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This collection of close textual reading by scholars in a variety of areas, including rabbinics, Jewish history, education, Hebrew literature, Yidish literature, America Jewish literature, is a tribute to Arnold Band. Each Essay constitutes a new and original reading of a text. The texts analyzed are drawn from a wide range of genres: talmudic legal texts, hasidic tales, folklore, as well as modern poems, essays, and works of fiction in Hebrew, Yiddish, German and English.

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  1. Title Page
  2. p. I
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. III-VI
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  1. Publishers' Preface
  2. Michael L. Satlow
  3. pp. VII-VIII
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  1. Preface
  2. David C. Jacobson
  3. pp. IX-XII
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  1. Two Views of Arnold Band
  2. Ross Shideler, Kathleen Komar
  3. pp. XIII-XX
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  1. Reflections on Arnold Band, Scholar, Teacher, Mentor
  2. William Cutter
  3. pp. XXI-XXXII
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  1. Dor Dor Vedorshav: Of Fathers and Sons
  2. Michael A. Signer
  3. pp. XXXIII-XXXVI
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  1. PART I: Classical Jewish Texts and Modern Interpreters
  1. Two Literary Talmudic Readings
  2. David M. Gordis
  3. pp. 3-16
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  1. Sefer Ha'aggadah: Triumph or Tragedy?
  2. Alan Mintz
  3. pp. 17-26
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  1. "The Scroll of Fire": An Interpretation
  2. Ezra Spicehandler
  3. pp. 27-40
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  1. Rabbi Nahman's Third Beggar
  2. Joseph Dan
  3. pp. 41-54
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  1. Parallel Worlds: Wissenschaft and Pesaq in the Seridei Esh
  2. David Ellenson
  3. pp. 55-74
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  1. A Third Guide for the Perplexed? Simon Rawidowicz "On Interpretation"
  2. David N. Myers
  3. pp. 75-88
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  1. PART II: S. Y. Agnon
  1. S. Y. Agnon's "From Foe to Friend": Agnon between Berit Shalom and Berit Yosef Trumpeldor
  2. Dan Almagor
  3. pp. 91-106
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  1. Is Tehillah Worthy of Her Praise?
  2. Risa Domb
  3. pp. 107-116
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  1. Religious Ecstasy, Erotic Turmoil, and Christian Innuendoes in S. Y. Agnon's "Haneshiqah Harishonah" ("First Kiss")
  2. Dalia Dromi
  3. pp. 117-124
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  1. Flirtation in S. Y. Agnon's Shira
  2. Nancy Ezer
  3. pp. 125-136
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  1. Reb Nahman Krochmal in Jaffa: A Hallucinatory Vision in S. Y. Agnon's Temol Shilshom
  2. Avraham Holtz
  3. pp. 137-146
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  1. Childish Distortions of Rabbinic Texts in S. Y. Agnon's "Hamitpaḥat"
  2. David C. Jacobson
  3. pp. 147-160
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  1. What "Dances" in Agnon's "Dance of Death"
  2. Malka Shaked
  3. pp. 161-170
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  1. Agnon from a Medieval Perspective
  2. David Stern
  3. pp. 171-186
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  1. PART III: Diaspora
  1. "The Wealthy Señor Miguel": A Study of a Sephardic Novella
  2. Tamar Alexander
  3. pp. 189-208
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  1. The Imagined Jew: Heinrich Heine's "Prinzessin Sabbath"
  2. Michael A. Meyer
  3. pp. 209-222
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  1. The Way of the "Wail of the Wind": Peretz Smolenskin's Latent, Worthy Ars Poetica
  2. Yair Mazor
  3. pp. 223-234
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  1. Assonance and Its Share in Irony: Comments on Sefer Haqabtsanim
  2. David Patterson
  3. pp. 235-240
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  1. Three Kalikes: A Comparative Study of Mendele, Agnon, and Bashevis
  2. Gershon Shaked
  3. pp. 241-252
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  1. Some Crosscurrents of Linguistic Nationalism: M.Y. Berdyczewski on the Centrality of Hebrew
  2. William Cutter
  3. pp. 253-264
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  1. Bialik's "Tsafririm": Innocence and Experience
  2. Glenda Abramson
  3. pp. 265-278
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  1. Death in a Furnished Room: Rereading Isaac Rosenfeld's Obituaries
  2. Steven J. Zipperstein
  3. pp. 279-288
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  1. Philip Roth, Jewish Identity, and the Satire of Modern Success
  2. Murray Baumgarten
  3. pp. 289-300
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  1. PART IV: Zionism, Holocaust, and Israel
  1. Rachel and the Female Voice: Labor, Gender, and the Zionist Pioneer Vision
  2. Yael Zerubavel
  3. pp. 303-318
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  1. Revising the Past: The Image of the Idyllic "Village"
  2. Gabriella Moscati Steindler
  3. pp. 319-328
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  1. Why Did the River Turn Red? On the Story "Orsha" by Gershon Schofmann
  2. Avner Holtzman
  3. pp. 329-338
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  1. A Prayer of Homecoming by Abraham Sutzkever
  2. Ruth R. Wisse
  3. pp. 339-350
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  1. The Kernel
  2. Aharon Appelfeld
  3. pp. 351-356
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  1. Who Is a Jew? Dan Ben Amotz's Novel To Remember, To Forget
  2. Nurith Gertz
  3. pp. 357-368
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  1. Rereading Dan Pagis's "Abba"
  2. Robert K. Baruch
  3. pp. 369-378
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  1. What Learning Is Most Worth?
  2. Walter Ackerman
  3. pp. 379-388
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  1. Aharon Megged's "Burden" in His Portrayals of the Effects of Israel's Wars
  2. Stanley Nash
  3. pp. 389-408
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  1. Shading the Truth: A. B. Yehoshua's "Facing the Forests"
  2. Gilead Morahg
  3. pp. 409-418
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  1. Political Mothers: Women's Voice and the Binding of Isaac in Israeli Poetry
  2. Ruth Kartun-Blum
  3. pp. 419-438
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  1. Zionist Dreams and Savyon Liebrecht's "A Cow Named Virginia"
  2. Naomi Sokoloff
  3. pp. 439-450
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  1. Between Genesis and Sophocles: Biblical Psychopolitics in A. B. Yehoshua's Mr. Mani
  2. Yael S. Feldman
  3. pp. 451-464
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  1. Amichai's Open Closed Open and Now and in Other Days: A Poetic Dialogue
  2. Nili Rachel Scharf Gold
  3. pp. 465-478
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  1. The Frigid Option: A Psychocultural Study of the Novel Love Life by Zeruya Shalev
  2. Yigal Schwartz
  3. pp. 479-488
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  1. Publications of Arnold J. Band
  2. pp. 489-496
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 497-504
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  1. Permissions
  2. pp. 505-506
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781946527165
Related ISBN(s)
9781946527622
MARC Record
OCLC
1946527165
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-05
Language
English
Open Access
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