Lament in Jewish thought : philosophical, theological, and literary perspectives /

"Lament, mourning, and the transmissibility of a tradition in the aftermath of destruction are prominent themes in Jewish thought. The corpus of lament literature, building upon and transforming the biblical Book of Lamentations, provides a unique lens for thinking about the relationships betwe...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Ferber, Ilit (Editor), Schwebel, Paula, 1981- (Editor), Scholem, Gershom, 1897-1982
Format: Book
Published: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]
Series:Perspectives on Jewish texts and contexts ; volume 2
Table of Contents:
  • Section One Lament and Consolation
  • Eikhah and the Stance of Lamentation / Moshe Halbertal
  • Ein Menachem: On Lament and Consolation / Eli Schonfeld
  • Section Two Lament and Gender
  • Bodies Performing in Ruins: The Lamenting Mother in Ancient Hebrew Texts / Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Women's Oral Laments: Corpus and Text
  • The Body in the Text / Vered Madar
  • Section Three The Linguistic Form of Lament
  • Bemerkungen zur Klage / Werner Hamacher
  • "Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech": Scholem, Benjamin, and Cohen on Lament / Hit Ferber
  • Section Four Silence and Lament
  • The Unfallen Silence: Kinah and the Other Origin of Language / Agata Bielik-Robson
  • The Silent Syllable: On Franz Rosenzweig's Translation of Yehuda Halevi's Liturgical Poems / Galili Shahar
  • Silence, Solitude, and Suicide: Gershom Scholem's Paradoxical Theory of Lamentation / Bernd Witte
  • Section Five The Poetry of Lament
  • The Role of Lamentation for Scholem's Theory of Poetry and Language / Sigrid Weigel
  • The Ghost of the Poet: Lament in Walter Benjamin's Early Poetry, Theory, and Translation / Caroline Sauter
  • Words and Corpses: Celan's "Tenebrae" between Gadamer and Scholem / Adam Lipszyc
  • "Movement of Language" and Transience: Lament, Mourning, and the Tradition of Elegy in Early Scholem / Daniel Weidner
  • Section Six Mourning, Ruin and Lament
  • Paradoxes of Lament: Benjamin and Hamlet / Rebecca Comay
  • The Tradition in Ruins: Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem on Language and Lament / Paula Schwebel
  • Section Seven Translations of Gershom Scholem's Texts on Lament
  • Translators' Introduction / Paula Schwebel
  • On Lament and Lamentation / Gershom Scholem
  • Job's Lament / Gershom Scholem
  • Translation of Job Chapter 3: Job's Lament / Gershom Scholem
  • Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes / Gershom Scholem
  • Translation of Ezekiel Chapter 19: A Lamentation for Israel's Last Princes / Gershom Scholem
  • A Medieval Lamentation / Gershom Scholem
  • Translation of Sha'ali Serufa: A Medieval Lamentation / Gershom Scholem
  • Scholem's postscript in the manuscript version / Gershom Scholem.