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Biale, David 1949-

Works: 60 works in 199 publications in 6 languages and 10,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text
Classifications: E184.J5, 305.8924073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Biale
Insider/outsider American Jews and multiculturalism ( )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eros and the Jews from biblical Israel to contemporary America by David Biale( )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood and belief the circulation of a symbol between Jews and Christians by David Biale( )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Biale traces the continuing, changing and often clashing roles of blood as both both symbol and substance through the entire sweep of Jewish and Christian history, from Biblical times to the present
Not in the heavens the tradition of Jewish secular thought by David Biale( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not in the Heavens traces the rise of Jewish secularism through the visionary writers and thinkers who led its development. Spanning the rich history of Judaism from the Bible to today, David Biale shows how the secular tradition these visionaries created is a uniquely Jewish one, and how the emergence of Jewish secularism was not merely a response to modernity but arose from forces long at play within Judaism itself. Biale explores how ancient Hebrew books like Job, Song of Songs, and Esther downplay or even exclude God altogether, and how Spinoza, inspired by medieval Jewish philosophy, recast the biblical God in the role of nature and stripped the Torah of its revelatory status to instead read scripture as a historical and cultural text. Biale examines the influential Jewish thinkers who followed in Spinoza's secularizing footsteps, such as Salomon Maimon, Heinrich Heine, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein. He tells the stories of those who also took their cues from medieval Jewish mysticism in their revolts against tradition, including Hayim Nahman Bialik, Gershom Scholem, and Franz Kafka. And he looks at Zionists like David Ben-Gurion and other secular political thinkers who recast Israel and the Bible in modern terms of race, nationalism, and the state. Not in the Heavens demonstrates how these many Jewish paths to secularism were dependent, in complex and paradoxical ways, on the very religious traditions they were rejecting, and examines the legacy and meaning of Jewish secularism today"--Provided by publisher
Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by twenty-three international scholars sheds new light on the history of the Jews from biblical times to the modern day and explores the fundamental question of Jewish culture and identity at each period in history, in three chronological sections--Mediterranean Origins, Diversities of Diaspora, and Modern Encounters
Thinking impossibilities the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-history by David Biale( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power & powerlessness in Jewish history by David Biale( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To shed light on the tensions he observed between Jewish perceptions of power versus political realitieswhich "are often the cause of misguided political decisions," like Israel's Lebanese WarBiale analyzes Jewish history from the point of view of politics and power. The author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History here challenges the conventions of what he terms the Jewish "mythical past": the anachronistic interpretation that the Diaspora, which occurred between the fall of an independent Jewish commonwealth in A.D. 70 and the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, was politically impotent, and, conversely, that the First and Second Temple periods were eras of full Jewish national sovereignty
Blacks & Jews ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California
From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mediterranean origins a new history ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diversities of diasporas ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judah L. Magnes, pioneer & prophet on two continents : a pictorial biography by David Biale( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les cultures des Juifs : une nouvelle histoire by David Biale( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern encounters a new history ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eros juif : essai by David Biale( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in French and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la Bible à Philip Roth, en passant par le Talmud et la kabbale, par les écrits rabbiniques ou sionistes, l'auteur offre un parcours érudit et fascinant traitant de la sexualité à travers la culture juive
Lo ba-shamayim : masoret ha-maḥshavah ha-Yehudit ha-ḥilonit by David Biale( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The demonic in history Gershom Scholem and the revision of Jewish historiography by David Biale( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new history ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Biʼal, Daṿid 1949-
Biale, David
Biale, David Joseph
‏ביאל, דוד.
ביאל, דוד 1949-
ビアール, デイヴィッド
English (117)
French (14)
Japanese (3)
German (2)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)