Printer Friendly

The emergence of modern Hebrew creativity in Babylon from 1735-1950.


The emergence of modern Hebrew creativity in Babylon from 1735-1950.

Hakak, Lev.

Purdue University Press


258 pages



Shofar supplements in Jewish studies


Hakak (Hebrew language and literature, U. of California-Los Angeles) places literature by Jews in modern Iraq and Mesopotamia in the context of the exile of Jews to Babylon during ancient times, and the persistence of Jewish culture in the region down the centuries through the many changes of rulers. He covers poetry, folktales, reportage, epistles, research of literature, a short story, and Hebrew periodicals. Among his topics are playful poetry by rabbi Nissim Matsliyah, the folktales of rabbi Yosef Hayyim, scholar of medieval Hebrew poetry Shaul Abdullah Josef, and an anthology of poems and compositions from the students of Shammash school.

([c]2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2009 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Shofar supplements in Jewish studies
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2009
Previous Article:Writing the Pre-Raphaelites; text, context, subtext.
Next Article:Narratives of women and murder in England, 1680-1760; deadly plots.

Related Articles
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 18, Jewish Women in Eastern Europe.
Judaism and Hellenism reconsidered.
The first tithe; memoirs and edifying discourses of the Hebrew war for freedom.
Blowing the whistle on genocide; Josiah E. Dubois, Jr. and the struggle for a U.S. response to the Holocaust.
The New York public intellectuals and beyond; exploring liberal humanism, Jewish identity, and the American protest tradition.
From Judah Hadassi to Elijah Bashyatchi; studies in late medieval Karaite philosophy.
Maven in blue jeans; a festschrift in honor of Zev Garber.
Eichah: A Modern Commentary on the Book of Lamentations.
Alternative targum traditions; the use of variant readings for the study in origin and history of targum Jonathan.
Scepter of Judah; the Jewish autonomy in the eighteenth-century Crown Poland.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters