Jewish Cultural Nationalism: Origins and influences by David Aberbach

By David Aberbach

Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the advance of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to trendy instances, concentrating on specific routine and locations in addition to texts which signified, or themselves caused, switch: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the fashionable Hebrew literature, fairly in Tsarist Russia. whereas the impression of the Hebrew Bible on my own on nationalism in person classes has been topic to a lot scholarly examine, the current paintings is rare in its emphasis at the continuity of Jewish cultural nationalism and its impacts via Hebrew texts.

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Most of it belongs to the narrow period 1031–1140 when the Umayyad empire fell apart and Christian Europe began to overtake Islam, militarily, economically and culturally. During this period, Hebrew poets not only adopted Arabic versification; they seem to some extent also to have been influenced by a secular lifestyle associated mainly with court culture, while at the same time keeping strictly to Jewish tradition and, in fact, also writing poems for the synagogue liturgy. How did Jewish literature move from its relatively assimilationist stance in the early eleventh century to nationalist longing by the early twelfth century?

He was convinced of an eternal hostility between Jews and non-Jews and indeed of Jewish racial superiority. He advocated the creation through force of a powerful Jewish state extending from the Nile to the Euphrates as the only way to overcome Jewish powerlessness and to defeat the rapacious anti-Semitic beast. In despair, Greenberg watched in the late 1930s as the nations whose languages and religious cultures owed most to the Hebrew Bible brought the European Jews to the brink of extermination: Germany, by making Europe a lethal trap; and the United States and Britain, master of the largest empire in history – including the Jewish National Home in the Land of Israel – by keeping the gates of immigration closed.

Qxd 38 17/8/07 7:44 PM Page 38 Jewish nationalism in medieval Islam Yet, most Hebrew poetry in Muslim Spain in the eleventh and twelfth centuries was not about Zion. It was conspicuous for non-theological elements, influenced by contemporaneous Arabic poetry with its various genres: love poetry, including homosexual poetry, poetry of friendship, wine songs, war poetry, and so on. This was the outstanding Hebrew poetry between the end of the biblical age and modern times. Most of it belongs to the narrow period 1031–1140 when the Umayyad empire fell apart and Christian Europe began to overtake Islam, militarily, economically and culturally.

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