Lament in Jewish Thought : Philosophical, Theological, and Literary Perspectives.

By: Ferber, IlitContributor(s): Schwebel, PaulaSeries: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts SerPublisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (404 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110339963Subject(s): Bible. -- Lamentations, I-II -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Laments -- Philosophy.;Jewish mourning customs -- Philosophy.;Jewish philosophy.;Laments in the BibleGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lament in Jewish Thought : Philosophical, Theological, and Literary PerspectivesDDC classification: 809/.88924 LOC classification: B5802.L35L36 2014Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Frequently Used Abbreviations -- New English translations of works by Gershom Scholem -- Other works -- Preface -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other reference -- Section One: Lament and Consolation -- Eikhah and the Stance of Lamentation -- Bibliography -- Ein Menachem: On Lament and Consolation -- 1 The question of consolation -- 2 Theodicy and consolation -- 3 Consolation in Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy -- 4 Ein Menachem: Lamentation, consolation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Two: Lament and Gender -- Bodies Performing in Ruins: The Lamenting Mother in Ancient Hebrew Texts -- 1 Death, language, and the body -- 2 Reading Lamentations -- 3 Lamenting gender -- 4 Lamenting goddess -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Women's Oral Laments: Corpus and Text - The Body in the Text -- 1 Rituals and concepts in the "death space" of Yemenite Jewish communities -- 1.1 The Conduct of Death in Yemen -- 1.2 Yemenite women in the "death space" -- 2 The textual corpus -- 2.1 Speaking to and on behalf of the Departed -- 2.2 The presence and absence of the word "death" in laments -- 3 Rebirth of the human body in the lament -- Bibliography -- Section Three: The Linguistic Form of Lament -- Bemerkungen zur Klage -- 1 Klagen -- 2 Ausdruck -- 3 Klage keine Negation -- 4 Klage und Antwort -- Literatur -- Abkürzungen -- Weiterführende Literatur -- "Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech": Scholem, Benjamin, and Cohen on Lament -- 1 Scholem and Benjamin on lament and pure language -- 2 Cohen reading Kant -- 3 Cohen's "Die Lyrik der Psalmen" -- 4 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Books keyed to abbreviations -- Other references.
Section Four: Silence and Lament -- The Unfallen Silence: Kinah and the Other Origin of Language -- 1 The revolution of silence -- 2 The tragic counter-revelation -- 3 Words in the image of silence -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Silent Syllable: On Franz Rosenzweig's Translation of Yehuda Halevi's Liturgical Poems -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- Bibliography -- Silence, Solitude, and Suicide: Gershom Scholem's Paradoxical Theory of Lamentation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Five: The Poetry of Lament -- The Role of Lamentation for Scholem's Theory of Poetry and Language -- 1 The smuggling of poetry into the œuvre of a historian of Kabbalah -- 2a Kabbalist linguistic theory: on the end of Kabbalah in poetry -- 2b Excursus on Benjamin's and Scholem's Theories of Language -- 3 The emergence of poetry from lament - Scholem's poetology -- 4 Translation of dirges and critique of translation -- 5 The problem of a language for our time -- Bibliography -- Books keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Ghost of the Poet: Lament in Walter Benjamin's Early Poetry, Theory, and Translation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Words and Corpses: Celan's "Tenebrae" between Gadamer and Scholem -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- "Movement of Language" and Transience: Lament, Mourning, and the Tradition of Elegy in Early Scholem -- 1 Loss and immortality: The classical model of the elegy -- 2 Radical presence and fragmentation: Deflective traditions of elegy -- 3 Eschatology and politics of lament: Scholem's reading of elegy into lament -- 4 The lamenting voice: Writing as inscribing oneself into tradition -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references.
Section Six: Mourning, Ruin and Lament -- Paradoxes of Lament: Benjamin and Hamlet -- 1 Lamenting lament -- 2 Post-mortem Hamlet -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Tradition in Ruins: Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem on Language and Lament -- 1 Lament and the medium of language in Benjamin -- 2 The Romantic medium and "knowledge mysticism" -- 3 The medium of history and tradition -- 4 From the inexpressible into language: Primordial destruction in Scholem's "On Lament" -- 5 The transmissible ruin -- 6 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Seven: Translations of Gershom Scholem's Texts on Lament -- Translators' Introduction -- 1 Scholem's "work of mourning": Conception and contextualization -- 2 Lament and language -- 3 Lament and translation -- 4 The English translations -- On Lament and Lamentation -- Job's Lament -- Translation of Job Chapter 3: Job's Lament -- Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes -- Translation of Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes -- A Medieval Lamentation -- Translation of Sha'ali Serufa: A Medieval Lamentation -- Scholem's postscript in the manuscript version -- Notes on Contributors.
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Intro -- Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Frequently Used Abbreviations -- New English translations of works by Gershom Scholem -- Other works -- Preface -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other reference -- Section One: Lament and Consolation -- Eikhah and the Stance of Lamentation -- Bibliography -- Ein Menachem: On Lament and Consolation -- 1 The question of consolation -- 2 Theodicy and consolation -- 3 Consolation in Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy -- 4 Ein Menachem: Lamentation, consolation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Two: Lament and Gender -- Bodies Performing in Ruins: The Lamenting Mother in Ancient Hebrew Texts -- 1 Death, language, and the body -- 2 Reading Lamentations -- 3 Lamenting gender -- 4 Lamenting goddess -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Women's Oral Laments: Corpus and Text - The Body in the Text -- 1 Rituals and concepts in the "death space" of Yemenite Jewish communities -- 1.1 The Conduct of Death in Yemen -- 1.2 Yemenite women in the "death space" -- 2 The textual corpus -- 2.1 Speaking to and on behalf of the Departed -- 2.2 The presence and absence of the word "death" in laments -- 3 Rebirth of the human body in the lament -- Bibliography -- Section Three: The Linguistic Form of Lament -- Bemerkungen zur Klage -- 1 Klagen -- 2 Ausdruck -- 3 Klage keine Negation -- 4 Klage und Antwort -- Literatur -- Abkürzungen -- Weiterführende Literatur -- "Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech": Scholem, Benjamin, and Cohen on Lament -- 1 Scholem and Benjamin on lament and pure language -- 2 Cohen reading Kant -- 3 Cohen's "Die Lyrik der Psalmen" -- 4 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Books keyed to abbreviations -- Other references.

