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River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Rachel Havrelock

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As the site of several miracles in the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Jordan is one of the world's holiest rivers. It is also the major political and symbolic border contested by Israelis and ... More


“This was once my home”

Marianne Hirsch

in Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257726
eISBN:
9780520944909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257726.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter continues the discussion of the relocation of the Czernowitz Jews, beginning by discussing the historical significance of the Pruth River, as it served as a symbolic border for the ... More


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