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Introduction

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

The introductory chapter is divided into two parts. The first introduces and defines the key terms of this study: holiness, sexuality, asceticism, and community. This section focuses on the various ... More


Zipporah’s Complaint: Moses Is Not Conscientious in the Deed!: Exegetical Traditions of Moses’ Celibacy

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the person of Moses and the extra biblical tradition that he abandoned his conjugal life after God called to divine service. While the tradition is as old as Philo, it finds ... More


Sanctify Yourself: Rabbinic Notions of Holiness and Sexuality

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

Following on the research presented in the last chapter, this chapter continues to pursue the question of Rabbinic asceticism, particularly sexual asceticism. This chapter concludes that the rabbis ... More


Performing Execution, Part 2: The Relatives and the Rabbis

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the study of the cast of characters found in rabbinic execution, turning attention to the criminal’s relatives and to the role of the Rabbis themselves. In exploring the part ... More


Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Roger Horowitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231158329
eISBN:
9780231540933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the ... More


Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Hayim Lapin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Rabbinic Movement emerged in Palestine by the late second century. Although frequently studied for its significance to the history of Judaism, it is more rarely studied as an example of a ... More


The New Rabbis: A Postscript

Benay Lappe

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0061
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This concluding chapter commends queers who interpreted the Torah with “bent lenses” and fought for LGBT rights. These queer Rabbis took their outsider insights—their sensitivity to those ... More


Prophetic Justice in a Home Haunted by Strangers: Transgressive Solidarity and Trauma in the Work of an Israeli Rabbis' Group

Bettina Prato

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the peace activism of Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of some ninety Israeli rabbis founded in 1988 in reaction to the military repression of the ... More


Peeping through a Hole: Comparing and Borrowing

Galit Hasan-Rokem

in Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234536
eISBN:
9780520928947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234536.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There is a certain Babylonian tale that tells about a woman who was wont to heat her oven and let her neighbors use it. When Droqart, the town where she lived in the great Rav Huna's vicinity, was ... More


Samaritan Halakhah

Michael Corinaldi

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The name Shomronim or ‘Samaritans’ was initially used to refer to the inhabitants of the province called Samaria. Shomronim, the origin of the sect's name, supposedly refers to a group of Samarian ... More


The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

David Weiss Halivni

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739882
eISBN:
9780199345038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud is the most detailed and comprehensive scholarly analysis of the processes of composition and editing of the Babylonian Talmud. It is a complete ... More


To Stem a Rising Tide: Interfaith Marriage and Religious Institutions

Samira K. Mehta

in Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter one analyses institutional responses to interfaith marriage, looking closely at the responses of Reform Judaism, the American Catholic Church, and the Protestant mainline. It reveals that ... More


Rabbis and Non-Rabbis: Minim and Matrona

Jenny R. Labendz

in Socratic Torah: Non-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934560
eISBN:
9780199345793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934560.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The main interest of this book is non-Jews in Palestinian rabbinic intellectual culture, but as a related matter this chapter takes up rabbinic dialogues with two other types of non-rabbis in ... More


Finding Judaism’s Founders

Mark Leuchter

in Varieties of Religious Invention: Founders and Their Functions in History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199359714
eISBN:
9780190264253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359714.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The “myth” of Judaism’s origins involves a linear storyline beginning with patriarchs such as Abraham and Moses who broker a relationship between the people of ancient Israel and their deity YHWH, ... More


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