Section Four: Silence and Lament -- The Unfallen Silence: Kinah and the Other Origin of Language -- 1 The revolution of silence -- 2 The tragic counter-revelation -- 3 Words in the image of silence -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Silent Syllable: On Franz Rosenzweig's Translation of Yehuda Halevi's Liturgical Poems -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- Bibliography -- Silence, Solitude, and Suicide: Gershom Scholem's Paradoxical Theory of Lamentation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Five: The Poetry of Lament -- The Role of Lamentation for Scholem's Theory of Poetry and Language -- 1 The smuggling of poetry into the œuvre of a historian of Kabbalah -- 2a Kabbalist linguistic theory: on the end of Kabbalah in poetry -- 2b Excursus on Benjamin's and Scholem's Theories of Language -- 3 The emergence of poetry from lament - Scholem's poetology -- 4 Translation of dirges and critique of translation -- 5 The problem of a language for our time -- Bibliography -- Books keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Ghost of the Poet: Lament in Walter Benjamin's Early Poetry, Theory, and Translation -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Words and Corpses: Celan's "Tenebrae" between Gadamer and Scholem -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- "Movement of Language" and Transience: Lament, Mourning, and the Tradition of Elegy in Early Scholem -- 1 Loss and immortality: The classical model of the elegy -- 2 Radical presence and fragmentation: Deflective traditions of elegy -- 3 Eschatology and politics of lament: Scholem's reading of elegy into lament -- 4 The lamenting voice: Writing as inscribing oneself into tradition -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references.

Section Six: Mourning, Ruin and Lament -- Paradoxes of Lament: Benjamin and Hamlet -- 1 Lamenting lament -- 2 Post-mortem Hamlet -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- The Tradition in Ruins: Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem on Language and Lament -- 1 Lament and the medium of language in Benjamin -- 2 The Romantic medium and "knowledge mysticism" -- 3 The medium of history and tradition -- 4 From the inexpressible into language: Primordial destruction in Scholem's "On Lament" -- 5 The transmissible ruin -- 6 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Works keyed to abbreviations -- Other references -- Section Seven: Translations of Gershom Scholem's Texts on Lament -- Translators' Introduction -- 1 Scholem's "work of mourning": Conception and contextualization -- 2 Lament and language -- 3 Lament and translation -- 4 The English translations -- On Lament and Lamentation -- Job's Lament -- Translation of Job Chapter 3: Job's Lament -- Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes -- Translation of Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes -- A Medieval Lamentation -- Translation of Sha'ali Serufa: A Medieval Lamentation -- Scholem's postscript in the manuscript version -- Notes on Contributors.

This series focuses on the Jewish textual tradition as well as the ways it evolves in response to new intellectual, historical, social and political contexts. Fostering dialogue between literary, philosophical, political and religious perspectives, this series, which consists of original scholarship and proceedings of international conferences, reflects contemporary concerns of Jewish Studies in the broadest sense.

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