(redirected from Wandering Jew)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
This situation and these problems, which have accompanied the new wandering Jew for the past two centuries, are spectacularly exhibited in the life and work of Heinrich Heine.
Yet surprisingly, the origin of the phrase Wandering Jew has little to do with peripatetic Semites.
Moreover, if the Dutchman is really the Wandering Jew, what a vindication of the Jewish race, that Wagner should project onto it his own longing for redemption
Borchmeyer pursues in an unusually fascinating manner the idea that the Wandering Jew became a powerful symbol reflecting Wagner's own creativity and role as an artist.
Chagall, who inherited this folk sensibility from his parents, 'rarely remembered the sequel of events and returned, time and again, to the basic images of his paintings and his self-constructed biography,' 'The mythologies of the Wandering Jew and of the Russian Communist Revolution both had an enormous influence on his life and his thinking, and inevitably became intertwined in his iconography.
It was like the leaving of a wandering Jew ages ago from the town of his birth for a voyage to a new land and a new life, with the clear but unspoken understanding that he would never be back again, though he would always speak of his childhood shtetl as di haym--the home-- however few years he spent there in distant times past, more dream than real, and however many more years he would subsequently spend elsewhere in alien surroundings.
Here was a modern sample of the wandering Jew, of the genus Judeus austriacus, a man for whom the diaspora began when the Hapsburgs passed into history.
383-90, excerpted by some past editors as "Song for the Wandering Jew," also shows something of the poet's developing lyric capability:
A Roman centurion, a man of power and influence and wealth, did not think himself worthy to confront a wandering Jew, an itinerant rabbi of no power or wealth or influence whatsoever, indeed a vagrant who had nowhere to lay his head.
Some of the new forms of Wandering Sailor or Wandering Jew are most attractive, easy to keep and will look magnificent all year.
He is the sedentary wandering Jew, rootlessly rooted within his own defense.
Is the flying Dutchman in Wagner's opera by that name really a sort of wandering Jew in disguise, who must die in order to be redeemed?