western attitudes conflated with anti-modernization have led to stagnation in much of the Arab world. Patai, a prominent anthropologist and historian, drew both on his research and his personal experience to produce this indispensable work in the field of Middle Eastern studies. With an updated forward by Norvell B. DeAtkine, former director of Middle East studies at the JFK Special Warfare School, The Arab Mind remains a relevant and crucial masterpiece of scholarship for anyone seeking to understand this multifaceted culture today. Reviews: "I took this book to Baghdad for my military assignment and left it there with friends who continue to use it to help inform their experiences. The book helped me understand what I was seeing with my own eyes and helped me avoid mis-steps that probably would have been misinterpreted. The book rang true with my experiences and helped me understand the Iraqi people, who I found to be generally good and noble. " "I have lived in the Middle East, on and off, for four years, and no book explained the Arab mind as well as Raphael Patai's. Written over 30 years ago, it still rings true in so many aspects, and definitely helps explain the cultural clashes that still occur and slow down the process of coexisting. Raphael Patai's love of Arabia and all things Arabic is very obvious throughout his work. Even so, Patai managed to be objective and to portray the good and the bad in Arab culture. Too many authors take one road or the other, allowing personal feelings and thoughts to encroach on the necessary objectivity. Patai, like a true sociologist, presents how a culture was formed, in language easily understandable to the Western mind. . . . "The Arab Mind should nonetheless be mandatory reading for all government workers in the Middle East, as it is truly an indispensible guide through a culture that has been around longer than our own." 1672 "When you read this book, you'll become interested in sociology as an interesting branch of human sciences. Patai is a genius. His book is by far the best in this respect. For Arab readers: Read the book and in no time you'll find yourselves putting names to the abundant examples Patai cites. The book deals with several interesting traits that most Arabs share in their inherent characters. These include the Arab unawareness of time, their tendency to speak more than they can actually deliver, their fixation with sex and their keenness to preserve Bedouin values which include preserving a group's honor by preserving the chastity of its female members. Even though the book is academic, the style is entertaining as it alternates between theories and real life examples to illustrate them. The book, a classic, is certainly worth a read. Try it!"-- Review by an Arab reader

The Encyclopedia Of Judaism

Author : Geoffrey Wigoder
ISBN : UOM:39015023724373
Genre : Religion
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Fifteen hundred specially commissioned articles cover Jewish history and culture, including festivals, rituals, important individuals of the past, and prominent synagogues

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