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Jew, Christian, and the Judeo-Christian: Thinking with Cynthia Baker’s <i>Jew</i>

Jew, Christian, and the Judeo-Christian: Thinking with Cynthia Baker’s Jew

MRB July 5, 2017 0

Shaul Magid on Cynthia Baker’s Jew In her discussion of the term Ioudaios, or “Jew” as it emerges from antiquity, Cynthia Baker in her new book Jew makes the following comments: As this brief

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Reading Cynthia Baker’s <i>Jew</i> with James Baldwin

Reading Cynthia Baker’s Jew with James Baldwin

MRB July 5, 2017 0

Susannah Heschel on Cynthia Baker’s Jew Once upon a time, “The Name” was God, and it was holy, ineffable, not to be pronounced except pseudonymously and in prayer. Today the name is “Jew,” and

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One Final Word on <i>Jew</i>: A Response

One Final Word on Jew: A Response

MRB July 4, 2017 0

Cynthia M. Baker reflects on the Jew Forum The introduction to my book, Jew, concludes as follows: One final word on Jew: there is, of course, no final word on Jew—much less is one

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Jewish Identity as a Psychic Wound?

Jewish Identity as a Psychic Wound?

MRB June 19, 2017 0

Naomi Seidman on Cynthia Baker’s Jew My starting point is the striking idea suggested by Cynthia Baker that the word Jew is or was received as a kind of blow, forming the subject not

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Between <i>Jew</i> and Muslim

Between Jew and Muslim

MRB June 6, 2017 0

Observations on Cynthia Baker’s Jew from the Perspective of Islamic Studies The questions raised by Cynthia Baker’s terse, sophisticated intervention in Jew resonate in, with, and for Islam in numerous complex ways. In the

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<i>Jew</i> and the Making of the Christian Gaze

Jew and the Making of the Christian Gaze

MRB May 24, 2017 0

Annette Yoshiko Reed on Cynthia Baker’s Jew It is a potent time to rethink identity. Much of the twenty-first century had been marked by scholarly proclamations of its demise. Already by the close of

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Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, <i>Jew</i>

Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, Jew

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Shaul Magid and Annette Yoshiko Reed introduce Marginalia’s newest forum As Leopold Zunz once wrote, “Genuine scholarship is generative.” Good scholarship may teach us things we did not know, but genuine scholarship shifts and

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Yeah Jew!

Yeah Jew!

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Daniel Boyarin on Cynthia Baker’s Jew When my nephew was about eight or so, he went to school one day and, upon returning home, announced, “I saw a Jew in school today.” “What did

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