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Jewish Poets of Spain (Classics)

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Jewish Poets of Spain (Classics)

by Various

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


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ContributionsDavid Goldstein (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7355178M
ISBN 100140442502
ISBN 109780140442502

For readers unfamiliar with Jewish history prior to encountering this book, it affords a newfound and solid grasp of what the first 4, years of Jewish history entailed. Rekindling the age-old tradition from the Jewish poets of medieval Spain, Judean Dreams is a passionate paean which radiates in its intensity the soul of a nation. Hebrew literature, the body of written works produced in the Hebrew language and distinct from Jewish literature, which also exists in other languages.. Literature in Hebrew has been produced uninterruptedly from the early 12th century bc, and certain excavated tablets may indicate a literature of even greater bc to c. ad , Hebrew was a spoken language in Palestine.

Professor Gómez-Bravo’s forthcoming book with the University of Toronto Press is entitled Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain. The book shows the intersecting relevance of different types of material support in the formation of the book of poetry and the creation of a strong authorial self through. About the Book. Called by Choice “the most comprehensive survey of a magnificent era,” The Jews of Moslem Spain takes the reader on a journey through history, from C.E. on the slopes of Gibraltar (when the Moslems conquered the Iberian peninsula) through the centuries of the flowering of Jewish culture, “The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry” and closes with the 11th century re-conquest.

From the “Golden Age” of Spain to the present, the Sephardic community has made im-portant contributions to both Jewish and Western cultures. Before the expulsion of the Jews in , Spain was home to the world’s most vibrant Jewish culture — combining Hebrew and Arabic poetry, philosophy, science, and the Kabbalah. This work deals extensively with the Arabic themes and literary devices used by Hebrew Andalusian poets in 11th century Muslim (and Christian) Spain. Special interest is devoted to the four main poets of the Hebrew Golden Age in Spain, namely Samuel Ha-Nagid, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra and Yehuda Ha-Lewi.


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Get this from a library. The Jewish poets of Spain, [David Goldstein]. The Jewish Poets of Spain book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(5). The great medieval Jewish poets of Spain are part and parcel of our Jewish heritage; names like Dunash ibn Labrat, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Moses ibn Ezra, Samuel Hanagid and Yehuda Halevi immediately.

The 50 poems in this book were inspired by the author’s two trips to Spain, in search of voices and traces of medieval and modern Jewish Spain. The voices encountered include those of poets, philosophers, mystics, religious figures, and royalty—men and women, mostly Jewish but also Christian and Muslim.

Aside from the author of Souls, [ ]. New Book of Poetry About Jewish Spain Staff Octo Arts & Culture Comments Off on New Book of Poetry About Jewish Spain “ Souls in the Garden: Poems about Jewish Spain,” by Colorado author Henry Rasof, comprises poems inspired by the author’s two trips to Spain, in search of voices and traces of medieval and modern Jewish Spain.

VOLUME 2. 1 The Disruption of the Spanish Caliphate 3. 2 Samuel the Nagid and His Son 3 The Jewish Communities of Spain in the Eleventh Century Abbreviations Sources Notes Index VOLUME 3.

Volume 3 follows page 1 The Golden Age of Hebrew Literature 3. 2 Diary of a Jew in Eleventh-Century Spain 3 The Twilight of an Epoch is a web site devoted to Hebrew poetry composed primarily from the fourth to the eighteenth centuries, with an emphasis at least for now on the period from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, the so-called Golden Age of Jewish culture in Spain.

By Vivian Mills. During a seminar on Sephardic culture before taught by Prof. Ana Gómez-Bravo, I came across the name of Shem Tov of Carrión, a Jewish Castilian poet from the fourteenth century who had written a wisdom poem of great skill in the Castilian vernacular — the language that a few centuries later would be known as Spanish — called Proverbios morales or Moral Proverbs.

The history of the Jews in Spain stretches back to Biblical times according to Jewish history. Spanish Jews once constituted one of the largest and most prosperous Jewish communities in the was the unquestioned leader of world Jewry: scientific and philological study of the Hebrew Bible began, secular poetry was written in Hebrew for the first time, and for the only time between.

Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place, and time.

The Jewish culture had its own Golden Age through the span of the 10th to 12th centuries in Spain. Hebrew poetry was usually in the style of Piyyut; however, under Muslim rule in Spain, the style changed.

These poets began to write again in what was the “pure language of the Bible”. Beforehand, poems were written in Midrash. The greatest of the Hebrew poets was this man, Judah Halevi, who lived that life and eventually rejected it and said, ‘You’re fooling yourselves–you’re just being used by these Muslim rulers.

Your idea of a kind of Zion in Spain is a pipe dream. So the poetry holds within it something of that uncomfortable, or compunctious relationship. Souls in the Garden presents poems inspired by the author's two trips to Spain, in search of voices and traces of medieval and modern Jewish Spain.

The voices encountered include those of poets, philosophers, mystics, religious figures, and royalty--men and women, mostly Jewish Author: Henry Rasof.

The Liturgical Poetry of Rabbi Yehuda Halevi. Hebrew. 4 vols. Jerusalem, Translations (all of these books also contain commentary and biography) Brody, Heinrich, ed., and Nina Salaman, trans. Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi.

Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society,(paper ). Carmi, T. The Penguin Book of Hebrew. The Converso poet Rodrigo de *Cota de Maguaque (c. ), who alluded to Jewish customs of his time, was outspokenly hostile to both Jews and Marranos.

For this he was vigorously attacked by another Converso poet, Antón de *Montoro, who also engaged in a poetic feud with a third New Christian writer, Juan (Poeta) de *Valladolid.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previous edition: published as Hebrew poems from Spain. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, The Middle Ages in Spain--the the period from the Muslim conquest of to the expulsion of the Jews and the defeat of the last Muslim ruler in witnessed an extraordinary Golden Age through the intermingling of its Jewish, Muslim, and Christian inhabitants.

This volume explores the nature of their coexistence (termed convivencia by Spanish historians), which embraced not only /5(3). Written histories of the Jews in Spain have rarely included women. The two major historical works in the field, The Jews of Moslem Spain (2 vols.) by Eliyahu Ashtor () and A History of the Jews of Christian Spain (2 vols.) by Yitzhak Baer (), offer relatively little information about women.

Consequently, one must seek alternate sources, which is by no means an easy task. When Crusader armies on their way to the Holy Land attacked Jewish communities in the Rhine Valley, many Jews chose suicide over death at the hands of Christian mobs.

With their defiant deaths, the medieval Jewish martyr was born. With the literary commemoration of the victims, Jewish martyrology followed. Beautiful Death examines the evolution of a long-neglected corpus of Hebrew poetry, the.

The golden age of Jewish culture in the Iberian Peninsula, which coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, was a period of Muslim rule during which, intermittently, Jews were generally accepted in society and Jewish religious, cultural, and economic life flourished.

The nature and length of this "Golden Age" has been debated, as there were at least three periods during which non-Muslims were.This is for poetry by Jews and for poetry with Jewish themes. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.The Hebrew poets of Spain are melodious, and Kalir is only ingenious.

Again, it was in Spain that Hebrew was first used for secular poetry, for love songs and ballads, for praises of nature, for the expression of all human feelings.

In most of this the poets found their models in the Bible.