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- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99
At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 73.81
Alongside several related ancient languages, Biblical Hebrew possesses two infinitive forms. The rarer of the two is the infinitive absolute, for which no analogous structure exists in modern translation receptor languages such as English. In studying its use, Hebrew grammarians have long noted that the infinitive absolute often appears in modal contexts.... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35
The Qing dynasty scholar Liu Yuan (1768?1856) developed a unique system of thought, merging Confucian learning with ideas and practices from Daoism and Buddhism, and was eventually venerated as the founding patriarch of an influential movement combining the characteristics of a scholarly circle and a religious society. Liu Yuan, a native of Sichuan,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95
A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 38.79
Die aus der Literaturwissenschaft stammende intertextuelle Auslegung spielt neuerdings in der exegetischen Forschung eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dabei werden die vielfältigen Bezüge und Verknüpfungen biblischer Texte untersucht, außerdem wird gefragt, inwieweit sich durch deren "Dialog" neue Sinnhorizonte erschließen. Nach einem forschungsgeschichtlichen... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00
Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 25.95
Acting as an important historical archive for the Jews of eastern Europe, The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture examines the progress of Yiddish culture from its origins in Tsarist and inter-war Poland to its apex with the founding of the Yiddish Scientific Institute in 1925. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
This third edition of Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Hebrew, as used by contemporary native speakers of the language. Presenting an accessible description of the language, this user-friendly text focuses on the real patterns of use today. A reference source... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95
Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. With a thorough command of modern Yiddish culture as well as its centuries-old history,... more...