Adherents.com: Religious Groups in Literature


34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

Index

back to Judaism, Riverworld

Judaism, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
Notes
Judaism Riverworld 1890 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 13-14. "There was a physical, a scientific, reason for his being here; he did not have to resort to Judeo-Christian-Moslem myths for cause. "
Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 82. "'I don't think you could compare a crooked publisher to Hitler,' Ruach said. 'No, I wouldn't want to turn him over a fire. I might want to starve him to death, or feed him just enough to keep him alive. But I wouldn't do that. What good would it do? Would it make him change his mind about anything, would he then believe that Jews were human beings? No, I would do nothing to him if he were in my power except kill him so he couldn't hurt others. But I'm not so sure that killing him would mean he'd stay dead. Not here.'

'You're a real Christian,' Frigate said [to Ruach, a Jew], grinning.

'I thought you were my friend!' Ruach said. "

Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 104. "Two weeks later, in an area predominantly ancient Libyan, he met Esther, a fifteenth-century Sephardic Jewess.

'Why don't you try your luck with a Gentile?' Frigate had said.

Leve had shrugged his narrow shoulders. 'I have. But sooner or later you get into a big fight, and they lose their temper and call you a goddam kike. The same thing also happens with my Jewish women, but from that I can take it.'

'Listen, friend,' the American said. 'There are billions of Gentiles along this river who've never heard of a Jew. They can't be prejudiced. Try one of them.' "

Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 124. "'Besides, they are all Jews. Why worry about them?' "; Pg. 125: "'Killing this Jew would be an act in defense of your life,' Goring replied. "

Pg. 127: "'But the people on the borders can see for themselves that the walls are being built by slaves,' Burton said.

Spruce grinned wryly and said, 'Goring has spread the word that these are all Jews, that he is only interested in enslaving Jews...'

...'You're a stubborn man,' Frigate said. 'Have you noticed that at least half the slaves are Jews? Late twentieth-century Israeli, most of them. That girl over there told me that Goring managed to start grail-slavery by stirring up anti-Semitism in this area...' " [Many other refs to Judaism, not in DB, including pg. 128-135.]

Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 132. "Burton opened his mouth... 'In the first place, my actions on Earth speak louder than any of my printed words. I was the friend and protector of many Jews; I had many Jewish friends.'

'That last statement is always a preface to an attack on the Jews,' Targoff said.

...Jew-hate is something bred into the child,' Targoff said. 'It become part of the nerve. No act of will can get rid of it, unless it is not very deeply embedded or the will is extraordinarily strong. The bell rings, and Pavlov's dog salivates. Mention the word Jew, and the nervous system storms the citadel of the mind of the Gentile. Just as the word Arab storms mine. But I have a realistic basis for hating all Arabs.' "

Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 184. "Thus Burton had met three Jesus Chriss, two Abrahams, four King Richard the Lion-Hearteds, six Attilas, a dozen Judases (only one of whom could speak Aramaic)... "
Judaism Rock, The 2051 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 111. "I sat alone in the small iron chapel, remembering. There was a porcelain Jesus on the cross on one wall and a Star of David on the other. "
Judaism Roman Empire 25 C.E. Lupoff, Richard A. "Jubilee " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 164. [Year estimated.] "Sometimes the third month of the year was cool in Novum Ostia, when autumn set in early, but this year summer had been fierce and refused to loosen its grip. The whole continent of Terra Australis seemed like a baked portion of the Jews' unleavened bread. "
Judaism Roman Empire 25 C.E. Lupoff, Richard A. "Jubilee " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 176. "'...Rome was already the greatest power in the world. Really the only power that towered above all others. Carthage was long gone. Egypt, Syria, Judaea were all vassals of Rome...' "
Judaism Roman Empire 316 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 296. "'No mortal can touch the ultimate deity. You who live in flesh see with the eyes of the world, one thing at a time, and so you see God in many guises, just as different images are reflected in the many facets of a jewel. To each facet you have given a form and a name--Apollo or Ammon, Cybele or Hera, who once gave oracles at this shrine. Jahweh of the Jews watches over his people... "
Judaism Roman Empire 327 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 342. Pg. 342: "Since the second Jewish rebellion had left Hierosolyma in ruins, Caesarea had been the capital of Palestine. "; Pg. 343: "'...To identify the places associated with our Lord can be a useful aid to faith, but to make them places of veneration and pilgrimage, as if they were in themselves holy, is to fall into the error of the pagans and the Jews. The religion of Moses was founded upon the Holy City, but even the name of Hierosolyma has been lost. Without the Temple, surely their religion must die. Now we call it Aelia Capitolina, and no Jews life there.'

