When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport

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Author: Allen Bodner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438436084

Category: History

Page: 207

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A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Muscling in on New Worlds

Jews, Sport, and the Making of the Americas

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Author: Raanan Rein,David Sheinin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284494

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Muscling in on New Worlds brings together a dynamic new collection of studies that approach sport as a window into Jewish identity formation in the Americas.

Blows to the Head

How Boxing Changed My Mind

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Author: Binnie Klein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438430035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

Worship of the Heart

A Study of Maimonides' Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Ehud Benor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791496325

Category: History

Page: 262

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Shows that for Maimonides (medieval Jewish philosopher) prayer as a pure act of worship is essential.

Jewish Jocks

An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

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Author: Franklin Foer,Marc Tracy

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455516112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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2012 National Jewish Book Award Winner JEWISH JOCKS: AN UNORTHODOX HALL OF FAME is a timeless collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, first-person reflections, and, above all, great writing on some of the most influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports. Featuring work by today's preeminent writers, these essays explore significant Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, and even team owners (in the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!). Contributors include some of today's most celebrated writers covering a vast assortment of topics, including David Remnick on the biggest mouth in sports, Howard Cosell; Jonathan Safran Foer on the prodigious and pugnacious Bobby Fischer; Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson writing elegantly on Marty Reisman, America's greatest ping-pong player and the sport's ultimate showman. Deborah Lipstadt examines the continuing legacy of the Munich Massacre, the fortieth anniversary of which coincided with the 2012 London Olympics. Jane Leavy reveals why Sandy Koufax agreed to attend her daughter's bat mitzvah. And we learn how Don Lerman single-handedly thrust competitive eating into the public eye with three pounds of butter and 120 jalapeño peppers. These essays are supplemented by a cover design and illustrations throughout by Mark Ulriksen. From settlement houses to stadiums and everywhere in between, JEWISH JOCKS features men and women who do not always fit the standard athletic mold. Rather, they utilized talents long prized by a people of the book (and a people of commerce) to game these games to their advantage, in turn forcing the rest of the world to either copy their methods-or be left in their dust.

Det största brottet

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Author: Marte Michelet

Publisher: Albert Bonniers Förlag

ISBN: 9100162779

Category: History

Page: 350

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I början av 1900-talet flyttar det judiska paret Benzel och Sara Braude från Litauen till Oslo för att undkomma pogromerna i Östeuropa. De inrättar ett liv på Grünerløkka och får fyra barn: Harry, Helene, Charles och Isak. I en annan del av staden blir advokatsonen Stian Bech jr. utkastad hemifrån. Han finner nya fadersgestalter i nazismens förgrundsmän och ska snart komma att kalla sig ”Norges värsta nazist”. En kall februaridag 1941 anländer SS-officeren Wilhelm Wagner till Oslo. Hans uppdrag är att kartlägga alla judar i Norge. På var sitt vis flätas dessa öden in i nazismens fanatiska utrotningsprojekt. Den 26 november 1942 står offer och gärningsmän ansikte mot ansikte. Då går den första transporten med norska judar till Auschwitz. Marte Michelets prisbelönta debut ritar om bilden av det norska samhället under kriget och upprättar den judiska gemenskapen som en motståndsrörelse. Det är ett fasansfullt dokument om en antisemitism som tillåts spira ohämmat vid sidan av institutionerna, och om ett motstånd som uppstår trots allt grymmare restriktioner. Översättare: Jan Stolpe

Pursuit of the Ideal, The

Jewish Writings of Steven Schwarzschild

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Author: Menachem Kellner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438408684

