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Roman Persecutions of the Jews

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines ancient rabbinic accounts of Roman interference with the practice of Judaism during the first few decades of the 2nd century CE. Sources attributed to Tannaim in the Bavli are ... More


Between Poland and Germany: Jewish Religious Practices in Illustrated Postcards of the Early Twentieth Century

Shalom Sabar

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/9781874774730.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the production of Jewish postcards in the early twentieth century. The fact that the Jews in this period wanted to participate in the postcard phenomenon carries an important ... More


Jewish Religious Life from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to 1914

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113836
eISBN:
9781800341067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores how most of the Jews of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth remained observant in the traditional sense throughout the nineteenth century. This period saw important ... More


Introduction

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the role of theology in Judaism and Jewish studies by proposing a new model for understanding Jewish theological language. Known as Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), this model ... More


Conclusion

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book has described a model of Jewish theological language called Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), which challenges the notion that theology is not an integral component of Jewish religious ... More


Jewish Marriage in Eighteenth-Century Poland

Jacob Goldberg

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/9781874774310.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jewish marriage in eighteenth-century Poland. Jews, as well as many non-Jews, acknowledged that Jewish marriages embodied a good, stable model and praised them as examples to ... More


Between Acculturation and Conversion

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg

in Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113539
eISBN:
9781800340473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113539.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the relationship of the enlightened Jewish women to Judaism and to religion in general, including their attitude to conversion to Christianity. One of the most significant ... More


The Frankaus of London

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the radical assimilation of entire Jewish families as a common occurrence in western and central Europe between the Enlightenment and the Second World War. It analyses drift ... More


Forms of Theological Language in Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As a new model for understanding Jewish theological language, the value of Jewish Theological Practice (JTP) is contingent on its ability to illuminate the theological language of classical Jewish ... More


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With its five thematic sections covering genres from cantorial to classical to klezmer, this pioneering multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the work of musicians of Jewish origin in ... More


Maimonides’ Treatment of Christianity and its Normative Implications

David Novak

in Jewish Theology and World Religions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Maimonides' treatment of Christianity. Since Maimonides is the most theological of all the halakhists and the one most interested in the ideas that underlie religious praxis, ... More


The Devil’s Chain

Keely Stauter-Halsted

in The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454196
eISBN:
9781501701665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454196.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that one of the most overwrought themes in Polish prostitution narratives is the image of Jews dominating overseas trade in women. Unlike domestic prostitution, which was ... More


Forms of Theological Language in Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter uses the Jewish Theological Practice (JTP) model to analyze Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption. After providing a brief introduction to Rosenzweig and his book, it considers the ... More


Jewish Barristers 1945‒1990

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jewish barristers from 1945 to 1990. Partly because the provisions of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949 were starting to take effect, and partly because of the post-war upsurge ... More


Halakha

Samuel H. Dresner

in Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates how Heschel confronted the central issue of Jewish observance. Noting that Judaism and Jewish people will survive only if the authority of religious ... More


Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Chaim I. Waxman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The author of this book is one of the keenest observers of American Jewish society. In illustration of how Orthodoxy is adapting to modernity, the author presents a detailed discussion of halakhic ... More


Blood and Defilement: Christology

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter addresses the notion of Christ being a woman and the symbolism of blood. The Summa Theologiae provides the most common argument as to why Christ should be born a man: ‘Because the male ... More


‘A Thread of Blue’: Rabbi Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzyń and his Search for Continuity in Response to Modernity

Shaul Magid

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the mid- to late nineteenth-century hasidic dynasty of Izbica–Radzyń constitutes an intellectual renaissance in hasidic creativity. The canonical tradition of medieval ... More


Archaeological Context and Controversy: The Bones of James Unpacked

Byron R. McCane

in Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the issue of authenticity. It situates the ossuary both within Jewish burial practices of the Roman period and the modern dynamics of the antiquities market. The chapter argues ... More


Introduction

Susan Weissman

in Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the degree of cultural embeddedness that was manifest among the Jews of medieval Ashkenaz with regard to their beliefs and practices surrounding the ... More


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