Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies https://journal.fi/nj <p><em>Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies</em> aims at promoting Jewish studies in Scandinavia by publishing scholarly articles, surveys and documents, by reviewing recent literature, and compiling bibliographies.</p> The Donner Institute en-US Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies 0348-1646 <p>The license of the published metadata is Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)</p> ‘Rabbinising’ in sixteenth-century polemics https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/111014 <p class="p1">‘Rabbi’ is the title of Jewish scholars and teachers. Yet, in the sixteenth century, the word was sometimes employed in Christian discourse, when Christian scholars referred to their Christian peers as rabbis. How could non-Jews be called rabbis? This article explores the meaning of the term ‘rabbi’ in sixteenth-century intra-Christian polemics and discourse. It shows how the image of the ‘rabbi’, a figure of (negative) intellectual authority, penetrated the speech of Christian intellectuals and polemicists. It suggests that this ‘rabbinic’ figure was not necessarily Jewish. Although ‘rabbi’ is a Jewish term – the incarnation of Jewish intellectual life – the term also denotes Jesus as well as his opponents, the Pharisees. Thus, polemical ‘rabbinising’ of Christian scholars potentially involved very different images of scholarly authority.</p> Avner Shamir Copyright (c) 2022 Avner Shamir https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 3 18 10.30752/nj.111014 Shaping ongoing survival in a Swedish refugee camp https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/114691 <p class="p1">Among the hundreds of sites that housed survivors of Nazi persecution who came to Sweden in the spring and summer of 1945, one of the largest was at the small village of Öreryd. Between June 1945 and September 1946, around a thousand Jewish and non-Jewish Polish survivors came to this site, where they were expected to stay only until they were well enough to return to their home countries or migrate elsewhere. This article contributes to filling a gap in refugee history in Sweden, dealing with how survivors experienced Swedish refugee camps and shaped the refugee camp environment on their own terms. Thinking with Peter Gatrell’s framework of ‘refugeedom’, a wide range of sources have been examined for insight into how Polish survivors in the Öreryd refugee camp navigated the precarity and uncertainty of their existence as survivors and refugees in Sweden and endeavoured to shape their immediate and future lives.</p> Victoria Van Orden Martínez Copyright (c) 2022 Victoria Van Orden Martínez https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 19 36 10.30752/nj.114691 The black bar mitzvah https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/115204 <p class="p1">References to Jews and to matters included in Jewish discourse are commonplace in US popular culture in general and in US-produced hip-hop lyrics in particular. This article deals with the latter, and aims to analyse how Jews are represented there. It is suggested here that 1. these representations are rendered comprehensible by analysing them in the light of the term coined by Zygmunt Bauman: allosemitism, which denotes that Jews are ‘other’. This article further suggests that 2. the representations of Jews featured in the lyrics cannot be made comprehensible without looking into the historical relations between American Jews and African Americans. According to Jeffrey Melnick, this relation is characterised by ‘robust ambivalences’. This article arrives at the conclusion that the representations of Jews draw on classical conspiratorial and economic antisemitic ideas that situate Jews within the realms of shadowy (economic and instrumental) power, but which at times can be understood as philosemitic, as Jews are represented as wealthy and influential role models. Hence the usage of the term allosemitism to analyse the empirics.</p> Anders Ackfeldt Erik Magnusson Copyright (c) 2022 Anders Ackfeldt , Erik Magnusson https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 37 54 10.30752/nj.115204 Reading Paul with Messianic Jews https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/116228 <p class="p1">This review article presents and summarises my doctoral dissertation ‘Reading Romans, Constructing Paul(s): A Conversation between Messianic Jews in Jerusalem and Paul within Judaism Scholars’, defended on 24 September 2021 at Lund University. It is a highly interdisciplinary study between New Testament studies and the anthropology of Christianity. It focuses on Paul and readings of Romans 11, where the Messianic Jewish readings originate from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Jerusalem through so-called Bible-reading interviews. This article summarises each chapter, provides examples from the empirical chapters ‘Identity and Torah’, ‘Relations and Yeshua’ and ‘Time and Land’, and finishes by pointing out three major conclusions followed by three additional key contributions that the study makes.</p> Jennifer Nyström Copyright (c) 2022 Jennifer Nyström https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 55 64 10.30752/nj.116228 At beskytte demokratiet mod dets indre fjender https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/115520 <p>Boganmeldelse af Sofie Lene Baks ”Racismeparagraffen” (Århus: Århus Universitetsforlag, 2021).</p> Maja Gildin Zuckerman Copyright (c) 2022 Maja Gildin Zuckerman https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 65 67 10.30752/nj.115520 From A to Z https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/113832 <p>Review of <em>Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism, </em>eds. Sol Goldberg, Scott Ury and Kalman Weiser, Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).</p> Jens Carlesson Magalhães Copyright (c) 2022 Jens Carlesson Magalhães https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 68 71 10.30752/nj.113832 ”Jude är något man gör” https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/116951 <p>Recension av <em>Jude i Sverige: en antologi, </em>red. Daniel Pedersen (Stockholm: Föreningen Judisk kultur i Sverige, 2021).</p> Ruth Illman Copyright (c) 2022 Ruth Illman https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 72 74 10.30752/nj.116951 En hyllning till mångfalden https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/115694 <p>Recension av <em>@Stoltjude - om judiskt liv i Sverige</em>, Nina Tojzner och Malin Norrby (red.), Micael Bindefeld (förord), Samuel Adler (berättartext), Daniel Leviathan (uppslagsdel), Isabelle Falck (grafisk formgivning) (Stockholm: Hillelförlaget och Judiska Ungdomsförbundet i Sverige, 2022).</p> Taija Chaya Votkin Copyright (c) 2022 Taija Chaya Votkin https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 75 76 10.30752/nj.115694 Editorial https://journal.fi/nj/article/view/117088 <p>Editorial for Vol. 33 Issue 1 of Nordisk Judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies.</p> Ruth Illman Svante Lundgren Copyright (c) 2022 Ruth Illman, Svante Lundgren https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-27 2022-06-27 33 1 1 2 10.30752/nj.117088