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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Richard I. Cohen


Notions of place have always permeated Jewish life and consciousness. The Babylonian Talmud was pitted against the Jerusalem Talmud; the worlds of Sepharad and Ashkenaz were viewed as two pillars of the Jewish experience; the diaspora was conceived as a wholly different experience from that of Eretz Israel; and Jews from Eastern Europe and “German Jews” were often seen as mirror opposites, whereas Jews under Islam were often characterized pejoratively, especially because of their allegedly uncultured surroundings. Place, or makom, is a strategic opportunity to explore the tensions that charact ... More

Keywords: Place, Jewish life, memory, makom, Jewish culture

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190912628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard I. Cohen, editor
Academic Director of Daat Hamakom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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