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Jews in the Talmud Era, 200–650: The Chosen Few

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the implications of the economic theory in the previous chapter are consistent with what happened to the Jewish people during the five centuries following the destruction of ... More


The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492, the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing ... More


Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

Peter Y. Medding (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128208
eISBN:
9780199854592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128208.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How has the Jewish family changed over the course of the 20th century? How has it remained the same? How do Jewish families see themselves — historically, socially, politically, and economically — ... More


Were the Jews a Persecuted Minority?

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the arguments set forth to explain why the Jews became a population of skilled craftsmen, traders, bankers, and physicians and why they created a worldwide urban diaspora. These ... More


Composition as Critique

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines a thematic series of sugyot that concern the genealogical division of the Jewish people, arguing that the Babylonian Talmud trains its audience to view the production of ... More


Rabbinic Judaism

Robert Eisen

in The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751471
eISBN:
9780199894833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751471.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first reading of rabbinic Judaism argues that rabbinic texts promote peace. In the wake of failed rebellions against Rome, the rabbis rejected violence. They claimed that these events came about ... More


The Eastward Gaze: The 1907 Elections and the Yiddish Language Conference

in Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1907, Nathan Birnbaum was one of twenty Jewish nationalists who campaigned in the election for a seat in the lower house of the Reichsrat in Austria. Three years before that, Birnbaum had ... More


Will the Parties Conciliate or Refuse? The Triangle of Jews, Germans, and Palestinians

Dan Bar-On

in From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195166439
eISBN:
9780199849796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166439.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Certain adjustments have to be made when dealing with long-term protracted conflicts since the notions of peaceful coexistence, forgiveness, and conciliation have to be considered in the context of ... More


The Jewish State and the World Jewish Congress

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the State of Israel and the World Jewish Congress, two different political bodies founded by the Jewish people to achieve equality. The role of the State of Israel is to ... More


Disruptive Innovation: The Jewish People as a Modern Invention

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand stating that the Jews were a product of invention, and thus were an artificial people. In his book The Invention of the ... More


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