Read e-book online Gesammelte Dramen: Band 1 (Conditio Judaica) (German PDF

By Sammy Gronemann,Jan Kühne

Bereits im adjust von thirteen Jahren ließ der 1875 geborene Gronemann „nichts, used to be mir in die Hände kam, undramatisiert“. Später schrieb der bedeutende deutsch-jüdische slapstick comedian das erste und einzige Drama für Martin Bubers nie verwirklichte „jungjüdische Bühne“ – das Purimspiel Hamans Flucht (1900). Er feierte seinen größten Erfolge als Dramatiker nach seiner 1933 über Paris erfolgten Flucht aus Berlin in Tel Aviv, wo er der hebräischen Bühne dessen erste große Komödie schenkte: Der Weise und der Narr erlebte 1942 seine gefeierte preferable, avancierte nach Gronemanns Tod in der Übersetzung und mit den Liedern Nathan Altermans zum ersten erfolgreichen Musical Israels; das kanonische Stück wurde und wird auf den großen Bühnen des Landes inszeniert (Ohel, Kameri, Habimah). Der 1. Band der Kritischen Gesamtausgabe versammelt erstmals alle sieben großen Theaterstücke, darunter den ersten Bühnenerfolg Jakob und Christian, sowie das wiedergefundene Versspiel Der gordische Knoten. Dem deutschen Leser zugänglich gemacht werden auch die nur in hebräischer Übersetzung erhaltenen Einakter für das satirische Matateetheater, die ebenfalls das style der zionistischen Komödie grundlegend prägten.

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Louis H. Saltzman's Zefram's Journey: A Tale of New York PDF

By Louis H. Saltzman

Zefram’s trip is a narrative of a guy and girl separated through age, history, and event who, as a result of an opportunity assembly, have their lives and people in their households ceaselessly changed.

The tale is instructed as a flashback in the course of the eyes of Erika Klein, now an aged lady who's recounting the historical past in their relations to her granddaughter, Grace, who was once directed to go to her through her father; she is there for a tremendous cause, person who should not published until eventually the story’s finish. whereas she waits for her granddaughter, Erika sits and listens to a recording made virtually forty years previous at a Thanksgiving dinner. The final voice she hears says, “Hello, i'm Louis Diamond.”

With a vast smile Erika turns off the recording and keeps to attend for her granddaughter to reach. inside a couple of minutes a faster taxi arrives and style slowly will get out. Unbending her 6 toes, Grace takes her baggage, suffering from her rolling suitcase. it's been too lengthy seeing that she has been to the home. Erika opens front door and is going to hug Grace, who she has overlooked lots. they've got consistently been very shut. After assuring her that there's not anything fallacious, Erika heats up water for tea and recognizes that Grace, her youngest grandchild, has constantly been her favourite and hopes she is going to be receptive to the tale of her family members and comprehend the present she desires to supply her.

After a couple of minutes Erika starts to inform Grace her tale, so much of which she has no longer heard earlier than. The occasions, the folks, the happiness and unhappiness all mix to put the 2 girls the place they're this day.

It all starts off with Erika beginning a brand new activity at a small ads service provider in decrease ny, now not faraway from the positioning of the area alternate middle. Erika reveals herself status in entrance of a afflicted older guy who sells pre learn newspapers at 50% off who doesn't speak or examine someone, until eventually he glances up at Erika with a mild smile. And with that their lives swap and the tale begins.

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Nava Semel,Mirjam Pressler's Und die Ratte lacht: Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Nava Semel,Mirjam Pressler

1999 bemüht sich eine israelische Schülerin, Hausaufgaben zu machen. Sie soll ihre Großmutter über deren Kriegserlebnisse in Polen befragen und darüber einen Aufsatz schreiben. Die Großmutter nimmt Zuflucht zu einer Legende: Die Ratte wünschte sich vom Schöpfer die Gabe des Lachens. Er gab nach, unter einer Bedingung: Wenn die Ratte eines Tages unter der Erde ein anderes Wesen lachen hört, dann wird auch sie lachen können.
Hundert Jahre später versucht eine Anthropologin, den Ursprung des Mythos vom Mädchen mit der Ratte zu ergründen. Dieser Mythos, der in vielerlei Formen überliefert ist, z.B. in Internet-Gedichten oder Comics , lässt die Forscherin nicht los. Schritt für Schritt deckt sie seine Entstehung auf: Im zweiten Weltkrieg versteckten polnische Bauern gegen Geld ein jüdisches Mädchen. Sie sperrten es in ein Erdloch, wo sein einziger Gefährte eine Ratte battle, mit der es sich anfreundete. Ein Priester nahm sich schließlich des Mädchens an und übergab es bei Kriegsende einer zionistischen employer.
»Und die Ratte lacht« ist ein bestürzendes, kühnes Werk, das sprachlich und inhaltlich neue Wege geht. Die hebräische Originalausgabe erschien 2001 und warfare ein großer Erfolg. Die gleichnamige Kammeroper, komponiert von Ella Milch-Sheriff und mit dem Libretto von Nava Semel, hatte 2005 in Tel Aviv Premiere.

