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5 Christian Belief and Rabbinic Faith

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/9780195383775.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter raises the question whether rabbinic texts that seem to be relating to issues standing at the heart of the Jewish and Christian debate throughout the ages—such as Christology and the ... More


Blasphemy, Curses, and Insults: Yiddish and the Jews' “Hidden Transcript”

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christians viewed Yiddish as the private and secret language of the Jews, which explains their desire to learn it and Yiddish literature for anti-Jewish propaganda and missionary purposes. From a ... More


Why is Holiness Not Contagious?

Martin Lockshin

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The simple meaning of a number of biblical verses appears to be that holiness at times is contagious. In other words, contact with something holy can transfer that holiness to another item. Many ... More


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