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Jewish Attitudes Towards Christianity

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is a tradition in Judaism of a positive attitude towards Christianity as well as a negative one, associated with Maimonides and more recently Leo Baeck, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, William ... More


Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More


The Land of Israel and Canaan: A Case Study of the Spiritual World of Gur Hasidism

Yoram Jacobson

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the Sefat Emet, a late nineteenth-century work that shaped the theology of Gur Hasidism. It identifies the two territorial belongings—the land of Canaan and the land of ... More


Gift of Utterance: Expanding Vocabularies for Truth

Vera Schwarcz

in Colors of Veracity: A Quest for Truth in China and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838737
eISBN:
9780824868857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Starting with Jewish writers such as Avraham Isaac Kook and Haim Nahman Bialik, this chapter explores Chinese and Hebrew expressions for truth. Each has a distinctive connotation, each adds a new ... More


Conclusion: The Avodah of Truth

Vera Schwarcz

in Colors of Veracity: A Quest for Truth in China and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838737
eISBN:
9780824868857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Hebrew term for spiritual “service” is used to define the deepest meanings of a quest for truth. Similarly, the symbol of the Menorah enables us to describe the fractured luminosity that is the ... More


The Sale of the Birthright and the Bilateral Monopoly Model

Aaron Levine

in Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses the economic perspective of a birth right sale between Jacob and Esau using the bilateral monopoly model, explaining that the outcome of the sale will depend on the relative ... More


Midrash Rabba and Its Commentaries

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines the editions of Midrash Rabba printed in the sixteenth century, their readership, and the commentaries written to accompany them. It argues that commentators responded to ... More


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