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Normalizing Nazism in the New Millennium,” will appear with Cambridge University Press in 2014. Skip to content. The fact that Germans today have the luxury to debate such seemingly insignificant matters as sneaker design and coffee advertisements is thanks to their success in dealing with the Nazi past in more substantive areas.
In Jewish liturgy, the prayer known as the Amidah is also called the “Shmoneh Esreh” (“the 18”), referring to the number of separate blessings that originally comprised the prayer. The profane is the precise opposite of the sacred, and refers to everything that has no special link to God. Only by doing so, they believe, can the country remain on guard against any possible Nazi resurgence in the future.
JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. In doing so, however, the company neglected to realize that a nearly identical slogan, “Jedem das Seine,” had been used by the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp, where it was affixed to the Lager’s iron entrance gates as a deceptive “welcome” message.
If the recent Jerusalem Marathon, for example, had started out from Mount Herzl, that would have been the desecration of a holy place – not because the marathon per se is prohibited, but because profane actions cannot be allowed in a holy place. 11:32-33). Pages 207-212 Published online: 10 Jul 2006.
The Sacred and the Profane. In his book “The Holiness Legislation: Studies in the Priestly Code” (in Hebrew), my teacher Baruch Schwartz explains their meaning, and the complex relationship between them, based on a straightforward reading of the Bible; that meaning is not necessarily equivalent to the ideational and religious significance attributed to these concepts in post-biblical Judaism. Within no time, the municipality will erase the graffiti and might even impose a fine on its author; the park will again be pure. But it raises a larger question about the Third Reich’s legacy for contemporary German life: Where should a liberal democracy draw the line between forbidden and acceptable symbols? All of these objections reflect a growing sense of impatience with what many German critics have described as the paranoid absurdities of political correctness vis-à-vis the country’s Nazi past. 22:3).