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Arthur SzykArtist, Jew, Pole

Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Joseph P. Ansell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774945
eISBN:
9781789623314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk was a Polish Jew whose work was overwhelmingly Jewish in theme and content. The mission he set himself was to use his artistic talents to serve humanity and the ... More

Athens in JerusalemClassical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Yaacov Shavit

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

According to this book, the Hellenistic tradition played a role as a model for Jewish modernisers to draw upon as they perceived a lack in Jewish culture. The book claims that Greek and Hellenistic ... More

Between the Yeshiva World and Modern OrthodoxyThe Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Marc B. Shapiro

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774525
eISBN:
9781800340855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774525.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The span of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg's life (1884–1966) illuminates the religious and intellectual dilemmas that traditional Jewry has faced over the past century. Rabbi Weinberg became a central ... More

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Louis Jacobs

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

More than forty years have passed since the author first put forward the argument that traditionally observant Jews have no reason to take issue with the results obtained by the historical critics in ... More

British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New IntroductionWith a New Introduction

British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction: With a New Introduction

Richard Bolchover

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774808
eISBN:
9781800340022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

How did British Jewry respond to the Holocaust, how prominent was it on the communal agenda, and what does this response tell us about the values, politics, and fears of the Anglo-Jewish community? ... More

Broadening Jewish History

Broadening Jewish History

Todd M. Endelman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book seeks to expand the horizons of modern Jewish historiography by focusing on 'ordinary' rather than exceptional Jews, arguing that what ordinary people did or felt can do more to deepen our ... More

The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The carved wooden Torah arks found in eastern Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries were magnificent structures, unparalleled in their beauty and mystical significance. The work of ... More

Ceremonial Synagogue TextilesFrom Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensive survey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. The book records their evolution from ancient times to the ... More

Collected Essays: v. 1

Collected Essays: v. 1

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reflects the author's lifelong interest in the history of halakhah. What stimulated change, and why? What happened when strong forces impinged on halakhic observance and communities had to ... More

Collected Essays: v. 2

Collected Essays: v. 2

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book grapples with much-disputed topics in medieval Jewish history and takes issue with a number of reigning views. The book provides a searching analysis of oft-cited halakhic texts of ... More

Connected JewsExpressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

How Jews use media to connect with one another has profound consequences for Jewish identity, community, and culture. This volume explores how the use of media can both create communities and divide ... More

Creating American Reform JudaismLife and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Sefton D. Temkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac Mayer Wise (1819–1900), founder of the major institutions of Reform Judaism in America, was a man of his time — a pioneer in a pioneer’s world. When he came to America from his childhood ... More

Dogma in Medieval Jewish ThoughtFrom Maimonides to Abravanel

Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Menachem Kellner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a book on history of ideas which traces the development of creed formation in Judaism from its inception with Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) to the beginning of the sixteenth century when ... More

European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe is the first to focus on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book lays ... More

Families, Rabbis and EducationEssays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Shaul Stampfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The realities of Jewish life in eastern Europe that concerned the average Jew meant the way their children grew up, the way they studied, how they married, and all the subsequent stages of the life ... More

Founder of HasidismA Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Moshe Rosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Ba’al Shem Tov is an elusive subject for historians because documentary evidence about his life is scanty and equivocal. Until now, much of what was known about him was based on stories compiled ... More

French and JewishCulture and the Politics of Identity in Early-Twentieth Century France

French and Jewish: Culture and the Politics of Identity in Early-Twentieth Century France

Nadia Malinovich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113409
eISBN:
9781800342637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This study of Jewish cultural innovation in early twentieth-century France highlights the complexity and ambivalence of Jewish identity and self-definition in the modern world. Following the Dreyfus ... More

From Christianity to JudaismStory of Isaac Orobio de Castro

From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Yosef Kaplan

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac Orobio de Castro, a crypto-Jew from Portugal, was one of the most prominent intellectual figures of the Sephardi Diaspora in the seventeenth century. After studying medicine and theology in ... More

GersonidesJudaism within the Limits of Reason

Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Seymour Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113447
eISBN:
9781800340152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Gersonides (1288–1344) was a philosopher as well as an astronomer and biblical exegete. This book is a comprehensive picture of Gersonides' philosophy that is both descriptive and evaluative. ... More

HadassahAmerican Women Zionists and the Rebirth of Israel

Hadassah: American Women Zionists and the Rebirth of Israel

Mira Katxzburg-Yungman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774839
eISBN:
9781800340367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In February 1912, thirty-eight American Jewish women founded Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. This has become the largest Zionist organization in the diaspora and the largest ... More

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