I lifted one eyebrow. There were Jews in every great city in the Empire. The ones I had known in Londinium seemed to be flourishing. Perhaps Hadrian had reinvented Judaea and turned it into Palestine, but the Jews seemed to have reinvented their religion as well. Still, I knew better than to say so. " [Also pg. 345-350.]

Judaism Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 137. "I turned to Yellow Hare. 'Do you speak Hindi?'

She nodded.

'Pharsi? Etruscan? Egyptian? Phoenician? 'Ebreu?' I ran through the dozen languages Ramonojon and I shared in common... " [The word 'Ebreu here refers to 'Hebrew,' language of the Jews.]

Judaism Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 233. -
Judaism Russia 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 280. "Dinwiddie looked horrified. If he was an actor, he belonged on stage. 'Sir, what the Rebs do to Latter-Day Saints in the CSA [Confederate State of America]-- You hear stores about what the Russians do to Jews. It's like that, sir...' "
Judaism Russia 1942 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 176. "Devotees of Islam often follow Jewish dietary laws, but from what I could gather, long-pork was on these ragheads' [Circassians] menu. "
Judaism Russia 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 212. "The Soviets stood in silence as Chaplain Cook and Yitshak Jacob, acting as a rabbi, administered last rites and kaddish. "
Judaism Russia 2015 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 46. "It was for this reason that Drs. Pole and Williams were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Only gradually, and never in the U.S., was its use extended to so-called 'hostage populations' of potentially dissident civilians--the Basques of Spain, Jews in Russia, the Irish in England, and so on. "
Judaism Russia 2357 David, Peter. Worf's First Adventure (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 2. "Young Worf Rozhenko turned to face his parents. They were so beaming with pride... What was the word he'd heard his foster mother use? K'Velling. It sounded vaguely Klingonese, but his mother insisted it was some ancient tongue called Yiddish. "
Judaism Saudi Arabia 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 84. "Technical Sergeant Ruby Goldenberg was not merely white; she was the daughter of a rabbi and had never seen anything more exotic than Disneyland before being posted to King Faisal Base, Dhahran. Although she was well versed in both Judaism and Christianity, Islam was a new world to her; she was fascinated by its serious-minded concern for fundamental issues as well as its long-standing though now badly eroded tradition of tolerance. She particularly admired its wholehearted respect for those two prophets of different faiths--Moses and Jesus. However, with her 'liberated' Western outlook, she had strong reservations about the position of women in the more conservative Muslim states. " [More about this Jewish character, who eventually founds Chrislam, a religion fusing Christianity with Islam.]
Judaism Solar System 2050 Benford, Gregory. Jupiter Project. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1980); pg. 22. "...Commander Aarons has made an Eleventh Commandment that we fill in where needed. " [Character names include Aarons, Zak, Isaac, Rebecca, Yuri, David. Israeli kibbutzim discussed, pg. 28. The novel focuses on people on an artificial satellite orbiting Jupiter, some of whom are apparently of Jewish descent. Judaism and Jews not mentioned by name, however.]
Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 77. [Year estimated.] "A compromise is a compromise. I have been taught that all my life in varying guises. To eat meat on a plate reserved for dairy products is a compromise. To cut the sidecurls that show your devotion to God, especially to go to a gentile school, is a compromise. To study science and technology instead of Talmud is a compromise, even if you also study Talmud every extra moment. 'How many more hours could you have devoted to Talmud, had you gone to yeshiva instead of that goyim school? Barshak, you could have been a rabbi. What is science to God?' " [This entire study is about Judaism, with refs. throughout, only some in DB.]
Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 82. "Their first sight of him was Biblical. A scene etched from Old Testament parchment: clouds of water vaporizing, rolling billows along the floor; a figure, blackened by robes, barely visible in the hissing clouds, with upraised hands... The man--God only knew. Moses leading the children of Israel out of Egypt. The bay should have dwarfed him; somehow it did not.

