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

Yoel Kahn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud (Menahot 43b), a Jewish man should give thanks each day “not having been made a gentile … a woman … nor a slave.” This study traces the history of this text in the Jewish ... More


Assimilation and Integration: The Classical Rabbinic Sources

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/9780195373295.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Talmud discusses is the proper formulation for the recitation of these three blessings. In response to Rabbi Aha bar Jacob’s objection to “who did not make me a boor,” the Talmudic text ... More


From Private Piety to Public Prayer: Reconciling Practice with Teaching

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/9780195373295.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

While the Talmudic text links each of the Morning Blessings to a specific action upon waking, in practice this proved impossible. The medieval Geonim, rabbis living in Babylonia, permitted the ... More


The Khānqāh

Nathan Hofer

in The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694211
eISBN:
9781474416115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694211.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Saladin founded his khānqāh a hospice known as the Saʿīd al-Su ʿadāʾ or al-Íalā ªīya– in 569/1173 in order to house Sufis newly arrived in Cairo. He built it in the heart of the city and funded it ... More


Sitcom Sovereignty in Mixed Blessings

Dustin Tahmahkera

in Tribal Televisions: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618685
eISBN:
9781469618708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618685.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on the indigenous and intercultural family sitcom Mixed Blessings, created by Drew Hayden Taylor in 2006. With Mixed Blessings, Taylor expanded the indigenous sitcom ... More


Proto-Lives: Formations of a Skeletal Biography

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers a form of life writing known as “proto-Life/Songs,” signifying the basic literary structure that influenced the writing of Jetsun Milarepa's life story for centuries to come. ... More


Dreambooks: A Rival Tradition of Authority

Bronwen Neil

in Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400-1000 CE

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198871149
eISBN:
9780191914171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Islam

This chapter on dreambooks from our three main religious traditions concentrates on the differences between reported male and female dreaming, and the different interpretative strategies that were ... More


The Trouble with Dreams: Sayings of Monks, Rabbis, and the Prophet

Bronwen Neil

in Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400-1000 CE

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198871149
eISBN:
9780191914171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871149.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Islam

This chapter is concerned with eastern monastic teachings on the meaning and significance of revelatory dreams, and the contemporaneous Talmudic tradition from Persia. The monastic sayings of the ... More


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