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Ahad Ha' am

Steven J. Zipperstein

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ahad Ha’am Introduction Ahad Ha’am is a pen name for the Russian Jewish essayist, editor, and Zionist thinker Asher Ginzberg (b. 1856–d. 1927),...

American Jewish Artists

Samantha Baskind

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

American Jewish Artists Introduction American Jewish art, like Jewish art more generally, is variously understood. For some scholars, American...

Anthropology of the Jews

Marcy Brink-Danan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Anthropology of the Jews Introduction Anthropology of the Jews encompasses a modern intellectual tradition of ethnographic study of Jews, resu...

Apocalypticism and Messianism

Lorenzo DiTommaso

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Apocalypticism and Messianism Introduction Apocalypticism and messianism originated in ancient Judaism. Apocalypticism, or the apocalyptic wor...

Archaeology, Second Temple

Steven H. Werlin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Second Temple Archaeology Introduction The Second Temple period stretched from the end of the Babylonian Exile in 539 bce to the destruction o...

Art, Synagogue

Vivian B. Mann

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Synagogue Art Introduction The first synagogues were established in the Diaspora, for example, at Delos, Greece, dated to the 1st century bce....

Biblical Archaeology

Avraham Faust

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Biblical Archaeology Introduction The term “biblical archaeology” has meant different things to different people at different times. During mo...

Biblical Literature

Robert S. Kawashima

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Biblical Literature Introduction The Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, is not so much a book as a collection of books—hence the derivation of “B...

Bratslav/Breslev Hasidism

Ariel Evan Mayse

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Bratslav/Breslev Hasidism Introduction The theology and history of Bratslav Hasidism are inextricably bound up with the life of its founder, N...

Culture, Israeli

Eran Kaplan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Israeli Culture Introduction Modern Israeli culture, while related linguistically and religiously to an ancient tradition, is a recent phenome...

Dead Sea Scrolls

Lawrence H. Schiffman, Marlene Schiffman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Dead Sea Scrolls Introduction The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Jewish manuscripts that have been discovered around the shore of the Dead Sea. ...

Death, Burial, and the Afterlife

Matthew J. Suriano

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in the Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism Introduction Death is a universal problem in humanity, and the response...

Dietary Laws

David Kraemer

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Dietary Laws Introduction The body of Jewish dietary laws expanded considerably through the ages. The biblical laws were quite limited, pertai...

England

David Cesarani

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

England Introduction The Jewish presence in England dates back to the Norman Conquest. Jews were expelled from England in 1290, and they were ...

Ethiopian Jews

Hagar Salamon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Ethiopian Jews Introduction The Ethiopian Jews (also known as Beta Israel, or Falasha) lived until the last decades of the 20th century as a r...

Film

Ari Y. Kelman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Film Introduction The relationship between Jews and film cannot be limited to any single narrative. It is not only the story of powerful Holly...

Graetz, Heinrich

Amos Bitzan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Heinrich Graetz Introduction Heinrich Graetz (also known as Hirsch, Hirsh, or Tsvi; b. 1817–d 1891) was the 19th century’s foremost narrative ...

Hasidism

David Biale

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hasidism Introduction Hasidism, an eastern European movement of religious pietism (the word hasidut means piety), has played a key role in Jew...

History, Early Modern Jewish

David B. Ruderman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Early Modern Jewish History Introduction The term “early modernity” as the name of a period roughly extending from the end of the 15th to the e...

Holocaust in Poland, The

David Engel

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

The Holocaust in Poland Introduction The phrase “Holocaust in Poland” is generally taken to refer to the set of individual or group decisions,...

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