Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada

Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada

This study focuses on the earliest period of creativity in the life of Judah Halevi (1075-1141), the greatest Hebrew poet since biblical times, and offers a portrait of a unique circle of Hebrew poets centering on the Muslim city-kingdom of ...

Author: Ann Brener

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047408376

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study focuses on the earliest period of creativity in the life of Judah Halevi (1075-1141), the greatest Hebrew poet since biblical times, and offers a portrait of a unique circle of Hebrew poets centering on the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity

Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity

126 One of Ibn 'Ezra's students, Yehuda Ben Shemuel Ha-Levi (1075–1141), a Jewish poet and religious philosopher, ... 127 See Ann Brener, Judah Halevi and his Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2005), pp.

Author: Reuven Snir

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004289109

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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In Who Needs Arab-Jewish Identity?: Interpellation, Exclusion, and Inessential Solidarities, Reuven Snir presents a fresh approach to the study of Arab-Jewish identity showing that singularity, not identity, has become the major war cry among Arabized Jews.
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Metaphor and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Thought

Metaphor and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Thought

4Ann Brener, Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden: Brill, 2005), 61. Brener recreates the historical and social circumstances of Hebrew poets in lateeleventh and early-twelfth centuries al-Andalus.

Author: Dianna Lynn Roberts-Zauderer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030294229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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This book reveals how Moses ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Moses Maimonides, and Shem Tov ibn Falaquera understood metaphor and imagination, and their role in the way human beings describe God. It demonstrates how these medieval Jewish thinkers engaged with Arabic-Aristotelian psychology, specifically with regard to imagination and its role in cognition. Dianna Lynn Roberts-Zauderer reconstructs the process by which metaphoric language is taken up by the imagination and the role of imagination in rational thought. If imagination is a necessary component of thinking, how is Maimonides’ idea of pure intellectual thought possible? An examination of select passages in the Guide, in both Judeo-Arabic and translation, shows how Maimonides’ attitude towards imagination develops, and how translations contribute to a bifurcation of reason and imagination that does not acknowledge the nuances of the original text. Finally, the author shows how Falaquera’s poetics forges a new direction for thinking about imagination.
Categories: Philosophy

The Song of the Distant Dove

The Song of the Distant Dove

Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage Raymond P. Scheindlin Oxford University Press ... The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain. ... Brenner, Ann. Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada.

Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195315424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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Scheindlin has written the first book on Halevi (d. 1141), the greatest of premodern Hebrew poets pilgrimage from Spain to Israel. A detailed narrative of his journey, interwoven with poems and samples of original documents is crowned by the complete corpus of Halevi's pilgrimage poems in new verse translations, accompanied by discussions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

... Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 75/3(1993), 33–51. brener, ann, Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden, 2005). davidson, israel, Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry [Otsar ...

Author: Javier Castano

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786949905

Category: History

Page: 363

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Though the existence of Jewish regional cultures is widely known, the origins of the most prominent groups, Ashkenaz and Sepharad, are poorly understood, and the rich variety of other regional Jewish identities is often overlooked. Yet all these subcultures emerged in the Middle Ages. Scholars contributing to the present study were invited to consider how such regional identities were fashioned, propagated, reinforced, contested, and reshaped—and to reflect on the developments, events, or encounters that made these identities manifest. They were asked to identify how subcultural identities proved to be useful, and the circumstances in which they were deployed. The resulting volume spans the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, and explores Jewish cultural developments in western Europe, the Balkans, North Africa, and Asia Minor. In its own way, each contribution considers factors—demographic, geographical, historical, economic, political, institutional, legal, intellectual, theological, cultural, and even biological—that led medieval Jews to conceive of themselves, or to be perceived by others, as bearers of a discrete Jewish regional identity. Notwithstanding the singularity of each essay, they collectively attest to the inherent dynamism of Jewish regional identities.
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Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetry

Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetry

Leiden 2005, Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada. Leiden Brockelmann, Carl, 1937/42, Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur, Supplementband. Leiden Brody, Hayyim, 1937, Piuuutim ve-sire tehilla me-rav haye ga'on.

