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Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Neta Stahl


This work explores the striking metamorphosis of the figure of Jesus from Other to brother in 20th century Hebrew and Yiddish literature and culture. Jesus and Christianity function in this book as the window through which the author presents and examines major shifts in Jewish self-perception. This historical journey follows changes in Jewish life before and after the Holocaust and Israeli statehood. Zionist writers of the 1920s and 1930s associated Christian symbols and places mentioned in the New Testament like Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee with the enthusiasm and the hardships of redeemi ... More

Keywords: Jesus, Christianity, modern Hebrew literature, Jewish modernism, Uri Zvi Greenberg, S.Y. Agnon, Yoel Hoffman, Natan Zach, Yona Wollach, Avot Yeshurun, Zionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199760008
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neta Stahl, author
Johns Hopkins University