ula’s resurrections. However it also contains an unexpected post-modern-
istic turn: the great vampire appears as a reincarnation of the great traitor,
Judas Iscariot. This development makes it possible to “enrich” the traditional
image by motivating the vampire’s hatred of Christ, the Christian faith
Vogel and the City
david Vogel presents us with many enigmas but perhaps the most
curious is his choice of hebrew through which to express elements of
the modernist european aesthetic. Rather than being a hebrew writer
living in europe he was, as gershon Shaked suggested,1 a
exchange for “power
over life and nature.” In short, “Kabbalah” as a whole is here reduced to
absurd black magic, requiring of the author no actual acquaintance with
the subject. Especially strange is the portrayal by Nadezhda Durova, the
famous cavalry maiden turned writer. In her novel titled
comprising a mixture of everyday impressions largely borrowed from
Balzac and Gothic tradition and adapted to “the frenetic school.” It should
be stated at the outset that there were two to three hundred Jews living in
the capital with nikolai’s permission—merchants and craftsmen2—who
were subject to
-Semitic mythology: his martyrdom was coupled with
his cruelty as a ruler who robbed and enslaved the people of Egypt.)
In any event, such interpretations have turned the living, full-blooded
history of the Jewish people into a parade of phantoms sleep-walking
toward an unknown goal. This is how, for example
, 1825, no. 1:31.
5 Moskovskii vestnik, 1827, pt. 3, no. 11:303–9.
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in his further endeavors in life. Here is a letter for your wife and a thou-
sand florins from me for small returns in your business. Be honest and you
may rely on me as your best friend and coreligionist.” The banker
and with bitter tears falling from my eyes i lifted
my hands to Heaven and cried out with tender anguish: “Son of the Living
God! Would you really reject . . . the soul of this martyr, just because he did
not know You? Be Merciful! Be Merciful! . . .
“i dug a grave next to a sweetbrier bush and
Karaites’ way of life.]
LOC: HUL; NLI (vols. 1–5 only).
1859 МАКСИМОВ, А. Н. [Александр
Николаевич]. Какие народы
живут в России. Мocквa: Изд.
Т-ва Кооперативное изд-во,
1919. [Maksimov, A. N. Which
peoples live in Russia. Moscow,
See pp. 45–46.
1860 ПИЛЕЦКИ, Шимон. “Караимы.”
the Jewish community itself and had enabled it, for all the obstacles it faced, to shore up its own existence, under German rule these elements were either abolished or ceased to function, and the sham imitations of organized life imposed by the occupying powers became a destructive device serving
, while the Jews are expelled from the city of Württenberg. In the original script of The Golden City , Harlan lets Anna’s father die, heartbroken by his daughter’s life in Prague. After a private showing, however, Joseph Goebbels disapproved of the fact that the innocent and not the guilty die