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On Sin, Penance, and Purgation

Susan Weissman

in Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates R. Judah the Pious's position on posthumous punishment as compared with rabbinic tradition and tosafist commentary. It assess his views on the matter in light of the changes ... More


Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Susan Weissman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Through a detailed analysis of ghost tales in the Ashkenazi pietistic work Sefer ḥasidim, this book documents a major transformation in Jewish attitudes and practices regarding the dead and the ... More


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