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Torah in the Mouth in Galilean Discipleship Communities

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the connection between the presence of written versions of rabbinic tradition and the emergence among Galilean sages of the third century c.e. of an explicit ideological claim that the ... More


The Depiction of R. Shimon bar Yohai and Moses in Zoharic Literature

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the strategy of the Zohar to present itself to readers through a juxtaposition of the figures of R. Shimon bar Yohai and Moses. By means of this contrast, the compilers of the ... More


Mothers and Children in Ottoman Jewish Society as Reflected in Hebrew Sources of the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Ruth Lamdan

in Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination: Jewish Cultural Studies Volume 5

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764661
eISBN:
9781800343443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates an array of Ottoman Hebrew sources written following the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and focuses on the interplay between rabbinic sages and mothers in the arena of family ... More


Sadkah Houssin’s Struggle for Control over the Baghdad Community

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the struggle between the nasi (president) of the Jewish community of Baghdad — a figure of the old order who joined with the local Torah scholars in order to create a united ... More


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