'That is not the purser, I think,' Sara said to Jacob. A dozen members of the kibbutz stood with them. Other kibbutzniks--a growing group of them--clustered close on the other side... "

Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 86. [Liberal Jews on the asteroid discuss the arrival of Orthodox Jews.]

"'Jacob, you cannot le them stay.'

'I cannot send them out.'

'Send them to the Arab Utopia.' This from Sara... 'The Moslems are also orthodox. They will surely know what to do with them.'

Laughter ran through the room, sprung from the children of crueler times.

Moshe, smiling through it, said, 'They're just here to make a yishuv.'

...Moshe said, 'I know it's hard. But it's over, Beni, remember. These people were sent here to start a school--the first off-world yeshiva...'

Jacob stood. 'Beni, we do have patrons back on Earth, people who expect us to face this situation--'

'Yes, patrons! People who financed an expedition of liberal Jews to create a world where, even among Jews, God forbid, state and church should exist separate and apart. You don't have that in Israel any more, Jacob, no matter how hard the Knesset tries to get it back.' "

Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 89. Pg. 89: "'An invitation? Is this a dance, Jacob Golani? Not the Hora, certainly. Good Jews embrace the Hora.' "; Pg. 101: "'This kitchen is not kosher because this community is not kosher. If you wish to build a kosher kitchen, you are welcome to do so. Otherwise, learn to eat every kind of food the way the rest of us do.'

Mirim thrust her bosom forward... 'What kind of Jew are you, Sara Stern? We would starve before seething a kid in its mother's milk.' "

Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 118. "And Jacob said, 'I could tell him that any Jew is a good Jew here, but he wouldn't see it, because he will not look at it.'

'Won't see that a Jew is a Jew?' Rachel asks. 'Even if he can't operate a computer or a diamond smelt?' " [The conversation refers to tension between he kibbutzniks who settled the asteroid, and the newly arrived Orthodox/Hasidic Jews.]

Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 138. "I have cut my sidecurls. I no longer go to the synagogue to sit with the men and add my voice to the commentaries.

But I am building here, things with my hands that I am proud of. I have build a kosher kitchen next to the old one. This, Rabbi Meyer received gratefully. And I enlarged the library section of the Commons Room to hold a little alcove. It's quiet there, and many come to worship. I saw Sara there yesterday, sitting on the floor before two lit candles. She was bent above them, whispering a prayer. The Rebbe calls it the kibbutz chapel, and talks of buying us a cross. But I am glad to see people come who would not have come at all before.

For the most part, Poul's voice has dwindled to muttering in the darker corners of the synagogue. "

Judaism South Africa 1950 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 181. -
Judaism South Africa 1997 Resnick, Laura. "Amandla! " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 108. "...South Africans in the struggle for freedom was much easier than the task of uniting them in freedom. Ours is a country of Christians, Jews, and Muslims... "
Judaism Soviet Union 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 117. "Vargay's mother had been Jewish. He had, it was said, worked on Soviet nuclear weapons... "
Judaism Spain 1492 C.E. Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 62. "Before the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, the ancient Mendes were bankers, financiers to royalty. Hounded out of Iberia, they were welcomed by the Ottoman Empire... "
Judaism Spain 1500 C.E. Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1991); pg. 27. "The Jews of Spain who had lived a thousand years in peace and high culture were overnight exiled from the land they thought theirs, torn from their roots and their graves and their synagogues. "
Judaism Spain 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 71. "'Death is cruel and it is dark,' he finished, and his eyes were moist--for be it Gypsy, Jew, Moor, or what have you, a victim is a victim to a Spaniard.... "
Judaism Sweden 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "...Grandfather expected the worst. He feared that I would be a Jew. And if not that horror, he feared that I would be dark-skinned. And if not that horror, he feared that I would be American. "; Pg. 6: "Grandfather would be the first to refuse such a defense. He was persuaded, out of the pride that was his worst sin, that if the Jews, or the dark-skinned races, or the Americans, or a combination of same, ever gained control of the West, or at least of the North, then Stockholm would suffer...

