Skip to content

American Jewry and the Oslo Years by N. Rubin

By N. Rubin

The Oslo means of September 1993 to January 2001 eventually caused an enduring holiday in American Judaism's conventional wall-to-wall help for any Israeli executive. Drawing on huge new assets, Rubin analyzes what this intended for the yankee and Israeli Jewish communities―critical constituencies in previous and destiny negotiations.

Show description

Read Online or Download American Jewry and the Oslo Years PDF

Similar israel & palestine books

A War of Words: Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel

This booklet examines a sequence of controversies surrounding Israel's use of strength and its failure to avoid violence. prompted through Weber's definition of the kingdom because the 'monopoly of violence', politcial scientists and criminologists alike have concentrated their realization at the legitimation struggles of non-state actors who hotel to violence.

The Bible in Arab Christianity (The History of Christian-Muslim Relations)

". .. illustrates the centrality of the Bible to Arab Christians as a resource of authority and current information regarding their reports lower than Islam, and the significance of upholding biblical authenticity opposed to Muslim criticisms. "

History of Christian-Muslim Relations:
Christians and Muslims were all in favour of exchanges over issues of religion and morality because the founding of Islam. the guts for the examine of Islam and Christian-Muslim family (CSIC), that coordinates those reports, used to be based in 1976 as a joint Muslim-Christian graduate educating and learn institute. the heart seeks to inspire admire for many of the Christian and Muslim traditions and rejects polemics and proselytism. to appreciate the relationships among the 2 spheres, the CSIC seeks to provide equivalent cognizance to the size of Christian-Muslim kinfolk with educational integrity.

The Mingana Collection:
Alphonse Mingana, in the course of his years in Iraq, amassed an extraordinary variety of old manuscripts in Syriac, Garshuni, and Arabic. those files at the moment are housed within the Woodbrooke payment, Selly Oak, Birmingham. this significant number of files used to be catalogued by means of Mingana himself with descriptions of every manuscript, a precis in their contents, and notes. The Mingana choice of Oriental Manuscripts and the opposite comparable manuscripts, got in the course of one of many final western orientalist efforts to assemble manuscripts within the center East, at the moment are housed within the collage of Birmingham. The Arabic manuscripts are mentioned in Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Literatur and accordingly recognized to students around the world. besides the fact that, the illustrated manuscripts within the collections haven't acquired the eye they deserve until eventually now.
There are approximately 660 Syriac manuscripts within the assortment, and there are over 2000 Arabic manuscripts, together with approximately 270 works by way of Christians, of which the oldest identified textual content of the Acta Thomae and an early reproduction of works by way of St Ephrem are vital. one of the Islamic Arabic manuscripts, that are as a rule curious about spiritual matters, there are collections of Qur'an fragments courting from the eighth and ninth centuries.

Alphonse Mingana:
Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937) used to be an educator on the Chaldean Seminary in Iraq. Mingana was once born close to Mosul, Iraq, and used to be expert on the Seminaire St Jean, Mosul, the place he proficient for the Chaldean priesthood, learning Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Latin, French, Arabic, Syriac, and Hebrew. He was once additionally a clergyman within the Assyrian culture and a collector of historic manuscripts. he's popular for his Mingana assortment (of which the current set is the catalogue), a collection of approximately 3000 early Syrian and Arabic records which he bought and preserved. His infrequent quantity of the writings of Narsai can be on hand from Gorgias Press. Mingana ultimately immigrated to England, the place he spent 17 years in Manchester carrying on with his paintings on Oriental Studies.
The Mingana assortment used to be confirmed among 1924 and 1929, whereas Dr Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937) made 3 trips throughout the heart East, and bought the Syriac and Arabic manuscripts which are now preserved less than his identify.

Fifth Mingana Symposium:
The 5th Mingana Symposium, surveyed using the Bible and the attitudes in the direction of it within the early and classical Islamic classes. The authors explored such issues as early Christian translations of the Bible into Arabic, using biblical verses to guard Christianity and the reality of its message. In war of words with Islam, to interpret the importance of Islam and to turn out its blunders, Muslim accusations of corruption of the Bible, and the forces that affected construction of Bibles in Muslims territories.
The Symposium papers are released during this quantity that illustrates the centrality of the Bible to Arab Christians as a resource of authority and current information regarding their reviews less than Islam, and the significance of upholding biblical authenticity opposed to Muslim criticisms.

