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Introduction to Shofar special issue: Rethinking exile, center, and diaspora in modern Jewish culture

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Weiss, DH 
Peleg, Y 

Abstract

The essays in this special issue stem from a conference held at the University of Cambridge in May 2016 on the theme of “Rethinking Exile, Center, and Diaspora in Modern Jewish Culture.” With participants from the UK, Israel, Germany, and the US, the discussions and presentations took their starting point from the reflection that, over the course of multiple centuries prior to the modern era, Jewish culture was shaped in various ways by the concept of “exile” and by the practical circumstances that corresponded to this concept. The conference aimed to explore ways in which inherited Jewish culture has also been reshaped and affected by the presence of nonexilic or anti-exilic dynamics in more recent and contemporary Jewish history.

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Keywords

5004 Religious Studies, 50 Philosophy and Religious Studies

Journal Title

Shofar

Conference Name

Journal ISSN

0882-8539
1534-5165

Volume Title

34

Publisher

Purdue University Press

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