Grandfather did not hate Jews, Negroes, Arabs, Orientals, Indians, Americans. To my knowledge, he had never talked with one. Accordingly, they terrified him... Grandfather did not fear the Jews or the dark-skinned races with anything equivalent to the hardness of his heart when confronted with the spectre of the Americans... " [More, pg. 12, 15, 18, 20, 34, 58, 86, 318, etc.]

Judaism Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 48. "They did not want an ethical example that stood apart from history, as they said did Judaism, Catholicism, Marxism. "
Judaism Syria 1880 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 128. "'The facts are,' Burton said, 'that the Jewish moneylenders in Damascus were charging the poor a thousand percent interest on their loans. The facts are that they were inflicting this monstrous usury not only on the Moslem and Christian population but on their own people. The facts are, that when my enemies in England accused me of anti-Semitism, many Jews in Damascus came to my defense. It is a fact that I protested the Turks when they sold the synagogue of the Damascan Jews to the Greek Orthodox bishop... It is a fact that I went out and drummed up eighteen Moslems to testify in behalf of the Jews... It is a fact that when I was recalled from my consular post, because of the lies of the Christian missionaries and priests, of Rashid Pasha, and of the Jewish usurers, thousands of Christians, Moslems, and Jews rallied to my aid, though it was too late then.' "
Judaism Syria 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 140. "'...The Jewish arms expert is already near...' "
Judaism T'ien Shan 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 371. "'Of course,' responded Aenea in as smooth a voice as the Cardinal's, 'I came into the world in a region of ridges beyond Mt. Moriah and Mt. Zion...'

...'Are you perchance,' he continued smoothly, 'of the Hebrew or Muslim faiths which our hosts have told us prevail in those regions?' "

Judaism T'ien Shan 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 401. "'The Bible lies. The Koran lies. The Talmud and Torah lie. The New Testament lies. The Sutta-pitaka, the nikayas, the Itivuttaka, and the Dhammapada lies. The Tiptaka lies. All Scripture lies . . . just as I lie as I speak to you now.

'All these books lie not from intention or failure of expression but by their very nature of being reduced to words; all the images, precepts, laws, canons, quotations, parables, commandments, koans, zazen, and sermons in these beautiful books ultimately fail by adding only more words between the human being who is seeking and the perception of the Void Which Binds.' "

Judaism T'ien Shan 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 291-292. "North of Muztagh Alta, the ridges run into territory I have not seen--not even from orbit during my approach--harboring the high homes of the Wandering Jews along the approaches to Mt. Zion and Mt. Moriah, where the twin cities of Abraham and Isaak boast the finest libraries on T'ien Shan. North and west of them rise Mt. Sumeru--the center of the universe--and Harney Peak, also the center of the universe, oddly enough "
Judaism Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "'Yet if most sects here believe in the Christian God--who is also the Jewish and Mohammedan God, whether termed YHVH or Allah--why should there by any need to qualify Him further?' "; Pg. 97: "'...Perhaps God has dictated the savagery of our winter climate, forcing us to seek Him more avidly, as the God of the Jews brought privation upon them to correct their erring ways...' "
Judaism Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 181. "Therion smiled approvingly. 'Indeed. Did you notice old Arthwaite's slip about Adam and Eve? He actually believes the hoary tale about Adam's rib. Rib, hell! Eve was formed from the foreskin excised from Adam's pristine penis when he was circumcised. Look it up in the Babylonian Talmud, from which so much of the Old Testament was pirated. And expurgated. A neat little bloody ring of skin, the original symbol of the female. God formed it into a living, breathing tube of flesh typified by circles, from the two globes...' " [More, pg. 183-184, incl. Lilith.]
Judaism Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 190. "'No, I want to hear his objections. Does he challenge the validity of the Bible?'

