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On angels and biblical exegesis in thirteenth‐century Ashkenaz

Moshe Idel

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter continues the theme of esoteric interpretation, considering the Ashkenazic cultural context. The traditions of the Hasidei Ashkenaz, which often build upon the earlier rabbinic ... More


Material and Mystical Worldviews

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic commentators repeatedly debated not only the correct formulation of the blessings but also when and how to say them. Moses Maimonides and Moses Cordovero exemplify the opposing perspectives ... More


Introduction

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

FOR SOME FIFTEEN YEARS, from about 1985 to 2000, I was occupied with putting out the halakhic writings of my father and grandfather. During this period a great deal of scholarly writing appeared ... More


A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Abigail Gillman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant ... More


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


Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Javier Castaño, Talya Fishman, and Ephraim Kanarfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Though the existence of Jewish regional cultures is widely known, the origins of the most prominent groups, Ashkenaz and Sepharad, are poorly understood, and the rich variety of other regional Jewish ... More


Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

Walter Zev Feldman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190244514
eISBN:
9780190244545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244514.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory is the first comprehensive study of the music created by the Jewish musicians’ guild of Eastern Europe—the klezmorim. Klezmer music was the unique example of an ... More


Communications and the Palestinian Origins of Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter contends that the recent scholarship on communication in early medieval Europe has undermined the major tacit assumption of the reigning theory of the cultural origins of the Ashkenazic ... More


Ashkenazim to 1300

Avraham Grossman

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The term ‘Ashkenaz’ does not merely signify the Hebrew term for the land of Germany, it also entails the cultural entity that brought its influences to various Slavic lands, England, and, more ... More


On the History of the Jews in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Poland

Israel M. Ta-Shma

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the history of the Jews in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Poland. Jewish traders of Ashkenazi origin passed through Poland on their way to Russia on business as early as the ... More


A Response to David Berger

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0100
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a response to Professor David Berger's queries and questions regarding the author's argument both for the existence of a Third Yeshivah in Bavel and its role in the founding of ... More


Agobard of Lyons, Megillat Aḥima’ats, and the Babylonian Orientation of Early Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a close reading of early reports into preparing meat for Jewish consumption. It focuses on a scathing letter written by Agobard of Lyons, a ninth-century archbishop, to Emperor ... More


Minhag Ashkenaz ha-Kadmon: An Assessment

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter comments upon an influential article written by Israel M. Ta-Shma. In the article, the unique significance and force that ‘custom’ (minhag) possessed in Ashkenaz is emphasized. It is ... More


The Palestinian Orientation of the Ashkenazic Community and Some Suggested Ground Rules for the Writing of Halakhic History

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter expresses doubts regarding the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. It begins with the methodological problems in the claims for the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. The chapter argues that, ... More


The ‘Third Yeshivah of Bavel’ and the Cultural Origins of Ashkenaz—A Proposal

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter suggests a new narrative of the genesis of Ashkenazic culture. It points to a key source, one of the major components of that civilization. This source of Ashkenazic halakhah has been ... More


The Halakhic Isolation of the Ashkenazic Community

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the author's essay which was written for a conference on why science made so few inroads into medieval Ashkenazic culture. The scientific corpus was readily available in the ... More


Can Halakhic Texts Talk History?

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the author's essay which examines halakhic texts to explore the views of Early Ashkenaz on the doctrine of yein nesekh. The Talmud had imposed a severe ban on drinking and ... More


Religious Law and Change The Medieval Ashkenazic Example

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on the author's essay, written in 1982, which sums up their views consequent on their researches in usury, martyrdom, yein nesekh, and the laws regulating Jewish–Gentile ... More


‘Religious Law and Change’ Revisited

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys the author's essay which differentiates between the terms minhag and nohag. These may be roughly translated as “custom” and “habitual practice.” Custom (minhag) has a recognized ... More


A Note on Deviance in Eleventh-Century Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the author's essay which challenges Avraham Grossman's portrait of Ashkenaz in the eleventh century. Avraham Grossman has argued that the traditional picture of a deeply ... More


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