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Get Sephardic Women's Voices: Out of North Africa PDF

By Nina Lichtenstein

this can be a groundbreaking paintings which brings to the eye of the English-reading public the $64000 artistic paintings of Jewish ladies authors of North African foundation in France considering the fact that decolonization. Nina Lichtenstein masterfully offers worthy ancient historical past and cultural contextualization including insightful literary research. Her attractive and infrequently lyric sort is instantaneously either in detail conversational and academically highbrow. — Norman A. Stillman, Schusterman-Josey Professor of Judaic historical past Emeritus, college of Oklahoma. writer of The Jews of Arab Lands and Jews in Arab Lands in smooth Times.

Nina Lichtenstein’s ebook may be required analyzing in all smooth Jewish historical past classes since it fills the space created via our virtually unique emphasis on Ashkenazi history...A masterpiece! — Shulamit Reinharz, Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology and Founder/Director Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Women’s reviews examine heart, Brandeis collage. writer of 1 Hundred Years of Kibbutz lifestyles and twelve different books.

Engaging problems with exodus, marginality, reminiscence and identification, she uncovers ancient and fictional worlds for the English-speaking reader...A well timed and important paintings. — Edna Aizenberg, Professor Emeritus of Hispanic experiences, Marymount new york collage. Coeditor of latest Sephardic identification within the Americas.

The Jewish women’s voices we listen during this booklet, packed with delicate insights and mild research, supply a magnificent array of hybrid stories of migrations, displacements, and exiles from North Africa. — Yolande Cohen, FRSC (fellow of the Royal Society of Canada) Historian, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada, writer of Femmes Philanthropes.

It is nearly a miracle that the voices of Sephardi Jews can nonetheless be heard this present day, having been rendered inaudible, with the passage of time, through colonizers, Maghreb or Mashreq nationalists, Ashkenazi Jews and French supporters of republican integration…Nina B. Lichtenstein has performed this with expertise and sensitivity. — Karim Miské, director of Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers and writer of Arab Jazz

Nina Lichtenstein captures the colourful voices of Jewish girls writers who've lived in Muslim societies, revealing a totally diversified standpoint that has little in universal with the lives of the Eurocentric Ashkenazi narrative. — Gina Bublil Waldman, Co-founder and President of JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the center East and North Africa).

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Download e-book for kindle: The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a by Susan Rubin Suleiman

By Susan Rubin Suleiman

A attention-grabbing look at the existence and paintings of debatable French novelist Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky succeeded in making a great occupation as a novelist within the Nineteen Thirties, in simple terms to have her existence reduce brief: a “foreign Jew” in France, she was once deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. yet her younger daughters survived, and as adults they introduced their mom again to existence. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky’s posthumous novel, grew to become a world top vendor; a few critics, despite the fact that, condemned her as a “self-hating Jew” whose prior works have been rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. knowledgeable by way of own interviews with Némirovsky’s descendants and others, in addition to through huge archival learn, this wide-ranging highbrow biography situates Némirovsky within the literary and political weather of interwar France and recounts, for the 1st time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, could be learn as explorations of the conflicted identities that formed the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.

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Read e-book online Hundsgeschrei: Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Titus Simon

"Aber der Mensch braucht doch eine Zukunft. Oder wenigstens eine Hoffnung." Tränen liefen ihr über das schmale Gesicht.

Wie die jüdische Bevölkerung von den Nazis gedemütigt und drangsaliert wird, erfährt Jakob iciness schon früh am eigenen Leib. Der Spross einer Hohenloher Fabrikantenfamilie blickt in die Abgründe der Zeit - in seiner Kleinstadt im schwäbisch-fränkischen Grenzland und dann im Ghetto in Riga. Unter abenteuerlichen Umständen kann er aus dem Lager fliehen und kehrt nach einer Odyssee durch halb Europa schließlich mit den amerikanischen Truppen nach Deutschland zurück. Doch als er sich hier wieder einleben will, trifft er nicht auf die einst vertraute Heimat, sondern auf Argwohn und bürokratische Schikanen.

Der spannende Roman erzählt nicht nur von Jakob wintry weather, sondern auch von der Schaustellerfamilie Schürbel und der Hohenloher Bauernfamilie Lang. Mit großer historischer Genauigkeit zeichnet Titus Simon berührend und eindringlich ein landscape des Lebens in der zone vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis in die Fünfzigerjahre.