'The Bible is hardly an objective account, and what there is is both incomplete and expurgated. Naturally the Hebrews and their intolerant, jealous God colored the record to suit themselves. How do you think the poor, civilized Egyptians felt about this barbaric conqueror?'

'They welcomed the Hebrews! Pharaoh raised up Joseph, put his own ring on Joseph's hand, arrayed him in fine linen, put a gold chain about his neck--'

'Bull--' Therion repeated... 'Pharaoh gave them nothing! The Hebrew tribesmen and their cohorts came in, a ravening horde from the desert, overrunning the civilized cities, burning houses, pillaging temples and destroying monuments...' " [More, pg. 190-191, other refs. not in DB.]

Judaism Tau Ceti 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 55. "Government House was constructed in the shape of a Star of David, and within the center of the star, shielded by low walls and strategically planted trees, there was a garden: smaller than the formal acres of flowers in Deer Park but no less beautiful... " [One of the main characters, Weintraub, is Jewish, although little is said about this background.]
Judaism Tau Ceti 6000 Gotlieb, Phyllis. "Tauf Aleph " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 427. "Samuel Zohar ben Reuven Begelman lived... on Tau Ceti IV and his last years he sent the same message with his annual request for supplies to Galactic Federation Central: Kindly send one mourner/gravedigger so I can die in peace respectfully.

And Sol III replied through GalFed Central with unvarying answer: Regred cannot find one Jew yours faithfully.

Because there was not one other identifiable Jew in the known universe... "

Judaism Tau Ceti 6000 Gotlieb, Phyllis. "Tauf Aleph " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 428. "0/G5/842 emerged from his corner... Current flowed, light came...

He recorded the life of Sam Begelman; he absorbed Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek; he learned Torah, which is Law: day one. He learned Writings, Prophets, and then Mishna, which is the first exegesis of Law: day the second... He learned Syriac, Arabic, Latin, Yiddish, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch. At the point of learning Chinese he experienced, for the first time, a synapse. For the sake of reading marginally relevant writings by fewer than ten Sino-Japanese Judaic poets it was not worth learning their vast languages... "

Judaism Tau Ceti 6000 Gotlieb, Phyllis. "Tauf Aleph " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 428. "0/G5/842 emerged from his corner... Current flowed, light came, and he said, LET ME KNOW SAMUEL ZOHAR BEN REUVEN BEGELMAN DOCTOR OF MEDICINE AND WHAT IT MEANS THAT HE IS A JEW.

He recorded the life of Sam Begelman; he absorbed Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek; he learned Torah, which is Law: day one. He learned Writings, Prophets, and then Mishna, which is the first exegesis of Law: day the second. He learned Talmud (Palestinian and Babylonian), which is the completion of Law, and Tosefta, which are ancillary writings and divergent opinions in Law: day the third. He read 3500 years of Commentary and Responsa: day the fourth. He learned Syriac, Arabic, Latin, Yiddish, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch... "

Judaism Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 49. "'What's the word 'Neeg' mean, wilk girl? Is it a race or is it a religion?'

'A race.'

'It's a religion, like being a Jew. Being white; that's also a religion. I can tell you in just one word what the white religion is.' "

Judaism Texas: Dallas 1963 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 3. "Bitterbaum also was not lacking in style. He regarded himself as marked out for high attainment under the banner of his name. His mother had been an anthro major at Hunter College who did her thesis on Norse mythology. Her parents were appalled at her choice. Thor? Whoever heard of a Thor? Much less a Thor Bitterbaum. But she refused to see the incongruity, or perhaps secretly relished it, and Thor Bitterbaum he became.

