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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Louis Jacobs

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

More than forty years have passed since the author first put forward the argument that traditionally observant Jews have no reason to take issue with the results obtained by the historical critics in ... More


Religious practice in the Islamic world

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

The archaeology of religious monuments and of religious practice forms the subject of this chapter. The first section is devoted to the archaeology of the mosque, and uses three case studies to ... More


Portrait and Ideology

Hannah Holtschneider

in Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter introduces Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and maps his migration from the Lithuanian part of the Russian Empire to East Prussia, Berlin and then Britain, arriving in Edinburgh in early 1919. His ... More


Week Four

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes a typical Sabbath on the Lower East Side, including the early Sabbath services at the Bialystoker Synagoge. There is discussion of Hasidic traditions, including those of the ... More


Halakhah through the Lens of Sharī῾ah: The Case of the Kuḥlānī Synagogue in Ṣan῾ā’, 1933–1944

Mark S. Wagner

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As in nineteenth-century Morocco, Jews in other Muslim lands were either victimized by certain stringent aspects of Islamic jurisprudence or sought to benefit from its contents that proved ... More


Conflicting Memories in the Shtetlekh Gąbin, Suchowola, Brańsk and Luboml

Maurizio Cinquegrani

in Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474403573
eISBN:
9781474453592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403573.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores narratives of return in a series of documentaries filmed on the sites of memory of Jewish life in Poland. It focuses on the role played by the Poles in the persecution of the ... More


11. The Creation and Work of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

Cardinal Jorge and Maria Mejίa

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228058
eISBN:
9780823237111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews was established by Pope Paul VI on October 22, 1974. This chapter discusses the precedents of the Commission and its beginning, its configuration ... More


“Bolivarian” Anti-Semitism

Claudio Lomnitz and Rafael Sánchez

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the use of religious symbolism to disempower others. It surveys recent cases of anti-Semitism in Venezuela that are directly related to Hugo ... More


The Congregation of the Great Synagogue in Warsaw: Its Changing Social Composition and Ideological Affiliations

Alexander Guterman

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details how the congregation of the Great Synagogue in Warsaw reflected the social dynamics that had transformed the face of Warsaw Jewry. They included an increasingly large proportion ... More


Introduction

Leon J. Weinberger

in Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of Jewish hymnography. Synagogue hymnography, compared to its Christian and Muslim counterparts, is distinctive in both its focus and its volume. There is nothing ... More


New Sources on the History of the Old Town Synagogue in Łódź

Krzysztof Stefański

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents updated information on the Old Town Synagogue in Łódź. It reveals new inter-war files which contain extremely important references to the history of the synagogue in the old ... More


A Synagogue in Olyka: Architecture and Legends

Sergey R. Kravtsov

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Olyka's main synagogue, known as the Great Synagogue, reconstructing it as a virtual site of memory. At the centre of a fertile area populated by Ukrainians and ruled at ... More


The Emergence of the Torah Ark from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the major function of the synagogue from the ancient period until the present as a 'little sanctuary' and a somewhat substitute for the Temple. It explains how a synagogue is ... More


The Temple

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the concept of the synagogue as a little sanctuary that stems from Ezekiel's prophecy, and the identification of this sanctuary as the gateway to heaven based on Jacob's words. ... More


Messianic Expectations

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about how the Temple is manifested in the synagogue through indirect motifs. It reviews events with motifs represented on the Torah arks that will take place concurrently with the ... More


The High Point (IV): Spiritual Crisis (1650–1713)

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/9781874774426.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores how, during the latter half of the seventeenth century, the Jewish world was shaken spiritually more profoundly than at any time since the expulsions of the late fifteenth ... More


Moshe Koussevitzky (1899–1966) in Vilna, Warsaw, and Russia

Akiva Zimmermann

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the years spent in Vilna, Warsaw, and Russia by Moshe Koussevitzky, one of the greatest cantors of the twentieth century. It recounts Moshe's path to the position of chief ... More


The unwalled ghetto: mobility and anti-Semitism in the interwar period

Amanda Bergen

in Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526123084
eISBN:
9781526144676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The chapter covers the first phase of social mobility when large numbers move from the Leylands to Chapeltown, exemplified in the opening of the splendid New Synagogue in 1932. There was insidious ... More


The community today and its recent history

Derek Fraser

in Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526123084
eISBN:
9781526144676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The final chapter falls into two parts, a survey of developments in the second half of the twentieth century and some final thoughts analysing the key themes of the book as a whole. Social mobility, ... More


The United Synagogue and the Transition to Postcharismatic Authority

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Solomon Schechter's efforts to turn his vision of a united American Jewry into reality. In 1912 Schechter was resigned to the fact that his vision for American Judaism was ... More


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