Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

From Brandeis to Kagan

Author: David G. Dalin

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1512600148

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given the judges' Jewish background, investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles. Other topics and themes include the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the death penalty, the right to privacy, gender equality, and the rights of criminal defendants, among other issues.

Pennies for Heaven

The History of American Synagogues and Money

Author: Daniel Judson

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1512602760

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8338

In the annals of American Jewish history, synagogue financial records have been largely overlooked. But as Daniel Judson shows in his examination of synagogue ledgers from 1728 to the present, these records provide an array of new insights into the development of American synagogues and the values of the Jews who worshipped in them. Looking at the history of American synagogues through an economic lens, Judson examines how synagogues raised funds, financed buildings, and paid clergy. By "following the money," he reveals the priorities of the Jewish community at a given time. Throughout the book, Judson traces the history of capital campaigns and expenditures for buildings. He also explores synagogue competition and debates over previously sold seats, what to do about wealthy widows, the breaking down of gender norms, the hazan "bubble" (which saw dozens of overpaid cantors come to the United States from Europe), the successful move to outlaw "mushroom synagogues," and the nascent synagogue-sharing economy of the twenty-first century. Judson shows as well the ongoing relationship of synagogue and church financing as well as the ways in which the American embrace of the free market in all things meant that the basic rules of supply and demand ultimately prevailed in the religious as well as the commercial realm.

Not Bad for Delancey Street

The Rise of Billy Rose

Author: Mark Cohen

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1512603139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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He was amazing. "A little man with a Napoleonic penchant for the colossal and magnificent, Billy Rose is the country's No. 1 purveyor of mass entertainment," Life magazine announced in 1936. The Times reported that with 1,400 people on his payroll, Rose ran a larger organization than any other producer in America. "He's clever, clever, clever," said Rose's first wife, the legendary Fanny Brice. "He's a smart little goose." Not Bad for Delancey Street: The Rise of Billy Rose is the first biography in fifty years of the producer, World's Fair impresario, songwriter, nightclub and theater owner, syndicated columnist, art collector, tough guy, and philanthropist, and the first to tell the whole story of Rose's life. He combined a love for his thrilling and lucrative American moment with sometimes grandiose plans to aid his fellow Jews. He was an exaggerated exemplar of the American Jewish experience that predominated after World War II: secular, intermarried, bent on financial success, in love with Israel, and wedded to America. The life of Billy Rose was set against the great events of the twentieth century, including the Depression, when Rose became rich entertaining millions; the Nazi war on the Jews, which Rose combated through theatrical pageants that urged the American government to act; the postwar American boom, which Rose harnessed to attain extraordinary wealth; and the birth of Israel, where Rose staked his claim to immortality. Mark Cohen tells the unlikely but true story, based on exhaustive research, of Rose's single-handed rescue in 1939 of an Austrian Jewish refugee stranded in Fascist Italy, an event about which Rose never spoke but which surfaced fifty years later as the nucleus of Saul Bellow's short novel The Bellarosa Connection.

Black Power, Jewish Politics

Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s

Author: Marc Dollinger

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1512602582

Category: History

Page: 272

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Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power-inspired ethnic nationalism. He shows how, in a period best known for the rise of black antisemitism and the breakdown of the black-Jewish alliance, black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agenda - including the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the rise of Jewish day schools, the revitalization of worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy, and the birth of a new form of American Zionism. Undermining widely held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism.

American Jewish Year Book 2017

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

Author: Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319706632

Category: Social Science

Page: 846

View: 8287

The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406659489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

View: 8594

Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Veränderte Vergangenheiten

Über kontrafaktisches Erzählen in der Geschichte

Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641142695

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6548

Was wäre gewesen wenn... Was wäre, wenn Napoleon die Schlacht von Waterloo gewonnen hätte? Was, wenn Hitler 1930 bei einem Autounfall gestorben wäre? Solche Fragen haben Historiker und Geschichtsinteressierte seit jeher fasziniert – und wenn sie auch die Vergangenheit nicht zu ändern vermögen, so sind die Antworten darauf doch ein Spiegel der jeweiligen Gegenwart. Warum stellen sich Menschen alternative Geschichtsverläufe vor? Der renommierte Historiker Richard J. Evans untersucht die soziale, kulturelle und politische Bedeutung solcher Überlegungen und beschreibt das Aufkommen kontrafaktischer Geschichtsschreibung aus dem Geist der romantischen Vergangenheitsverklärung. Prägnant zeigt Evans, welchen Wert das Nachdenken über jene Wege hat, die nicht beschritten worden sind – und warnt zugleich vor einer gefährlichen Nähe zu Verschwörungstheorien.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 8321

