World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

A Rabbi's Impressions of the Oberammergau Passion Play

By Krauskopf, Joseph

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0003468238
Format Type: PDF eBook :
File Size:
Reproduction Date: 2015

Title: A Rabbi's Impressions of the Oberammergau Passion Play  
Author: Krauskopf, Joseph
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Judaism, The Bavarian Alps
Collections: Classic Sacred Texts
Publication Date:
Publisher: Sacred Text


APA MLA Chicago

Krauskopf, J. (1901). A Rabbi's Impressions of the Oberammergau Passion Play. Retrieved from

Description: Four centuries ago a village high in the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau, promised that, if God interceded against the bubonic plague, they would stage a Passion play every ten years. A Passion play is a medieval dramatic form which depicts the life and (principally) death of Jesus. All of the actors are residents, and the entire community participates in one way or another. The pageant continues in the 21st century. This book is an American Reform Rabbi's encounter with this quaint, and at the time insidiously anti-Semitic, production. He vividly describes his own feelings at each stage of the play. Krauskopf uses the 1900 Oberammergau Passion as a springboard to examine a whole set of issues which will make both Jews and Christians uncomfortable, but which need looking at, even today. He is a virtual attorney-for-the-defense, working every angle to clear the reputation of the Jews. Krauskopf points out many inconsistencies in the narrative. He describes how bits of folklore accreted to the story, and how the four Gospel accounts don't match up. In particular he illustrates how the legal procedures don't remotely match what was customary at the time, let alone the question of why such a trial would even be conducted during the high holy days. He exhibits a long (but unfortunately unattributed) list of parallels between the teachings attributed to Jesus and the Talmud.


Click To View

Additional Books

  • The Legends of the Jews, Score Jud Loj Volume Vol. I (by )
  • Die Israelitische Religionslehre Volume: 1-2 (by )
  • Radyo redes a serye fun ṿekhnṭlakhe for... (by )
  • Sepher Yetzirah, Score Jud Sephir (by )
  • Selections. Translated by H. St. J. Thac... (by )
  • Lehre, Gesetz Und Nation; Eine Historisc... (by )
  • Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends (by )
  • Selections from Josephus (by )
  • Die Israelitische Religionslehre Volume: 3 (by )
  • Vorgeschichte des Israelitischen Volkes ... (by )
  • Babylonian Talmud, Volume VII and Viii, ... (by )
  • What Is Judaism (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Fair are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.