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Download e-book for kindle: Jews and Humor (Studies in Jewish Civilization) by Leonard Greenspoon

By Leonard Greenspoon

Jews and humor is, for many humans, a usual and felicitous collocation. even with, or maybe as a result of, a historical past of crises and residing at the facet, Jews have frequently created or resorted to humor. yet what's “humor”? And what makes specific sorts, situations, or performances of humor “Jewish”? those are one of the myriad queries addressed by means of the fourteen authors whose essays are amassed during this quantity. And, fortunately, their observations, continuously apt and infrequently witty, are expressed with a lightness of favor and a intensity of research which are applicable to the numerous themes they hide. The chronological variety of those essays is mammoth: from the Hebrew Bible to the 2000s, with many stops in among for Talmudic texts, medieval parodies, eighteenth century funny story books, and 20th century renowned entertainment.The subject material is both impressive.In addition to rounding up some of the “usual suspects,” equivalent to Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers, and Gilda Radner, those authors additionally scout out a few not going comedian assets, just like the writer of the biblical e-book of Exodus, the rabbinic author of Genesis Rabbah, and the get together documents big name Belle Barth. with no forcing any of those characters right into a pre-constructed mould, the students who contributed to this assortment let readers either to determine the typical positive aspects that make up “Jewish humor” and to thrill within the individualism and eccentricities of the numerous figures whose lives and accomplishments are narrated the following. simply because those essays are written in a transparent, jargon-free type, they're going to attract everyone—even those that don’t frequently crack a smile!

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Download e-book for iPad: The Good American by Ted Flicker

By Ted Flicker

within the mid 19th Century, in a German hamlet, a really younger boy Joseph shows an empathy for horses, which borders on Genius. His father who breeds and trains horses for an elite Hussar regiment acknowledges and encourages his son’s present. Jakob’s ability with horses makes him the hussars mascot and a favourite of common, count number Von Falkenbrecht who instructions the regiment. It amuses Von Falkenbrecht to take this peasant boy less than his tutelage to turn into a gentleman.

There is although, an issue. Joseph Gershomsohn is
Jewish.

In alternate for his mystery recommendations with horses,
Joseph Gershomsohn turns into Franz Joseph Von Hufberg Baron Von Breitenstein.

But it's the Jewish peasant Joseph Gershomshon; to avoid wasting a Jew being brutalized through an officer of the Royal Wittelsbach Hussars, intervenes. In a duel on horseback the officer is disarmed and humiliated turning into a lifestyles lengthy enemy. as a result of duel, Joseph is compelled to escape to the United States, the place he keeps his fake id: Franz-Joseph Von Hufberg Baron Von Breitenstein in definite situations, which convey him into the fiercest combating within the Civil struggle.

But it's as Joseph Gershomson that he falls in love with a Jewish Heiress. the journey includes Joseph from the carnage of chilly Mountain to the decadence of the court docket of Louis Napoleon in Paris.

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Vladímir Korolenko,Hermida Editores's Yom Kipur y El sueño de Makar (El Jardín de Epicuro nº 3) PDF

By Vladímir Korolenko,Hermida Editores

Yom Kipur y El sueño de Makar son dos de los relatos más conocidos de Korolenko. Son divertidos, porque Korolenko así lo come to a decision, pero también son tristes, y sus personajes, Iankel y Makar, nos conmueven, los compadecemos, pero no son penosos, sino solo seres humanos que intentan salvar su “pellejo” en un medio hostil.
Korolenko exhibe un característico estilo narrativo ingenuo, realista, average, con un humor inteligente y nada irónico. El dominio y l. a. libertad plástica con los que maneja a sus campesinos rusos, los angeles descripción y los angeles trama, le convierten en un maestro del relato y del cuento, lo que le ha llevado a consagrarse como uno de los mejores escritores eslavos.
Ambos relatos retratan l. a. vida del campesinado ruso del último tercio del siglo XIX, y Vladímir es un narrador comprensivo, observador, humanista y paciente, que deja aflorar en sus personajes caracteres extremos, duros, desafinados, que viven en condiciones climatológicas y políticas adversas, y que acaban renunciando, primero a su dignidad, después a una convivencia pacífica con los demás hombres, y por último resignándose a un deadly destino, pero que sorprendentemente, y para el descanso de sus personajes, nunca llega. Y es que Korolenko no es trágico, sino cómico, y por eso sus personajes no son miserables, sino muy humanos, con muchos defectos y taras, pero a los angeles hora de juzgarlos, en el día de Yom Kipur o a las puertas del cielo, todos sus pecados se vuelven triviales y vuelven a gozar de una feliz libertad, robada entonces y por fin devuelta ahora.

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Heather Nathans's Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish PDF

By Heather Nathans

While combating detrimental stereotypes, American Jews carved out new roles for themselves in the first theatrical entertainments in the United States. Jewish electorate have been energetic as performers, playwrights, critics, managers, and theatrical shareholders, and sometimes tied their involvement in those endeavors to the patriotic rhetoric of the younger republic as they struggled to set up themselves within the new state. studying play texts, theatrical reports, political discourse, and public performances of Jewish rights and rituals, Hideous Characters and gorgeous Pagans argues that Jewish degree varieties make clear our realizing of the prestige of Jewish american citizens in the course of a serious ancient period.

Using an eclectic diversity of assets together with theatrical reports, diaries, letters, cartoons, portraiture, tax files, rumors flying round the tavern, and extra, Heather S. Nathans has listened for the echoes of vanished audiences who witnessed and answered to those stereotypes onstage, from the earliest visual appeal of Shylock on an American level in 1752 to Jewish theater artists at the eve of the Civil warfare. The e-book integrates social, political, and cultural histories, with an exam of these texts (both dramatic and literary) that formed the level Jew.

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