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The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Yoel Kahn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud (Menahot 43b), a Jewish man should give thanks each day “not having been made a gentile … a woman … nor a slave.” This study traces the history of this text in the Jewish ... More


Conclusion

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter summarizes the main arguments in the book and points to the way a symbolic and quantitative approach to the study of language in society can be taken forward. It stresses the need for a ... More


Notions of Home

M. Jan Holton

in Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300207620
eISBN:
9780300220797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207620.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Home is a complex notion that combines our subjective experience of place, relationships, and God, or the spiritual. Home at its best brings these together in unique ways through which we learn to ... More


Could we reduce racism with one easy dip?: What a thought experiment about race-colour change makes us see

Margaret P. Battin

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Consider a simple thought-experiment: What if it were possible, say by dipping into a skin dye bath or using special pigmentation-altering lights in a converted tanning bed, to change one’s skin ... More


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