By Peter Y. Medding
How has the Jewish relatives replaced over the process the 20th century? How has it remained a similar? How do Jewish households see themselves--historically, socially, politically, and economically--and how might they prefer to be visible through others?
This e-book, the fourteenth quantity of Oxford's across the world acclaimed Studies in modern Jewry sequence, offers various views on Jewish households dealing with existence and dying within the 20th century. The e-book is constructed from symposium papers, essays, and evaluate articles of works released on such primary topics because the Holocaust, antisemitism, genocide, heritage, literature, the humanities, faith, schooling, Zionism, Israel, and the center East.
Published every year through the Avraham Harman Institute of up to date Jewry on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, the Studies in modern Jewry sequence positive aspects present scholarship within the type of symposia, articles, and publication reports via extraordinary specialists of Jewish stories from schools and universities around the globe. each one quantity additionally features a checklist of modern dissertations. Volume XIV: dealing with existence and loss of life: Jewish households within the 20th Century will attract all scholars and students of the sociocultural background of the Jewish humans, specifically these drawn to the character of Jewish intermarriage and/or kin lifestyles, the altering destiny of the Orthodox Jewish family members, the various yet frequent Americanization of the Jewish kin, and related concerns.
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13 Hannah Heyeh then reports her most astonishing news: I, Hannah Heyeh, will marry myself to Solomon Cohen, the boss from the shirtwaist factory, where all day I was working sewing on buttons. If you could only see how the man is melting away his heart for me! He kisses me after each step I walk. The only wish from his heart is to make me a lady. Think only, he is buying me a piano! 14 This news convinces Sara Reisel that her life in Poland has no purpose; she has to go to America where Hannah Heyeh, a young woman Sara Reisel judged less attractive than herself, has had her fate radically altered.
This constituted a total system which controlled the individual's whole environment in a detailed pattern of prescribed actions and fixed roles. "11 Under these circumstances, the relative weights of the two components and the nature of the relationship between them may have to differ for different individuals if Jewish identity is to be successfully integrated into their emerging personal identities. To insist on an unchanging relationship between the two elements may confront individuals with an either-or choice, which may lead some to reject their Jewish identity entirely and others to adopt elements of Jewish identity at a compliance or identification level.
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Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century by Peter Y. Medding