Jewish Memory between Exile and History

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Abstract

In his book Zakbor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi notes that the writing of Jewish history necessarily means the negation of what he describes as "traditional Jewish memory," namely the consciousness of those whom such a historiography is supposed to represent: "To the degree that this historiography is indeed 'modern' and demands to be taken seriously, it must at least functionally repudiate premises that were basic to all Jewish conceptions of history in the past
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)530-543
Number of pages14
JournalThe Jewish Quarterly Review
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Authors ; Bible ; Books ; Christian history ; Christianity ; Divine grace ; Exile ; Forum: Recalling "Zakhor": A Quarter-Century's Perspective ; Historiography ; History ; Influence ; Jewish culture ; Jewish history ; Jewish peoples ; Jews ; Judaic studies ; Judaism ; Memory ; Narrative history ; Negation ; Polemics ; Religious history ; Works ; Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim

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