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Yiddish-Lecture Notes - Yiddishlecture#2 18:04

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Yiddish lecture #2 18:04  “Jewish music is that music which is made by Jews, for Jews, as Jews” Curt Sachs, ca  1930 How do define Jewish Culture Religion Music was a part of the religious ceremony in the Temple. . Because the temple was destroyed, music should not be used in shul. Culture Race Nation Richard Wagner
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Yiddish Lecture #4 18:04 Hassidism: Music is an Important component Shabbatai Zvi Nigun: most common form of singing in the Chassidic movement Doesn’t have words, just has a tune Dancing  Wanted to separate from the most typical Judaism. Learning Culture: (opponents to the Chassidim) Vilna Gaon (Scholar) Trying to reinforce the notion that to be connected to God, the way to do that was to  learn. Mitnagdim:  opponent to the Chassidic movement. Haskalah: Enlightenment Critical of both the Mitnagdim and the Chaddisim. Socialism: Equal pay Zionism: don’t have to wait for the messiah to get to Jews back to Israel Secularization Modernization Yiddishkeit: using this language, which was mostly dismissed by all intelectuals. Howe: Climactic points/Arguments
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Yiddish Lecture #4 18:04 Jewish life late 19 th  century eastern Europe= Pale of Settlement. Shtetl life: Awful Romanticized Education/learning= primary importance Language: Hebrew<-> Yiddish: Vernacular Hebrew is the sacred language: Torah: 5 books of Moses Talmud: Rabbinical explanations of the Torah. Subjected to the “whims” -> rulers Secularization: Haskalah New Words/ Concepts: Shtetl : Small Jewish town enclave; self-contained Isolated, remote countryside Yiddishkeit:  Elevating Yiddish Chassidim: Nigun:  words/ mono-syllabic utterances. Cantorial:
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ERA: Jews sent into the diaspora into Eastern Europe: Reading from last night:  The immigration to America Immigration is motivated by socialism and the labor movement. Shtetel: The lives of the Jews in Eastern Europe has been romanticized. What is the myth as opposed to the reality of the life of these Jews living in Eastern  Europe. HISTORY: Jews are kicked out of one place, then go to another place and the cycle continues.  They are wandering and lost. Yiddish is basically a German language. 1791-Russia Catherine the Great See the Jewish people emerging into the middle class Feudalism: economy that is based on owning land Very strict hierarchical system. Jews need to be expelled or convert to Russian orthodoxy. She fails to do this therefore she forces them to remote settlements=  “PALE OF  SETTLEMENT” Don’t have any type of rights the other Russian subjects have. Can never enter the nobility.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course JEWISH 319 taught by Professor Potter during the Spring '12 term at Wisconsin.

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