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Judíos errantes

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  179 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
En este ensayo, que se ha convertido en referencia obligada, Joseph Roth perfila el dibujo íntimo, no siempre exento de ironía, de los judíos del Este de Europa, un pueblo que a la sazón se convirtió, a través de sus dolorosas migraciones, en uno de los fermentos constitutivos de lo que hoy llamamos Occidente. Sobre este extraordinario libro, entre recuerdos de ciudades y ...more
Published March 20th 2008 by Libros del Acantilado (first published 1927)
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Mario Rufino
Mar 13, 2013 Mario Rufino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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O meu texto sobre "Judeus Errantes", de Joseph Roth, para P3/Público.
Editora: Sistema Solar.
Sep 01, 2015 Daniela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ne atdheun e tij, ai (hebreu lindor) nuk di asgje per padrejtesine sociale te perendimit, per mbizoterimin e paragijykimeve qe sundon ne hapat, sjelljet dhe horizontet e europianit perendimor; ai nuk di asgje per horizontin e ngushte te perendimit... Ai shikon me zili drejt perendimit, nje zili te cilin perendimi nuk e meriton aspak. Per ate perendimi do te thote liri, mundesi per te punuar, per te shfaqur talentet, drejtesi dhe sundim autonom i intelektit. Per ate Gjermania eshte nder te tjeras ...more
Peter Landau
Dec 29, 2016 Peter Landau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son has become suddenly interested in his Jewish roots and has been asking me a lot of questions about his heritage. I don’t have many answers, having been raised in a secular household, even though I did have a bar mitzvah. I can’t even say why I chose this rite of Jewish passage, except to say it wasn’t because of the money, as everyone including my parents thought.

The thing about my son is that according to Talmudic law he’s not Jewish, having only a Jewish father, not a Jewish mother. Bu
Frantisek Trapl
Dec 02, 2016 Frantisek Trapl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joseph Roth psát umí! V této ani ne 100stránkové brožurce předkládá čtenáři svůj pohled na problematiku "putujících židů" z Východu na Západ, včetně Západu zaoceáního. Nejbrilantnější částí je bezesporu hned úvodní stať, zamyšlení se nad skutečností co obnáší býti židem v Evropě 20./30. let 20. století (alespoň odtušuji, neboť ani překladatel ani editor z nakladatelství Academia nepokládali za hodno Rothův spis časově zařadit). Následuje oddíl "žid a město", na které navazují jednotlivá nejvýzna ...more
Oct 31, 2016 Stevemid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a review from Michael Andre Bernstein, The New Republic: I have added a quote at the end of the review, to give you a flavor of lessons contained in this book which could apply to one's understanding of, say, Ukraine today.

Every few decades a book is published that shapes Jewish consciousness. One thinks of Wiesel's Night or Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. But in 1927, years before these works were written, Joseph Roth (1894-1939) composed The Wandering Jews. In these stunning dispatches w
Diana Petty-stone
A stunningly heartfelt, yet disturbing, account of the Eastern and Western European Jews in the mid 1920's. Joseph Roth was an esteemed Berlin journalist and a very gifted wordsmith and author of numerous books. In his polished prose he gives us a glimpse of the lives, customs and traditions that shapes the Jewish consciousness Here you will find painful answers to that nagging question of how could the Holocaust have happened? This masterpiece was written by a man who is now considered one of t ...more
Jan 01, 2012 Rafael rated it really liked it
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Clarifica la diferencia de los Judios de europa oriental y los Judios occidentales.Trata de quienes son, como viven, como llevan a cabo sus practicas religiosas. Porque deciden migrar y hacia donde.Las diferencias de su adaptacion a los diferentes paises como alemania, Francia, Austria y los EEUU. Tambien trata de los Judios Sovieticos.
Este ensayo fue escrito a los fines de los veintes del siglo XX. Asi que al leerlo hay que tomar en cuenta su contexto cuando fue escrito. Desde la caida del Impe
Jan 04, 2010 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an account of the Jews in Europe (and briefly the US) in the period between the wars. Given the subject matter it is an understandably angry book, but over c140 pages it doesn’t let up and consequently starts to lose its impact.

Roth is always on the side of the downtrodden and oppressed and strongly champions the Jews of Eastern Europe. In particular he provides interesting anecdotes and insights about life in the Shtetl and a very human understanding of the sheer grind of having to get
Nicholas During
Jun 14, 2012 Nicholas During rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant angry little book. A must for anyone interested in Jewish European history and thought, though no doubt very dated since written before the Holocaust. Still, filled with insights into the relationships that Europe, both East and West, had with it's Jewish populations, and the relationship Jews had with the European countries that they lived in. Which is much too simple an explanation, since Roth by no means typifies the Jewish population of the time, I think around 1927, but instead ...more
Jun 19, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was very interesting to read this book, written about the Jewish population largely immigrating from the East to the West, written in the 1920's and early '30's. He touches on topics like the growth of Zionism or colonization of Palestine and Hungary and discusses the plight of the "Wandering Jew" in a variety of locations throughout Europe and in America. It was just a great personal yet impersonal overview of the trials and tribulations of the Jewish people, their endearing qualities, and t ...more
Paul Taylor
Sep 26, 2015 Paul Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fascinatinganalysis of a Jewish underclass between the world wars. It paints a dystopian picture of homelessness, statelessness and persecution ahead of the horrors of the aholocaust. Roth's afterword , written in 1937, is eerily accurate in its predictions but even he could not foresee the attempted annihilation of the Jewish race by the Nazis. He puts the Zionist into context, understanding why they exist but sceptical about their aims. Memorable.
Oct 10, 2012 Lois rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book goes well with "When Nietzsche Wept". I read this a few years ago, and it also gives a good idea of what late-19th-century/early-20th century life was like in Vienna. While "When Nietzsche Wept" is based on upper-middle-class life, "The Wandering Jews" includes good descriptions of what life was like for the poor and struggling.
Jun 01, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written, thoughtful consideration of the place of the Jews in Europe, including an insightful understanding that the Jew remained an outsider in Germany after the time many Jews had become largely secularized and felt themselves to be Germans first and foremost. The 1930s were soon to show them an alternate and searing reality.
Karen Codner
Nov 21, 2010 Karen Codner rated it it was amazing
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Si se quiere comprender la Shoa, es un must. Si se quiere comprender de dónde venimos lo judíos laicos es un must. Si se quiere, si realmente se desea leer un buen ensayo, debes comprar este título. Lo acaban de reeditar en Acantilado.
Mar 16, 2016 Erika marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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K's Bognoter
Mar 04, 2016 K's Bognoter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Velskrevne, historiske interessante reportager fra Joseph Roth (1927/1937).

Jill Cordry
Jan 23, 2015 Jill Cordry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By the author of the Radetszky March. It was very interesting to read these essay about Jews in Eastern and Western Europe written in the 1920s with an updated forward for the 1937 edition.
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Joseph Roth was born and grew up in Brody, a small town near Lemberg in East Galicia, part of the easternmost reaches of what was then Austro-Hungarian empire and is nowadays Ukraine. Roth was born into a Jewish family. He died in Paris, France.
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“Anyone deserves the West who arrives with fresh energy to break up the deadly, antiseptic boredom of its civilization, prepared to undergo the quarantine that we prescribe for immigrants. We do not realize that our whole life has become a quarantine, and that all our countries have become barracks and concentration camps, admittedly with all the modern conveniences.” 0 likes
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