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Reimagining Home, Rethinking Sukkah: Rabbinic Discourse and its Contemporary Implications

Marjorie Lehman

in Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113461
eISBN:
9781800340343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113461.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter re-examines assumptions about the gendered meaning of the sukkah. It points out that this ritual structure, linked to the home but apart from it, forced negotiation between the spheres ... More


Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Kattan Gribetz Sarit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192857
eISBN:
9780691209807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192857.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The rabbinic corpus begins with a question — “when?” — and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. This book explores the rhythms of time that ... More


Divine Revelation and Human Exegesis; Or, How to Recognize a False Prophet When You See One

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Qumran scrolls present the exegesis of the Torah and consequently the halakhic decisions that stem from it as the product of divine inspiration. However, the rabbinic writings treat it as an ... More


Text and Interpretation Infinities in Kabbalah

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of scroll fascination, which started in the late thirteenth century. This is noted to be the same time as the free symbolic interpretations of the ... More


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