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Absorbing PerfectionsKabbalah and Interpretation

Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah—from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism—this book considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods ... More

Aesthetics of RenewalMartin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Martina Urban

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Martin Buber's embrace of Hasidism at the start of the twentieth century was instrumental to the revival of this popular form of Jewish mysticism. Hoping to instigate a Jewish cultural and spiritual ... More

After Expulsion1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More

Alef, Mem, TauKabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

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

Ambivalent EmbraceJewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Rachel Kranson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635439
eISBN:
9781469635446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This new cultural history of Jewish life and identity in the United States after World War II focuses on the process of upward mobility. Rachel Kranson challenges the common notion that most American ... More

Ancient Jewish NovelsAn Anthology

Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present collection makes available in fresh translations all of the ancient examples of the Jewish novels, and introduces them for the student and general reader. The texts are divided into three ... More

Are You Not a Man of God?Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This volume offers a rereading of several canonical stories in Jewish texts and Greek tragedy using devoted resistance as the interpretative lens. These include the stories of Isaac and Iphigenia who ... More

Arguing with AsenethGentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient romance Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene in ancient ... More

The Art of Mystical NarrativeA Poetics of the Zohar

The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book studies the Zohar as a work of literature. While the Zohar has long been recognized as a signal achievement of mystical theology, myth, and exegesis, this monograph presents a poetics of ... More

As Light Before DawnThe Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an extensive ... More

Becoming HebrewThe Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

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

Arieh B. Saposnik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Becoming Hebrew is a study of the ways in which a Zionist national culture was generated in the Jewish Yishuv (prestate community) of Palestine between 1900 and 1914. The book addresses ... More

Beyond AuschwitzPost-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Michael L. Morgan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Auschwitz is the center of the twentieth century, its dark core, yet, in the postwar years in America few intellectuals dared to come to grips with the horror and the suffering. Jewish theologians ... More

Beyond the WallsAbraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Joseph Palmisano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Empathy is a way of re-membering oneself with the religious other that buttresses an interreligious unity-in-diversity. This book therefore proposes a way of strengthening the bonds of friendship and ... More

Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The interpretation of authoritative texts is a characteristic feature of the classical religions. In this regard, the Hebrew Bible is a fundamental source for religious exegesis in Judaism, ... More

The Birth of Conservative JudaismSolomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Michael Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return ... More

The Black Jews of AfricaHistory, Religion, Identity

The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Edith Bruder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long ... More

Blood for ThoughtThe Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More

The Book Called IsaiahDeutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

H. G. M. Williamson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book analyses and assesses the various methods and approaches used by nineteenth‐ and twentieth‐century scholars researching into the theme of the unity and diversity of the compositional ... More

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More

The Burden of SilenceSabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

Cengiz Sisman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244057
eISBN:
9780190244071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244057.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This book presents a social and religious history of the Sabbatean movement from its birth in the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century to the Republic of Turkey in the first half of the ... More

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