An Early American Family

Author: Emily Bingham

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429930055

Category: History

Page: 352

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An Intimate Portrait of a Jewish American Family in America's First Century Mordecai is a brilliant multigenerational history at the forefront of a new way of exploring our past, one that follows the course of national events through the relationships that speak most immediately to us—between parent and child, sibling and sibling, husband and wife. In Emily Bingham's sure hands, this family of southern Jews becomes a remarkable window on the struggles all Americans were engaged in during the early years of the republic. Following Washington's victory at Yorktown, Jacob and Judy Mordecai settled in North Carolina. Here began a three generational effort to match ambitions to accomplishments. Against the national backdrop of the Great Awakenings, Nat Turner's revolt, the free-love experiments of the 1840s, and the devastation of the Civil War, we witness the efforts of each generation's members to define themselves as Jews, patriots, southerners, and most fundamentally, middle-class Americans. As with the nation's, their successes are often partial and painfully realized, cause for forging and rending the ties that bind child to parent, sister to brother, husband to wife. And through it all, the Mordecais wrote—letters, diaries, newspaper articles, books. Out of these rich archives, Bingham re-creates one family's first century in the United States and gives this nation's early history a uniquely personal face.

Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik

Scene Design and the American Theatre

Author: Anne Fletcher

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809328802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik explores the life and work of the pioneering scene designer whose career spanned decades in American theatre. Anne Fletcher’s insightful volume draws intriguing parallels and contrasts between Gorelik’s productions and the theatrical movements of the twentieth century, exposing the indelible mark he left on the stage. Through in-depth analysis of his letters, diaries, designs, and theoretical works, Fletcher examines the ways in which Gorelik’s productions can be used as a mirror to reflect the shifting dramatic landscapes of his times. Fletcher places Gorelik against the colorful historical backdrops that surrounded him—including the avant-garde movement of the 1920s, World War II, the Cold War, and absurdism—using the designer’s career as a window into the theatre during these eras. Within these cultural contexts, Gorelik sought to blaze his own unconventional path through the realms of theatre and theory. Fletcher traces Gorelik’s tenures with such companies as the Provincetown Players, the Theatre Guild, and the Theatre Union, as well as his relationships with icons such as Bertolt Brecht, revealing how his interactions with others influenced his progressive designs and thus set the stage for major dramatic innovations. In particular, Fletcher explores Gorelik’s use of scenic metaphor: the employment of stage design techniques to subtly enhance the tone or mood of a production. Fletcher also details the designer’s written contributions to criticism and theory, including the influential volume New Theatres for Old, as well as other articles and publications. In addition to thorough examinations of several of Gorelik’s most famous projects, Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik contains explications of productions by such legends as John Howard Lawson, Clifford Odets, and Arthur Miller. Also included are numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations of Gorelik’s work, most of which have never been available to the public until now. More than simply a portrait of one man, this indispensable volume is a cultural history of American theatre as seen through the career of a visionary designer and theoretician.

The Selected Writings of Mordecai Noah

Author: Mordecai Manuel Noah,Michael Joseph Schuldiner,Daniel J. Kleinfeld

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310447

Category: History

Page: 171

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Mordecai Noah, whose writings span from the 1800s to the 1840s, is the first important Jewish-American writer to appear on the American scene. Schuldiner and Kleinfeld bring together the first modern collection of Noah's writings. Introductions and essays by Schuldiner and Kleinfeld provide discussions of Noah's life and context for his writings.

The Assassin and Mordecai

Overcoming the Powers of Darkness

Author: Lloyd A. Atabansi, Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150492732X

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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The battle is real. You are involved in a spiritual battle with the powers of darkness, whether you choose to believe it or not or whether you like it or not. The Bible tells us that Satan is constantly scheming to defeat Christians. This formidable foe, Satan, has a ministry to steal, kill, and destroy the Christian and God’s kingdom agendas. Whether we chose to accept this reality or not is our prerogative. We are living in a combat zone against Satan’s highly organized kingdom of darkness. There are human agents that are empowered by the kingdom of darkness to identify, prey, and cause great harm on unsuspecting Christians. You need not be afraid of the powers of darkness. You can rest, assured that our victory is already won in Jesus Christ. This story is about Mordecai Adams, who, as a child, was initiated and dedicated into Satanism. He spends his childhood days in an abnormal environment until his eighteenth birthday, when the powers of darkness began their reign of terror in his life, thus seeking to destroy him. Mordecai soon finds out that he was initiated and dedicated into occultism by a very close relative who sought power, wealth, and fame from a juju witch doctor, a man called Founder, a servant and priest of Chynzaimon, a manifestation of an evil personality. As Mordecai grew, he recognized that things are not going well for him. He is not able to establish and sustain meaningful relationships or hold down a job. His finances, mind, health, and personal properties are constantly under attack from this invisible enemy. After a series of spiritual battles, Mordecai soon realizes the source of his attacks and misfortunes. He embarks on a spiritual journey to defeat this invisible enemy, who continues to lurk and hide in mystery until his exposure. Upon knowing the identity of his enemy, Mordecai then recognizes his power and authority in Christ and soon thereafter defeats the enemy and obtains total and complete victory. As you read this book, it will help you aggressively and systematically claim your triumph by relying on the Almighty God and in the power of his word.

Mordecai Richler

Leaving St Urbain

Author: Reinhold Kramer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773574778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 525

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Based on never-before published material from the Richler archives as well as interviews with family members, friends, and acquaintances, Mordecai Richler: Leaving St Urbain shows how Richler consistently mined his remarkable life for material for his novels. Beginning with the early clashes with his grandfather over Orthodox Judaism, and exposing the reasons behind his life-long quarrel with his mother, Kramer follows Richler as he flees to Ibiza and Paris, where he counted himself as one of the avant-garde who ushered in the 1960s. His successes abroad gave him the opportunity to remain in England and leave novel-writing behind - but he did neither. More than a biography, Mordecai Richler: Leaving St Urbain is the story of a Jewish culture finding its place within a larger stream, a literary culture moving into the colloquial, and a Canada torn between nationalism and cosmopolitanism.