The polarities did not combine smoothly in his character. He was a slightly incongruous, not to say improbable, person. A devout atheist, proud of being a Jew. " [The main character is Jewish. Other refs. not in DB.]

Judaism Texas: Dallas 1963 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 9. "The strength and daring of Thor stood off and kept at bay the talmudic scholar grandfather, Jacob Bitterbaum, and the learned rabbi, Solomon Bitterbaum. They shook long unscissored beards and consulted Yekuthiel Bitterbaum, patriarch of the family. But he had never heard of anyone called Thor... defending both Midgard and Asgard... No wonder the old Jews shook their covered heads. Thor brandished the swastika, symbol of Mjellnir, his hammer, which the dwarfs, out of spite, had made to short. They drew back, these pious Jews, murmured ancient prayers and swayed in the face of the assertion that this hero could shrive and hallow the dead. And yet the dead were so shriven that he would rise up in strength and life. "
Judaism Texas: Dallas 1963 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 10. Pg. 10: "Thor, tall stooped Jew in whom the Norse god dwelt, he alone of all the people that crowded the hospital was lighthearted, almost gay. "; Pg. 87: "For the Kelloggs it was Easter; for him, the Passover. " [Many other refs., not in DB. The main character is a Jew named Thor. Other refs. to Jews by name include pg. 86, 190.]
Judaism Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 251. "'Yes. Yatar and Jehovah are one. I wonder how the Jews will feel about that . . .'

'What are Jews?' Yanulf asked.

'Followers of Jehovah, but who believe the Christ has not yet come. They have strong dietary laws, and passionately believe there is only one God.'

'There are no such in Drantos,' Yanulf said.

'And now that I think of it, it's not likely there are any on Tran.' Until now. How many of the mercs are Jewish? Bilofsky, I suppose. Lewin. Goodman. Schultz, only he's still down south. None of them seemed particularly devout, but her never know. "

Judaism Turkey 1995 Silverberg, Robert. "The Red Blaze is the Morning " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 286. "...in this arid part of Turkey... And yet he can still speak six languages, including Turkish and Hebrew and modern Greek... "
Judaism Turkey 1997 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 295. "Turkey, a democratic moderate, had already permitted many Israelis to relocate from Cyprus to the Tuz Golu region, but knew that in tranforming her central plateau to an Israeli staging area she would risk oposition from inside and out. Internally, the nomadic Kurds were raiding advance Israeli camps. Externally, Turkey feared that the RUS might retain enough clout to mount a force to prevent Israel from developing her orbital habitats. "
Judaism Ukraine 1642 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 276. "Pyotr frowned. 'I've read about those Cossack rebellions.'

Katya winced. Three centuries fell from her, and she stood again in her village when men... galloped in after riding with Chmielnicki and shouted their boasts. Every Catholic or Uniate priest they or the serfs caught, they hanged in front of his altar alongside a pig and a Jew. 'Barbaric times,' she said. "

Judaism United Kingdom 1964 Hoyle, Fred. The Black Cloud. New York: Harper & Row (1957); pg. 147. "All this was swept aside on 24th October. Everyone, men and women of all creeds--Christian, Atheist, Mohammedan, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew--all became pervaded to their innermost beings with the emotional complex of the old Sun-worshippers. "
Judaism United Kingdom 1987 Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 459. "There were many signs in Russian at the British Airways terminal at Robert Tomlin International Airport, placed there by members of Jewish Relief, headquartered in nearby Brighton Beach. For Jews who managed to emigrate from the Eastern bloc, even those who dreamed of eventually settling in Palestine, this was their Ellis Island. "
Judaism United Kingdom 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Dark Society " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 158. "Went and married a Jewish girl. Of course. " [The Holocaust mentioned pg. 178.]
Judaism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 11. "'They [Christians] believe... that there is no Goddess; for the principle of woman, so they say, is the principle of all evil; through woman, so they say, Evil entered this world; there is some fantastic Jewish tale about an apple and a snake.' "
Judaism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 114. "When she chose she could see the tower they had built atop the very Tor, on the Holy Mountain of Initiation; a tower dedicated to Michael, one of their Jewish angels whose ancient function was to keep down the inferior world of demons. "
Judaism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 488. "'Look! Are all these preachers not Galileans? And how are we hearing them, each one of us, in our own native languages? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and men out of Mesopotamia, both Judea and Cappadocia, Asia, both Phrygia and Pamphylia, and visitors from Rome, Jews and Cretans and Arabs; but well all hear them talking in our own languages.' "
Judaism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 85. [1] "'Sometimes,' he said, 'life doe seem to be unfair. Do you know the story of Elijah and the Rabbi Jachanan?'

