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The People of the Book, 200 BCE–200 CE

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the well-documented shift of the religious norm that transformed the Jews into the People of the Book. During the first century BCE, some Jewish scholars and religious leaders ... More


1492 to Today: Open Questions

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter highlights some puzzles that punctuate Jewish history, from the mass expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492–97 to today. A growing number of scholars have ... More


Introduction

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Jews' transition into urban and skilled occupations. This transition was the outcome of a profound transformation of the Jewish religion after ... More


People of the Picture Book: PJ Library and American Jewish Religion

Rachel B. Gross

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since 2005, a philanthropic organization, PJ Books, has set out to influence American Jews by reaching them in one of their most tender, intimate family moments: parents reading to children. The ... 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


Posidonius of Apamea (C): Josephus on the Siege of Jerusalem by Antiochus VII Sidetes (132/1 b.c.e.)—Antiochus the Pious and Hyrcanus the Tyrant

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Josephus's account of the siege of Jerusalem, which includes unique features that cannot be found in his other works, noting that this account expresses definite views on the ... More


Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History

Robert Liberles

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Robert Liberles's Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History (1995). Salo Baron became one of the foremost Jewish historians of the twentieth century and one of the ... More


Jewish Culture (1550–1650)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the radical transformation of Jewish culture which occurred during the middle decades of the sixteenth century. Whereas medieval and Renaissance Italian Jewish intellectual life ... More


Race and Religion

Kenneth L. Marcus

in The Definition of Anti-Semitism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375646
eISBN:
9780190257897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375646.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Two explores whether anti-Semitism should be defined as racial or religious. Some commentators obscure this distinction by distinguishing between two separate forms of anti-Semitism, which ... More


Concepts of Scripture in Moshe Greenberg

Marc Zvi Brettler

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Moshe Greenberg, who modeled himself after Yehezkel Kaufmann and elevated biblical discussion above ecclesiastical dogma into the realm of the eternally significant ideas. ... More


Philo’s Self-Fashioning in the Historical Writings

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses Philo's self-fashioning in the historical writings, which has emerged as highly stylized and complex. Self-consciously playing with different roles, he identifies as an ... More


Epitaph

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epitaph argues that the classical messianic faith of Judaism is dying. Most Orthodox Jews may still adhere to it, but their willingness to grant full rabbinical, institutional, educational, and ... More


Religious organizations: Strategies and framing

Donatella della Porta, Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis, and Andrea Felicetti

in Discursive Turns and Critical Junctures: Debating Citizenship after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190097431
eISBN:
9780190097462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097431.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 7 addresses the discourses by religious groups, including Christian (both Catholic and Protestant), Jewish, and Muslim actors. An important but often neglected part of those debates took ... More


Stoic Ethics in the Service of Jewish Law

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter shows how Philo's exposition of Mosaic law is motivated by the apologetic need to counter Apion's slanders and persuade a broader Roman audience of the value of Jewish customs. ... More


Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem on Hasidism: A Critical Appraisal

Moshe Idel

in Hasidism Reappraised

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774204
eISBN:
9781800340787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the divergences between Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem on the nature of kabbalah and hasidism and the appropriate methods for exploring their literatures. Guided by his ... More


Conclusion: Converts in the Age of Enlightenment

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The final chapter ends the discussion with the changes and vague points of the converts' position starting from the Age of Enlightenment. The first section focuses on the status of Judaism during the ... More


Polish Attitudes towards Jewish Spirituality in the Eighteenth Century

Judith Kalik

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Polish attitudes towards Jewish spirituality during the eighteenth century. The chief characteristic of the Polish conception of the Jewish religion, at least as it was ... More


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

Antony Polonsky (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Addressing various aspects of Jewish life and religion, particularly in the last two centuries, this book examines different aspects of the Hasidic tradition; present-day contacts between Bobower ... More


Introduction the ‘Jacobs Affair’

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces traditional Judaism that can be compatible with the findings of modern research on how the Jewish religion has come to be. Many religious Jews still hold fast to belief in the ... More


Contemporary Resistance to the Maimonidean Reform

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This afterword looks at the contemporary resistance to the Maimonidean reform. Anyone familiar with contemporary Jewish life, especially within Orthodoxy, will see immediately that the Maimonidean ... More


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