Category: History

Page: 394

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Steven Schwarzschild—rabbi, socialist, pacifist, theologian, and philosopher—is both the last of the major medieval Jewish philosophers and the most modern. He is in the tradition of the Jewish thinking that began with Sa’adia Gaon and reached its highest expression in Maimonides. These thinkers believed that Judaism must confront some systematic view of the universe. Sa’adia did this with Kalam, ibn Gabirol with Neo-Platonism, and Maimonides with Aristotelianism. Schwarzschild does it with Neo-Kantianism. From this confrontation, Schwarzschild derives important insights into the nature and structure of contemporary Judaism and Jewish existence in the post-modern world. Menachem Kellner brings together thirteen of Schwarzschild’s Jewish (as opposed to straightforwardly philosophical) writings. Included are important discussions of messianism, death of God theology, ethics, aesthetics, and politics. The common concerns underlying these essays are Neo-Kantian idealism and messianism. In an afterword written especially for this book, Schwarzschild shows that these two foci are really one. In an introductory essay, Menachem Kellner explores the philosophic underpinning of Schwarzschild’s non-Marxist socialism, pacifism, and messianism; and of his critiques of Christianity, political conservatism, and Zionism.

Between Mysticism and Philosophy

Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah Ha-Levi's Kuzari

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Author: Diana Lobel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791493229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

The Berlin Boxing Club

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Author: Robert Sharenow

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062076922

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth. So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way? Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

A Marvelous Memoir

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Author: Stan Lee,Peter David,Colleen Doran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501107720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

Jewish Hearts

A Study of Dynamic Ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union

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Author: Betty N. Hoffman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791490785

Category: History

Page: 308

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Compares the experiences of Soviet/Russian Jewish immigrants to the U.S. during two different time frames.

National Variations in Jewish Identity

Implications for Jewish Education

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Author: Steven M. Cohen,Gabriel Horenczyk

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443729

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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Explores how and why Jewish identity varies in different locations around the world and examines the implications of these variations for Jewish education.

Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics

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Author: No?am Zohar

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791432747

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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A dialogue between contemporary, Western moral philosophy and the tradition of Legal/Moral Descourse (Halakha).

The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

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Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307807878

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Legends Never Die

Athletes and their Afterlives in Modern America

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Author: Richard Ian Kimball

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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With every touchdown, home run, and three-pointer, star athletes represent an American dream that only an elite group blessed with natural talent can achieve. However, Kimball concentrates on what happens once these modern warriors meet their untimely demise. As athletes die, legends rise in their place. The premature deaths of celebrated players not only capture and immortalize their physical superiority, but also jolt their fans with an unanticipated intensity. These athletes escape the inevitability of aging and decline of skill, with only the prime of their youth left to be remembered. But early mortality alone does not transform athletes into immortals. The living ultimately gain the power to construct the legacies of their fallen heroes. In Legends Never Die, Kimball explores the public myths and representations that surround a wide range of athletes, from Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio to Dale Earnhardt and Bonnie McCarroll. Kimball delves deeper than just the cultural significance of sports and its players; he examines how each athlete’s narrative is shaped by gender relations, religion, and politics in contemporary America. In looking at how Americans react to the tragic deaths of sports heroes, Kimball illuminates the important role sports play in US society and helps to explain why star athletes possess such cultural power.

Life to Those Shadows

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Author: Noël Burch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520071445

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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No�l Burch's singularly perceptive view of film and its origins will interest all who care about film theory and history. Life to Those Shadows presents a critique of "classical" approaches to film: the assumptions that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, and that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being. The view that film language was a universal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself, is also challenged here. Burch's major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed--in the capitalist and imperialist West between 1892 and 1929. From this perspective, the book examines the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the sociohistorical circumstances in which it took place. Central to the Institutional Mode are the principles of visualization--camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-sc�ne--that filmmakers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image--implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909)--to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject--completed only with the generalization of lip-synch sound after 1929. Burch contends that this imaginary centering of a sensorially isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illusion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago.

Blows to the Head

How Boxing Changed My Mind

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Author: Binnie Klein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438430035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 5529

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

In 1926

Living on the Edge of Time

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Author: Hans Ulrich GUMBRECHT,Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038045

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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In this thoroughly innovative work, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht evokes the year 1926 through explorations of such things as bars, boxing, movie palaces, hunger artists, airplanes, hair gel, bullfighting, film stardom and dance crazes. From the vantage points of Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York, the reader is allowed multiple itineraries, ultimately becoming immersed in the activities, entertainments, and thought patterns of the citizens of 1926.