Author: Yosef Tobi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004189454

Category: History

Page: 530

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The basic concept of this book is that in spite of the borrowed Arabic poetical values, medieval Hebrew poetry stubbornly distanced itself from Arabic poetry. The conclusive result of an in-depth comparative examination is that Hebrew poetry combined selective Arabic poetical values with ethical Jewish values to create a distinctive poetical school.
Categories: History

Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

bodian, miriam, 'Liberty of Conscience and the Jews in the Dutch Republic', Studies in Christian–Jewish Relations, ... 6(1991), 216–36. bremer, ann, Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden, 2005). bulliet, ...

Author: Jane S. Gerber

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789624250

Category: History

Page: 333

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Sephardi identity has meant different things at different times, but has always entailed a connection with Spain, from which the Jews were expelled in 1492. While Sephardi Jews have lived in numerous cities and towns throughout history, certain cities had a greater impact in the shaping of their culture. This book focuses on those that may be considered most important, from Cordoba in the tenth century to Toledo, Venice, Safed, Istanbul, Salonica, and Amsterdam at the dawn of the seventeenth century. Each served as a venue in which a particular dimension of Sephardi Jewry either took shape or was expressed in especially intense form. Significantly, these cities were mostly heterogeneous in their population and culture—half of them under Christian rule and half under Muslim rule—and this too shaped the Sephardi world-view and attitude. While Sephardim cultivated a distinctive identity, they felt at home in the cultures of their adopted lands. Drawing upon a variety of both primary and secondary sources, Jane Gerber demonstrates that Sephardi history and culture have always been multifaceted. Her interdisciplinary approach captures the many contexts in which the life of the Jews from Iberia unfolded, without either romanticizing the past or diluting its reality.
Categories: History

Arab Jewish Literature

Arab Jewish Literature

The Birth and Demise of the Arabic Short Story Reuven Snir. Blau, Joshua. ... The Emergence and Linguistic Background of Judaeo-Arabic: A Study of the Origins of Middle Arabic. ... Judah Halevi and his Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada.

Author: Reuven Snir

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004390683

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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Arab-Jewish Literature: The Birth and Demise of the Arabic Short Story offers an account of the development of the art of the Arabic short story among the Arabized Jews during the twentieth century. An anthology of sixteen translated stories are included as an appendix to the book.
Categories: Religion

2005

2005

Judah Halevi and his circle of Hebrew poets in Granada. Leiden a. Boston: Brill, 2005, X-155 p. (Hebrew language and literature series, 6). 2681. Cambridge companion (The) to Maimonides. Ed. by Kenneth SEESKIN. Cambridge a.

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441615

Category: History

Page: 430

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Die IBOHS verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.
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Vernacular Voices

Vernacular Voices

Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities Kirsten A. Fudeman ... ''Second style acquisition: The linguistic socialization of newly Orthodox Jews. ... Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada.

Author: Kirsten A. Fudeman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205359

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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A thirteenth-century text purporting to represent a debate between a Jew and a Christian begins with the latter's exposition of the virgin birth, something the Jew finds incomprehensible at the most basic level, for reasons other than theological: "Speak to me in French and explain your words!" he says. "Gloss for me in French what you are saying in Latin!" While the Christian and the Jew of the debate both inhabit the so-called Latin Middle Ages, the Jew is no more comfortable with Latin than the Christian would be with Hebrew. Communication between the two is possible only through the vernacular. In Vernacular Voices, Kirsten Fudeman looks at the roles played by language, and especially medieval French and Hebrew, in shaping identity and culture. How did language affect the way Jews thought, how they interacted with one another and with Christians, and who they perceived themselves to be? What circumstances and forces led to the rise of a medieval Jewish tradition in French? Who were the writers, and why did they sometimes choose to write in the vernacular rather than Hebrew? How and in what terms did Jews define their relationship to the larger French-speaking community? Drawing on a variety of texts written in medieval French and Hebrew, including biblical glosses, medical and culinary recipes, incantations, prayers for the dead, wedding songs, and letters, Fudeman challenges readers to open their ears to the everyday voices of medieval French-speaking Jews and to consider French elements in Hebrew manuscripts not as a marginal phenomenon but as reflections of a vibrant and full vernacular existence. Applying analytical strategies from linguistics, literature, and history, she demonstrates that language played a central role in the formation, expression, and maintenance of medieval Jewish identity and that it brought Christians and Jews together even as it set them apart.
Categories: Religion