Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Edited by Richard I. Cohen

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

  • Presents a multifaceted view of the subtle and intricate relations between Jews and their relationship to place
  • Covers Europe, the Middle East, and North America from the 18th century to the 21st
  • Written by a diverse range of authors from many disciplines and areas of expertise, including philosophy, history, folklore, and literary studies.

Table of Contents

Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society
Natan M. Meir, Home for the Homeless? The Hekdesh in Eastern Europe
Yuval Tal, The Social Logic of Colonial Anti-Judaism: Revisiting the Anti-Jewish
Crisis in French Algeria, 1889-1902
Scott Ury, The Urban Origins of Jewish Degeneration: The Modern City and the End
of the Jews, 1900-1939
Saskia Coenen Snyder, An Urban Semiotics of War: Signs and Sounds in Nazi-
occupied Amsterdam
Andrea A. Sinn, Restoring and Reconstructing: Munich for Jews after the Second
World War
Vivian Liska, Jewish Displacement as Experience and Metaphor in 20th-Century
European Thought
Asher D. Biemann, Imagining a Homeland: The Election of Place and Time
Mirjam Rajner, The Orient in Jewish Artistic Creativity: The Case of Maurycy
Alec Mishory, Artists’ Colonies in Israel
Björn Siegel, Envisioning a Jewish Maritime Space: Arnold Bernstein and the
Emergence of a Jewish Shipping Industry in the Interwar Years
Roy Greenwald, Shifting Places: Representations of Sand in Pre-state Hebrew Poetry
Vered Madar, Where is Paradise? Place and Time in the Memoirs of Women     from Yemen