A Journey to the End of the Millennium

From the author of A Woman in Jerusalem, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this is an insightful portrait of a unique moment in history as well as the timeless issues that still trouble us today. “The end of the first millennium ...

Author: A. B. Yehoshua

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547541051

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“A masterpiece” about faith, race, and morality at a medieval turning point, from the National Jewish Book Award winner and “Israeli Faulkner” (The New York Times). It’s edging toward the end of the year 999 when Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish merchant from Tangiers, takes two wives—an act of bigamy that results in the moral objections of his nephew and business partner, Raphael Abulafia, and the dissolution of their once profitable enterprise of importing treasures from the Atlas Mountains. Abulafia’s repudiation triggers a potentially perilous move by Attar to set things right—by setting sail for medieval Paris to challenge his nephew, and his nephew’s own pious wife, face to face. Accompanied by a Spanish rabbi, a Muslim trader, a timid young slave, a crew of Arab sailors, and his two veiled wives, Attar will soon find himself in an even more dangerous battle—with the Christian zealots who fear that Jews and others they see as immoral infidels will impede the coming of Jesus at the dawn of a new millennium. From the author of A Woman in Jerusalem, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this is an insightful portrait of a unique moment in history as well as the timeless issues that still trouble us today. “The end of the first millennium comes to represent only one of many breaches—between north and south, Christians and Jews, Jews and Muslims, Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews, men and women—across which A. B. Yehoshua's extraordinary novel delivers us.” —The New York Times
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Theological Stains

Yehoshua, A Journey to the End of the Millennium, 243 (emphases in original). 105. Israel Jacob Yuval, “The Historian's Silence and the Author's Imagination: Rabbi Amnon of Mainz and Esther Mina of Worms,” in A Journey to the End of the ...

Author: Assaf Shelleg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197504666

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Theological Stains offers the first in-depth study of the development of art music in Israel from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first. In a bold and deeply researched account, author Assaf Shelleg explores the theological grammar of Zionism and its impact on the art music written by emigrant and native composers. He argues that Israeli art music, caught in the tension between a bibliocentric territorial nationalism on the one hand and the histories of deterritorialized Jewish diasporic cultures on the other, often features elements of both of these competing narratives. Even as composers critically engaged with the Zionist paradigm, they often reproduced its tropes and symbols, thereby creating aesthetic hybrids with 'theological stains.' Drawing on newly uncovered archives of composers' autobiographical writings and musical sketches, Shelleg closely examines the aesthetic strategies that different artists used to grapple with established nationalist representations. As he puts the history of Israeli art music in conversation with modern Hebrew literature, he weaves a rich tapestry of Israeli culture and the ways in which it engaged with key social and political developments throughout the second half of the twentieth century. In analyzing Israeli music and literature against the backdrop of conflicts over territory, nation, and ethnicity, Theological Stains provides a revelatory look at the complex relationship between art and politics in Israel.
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Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies

Literature as a Response to Paradox : On Reading A. B. Yehoshua's A Journey to the End of the Millennium Stephen Schecter , Universite du Quebec a Montreal This essay offers personal reflections on A. B. Yehoshua's A Journey to the End ...

Author: Association for Israel Studies

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791455858

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
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The Retrospective Imagination of A B Yehoshua

Further references to A Journey to the End of the Millennium in this chapter will be given parenthetically. 23. Amia Lieblich, “'Al ma'aseh ha'ahavah hakfulah: Kri'ah bepsychologiah shel hagever veha'ishah” [On the doubled act of love: ...

Author: Yael Halevi-Wise

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271088624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Once referred to by the New York Times as the “Israeli Faulkner,” A. B. Yehoshua’s fiction invites an assessment of Israel’s Jewish inheritance and the moral and political options that the country currently faces in the Middle East. The Retrospective Imagination of A. B. Yehoshua is an insightful overview of the fiction, nonfiction, and hundreds of critical responses to the work of Israel’s leading novelist. Instead of an exhaustive chronological-biographical account of Yehoshua’s artistic growth, Yael Halevi-Wise calls for a systematic appreciation of the author’s major themes and compositional patterns. Specifically, she argues for reading Yehoshua’s novels as reflections on the “condition of Israel,” constructed multifocally to engage four intersecting levels of signification: psychological, sociological, historical, and historiosophic. Each of the book’s seven chapters employs a different interpretive method to showcase how Yehoshua’s constructions of character psychology, social relations, national history, and historiosophic allusions to traditional Jewish symbols manifest themselves across his novels. The book ends with a playful dialogue in the style of Yehoshua’s masterpiece, Mr. Mani, that interrogates his definition of Jewish identity. Masterfully written, with full control of all the relevant materials, Halevi-Wise’s assessment of Yehoshua will appeal to students and scholars of modern Jewish literature and Jewish studies.
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Multiculturalism in Israel

Masa el tom ha-elef (A Journey to the End of the Millennium), written in 1997, is another work that can be read as an allegorical text presenting a new stage in Yehoshua's writing about the Sephardic Mizrahi Jewish culture.

