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May the Lord Make You My Atonement: Yom Kippur in the Ethnographic Accounts on the Jews

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the descriptions of a single festival—Yom Kippur. Out of all the possible holidays, Yom Kippur has been chosen for several reasons. To begin with, it comes up more often than ... More


The Jewish Year

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on the Jewish year. It begins by discussing the importance of proper sabbath observance for Jewish women. Sabbath contains within itself the great blessing that gives one ... More


Jewish Theatre in Poland

Michael C. Steinlauf

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates how theatre found a place in pre-modern Jewish societies. This was nearly exclusively a result of its association with the Jewish holiday of Purim. Closely linked to the ... More


Foreword to the 1933 Edition

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the foreword to the 1933 edition of Sarah Schenirer's Collected Writings, written by the Central Secretariat of Bnos Agudath Israel in Poland. When Sarah Schenirer first ... More


Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg

Sarah Wobick-Segev

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605145
eISBN:
9781503606548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is the first comparative study of Jewish communities in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. It analyzes how Jews used social and religious spaces to reformulate patterns of fraternity, ... More


Inscribing Jews into the Nation

Misha Klein

in Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039879
eISBN:
9780813043784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039879.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which the nation constructs itself in relation to Jews, and how Jews actively participate in this historical revision. The recognition of the small population is ... More


Purim on Pesach: The Invented Tradition of Passover Yontef-bletlekh in the Warsaw Yiddish Press

Edward Portnoy

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter sketches the history of yontef-bletlekh (holiday pages). First published in the mid-1890s, yontef-bletlekh were initially conceived as a means of circumventing the Russian censor’s ban ... More


Dianne Ashton, Hanukkah in America: A History. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 343 pp.

Hizky Shoham

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Dianne Ashton’s Hanukkah in America: A History, which chronicles how a once minor holiday gradually became (along with Passover) one of the most significant days on the American ... More


Ten Letters to Jewish Children

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores ten letters which provide ethical instructions to Jewish children. The letters talk about the importance of the sabbath and the holidays for worshipping the holy Creator with ... More


Judah Loew: Writings and Sources

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nature and the scope of Judah Loew's literary work. Rabbi Loew's first published work was the Gur Aryeh (The Lion's Whelp, 1578), a supercommentary on Solomon ben Isaac's ... More


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