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

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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: 342

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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

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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: 9781612493640

Category: Literary Criticism

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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. In her discussion of the literature of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, she presents the question of language and translation, and she provides three case studies of particular authors and their reception. Her study of Mizrahi literature adopts a chronological approach, starting in the 1950s and proceeding toward contemporary Mizrahi writing, while discussing questions of authenticity and self-determination. The discussion of Israeli literature written by immigrants from the former Soviet Union focuses both on authors who write Israeli literature in Russian and of Russian immigrants writing in Hebrew. The final section of the book provides a valuable new discussion of the work of Ethiopian-Israeli writers, a group whose contributions have seldom been previously acknowledged. 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 traditions that underlie it in new and fresh ways.
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A History of Jewish Muslim Relations

1936 to a Sephardic family in Jerusalem) sets A Journey to the End of the Millennium in Ashkenazi Europe.4 And Alon Hilu (b. 1972 in Israel to Syrian parents), after depicting a historical trial for ritual murder in nineteenthcentury ...

Author: Abdelwahab Meddeb

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849130

Category: History

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This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims. Part I covers the medieval period; Part II, the early modern period through the nineteenth century, in the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; Part III, the twentieth century, including the exile of Jews from the Muslim world, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and Part IV, intersections between Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, art, ritual, and beliefs. The main articles address major topics such as the Jews of Arabia at the origin of Islam; special profiles cover important individuals and places; and excerpts from primary sources provide contemporary views on historical events. Contributors include Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and many more. Covers the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today Written by an international team of leading scholars Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history Includes profiles of important people (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, Edward Said, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and places (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad) Presents passages from essential documents of each historical period, such as the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts Richly illustrated with more than 250 images, including maps and color photographs Includes extensive cross-references, bibliographies, and an index
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Kibbutz Trends

Book Review The Thousand - Year Itch A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A . B . Yehoshua . Translated by Nicholas de Lange . New York : Doubleday . 309 pages . 1998 . Stepping back to gain perspective , A . B . Yehoshua presents ...



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A Journey to the End of the Millennium

The author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning novels, Mr. Mani and Five Seasons, follows a tenth-century Jewish merchant on a far-flung moral quest to legitimize his decision to become a bigamist. Reprint.

Author: Abraham B. Yehoshua

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156011166

Category: Fiction

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The author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning novels, Mr. Mani and Five Seasons, follows a tenth-century Jewish merchant on a far-flung moral quest to legitimize his decision to become a bigamist. Reprint.
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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

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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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The Great Journey

Millennial is. Millenniums come and go, are ever changing, for it has to do with time. Millennial is never changing as God's righteousness and happiness-joy is, never chang— ing or ending. Millennium has an ending.

Author: Bonnie Gulan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595224982

Category: Religion

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Think! In Mark 12:24 Jesus said, "Are you not therefore deceived, not being acquainted with the Scriptures nor yet the Power of God?" Be knowing, the Scriptures are the Word - the complete expression of God's Thought and contain the Power of God's Thought. The Bible on the other hand is but the letter, men's letters, men's interpretations of the Scriptures and contain not the Power of God's Word but contain only the force of men's reasoning, men's intellect. One could say that the Bible is but the survey for the Scripture Digs. The Great Journey in Pursuit of Jesus' Way, Truth & Life is my personal daily journal during the years of 1998 and 1999. Everything I write is hand written so great care was taken in transcribing my written journal into this format. By great care I mean transcribing word for word along with their misspellings and errors so that it would allow you the reader to travel with me every day. In this journal I share what I took notice of and took notes on during my journey. Some things I perceived during this journey gave me new questions to question as well as answers to questions that I have repeatedly asked myself over many years. Travel with me through my 1998-1999 journal as we embark on this Great Journey in pursuit of Jesus' Way, Truth and Life.
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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

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The contributors and editors of this volume begin from the assumption that the changes wrought by globalization compel us to reflect upon the status of the child and childhood at the end of the 20th century. Their essays consider what techniques and technologies are used to govern the child, what role the family plays, what is global and what is culturally specific in the changes, and how the subject is constructed and construed.
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