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 Liturgical Space in the Post‐Shoah and Zionist Era

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jewish liturgy helps develop new forms of discourse and theology to respond to the two central events of the contemporary Jewish era: the Shoah and the establishment of the State of Israel. Peter ... More


Waiting for Elijah: Normal Grief Responses

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the so-called normal grief responses. It describes the case of Michael, a high-powered security specialist in his thirties, who was so badly shaken by his brother's death that ... More


Jesus of Nazareth

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the identity of the historical Jesus, that is, Jesus of Nazareth, with special emphasis on his Jewishness and on the social and political context in which he lived. In both ... More


Easter and the Passover Moon

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Jesus was crucified at the time of the Passover. Passover is observed on the 14th day of the first month, when the springtime crop is ripe. In a lunar calendar, the 14th day of the month is a full ... More


Chewing the Cud: Food and Memory in Deuteronomy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the book of Deuteronomy there is a close relationship between memory and food. To examine this relationship use is made of the anthropological work by David Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts. The ... More


 New Immigrants, Rival Vanguards

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores competing definitions of “native” Hebrew identity claimed by two distinct social groups: a native generation that had been raised in the Zionist colonies and neighborhoods of ... More


Contesting Scripture and Soil: Liturgical Dates and Seasonal Dieting

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on conflict over Christian and Jewish interpretations of the Hebrew Bible. The Christianization of the Jewish calendar in late antiquity is discussed. It is argued that ... More


The Intercalation

Sacha Stern

in Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270348
eISBN:
9780191600753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270348.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Through most of our period, the intercalation of a thirteenth month to the year (designed to bring the lunar calendar in line with the annual seasons) was independently carried out by the Jewish ... More


Castilian Conversas at Work

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the work of crypto-Jewish woman which on the whole was composed of what is categorized as domestic work that provided the only Jewish-style framework for the women and their ... More


Welcome, Sadat

in Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this chapter, Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff reflects on Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's state visit to Israel in November 1977. She also talks about her earlier writings about her childhood in ... More


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