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In Praise of Jewish Ritual: Modern Medicine and the Defense of Ancient Traditions

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the complementary relationship enjoyed by science and Judaism. The Jewish scientist was not swayed by the nineteenth-century French philosopher Auguste Comte, who proclaimed ... More


The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Nathaniel Deutsch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of ... More


Administering the Jews

Iryna Vushko

in The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207279
eISBN:
9780300213386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207279.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses some political and socioeconomic effects of the Habsburg monarchy's reforms against the persistence of Jewish tradition in Vienna and in the province of Galicia. Through the ... More


God, Humanity, and History

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the remarkable view of the interplay between God and humanity in shaping the course of history that is presented in the Jewish narratives. It notes that Jewish tradition had ... More


Ideals of Science: The Infrastructure of Scientific Activity in Apocalyptic Literature and in the Yahad

Jonathan Ben-Dov

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the intellectual climate that gave rise to a creative scientific environment in the Dead Sea Scrolls community called Yahad. It first considers the antecedents of the Yahad's ... More


Comparative Dimensions: The 1096 Narratives and Classical Jewish Tradition

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the issue on the relationship of the narratives of 1096 and their conceptualization of God, humanity, and history to classical Jewish tradition. The discussion focuses on a ... More


Lisa’s Things: Matching German-Jewish and Indian-Muslim Traditions

Gerdien Jonker

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at Lisa Oettinger's trunks, the contents of which unravel not one but two family stories, which Lisa purposefully joined: her own German-Jewish past and that of her husband's ... More


Philological and Epistemological Remarks on Enoch’s Science: Response to Papers by Seth Sanders and James VanderKam

Loren T. Stuckenbruck

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter comments on papers by Seth L. Sanders and James VanderKam, both of whom identify and problematize our understanding of the Astronomical Book of Enoch as a product of emerging Jewish ... More


Introduction

Iryna Vushko

in The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207279
eISBN:
9780300213386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207279.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter briefly traces the development of state-building, nationalism, and bureaucracy under the Habsburg monarchy in years 1772–1867, focusing on the province of Galicia. During ... More


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