Mordecai Richler

A Life in Ten Novels

Author: Ada Craniford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595372082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 1918

Richler Revealed Wickedly amusing and deceptively familiar, Mordecai Richler has been praised, reviled, and-many times-misunderstood.Intrigued by Richler's defiant denial that his personal history plays any part in his fiction, we unveil the life-altering events he semi-discloses. Amazed at his brazen plundering of past and present literary works, we watch as he reworks the stories and poems of other writers, for purposes of his own. Carefully researched and entertainingly presented, these revelations will forever alter the way you read Richler's novels, and think about his life.


The Life & Times

Author: Charles Foran

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0307376028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century. The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction. Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage" — the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate — warts and all. From the Hardcover edition.

Leah Mordecai

A Novel

Author: Belle Kendrick Abbott

Publisher: N.A


Category: American fiction

Page: 238

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Mordecai Gebirtig

his musical and poetic legacy

Author: Mordecai Gebirtig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275966577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6662

Introduces an English-speaking audience to the the most important songs of Mordechai Gebirtig, a major Yiddish poet and composer who was killed during the Holocaust.

Leah Mordecai

Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: Belle Kendrick Abbott


ISBN: 1442923318

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 458

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Yakar Le'Mordecai

Author: Mordecai Waxman,Tseviyah Ben-Yosef Ginor

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881256321

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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Yakar L'Mordecai commemorates forty years of Rabbi Waxman's service to Temple Israel of Great Neck; it was initiated by his grateful congregants and carried through by his colleagues and friends. It mirrors his interests in and contributions to Jewish scholarship and thought, and is divided into four sections, each pertaining to an area in which Rabbi Waxman has been involved. Part I is a retrospective of Rabbi Waxman's career in the rabbinate and in Jewish scholarship; Part II, on Jewish thought, contains articles which reflect the honoree's broad knowledge of the topic, from Biblical studies to contemporary theology. Part III deals with Jewish-Christian relations, as well as the position of Jews in various parts of the world in their relations with the surrounding cultures, and Part IV with American Judaism. Along with the many other contributions, this volume contains articles by Rabbi Waxman's later father and wife and one by his son, Rabbi Jonathan Waxman.

The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan

Author: Mel Scult

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010888

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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“An important and powerful work that speaks to Mordecai M. Kaplan’s position as perhaps the most significant Jewish thinker of the twentieth century.” —(Deborah Dash Moore coeditor of Gender and Jewish History Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a radical, rejecting such fundamental Jewish beliefs as the concept of the chosen people and a supernatural God. Although he valued the Jewish community and was a committed Zionist, his primary concern was the spiritual fulfillment of the individual. Drawing on Kaplan’s 27-volume diary, Mel Scult describes the development of Kaplan’s radical theology in dialogue with the thinkers and writers who mattered to him most, from Spinoza to Emerson and from Ahad Ha-Am and Matthew Arnold to Felix Adler, John Dewey, and Abraham Joshua Heschel. This gracefully argued book, with its sensitive insights into the beliefs of a revolutionary Jewish thinker, makes a powerful contribution to modern Judaism and to contemporary American religious thought. “An interesting, stimulating, and well-done analysis of Kaplan’s life and thought. All students of contemporary Jewish life will benefit from reading this excellent study.” —Jewish Media Review “The book is highly readable―at times almost colloquial in its language and style―and is recommended for anybody with a familiarity with Kaplan but who wants to understand his thought within a broader context.” —AJL Reviews

The Cry of Mordecai

Author: Robert Stearns

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768497493

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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The Cry of Mordecai a Trumpet Call for Today s Church An orphaned girl living as a minority in a foreign land, Esther rises above the overwhelming odds to become the second most powerful ruler in Persia, strategizes a military coup, and saves her people from total annihilation. Author Robert Stearns calls for an Esther Generation to wake up from the comforts of the palace and cry out on behalf of a nation that faces a threat even greater than that of Haman. From Jerusalem to Washington to Kiev to New York City, the author examines how and why Christians need to be on the offensive and offers five calls to action that will save a nation...or two.


Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481113

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 498

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Years have passed since the last of the Dark Gods was defeated, and Lothion has entered an age of peace and prosperity. Mordecai’s oldest children have already begun to make a place for themselves, and his youngest are on the cusp of adulthood. By every outward measure, his life has been a success; he has earned his reward. However, Tyrion, the first wizard and brutal liberator of mankind, has returned with an agenda of his own, and dark things continue to stir at the edges of civilization, threatening to undo Mordecai’s accomplishments. He must meet the expectations of his queen, his family, and his people, all while finding a way to protect them from the ancient enemy of the She’Har, but his greatest challenge may be dealing with the lingering darkness that is growing within his own heart.

A Final Answer to the Editor of Benj. Ben Mordecai's Letters; (and in Particular to His Eighth Letter, Called "An Inquiry Into the Opinions of the Learned Christians" &c.) ... By the Author of "The Harmony of the Truth."

Author: John Barker

Publisher: N.A



Page: 112

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The Georgians

Genealogies of Pioneer Settlers

Author: Jeannette Holland Austin

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806310812

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 3558

"This is a collection of 283 genealogies which I have compiled over a period of twenty years as a professional genealogist. ... While I have dealt with some of Oglethorpe's settlers, the vast majority of the genealogies included in this collection deal with Georgians who descend from settlers from other states."--Note to the Reader.