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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


From Sephardi to Oriental: The ‘Decline’ Theory of Jewish Civilization in the Middle East and North Africa

Daniel Schroeter

in Jewish Contribution to Civilization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113522
eISBN:
9781800342644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113522.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reveals that the 'orientalism' of European Jewish scholars was more than one dimensional. It discusses Western Jewish historians from Heinrich Graetz to Shlomo Dov Goitein who typically ... More


Society

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Rashi's views on the Jewish community. Rashi greatly honoured scholars, considering them to be the most exalted of men. They ensure the continued existence of the world, which ... More


The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Marc Hirshman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, this book is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of ... More


The History of Zohar Criticism

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at those Jewish scholars who rejected the value of the Zohar altogether and did everything in their power to subvert its revered status. It surveys the criticism of the Zohar, ... More


Constructions of Jewish Identity through Reflections on Islam

Susannah Heschel

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter shows that Jewish scholars tested the boundaries between religious, political, and cultural modes of public expression by immersing themselves in the study of Islam—some to the point of ... 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


How Religious Scholars Could Contribute

C. John Sommerville

in The Decline of the Secular University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306958
eISBN:
9780199850853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306958.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

If religiously Christian and Jewish scholars are allowed to be themselves in their academic roles, they will have to do a lot of thinking about how they might make a contribution. Even if the ... More


Judah Loew and Modern Jewish Scholarship

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/9780197100516.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Judah Loew in modern Jewish scholarship. The personal and intellectual prejudices of many nineteenth-century German Jewish scholars toward Central and Eastern European Jewry ... More


Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Seth L. Sanders

Jonathan Ben-Dov (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Since the 1990s, Early Modern and Medieval Science in Jewish sources has been actively studied, but the consensus was that no real scientific themes could be found in earlier Judaism. This book ... More


Light from the Archives

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains how Jewish scholars tended to view the Besht, Hasidism, and the relevant sources as quintessentially internal Jewish phenomena that grew out of a genuinely and exclusively ... More


A New Look at Medieval Jewish Exegetical Constructions of Peshat in Christian and Muslim Lands: Rashbam and Maimonides

Mordechai Z. Cohen (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter notes peshat as a concept that means something different to Jewish scholars living within different majority cultures. It clarifies the divergent 'hermeneutical trajectories' of peshat ... More


Jewish Feminist Approaches to the Bible

Esther Fuchs

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of Jewish feminist approaches to the Bible, including work that has already been done, as well as a map of trajectories for future research. It shows that while ... More


Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, ... More


Epilogue: Turkey's Humanist Legacy

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that the hiring of German-Jewish scholars is proof of Turkey's capacity to surpass its Western model: Europe failed its Jewish citizens, yet Turkey displayed humanity toward the ... More


Menahem Recanati's Hermeneutics

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the fact that, even though the generation of Jewish scholars before Recanati contributed greatly to kabbalistic hermeneutics, Recanati does not quote them at all. Though ... More


A History of Public Law in Germany 1914–1945

Michael Stolleis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199269365
eISBN:
9780191699399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269365.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book opens with the First World War, analyses the highly creative years of the Weimar Republic, and recounts the decline of German public law that began in 1933 and extended to the downfall of ... More


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