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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 105–134.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Moshe Simon-Shoshan This article presents a new approach to understanding the discourse of the Babylonian Talmud and the ways it generates meaning. This approach is rooted in Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of dialogism as explicated in his “Discourse in the Novel” and is based on a reevaluation...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
... former life when his family eventually joins him. Moreover, he finds his wife Gitl’s Old World appearance and behavior so repellent that he divorces her in order to marry Mamie, a flirtatious Americanized sweatshop operator. The divorce frees Gitl to marry Jake’s nemesis, Bernstein, a Talmud scholar...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (Kerler 1999: 57 – 115; Shmeruk 1981: 147 – 64). Such linguisti- cally modernized editions of the textual canon were more prevalent in Podo- lia, the Hasidic heartland, than in Greater Lithuania, the center of Talmudic learning (Roskies 1974); technical and political conditions also varied greatly...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Literary Theory (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Eco, Umberto 1976 A Theory of Semiotics (Bloomington: Indiana University Press). Epstein, Isidore 1961 The Babylonian Talmud (London: Soncino). Fishbane, Michael A. 1985 Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (Oxford...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 399–421.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Zuckerman Bound ( New York : Library of America ). Rothkoff Aaron 1972 “Hebrew Alphabet in Midrash, Talmud, and Kabbalah,” in Encyclopedia Judaica , vol. 8 , edited by Roth Cecil , 747 ( Jerusalem : Keter ). Rozier Gilles 2006 [2003] The Mercy Room , translated...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press). Peterfreund, Stuart 2002 “Not for `Antiquaries,'but for `Philosophers': Isaac D'Israeli's Talmudic Critique and His Talmudical Way with Literature,” in British Romanticism and the Jews:History, Culture, Literature , edited by Shelia Spector, 179 -96 (London: Palgrave...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 59–110.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Mendelssohn used the Holy Scriptures as a passage to the German language. This is Ben-Menachem [Mendelssohn], who set aside the Talmud and desecrated the honor of the Torah, making her a despised handmaiden [shifkhah nevazah ][sic ] to teach by means of it the German language” (quoted in Seidman 2006: 176...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 211–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
... connotative life situations.” According to Harshav (ibid “Yiddish internalized and schematized some essential characteristics of ‘Talmudic’ dialectical argument and questioning, com- bined with typical communicative patterns evolved in the precarious, marginal, Diaspora existence,” and authors like Sholem...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is a teacher of Polish, and he feels unhappy in the poor household of his parents: a learned, pedantic and schlemiel-like father, Reb Toyvie, a melamed and teacher of Gemara (Talmud) in the town, and an overworked and worri- some, always complaining mother. The core of the novel is an account of the 388...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 489–512.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 233–303.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Books ). Whittingham William , ed. 1969 [1560] The Geneva Bible. A Facsimile of the 1560 Edition , introduction by Berry Lloyd E. ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ). Wimpfheimer Barry Scott 2011 Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
... like what Freud called ‘‘the narcissism of minor difference The Jews in Persia think of themselves as ancient Assyrians, while the imitators continue the age-old practices of Talmudic textual interpretation. Evoking Ilya Ehrenburg, Shklovsky (ibid.: 194) writes about his Jewish contemporaries...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 423–475.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Press). A rhetorical analysis of modern Yiddish literature describing the significant role of the playful and ironic use of argumentative and digressive style associ- ated with biblical, Talmudic, and vernacular discourse in modern Yiddish literary works and in the formation of a modern Jewish...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016