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Torah in the Mouth in Galilean Discipleship Communities

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the connection between the presence of written versions of rabbinic tradition and the emergence among Galilean sages of the third century c.e. of an explicit ideological claim that the ... More


Performing Execution, Part 1: The Blood-Avenger, the Community, and the Witnesses

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the people who enact an execution according to rabbinic law, beginning with those found in the Bible: the blood-avenger, the community, and the witnesses to the crime. It ... More


Elijah and the Enlightenment

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the philosophical leanings of Elijah ben Solomon during the Enlightenment. Historians commonly misrepresented Elijah by stating that he was a traditionalist who defended ... More


Origins and Development of Jewish Law: A Top-Down View

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Chapter 2 focuses on the development of Jewish law from the standpoint of both Divine Revelation and the actions of the post-Biblical sages during the Talmudic era. It explores Revelation in the ... More


Conclusions: The Signifying Creator

Michael D. Swartz

in The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter states how in ancient Judaism, methods of interpretation and discourse on the nature of signs were not confined to scripture and its interpretation, but extended to the world ... More


The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Abraham P. Socher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Solomon Maimon was perhaps the ... More


Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

David Malkiel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book shows that, contrary to traditional accounts, the Jews of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs, and offers revisions of commonly held ... More


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