Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences

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  1. Blessings, Curses, Hopes, and Fears
    In this delightful book, the author enumerates and classifies the formulas Yiddish speakers use to express their emotions—from blessings and thanks to lamentations and curses. A rarity among scholarly books, it brings joy while... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2000
    Hardback | £74.00
  2. Independence Park
    Independence Park, Tel Aviv, is the best-known meeting place for gay men in Israel, and the hope for independence is the dominant theme of this wide-ranging collection of personal narratives told in the voices of 12 gay men who... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2000
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  3. Language in Time of Revolution
    This book on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms in Russia in 1881, when large... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1999
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. The Meaning of Yiddish
    With a rare combination of erudition and insight, the author investigates the major aspects of Yiddish language and culture, showing where Yiddish came from and what it has to offer, even as it ceases to be a "living" language.Reviews"Harshav's... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1999
    Paperback | £22.99
  5. James Joyce’s Judaic Other
    How does recent scholarship on ethnicity and race speak to the Jewish dimension of James Joyce's writing? What light has Joyce himself cast on the complex question of their relationship? This book poses these questions in terms... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1999
    Hardback | £78.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  6. A Prophet Reads Scripture
    By examining literary allusion in Isaiah 40-66, the author illuminates the changes that led to the demise of biblical prophecy and the rise of hermeneutically based religions in the post-biblical era.... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1998
    Hardback | £69.00
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