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The Life And Times Of Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Author : Peter Adam Nash
ISBN : 9781611476729
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor.

A New Vision Of Southern Jewish History

Author : Mark K. Bauman
ISBN : 9780817320188
Genre : History
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Essays from a prolific career that challenge and overturn traditional narratives of southern Jewish history Mark K. Bauman, one of the foremost scholars of southern Jewish history working today, has spent much of his career, as he puts it, “rewriting southern Jewish history” in ways that its earliest historians could not have envisioned or anticipated, and doing so by specifically targeting themes and trends that might not have been readily apparent to those scholars. A New Vision of Southern Jewish History: Studies in Institution Building, Leadership, Interaction, and Mobility features essays collected from over a thirty-year career, including a never-before-published article. The prevailing narrative in southern Jewish history tends to emphasize the role of immigrant Jews as merchants in small southern towns and their subsequent struggles and successes in making a place for themselves in the fabric of those communities. Bauman offers assessments that go far beyond these simplified frameworks and draws upon varieties of subject matter, time periods, locations, tools, and perspectives over three decades of writing and scholarship. A New Vision of Southern Jewish History contains Bauman’s studies of Jewish urbanization, acculturation and migration, intra- and inter-group relations, economics and business, government, civic affairs, transnational diplomacy, social services, and gender—all complicating traditional notions of southern Jewish identity. Drawing on role theory as informed by sociology, psychology, demographics, and the nature and dynamics of leadership, Bauman traverses a broad swath—often urban—of the southern landscape, from Savannah, Charleston, and Baltimore through Atlanta, New Orleans, Galveston, and beyond the country to Europe and Israel. Bauman’s retrospective volume gives readers the opportunity to review a lifetime of work in a single publication as well as peruse newly penned introductions to his essays. The book also features an “Additional Readings” section designed to update the historiography in the essays.

American Jewish Year Book 2014

Author : Arnold Dashefsky
ISBN : 9783319096230
Genre : Social Science
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This book, in its 114th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish communities, examining the recently completed Pew Report (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish life, national and Jewish communal affairs and the US and world Jewish population. It also acts as an important resource with lists of Jewish Institutions, Jewish periodicals and academic resources as well as Jewish honorees, obituaries and major recent events. It should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers and the press, among others.

Parsimony

Author : Peter Nash
ISBN : 1944388117
Genre : Fiction
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Parsimony is a novel about fathers and sons, about the twisted manifestations of politics and history in the lives of a particular Jewish American family. When the novel opens, David Ansky, a divorced and disaffected New York architect, has gone to Florida to move his father into a local nursing home. He has never been close to the man and dreads the responsibility, intending to dispatch with the matter as swiftly as possible. Yet things do not go as planned, so that quickly he finds himself entangled in the past, trapped in a cat and mouse game with his father in which he is never quite sure how to gauge the man's remarks, which range from the paranoid and sentimental to the cruelly, severely astute. At the heart of this experience is David's reckoning, just after 9/11, with his own life and career, and with his family's radically left-wing past-with his Stalinist grandfather and with his bitter, politically disillusioned father, a Trotsky scholar and retired professor of history. Set in the course of a single day in an apartment overlooking Sanibel Island, the novel explores the generational impact of shattered ideals.

The Perfection Of Things

Author : Peter Nash
ISBN : 1944388338
Genre : Fiction
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In 1941, the popular Austrian Jewish writer, Stefan Zweig, with his young wife, Lotte Altmann, went into hiding from the Nazis in Brazil, where less than six months later they committed suicide in a final act of despair. The Perfection of Things is a novel that opens in February of 2004 in the Brazilian town of Petrópolis where a dying American biographer, Adam Ribeira, has been living in a last, desperate effort to complete a critical biography of Zweig, which he has been writing in frustration and anguish for nearly twenty years. Working by day in a rented apartment directly overlooking the now-empty house in which Zweig and his wife committed suicide, and by night inside the house itself, into which he sneaks the moment it is dark, the narrator struggles, once and for all, to grasp the tangled implications of Zweig and his times, a realization that finally compels him to act. Part fiction, part biography of Zweig, part critical inquiry into the scope and limitations of biography itself, the novel explores what for many is the essential impossibility of truly knowing another human being. Framed in the form of a letter to the narrator's estranged son in Israel, in the form of a tzevaah, a Jewish ethical will, the story is also a meditation on contemporary life-on racism, exile, and war. Binding the tale together is the perennially bewitching idea of perfection and its place in the human heart.

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