This book is based on translated articles by Hungarian Jewish writers and thinkers as well as interviews with them. The articles express different views on Jewish identity in Hungary. The attitudes articulated in the articles reflect a variety of positions: some support full assimilation, others advocate integration that would enable the Jews to preserve their unique identity, and a few speak for Zionism. From the series Interpretation and Culture.From the series Interpretation and Culture. Interpretation and Culture – A Series Edited by: Prof. Avi Sagi Man's nature is to interpret. Human beings, as individuals and as members of a society, are constantly engaged in the interpretation of their deeds, their values, their world and entire realm of activity. The act of interpretation is not the exclusive domain of scholars who research culture. Rather, it is first and foremost, common to every person in this world who strives to find meaning in all spheres of his activity. The act of interpretation is one of the distinguishing characteristics of human existence. Man as a creative thinker is not content with action alone. On the contrary, his acts are accompanied by explanation aimed at understanding. The art of interpretation is usually imbedded in the physical act itself. It is not confined to the light of awareness and methodological consciousness. However, at times interpretation becomes the main focus of study and our attention is diverted from practice to theory. This transition marks the beginning of a new interpretive approach to the study of different areas of human activity by means of deciphering, analysis and description. Such work is carried out by the theoretician and interpretation becomes an independent research discipline. The series ''Interpretation and Culture'' deals with interpretative instances. The books in the series treat the field of interpretation in various aspects: interpretation of literary, philosophical and theological texts, and interpretation of cultures and societies. Each and every book strives to propose an original, challenging interpretive reading.
Danacode:   110-20123 ISBN:  978-965-226-337-7 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   240 Weight:   320 gr Publication Date:   08/2008 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
The book deals with the economics of the Jewish minority in the "Regat"(Old Rumania) from 1859 to 1914. The main study purpose is to define their economic structure while attempting to clarify : does the economic behavior of Regat Jews fit the economic be
First published in German in 1908 by Rabbi Max Mordechai Joseph, this book posits that the only way for religious Judaism to survive is Zionism. This original claim is the novelty of the book, which is now published for the first time in Hebrew.
The Rabbi Yaakov Reines Prize for 1994, Yad Harav Maimon The book, which includes a documentary section, discusses the daring underground activities of Bnei Akiba in Hungary during the Holocaust, such as finding hiding-places, providing false papers, c
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