Author: Adia Mendelson Maoz

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

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" By analyzing its position within the struggles for recognition and reception of different national and ethnic cultural groups, this book offers a bold new picture of Israeli literature. Through comparative discussion of the literatures of Palestinian citizens of Israel, of Mizrahim, of migrants from the former Soviet Union, and of Ethiopian-Israelis, the author demonstrates an unexpected richness and diversity in the Israeli literary scene, a reality very different from the monocultural image that Zionism aspired to create. Drawing on a wide body of social and literary theory, Mendelson-Maoz compares and contrasts the literatures of the four communities she profiles. The picture that emerges from this groundbreaking book replaces the traditional, homogeneous historical narrative of Israeli literature with a diversity of voices, a multiplicity of origins, and a wide range of different perspectives. In doing so, it will provoke researchers in a wide range of cultural fields to look at the rich traditionsthat underlie it in new and fresh ways"--
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ISBN: UOM:39015046817501

Category: Books

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Reflections at Journey s End

... my appreciation to the Court and the Bar of York County for allowing me to deliver this memorial Minute for my late father. ... 1908 – he outlived the popular cultural millennium of the year 2000, and the true millennium of 2001, ...

Author: York County Bar Association

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982214135

Category: Self-Help

Page: 434

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A compelling series of insightful biographical sketches of the men and women of the York County Bar commencing eleven years before the start of the Civil War as recounted by contemporaries and colleagues. Candid, sincere, honest, and on occasion with a touch of comic relief, these memorial minutes are tributes to those who have made their rendezvous with mortality. Found within these volumes is the venerable Jeremiah S. Black who walked the corridors of national recognition during the Civil War era; the urbane and brilliant Herbert B. Cohen who wielded substantial political power throughout the commonwealth and rose to become an associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; and the charismatic Harvey Gross whose superb advocacy in the third Hex trial and subsequent twenty-year tenure on the York County Orphans’ Court placed him in the forefront of the princes of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence. This “callout” of the giants in no way diminishes the significance, commitment, and integrity of the many other remarkable individuals who came after and counseled and inspired others to live honestly, to exercise compassion, and to act with prudence and diligence, and above all else made their contribution to the vast and diverse panorama of our humanity. Not a typical memoir or story, these memorial minutes constitute the defining epic of the York County Bar. More than history, more than recitals of character and personality, and more than delightful encounters and more somber content, they are about individuals remembered for the richness and power of their hopes, achievements, and commitments to the timeless values of the life of the law.
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Governing the Child in the New Millennium

And these pauses, suspensions, or interruptions in the developmental journey are marked out for children in terms of the achievement of competence, full adult competence being journey's end—the modernist project writ small!

Author: Kenneth Hultqvist

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415928304

Category: Education

Page: 311

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This edited collection looks at the changes to the status of the child and childhood wrought by globalization.
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Millennium Falcon

The storms can hurt, thankful for journey's end, the all-seeing god gives us our desire, this house, the sunshine, the welcomed guests, without number, anger of gods, rarely seen or felt, no jealousy, no slights, no voice of armies, ...

Author: Amy Johnson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546283492

Category: Bibles

Page: 120

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An Allegory- A Childs (Fatimahs) Tale The Kuffar present the struggle between violence and reason, the war between the souls of men, of good and evil, of heroes and gods of the Millennium age, predicted that it would fall on holy lands and all the race of men. The struggle at first seems real, but belonging to the most primitive age of the history of man. The war between two civilized worlds, of the Arabs and the Red Indian Americans of the new age, and a third the primitive world, of the life of the nomadic tribes, between large expanses of land. There is a sudden change, then an invasion, a surge of a different kind followed by a massacre, then a mass exodus, an event, a migration of the multitudes. A new stage is set in the development of the Arabian social order, and during this time the Gods once again begin to reign in earthly powers. They are of gigantic size and strength, but also of great meekness, intelligence and kindness. They possess rational and moral qualities and are far removed from cunning and ingenuity for they have no need of it as possessors of truth, freedom and justice. Fatima is united with Asma and her Parents- This is her tale For the first time we were on the platform. We were waiting for the arrival of more Syrian refugee friends. We watched the trains come and leave. We watched the people come and go. I was so bored, so I took Asma and went into a shop and bought some crisps and biscuits. Then we ate our kit kat, but they had not arrived as yet. We sat and stared, we walked and hopped, we read the adverts, we waited for the train.
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Journey s End

For half a millennium, men systematically killed off every female who showed any sign of independence in the witch-hunts of the Middle Ages, continuing to the early 18th century. Yet, these characteristics remain in l 10 Journey's End ...

Author: Kathryn J. Riss ThM

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469727721

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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More than a narrow focus on a few verses, Journey's End applies the entire sweep of Scripture to illuminate passages that have puzzled Christians for generations, and have too often been misused to hurt women. God never intended this; let this book answer your questions and settle your heart! Reclaims Scripture as woman's Magna Charta Brings out St. Paul's true meaning and intent Sheds light on Genesis, Ephesians 5 and I Corinthians 11 and 14 Provides a fresh translation of I Timothy 2:12-15 based on Greek grammar Spotlights the cultural concerns Paul addressed Corrects "traditionalist" errors of translation, interpretation, and Bible doctrine Liberates Christian marriage Takes the sting out of the "problem passages" Sets women free to be all God wants! The "serpent's seed" has attacked God's daughters long enough. It's time for the truth to set them free! You will be refreshed, challenged and inspired by this thought-provoking book.
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