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Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter posits Leon Modena's writing practices within the context of early modern Venice, capital of Hebrew printing and center of manuscript production. The circumstances of Modena's life as ... More


Rashi’s Commentary: Receptions, 1105–1527

Eric Lawee

in Rashi's Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190937836
eISBN:
9780190937867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937836.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Commentary’s medieval reception unfolded in diverse centers of Jewish life and across a strikingly large number of spheres: exegetical, educational, polemical, and more. The chapter investigates ... More


Jewish Conversion in Europe and Constantinople

Kirsten Macfarlane

in Biblical Scholarship in an Age of Controversy: The Polemical World of Hugh Broughton (1549-1612)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192898821
eISBN:
9780191925368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Broughton’s engagements with early modern Jewish communities which, like the rest of his interactions, were fraught with polemic, tension, and controversy. It starts with ... More


Ottoman Hymnography

Leon J. Weinberger

in Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Ottoman hymnography. With the Ottoman conquest of Anatolia, Greece, and the Balkans from the Byzantines beginning with the capture of Bursa (Brusa) in 1326, the condition of ... More


The Discovery and Recovery of Hebrew Manuscripts: The Case of Germany

Andreas Lehnardt

in Textual Transmission in Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197516485
eISBN:
9780197516515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516485.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

In recent years, numerous and wide-ranging efforts both in Europe and in North America have sought to recover and identify sources of Jewish culture and history. Digitization projects in libraries ... More


Cultivating Education and Piety: Menasseh ben Israel, Lay Readership, and the Printing of the Mishnah in the Seventeenth Century

David Sclar

in The Mishnaic Moment: Jewish Law among Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192898906
eISBN:
9780191926280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898906.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The Mishnah among Jews in the early modern period largely landed in two distinct spheres: one, as a text to study with commentaries for the sake of greater comprehension; and two, as a source of ... More


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