'No,' said the Wart.

He sat down resignedly upon the most comfortable part of the floor, perceiving that he was in for something like the parable of the looking-glass.

'This rabbi,' said Merlyn, 'went on a journey with the prophet Elijah. They walked all day, and at nightfall they came to the humble cottage of a poor man, whose only treasure was a cow. The poor man ran out of his cottage, and his wife ran too, to welcome the strangers for the night and to offer them all the simple hospitality which they were able to give in straitened circumstances. Elijah and the Rabbi were entertained with plenty of the cow's milk, sustained by home-made bread and butter, and they were put to sleep in the best bed while their kindly hosts lay down before the kitchen fire. But in the morning the poor man's cow was dead.'

'Go on.' " [More.]

Judaism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 85. [2. Story of Elijah and the Rabbi Jachanan, continued.] "'They walked al the next day, and came that evening to the house of a very wealthy merchant, whose hospitality they craved. The merchant was cold and proud and rich, and all that he would do for the prophet and his companion was to lodge them in a cowshed and feed them on bread and water. In the morning, however, Elijah thanked him very much for what he had done, and sent for a mason to repair one of his walls, which happened to be falling down, as a return for his kindness.

'The Rabbi Jachanan, unable to keep silence any longer, begged the holy man to explain the meaning of his dealings with human beings. " [More.]

Judaism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 85. [3. Story of Elijah and the Rabbi Jachanan, cont.] "' 'In regard to the poor man who received us so hospitably,' replied the prophet, 'it was decreed that his wife was to die that night, but in reward for his goodness God took the cow instead of the wife. I repaired the wall of the rich miser because a chest of gold was concealed near the place, and if the miser had repaired the wall himself he would have discovered the treasure. Say not therefore to the Lord: What doest thou? But say in thy heart: Must not the Lord of all the earth do right?' '

'It is a nice sort of story,' said the Wart, because it seemed to be over.

'I am sorry,' said Merlyn, 'that you should be the only one to get my extra tuition, but then, you see, I was only sent for that.'

'I do not see that it would do any harm for Kay to come too.'

'Nor do I. But the Rabbi Jachanan did not see why the miser should have had his wall repaired.'

'...I still think it was a shame that the cow died...' "

Judaism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 196. "'It's a good story,' said the Wart doubtfully. 'I like it better than Merlyn's one about the Rabbi. And it was interesting, too.' "
Judaism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 294. "'...remember about the parables I used to tell you, when I was trying to explain things?'

'Of course I do. There was one about some Rabbi or other which you told me when I wanted to take Kay somewhere. I never could understand why the cow died.'

'Well, I want to tell you another parable now.'

'I shall love it.'

'In the East, perhaps in the same place which that Rabbi Jachanan came from, there was a certain man who was walking in the market of Damascus when he came face to face with Death...' " [More.]; Pg. 295: "'...There is a thing about Time and Space which the philosopher Einstein is going to find out. Some people call it Destiny.' "



Judaism, continued

Search Adherents.com

Custom Search
comments powered by Disqus
Collection and organization of data © 23 April 2007 by Adherents.com.   Site created by custom apps written in C++.  
Research supported by East Haven University.
Books * Videos * Music * Posters

We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: webmaster@adherents.com.