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The Law of Freedom, the Freedom of the Law

Randi Rashkover

in Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234523
eISBN:
9780823240883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234523.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with an expanded account of Rosenzweig's phenomenology of revelation and argues that the event of revelation is the event of a divine, unconditional gift of love. As unconditional ... More


Introduction

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter introduces the reader to the theme of “Jewish and Christian relations in Late Antiquity,” as treated by students of early rabbinic Judaism. It describes recent developments in scholarly ... More


Conclusion

Caroline Johnson Hodge

in If Sons, Then Heirs: A Study of Kinship and Ethnicity in the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182163
eISBN:
9780199785612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182163.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of whether the assemblies in Paul's letters would have been understood as ethnic groups or some other sort of community. While they did speak in terms ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


The Translator as Double Agent

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores translation as a site for Jewish–Christian encounter and uses Jewish–Christian relations as a lens through which to study translation. This introductory chapter begins with the ... More


Introduction

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Christian censorship of the birkat haminim destabilized a statutory Jewish prayer. Study of the history of this prayer and the polemics surrounding it provides a window onto relationships between ... More


Shared Spaces: Social Interactions in the Countryside

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In Alsace during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Jews had extensive contacts with their Christian neighbors, which challenges Jacob Katz's claim that Jews and Christians had no communication ... More


A New U.S.–Israeli Alliance, 1973–1979

Caitlin Carenen

in The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741047
eISBN:
9780814708378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details a new approach to Israel among American Protestants. Theological assessments of traditional Protestant teachings toward Jews and Judaism reflected a new sensitivity toward ... More


Jewish Ideas about the Papacy

Rebecca Rist

in Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717980
eISBN:
9780191787430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Medieval History

This chapter explores Jewish ideas about popes and the papacy through a range of contemporary and later sources including folktales, chronicles, responsa, and disputational literature. Jewish writers ... More


Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Leonard B. Glick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book traces the history of male infant circumcision from its origins in ancient Judea, through centuries of Christian condemnation and Jewish defense, to its current role in American culture and ... More


Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Ruth Langer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The birkat haminim is a prayer in the weekday Jewish liturgy for the removal of those categories of humans who prevent messianic redemption. Its earliest known texts, themselves medieval, curse ... More


Introduction

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines how Jews and Christians in medieval England articulated their theological and temporal differences through the translation, rewriting, and circulation of ancient noncanonical or ... More


Adumbrations

in Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on Jewish–Christian relations in early medieval Ashkenaz. It examines the soundness of the conclusion that the massacres of the First Crusade were the predictable and inevitable ... More


Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage

Hillary Kaell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738368
eISBN:
9780814738252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus's life and death. Why do these pilgrims ... More


Cleaving to the Other Side: Conversion to Christianity

Ellen D. Haskell

in Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190600433
eISBN:
9780190600457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the sense of threat that permeated Spanish Jews’ lives, explaining how the Zohar deploys its rhetoric of the Other Side’s evil powers to defame Christians and those who ... More


A Moses for the Idolaters: Balaam as Christ

Ellen D. Haskell

in Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190600433
eISBN:
9780190600457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600433.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is the first of two dealing with the Zohar’s reinvention of the gentile prophet Balaam to challenge Christian claims regarding Jesus’ death and ascension. It shows how the Zoharic ... More


The Ascension of Balaam: Subverting Christian Sacred Stories

Ellen D. Haskell

in Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190600433
eISBN:
9780190600457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600433.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is the second of two dealing with the Zohar’s reinvention of the gentile prophet Balaam to challenge Christian claims regarding Jesus’ death and ascension. It presents the Zohar’s ... More


Two Balancing Acts The Unlikely Cultural Mediations of Joseph Attias

Francesca Bregoli

in Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804786508
eISBN:
9780804791595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786508.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Attias (1672-1739) was a Livornese Jewish savant who acted as a cultural mediator in the Republic of Letters. By investigating his position at the intersection of Jewish and non-Jewish worlds, this ... More


Introduction: Converts and Confessions

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Thematically, the introduction first probes the role of the Russian government in managing religious diversity and toleration, and thus the relationship between mission and empire with regard to the ... More


Politics, Policy, and Christian-Jewish Relations

Daniel Unowsky

in The Plunder: The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780804799829
eISBN:
9781503606104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799829.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores efforts to inform the events with political meaning. Galicia’s major Polish-speaking political players assigned blame and put forward explanations for the riots that bolstered ... More


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