Wien

Geist und Gesellschaft im Fin de Siècle

Author: Carl E. Schorske

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 1660

Kleine jüdische Geschichte

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621244

Category:

Page: 374

View: 9427

Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick für das Wesentliche erzählt Michael Brenner die wechselvolle Geschichte der Juden, die sich über 3000 Jahre und fünf Kontinente erstreckt. Der Holocaust, die Geschichte Israels und das amerikanische Judentum kommen ebenso zur Sprache wie die Anfänge in biblischer Zeit und die reichhaltigen Spuren, die eine über tausendjährige jüdische Präsenz in Europa hinterlassen hat. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Die Israelis

Leben in einem außergewöhnlichen Land

Author: Donna Rosenthal

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406573842

Category:

Page: 409

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Der große Gatsby

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613437

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 645

F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

US-Rechtspraxis

Praxishandbuch Zivilrecht und Öffentliches Recht

Author: Kirk W. Junker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3899498100

Category: Law

Page: 523

View: 7958

Das Handbuch Amerikanische Rechtspraxis wendet sich in erster Linie an deutsche Anwälte, die mit dem amerikanischen oder englischen Recht in der Praxis in Berührung kommen, kann aber auch von international tätigen Unternehmen mit Gewinn genutzt werden. Thematisch umfaßt die Darstellung vor allem die Bereiche Zivilprozessrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Vertragsrecht, enthält zusätzlich Formulierungsmuster und Musterverträge sowie zahlreiche Praxistipps.

Der Zeichner der Finsternis

Roman

Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783351041427

Category:

Page: 381

View: 4623

Was ich zeichne, wird lebendig. Und manchmal bringe ich damit jemanden um. So wie letzte Nacht. Christians Eltern verschwanden, als er klein war. Seitdem zeichnet er: Die Augen seiner Mutter, ihr Gesicht. Und andere Dinge - dunkle Dinge. Was aber haben Christians Zeichnungen mit der eingemauerten Kinderleiche und dem Verschwinden seiner Eltern zu tun? Durch das, was er in den Gedanken anderer Menschen sieht und zeichnet, entdeckt Christian nach und nach, was sich wirklich abspielte ... "Ein packender Roman zwischen Übersinnlichkeit und Geschichte." Publishers Weekly Ilsa J. Bick, Kinderpsychologin und mehrfach ausgezeichnete Autorin, lebt in Wisconsin. Zeitgleich zu "Zeichner der Finsternis" erscheint der erste Band ihrer Dystopie "Ashes" bei vgs. Blog unter: www.ilsajbick.com.

Der gefrorene Rabbi

Roman

Author: Steve Stern,Friedrich Mader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896674364

Category:

Page: 495

View: 9244

Die Israel-Lobby

wie die amerikanische Außenpolitik beeinflusst wird

Author: John J. Mearsheimer,Stephen M. Walt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593383774

Category: Israel

Page: 503

View: 441

Von Berlin nach Jerusalem und zurück

Gershom Scholem zwischen Israel und Deutschland

Author: Noam Zadoff

Publisher: Vandehoeck & Rupprecht

ISBN: 9783525570357

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 8360

Although Gershom Scholem presented his life in his autobiography as a one way movement from Berlin to Jerusalem, a closer look in mainly unpublished documents reveals a different picture. Since the moment of his arrival in Palestine in 1923 and until his death in 1982, he remained in close contact to the German speaking cultural and intellectual worlds. In the 1920ies and 1930ies he contributed to the Hebrew and Jewish cultural circles in Berlin, and even after the shock of the Holocaust he gradually returned to shorter and longer visits in Germany. In the postwar Federal Republic Scholem played a central role as a moral authority, who offered an alternative for young intellectuals to their corrupted fathers generation. By doing so, the German-Israeli intellectual served as a generational link, bridging over the abyss created by the Holocaust. For Scholem himself this return was the outcome of a long process of disillusionment with his Zionist utopia.