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Competitive Traditions: Early Palestinian Practice

Yoel H. Kahn

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Liturgical texts from the Cairo Genizah document Palestinian and Egyptian Jewish practice in the medieval period and demonstrate the great variety of liturgical creativity that was possible in these ... More


Rabbis in Palestine, Fifth to Eighth Centuries

Hayim Lapin

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Palestinian rabbinic texts do not appear explicitly to refer to events later than the second half of the fourth century. Yet much of classical rabbinic literature was produced in the centuries ... More


Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198728764
eISBN:
9780191795497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728764.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Islam

This book examines the intertwined history of Jewish and Islamic mysticism through a multifaceted study of Egyptian Jewish pietism during the period of Abraham Maimonides (1186–1237) and his circle, ... More


The Dead Sea Scrolls

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important archaeological finds ever made. They are usually understood to have been hidden away quickly ahead of a Roman advance in 68 ce. However, the ... More


Between Epic Entertainment and Polemical Exegesis: Jesus as Antihero in Toledot Yeshu

Alexandra Cuffel

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the dissemination of the anti-Christian text known as the Toledot Yeshu (“Life of Jesus”). The author shows that recent discoveries of many more versions of the Toledot Yeshu ... More


Women in Medieval Jewish Societies

Renée Levine Melammed

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines women's lives in medieval Jewish societies based on recently discovered documents pertaining to the lives of two groups, namely women in medieval Mediterranean (“Genizah ... More


‘These Two Lines …’: Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Letter Writing in the Classical Genizah Period

Esther-Miriam Wagner and Ben Outhwaite

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Letters were an essential means of communication for the Jews living under Islam in the Middle Ages. The traditional seats of Jewish learning were in Baghdad and Jerusalem, but their constituencies ... More


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