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.
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Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity

Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity

127 See Ann Brener, Judah Halevi and his Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2005), pp. 19, 59; Yosef Tobi, Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetry: Studies in Spanish Medieval Hebrew ...

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.
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The Song of the Distant Dove

The Song of the Distant Dove

Bonebakker, S. A. “Prejudice Against Poetry in Early Islam. ... The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain. ... Brenner, Ann. Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199886319

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the best known and most beloved of medieval Hebrew poets, partly because of his passionate poems of longing for the Land of Israel and partly because of the legend of his death as a martyr while reciting his Ode to Zion at the gates of Jerusalem. He was also one of the premier theologians of medieval Judaism, having written a treatise on the meaning of Judaism that is still studied and venerated by traditional Jews. As a member of the wealthy Jewish elite of medieval Spain, Halevi enjoyed the material pleasures available to the upper classes. Alongside his sacred poetry, he wrote verses about youthful romance, wine songs, and odes to his friends. In midlife, Halevi turned more seriously to religion, eventually abandoning his family and community with hopes of ending his life as a pilgrim in the land of Israel. Miraculously, a number of letters in Arabic were discovered about fifty years ago, some written by Halevi, some written to Halevi, and yet others written about Halevi by his friends in Egypt. These letters preserve a vivid record of Halevi's travels as a pilgrim and of the last months of his life. Raymond Scheindlin has written the first book-length treatment of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He tells the story of Halevi's journey through selections from these revealing sources and explores its meaning through discussions of his stirring poetry, presented here in new verse translations with full commentary. In Hebrew verse of unparalleled beauty, Halevi salutes the Holy Land; he argues with friends about his intentions; he sets out his fantasy of crossing the ocean, of walking the hills and valleys of the Land of Israel, and of dying and mingling his bones with its soil and stones. He even confides his secret fears and uncertainties, his longing for his family, and his fear of death at sea. With his consummate skill as a translator of Hebrew poetry and his mastery of Judeo-Arabic culture, Scheindlin provides fresh insights into the literary, religious, and historical facets of Halevi's captivating poetry and fateful journey.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume 5 Jews in the Medieval Islamic World

The Cambridge History of Judaism  Volume 5  Jews in the Medieval Islamic World

160; translated by Ann Brener, Judah Halevi and his Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Leiden, 2005), 118. 17 See note 11. 18 Jefim Schirmann, Hebrew Poetry in Spain and Provence [Hebrew] (Jerusalem, 1979), 1:589; translation based on ...

Author: Phillip I. Lieberman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038591

Category: Religion

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Volume 5 examines the history of Judaism in the Islamic World from the rise of Islam in the early sixth century to the expulsion of Jews from Spain at the end of the fifteenth. This period witnessed radical transformations both within the Jewish community itself and in the broader contexts in which the Jews found themselves. The rise of Islam had a decisive influence on Jews and Judaism as the conditions of daily life and elite culture shifted throughout the Islamicate world. Islamic conquest and expansion affected the shape of the Jewish community as the center of gravity shifted west to the North African communities, and long-distance trading opportunities led to the establishment of trading diasporas and flourishing communities as far east as India. By the end of our period, many of the communities on the 'other' side of the Mediterranean had come into their own—while many of the Jewish communities in the Islamicate world had retreated from their high-water mark.
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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.
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Yehuda Halevi

Yehuda Halevi

Brann , R. The Compunctious Poet : Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain , Baltimore and London 1991 . Brenner , A. Judah Halevi and his Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada . Leiden and Boston , 2005 .

Author: Joseph Yahalom

Publisher: Magness Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131236858

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Yehuda Halevi: Poetry and Pilgrimage follows the life story of the greatest Hebrew poet of medieval times from his first publication in Christian Toledo to his heroic journey toward Zion from Muslim Spain. The description is based, for the first time, onthe entire collection of his poetry- The Diwan, which was edited and reedited between East and West at every important crossroad of his life. This in turn is done through comparison to autographical letters and contemporary correspondence discovered and collected over the past 50 years in the Cairo Geniza collections. Documentary material and Literary works, which were shun behind the iron wall in The Russian National Library in St. Petersburg, are woven for the first time into one, enabling us to examine closely the intricate relationship between old Jewish traditions and the ideological heritage associated with Halevi's innovative writings in prose and in poetry. Confronting Halevi's "Zion, will thou not ask"? opens the study which is mainly concerned with the story of Halevi's odyssey from Christian to Muslim Spain and eventually to Egypt, including the epic quest to the beloved yet fatal Zion.--Cover.
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