Table of contents:
Introduction
The Arabic models of the Gospels: A Case examine of John 1. 1 and 1. 18
Bible et liturgie chez les Arabes chrétiens (VIe - IXe siècle)
Anti-Jewish Polemic and Early Islam
The Use of Biblical Quotations in Christian Apocalyptic Writings of the Umayyad interval
Beyond Prooftexting (2): using the Bible in a few Early Arabic Christian Apologies
The Re-written Bible in Arabic:
The Paradise tale and Its Exegesis within the Arabic Apocalypse of Peter
Biblical Exegesis and Interreligious Polemics within the Arabic Apocalypse of Peter
-The publication of the Rolls
The improvement of Testimony Collections in Early Christian Apologetics with Islam
The Bible and the Kalam
The Qur'anic Sarah as Prototype of Mary
Muslim Accusations of tahrif: Muqatil Ibn Sulayman's statement on Key Qur'anic Verses
Is There Room for Corruption within the `Books' of God?
Ammar al-Basri at the Alleged Corruption of the Gospels
The Use and Translation of Scripture within the Apologetic Writings of Abu Ra'ita al-Takriti
Al-Radd al-Jamil: AlGhazali's or Pseudo-Ghazali's?
Hanbalite remark at the Bible: research of Najm al-Din al-Tufi's (d. 716/1316) Al-Ta`liq
Illustrating the Gospels in Arabic: Byzantine and Arab Christian Miniatures
Manuscripts of the Early Mamluk interval in Cambridge
A Nestorian Arabic Pentateuch utilized in Western Islamic Lands
Biblical Allusions and Citations within the Syriac Theotokia in line with the MS Syr.
New sequence eleven of the nationwide Library of Russia, St Petersburg
Bibliography
About the author(s)

Book Editor:
David Thomas, reader in Christianity and Islam within the division of Theology, collage of Birmingham, has a Ph. D. in Islamic reviews, collage of Lancaster. He has released generally on Christian-Muslim relatives, together with (with Rifaat Ebied) Muslim-Christian Polemic throughout the Crusades (Brill, 2005).

Separate and Unequal: The Inside Story of Israeli Rule in East Jerusalem

This shiny behind-the-scenes account of Israeli rule in Jerusalem information for the 1st time the Jewish state's try and lay declare to all of Jerusalem, even if that intended imposing harsh regulations towards the city's Arab inhabitants. The authors, Jerusalemites from the spheres of politics, journalism, and the army, have themselves been gamers within the drama that has spread out in east Jerusalem lately and looks now to be at a climax.

This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A profoundly assorted method of taking a look the Israeli-Palestinian conflictReporting from Jerusalem for the hot York occasions and Fox information respectively, Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin, witnessed a decades-old clash reworked right into a thoroughly new warfare. The West has discovered much approximately asymmetrical struggle long ago decade.

Extra info for American Jewry and the Oslo Years

Example text

Energizing of Diaspora Jews. Jews around the world surged with Zionist pride, particularly in the Soviet Union (which sparked the Soviet aliyah, or remigration to Israel and refusenik(those denied the request to emigrate, and who would then lose their jobs) movements). In the United States, Jews, many of whom were ambivalent about Israel’s fate before the war, became increasingly committed to its well-being. Indeed, advocating on behalf of the Jewish state quickly became the top item on US Jewry’s advocacy agenda.

By the summer, AIPAC—officially charged by the New York–based Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish organizations as the coordinator of Washington lobbying on policies to help the State of Israel—was meeting with State Department representatives Dennis Ross and Janet Mullins to further the request. ”44 For the Jewish leaders, this reflected both a misunderstanding of American Jewry’s realizations of the limits of its power and a sense of obligation to push for the Jewish state’s most urgent need.

Likewise, more funding began flowing to Jewish summer camps and to helping children attend them. ” Adult learning efforts grew, as symbolized by the opening of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, which had begun in 1986, US Jewry on the Eve of Oslo ● 37 in communities around the country. They were often hosted by Jewish community centers, which were now hiring Jewish education specialists to infuse their operations with Jewish values and learning from the preschool setting to the senior adult programs.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 47 votes