1 edition of Contemporary Sephardic identity in the Americas found in the catalog.
Contemporary Sephardic identity in the Americas
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Margalit Bejarano and Edna Aizenberg|
|Series||Modern Jewish history|
|LC Classifications||E29.J5 C66 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2012010223|
Sephardim are often identified by their relationship to Christian Europe, even as the earliest strata of Sephardic Jewish culture is formulated in the Arabic language. The disdain of contemporary Jews for the Arab culture under the Zionist ideology has served to undermine the very model that has enriched Judaism over the course of many centuries. When Jewish-Latino photographer Peter Svarzbein drove through Ruidoso, N.M., and stopped at Sonya Loya's shop, he was overwhelmed to find .
(Hispanic is a common term for people of Spanish descent, particularly in the American Southwest; Latino is the author’s preferred term for all people of Latin American descent.) My interest in Sephardic studies began in while I was completing my undergraduate degree in history at the University of Texas. This book examines a group of multicultural Jewish poets to address the issue of multilingualism within a context of minor languages and literatures, nationalism, and diaspora. It introduces three writers working in minor or threatened languages who challenge the usual consensus of Jewish literature: Algerian Sadia Lévy, Israeli Margalit Matitiahu, and Argentine Juan Gelman.
Indeed, the Sephardic mystique may have been even more central to German Jewish identity than Grecophilia was to German identity. The history of this cultural obsession is the subject of German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic, a new book by John M. Efron, one of the leading historians of modern . Book of Prayer of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, London (5 vols.): Oxford (Oxford Univ. Press, Vivian Ridler), / (since reprinted) Book of Prayer: According to the Custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, David de Sola Pool, New York: Union of Sephardic Congregations, (later edition ).
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ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: xxii, pages ; 25 cm. Contents: The Sephardic communities of Latin America: a puzzle of subethnic fragments, / Margalit Bejarano --Nuevos mundos halló colón, or, what's different about Sephardic literature in the Americas?/ Edna Aizenberg --Sephardic and Syrian immigration to America: acculturation and communal.
Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas Book Description: Offers a wide overview of the Sephardic presence in North and South America through eleven essays discussing culture, history, literature, language, religion and music.
Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Edited by Margalit Bejarano and Edna Aizenberg. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, xxii + pp. The vast majority of studies on Jews in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xxii, pages) Contents: The Sephardic communities of Latin America: a puzzle of subethnic fragments, / Margalit Bejarano --Nuevos mundos halló colón, or, what's different about Sephardic literature in the Americas?/ Edna Aizenberg --Sephardic Contemporary Sephardic identity in the Americas book Syrian immigration to America: acculturation and.
Book review: Essays by several distinguished historians, sociologists and literary critics are gathered in this book. Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas aims at filling a lacuna in the historiography.
As the editors note in the introduction, existing studies on Latin American Sephardim have tended to focus on individual communities, were mostly limited to the colonial period, were not comparative in nature and remained usually inaccessible to the English reading audience because of.
The influx of Jews into American life came in three waves: 1) Sephardic Jews (originating from Spain and Portugal, sometimes through Brazil) around the time of the American Revolution, 2) German Jews after the failed German revolution inand 3) Polish and Russian Jews fleeing from Russian pograms before WWI through the post-WWII/Holocaust.
The Sephardic population in the Americas is formed by a large number of small groups, divided according to the communities of origin in the Iberian Peninsula, the Middle East, and North Africa, and dispersed among English–, Spanish–, Portuguese–, and French-speaking societies.
There have been Jewish communities in the United States since colonial Jewish communities were primarily Sephardi (Jews of Spanish and Portuguese descent), composed of immigrants from Brazil and merchants who settled in cities.
Until the s, the Jewish community of Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest in North the late s and the beginning of the s, many. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Modern Jewish History) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
This book explores Queen Esther as an idealized woman in Iberia, as well as a Jewish heroine for conversos in the Sephardic Diaspora in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The biblical Esther --the Jewish woman who marries the King of Persia and saves her people -- was contested in the cultures of early modern Europe, authored as a symbol of conformity as well as resistance.
The Grandees: The Story of America's Sephardic Elite (Modern Jewish History) Paperback – March 1, by Stephen Birmingham (Author) out of 5 stars 12 ratings.
See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Reviews: More often than not, these Jewish communities are simply absent from portrayals of American Jewry. Drawing on primary sources such as the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) press, archival documents, and oral histories, Sephardic Jews in America offers the first book-length academic treatment of their history in the United States, from to the present.
These are some of the books I have found useful in my searches. It is by no means a complete list (a much larger list can be found in my book on Sephardic genealogy) but it is hoped that these will be useful as a start in your own searches.
Even though the books are divided into sections for convenience, Jews frequently moved from region to region (between Spain and North Africa in pre.
Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews, Hispanic Jews or Sephardim are a Jewish ethnic division originating from traditionally established communities in the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal) and expelled from the region in the late 15th century.
They evolved a distinctive diasporic identity that they carried with them to North Africa, Anatolia, the Levant, South-eastern and.
The history of the Jews in Latin America began with conversos who joined the Spanish and Portuguese expeditions to the continents. The Alhambra Decree of led to the mass conversion of Spain's Jews to Catholicism and the expulsion of those who refused to do so.
However, the vast majority of Conversos never made it to the New World and remained in Spain slowly assimilating to the dominant. Last year, after brushing up on modern Spanish in college, and with a Ladino-Turkish dictionary in hand, I began reading Istanbul’s monthly Ladino newspaper El Amaneser — the only contemporary Ladino newspaper circulated today — and a Ladino book of essays.
I began to speak Ladino with my grandparents without having to switch to Turkish. By Elizabeth DiEmanuele Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks Contemporary American literature is subversive. It contains an element of the surreal, bizarre names, plots and consistent, biting commentary.
Primarily postmodernist, these works are inherently distrustful. They not only question cultural inconsistencies, they allow such inconsistencies to naturally unfold within the .This volume contributes to the growing field of Early Modern Jewish Atlantic History, while stimulating new discussions at the interface between Jewish Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
It is a collection of substantive, sophisticated and variegated essays, combining case studies with theoretical reflections, organized into three sections: race. A more modern and broad definition is a religious one, in which a Sephardi refers to any Jew, of any ethnic background, who follows the customs and traditions of nusach (liturgy) used by Sephardi Jews in their prayer book.
Some of the people who pray with the Sephardi liturgy are not ethnically Sephardic. Ladino.