Shall Japheth Dwell in the Tents of Shem?: Hellenisms and Hebraisms in Selected American Jewish Literature (Essay)
Studies in American Jewish Literature 2010, Annual, 29
Studies in American Jewish Literature
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I There is an often emotionally charged movement in the American Jewish novel: an enduring recoil from the worship and making of literal and metaphorical idols--whether of gods, or ideologies, or cultures. Such a response illuminates either the protagonist's or writer's comportment with Judaism, certainly with its foundational texts and commentary, such as Torah and Talmud. Often, when these seminal works are mostly forgotten by Jews, an aversion to idols remains.
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- Category: Social Science
- Published: 01 January 2010
- Publisher: Purdue University Press
- Print Length: 16 Pages
- Language: English