Rhapsody in Schmaltz

Author: Michael Wex
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466882654
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Bagels, deli sandwiches and gefilte fish are only a few of the Jewish foods to have crossed into American culture and onto American plates. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the history and social impact of the cuisine that Yiddish-speaking Jews from Central and Eastern Europe brought to the U.S. and that their American descendants developed and refined. The book looks at how and where these dishes came to be, how they varied from region to region, the role they played in Jewish culture in Europe, and the role that they play in Jewish and more general American culture and foodways today. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the pathways of Jewish food from the Bible and Talmud, to Eastern Europe, to its popular landing pads in North America today. With an eye for detail and a healthy dose of humor, Michael Wex also examines how these impact modern culture, from temple to television. He looks at Diane Keaton's pastrami sandwich in Annie Hall, Andy Kaufman's stint as Latke on Taxi and Larry David's Passover seder on Curb Your Enthusiasm, shedding light on how Jewish food permeates our modern imaginations. Rhapsody in Schmaltz is a journey into the sociology, humor, history, and traditions of food and Judaism.

Let s Eat

Author: Lori Stein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jewish food is simmered in a rich broth of history, culture, geography, and religion. This book introduces readers to the connection between Jewish food and the values and traditions of Judaism, offering insight into the meaning and significance of the foods that Jews use to celebrate holidays and life events. Includes more than 40 recipes.

American Jewish Year Book 2016

Author: Arnold Dashefsky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319461222
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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.” Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

Victorians and Their Animals

Author: Brenda Ayers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429768672
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This book, Victorians and Their Animals: Beast on a Leash, investigates the notion that British Victorians did see themselves as naturally dominant species over other humans and over animals. They conscientiously, hegemonically were determined to rule those beneath them and the animal within themselves albeit with varying degrees of success and failure. The articles in this collection apply posthuman and other theories, including queer, postcolonialism, deconstruction, and Marxism, in their exploration of Victorian attitudes toward animals. They study the biopolitical relationships between human and nonhuman animals in several key Victorian literary works. Some of this book’s chapters deal with animal ethics and moral aesthetics. Also being studied is the representation of animals in several Victorian novels as narrative devices to signify class status and gender dynamics, either to iterate socially acceptable mores or to satirize hypocrisy or breach of behavior or to voice social protest. All of the chapters analyse the interdependence of people and animals during the nineteenth century.

Gauner Gro kotz kesse Lola

Author: Christoph Gutknecht
Publisher: be.bra verlag
ISBN: 3839321263
Format: PDF
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Das neue Buch von Bestseller-Autor Christoph Gutknecht. Schlamassel, Pustekuchen, Saure-Gurken-Zeit - etliche deutsche Begriffe und Redensarten stammen ursprünglich aus dem Jiddischen. In über 60 vergnüglichen Wortgeschichten erklärt Christoph Gutknecht, woher Begriffe wie Pleite, Großkotz oder Mammon kommen und was sie ursprünglich bedeutet haben.

Appetites

Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959716672
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In Appetites stellt Anthony Bourdain seine Lieblingsgerichte vor, die ihm schon während seiner Kindheit, später in seiner Karriere als Koch und natürlich auf seinen Reisen ans Herz gewachsen sind. Doch Appetites ist weit mehr als ein Kochbuch. Es ist ein Kunstwerk. Ein Manifest. Eine Reflexion über das (richtige) Leben und ein Schlachtplan für die Küche, der dabei hilft, Gäste mit atemberaubender Effizienz in Schrecken zu versetzen. Die Fotos sind rebellisch, frech, ungeschönt, unkonventionell. Sie zeigen, wie es in einer Küche wirklich zugeht, und zelebrieren Bourdains Bad-Boy-Image auf schaurig-schöne Weise. Die Gerichte schmecken dennoch fantastisch und sollten – in Bourdains Augen – wirklich von jedem gekocht werden können.

Bildhaftes Erleben in Todesn he

Author: Pierre Bühler
Publisher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich
ISBN: 3290177718
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Begegnungen mit verstorbenen Angehörigen oder dem Todesboten, Engelerscheinungen oder ein Gefährt, das auftaucht, um den Sterbenden mitzunehmen – Sterbebettvisionen sind individuell und doch lassen sich sich wiederholende Motive ausmachen. Können und dürfen die letzten Bilder und Erzählungen eines Sterbenden als Halluzinationen oder neurophysiologische Phänomene abgetan werden? Oder offerieren Wachträume, traumartige Erlebnisse in komatösen Zuständen oder Nahtoderfahrungen nicht gerade Sinn und Vertrauen an der Grenze des Lebens?*Im vorliegenden Band untersuchen ausgewiesene Fachleute das Spektrum der Darstellungs- und Ausdrucksformen des imaginativen und bildhaften Erlebens in Todesnähe. Die Deutung der Sterbephänomene soll Seelsorger, Pflegende und Angehörige befähigen, angemessen zu reagieren, und bietet Orientierung für einen würdigen Umgang mit Menschen in der letzten Lebensphase.