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David Ben-Gurion

Meron Medzini

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

David Ben-GurionIntroductionDavid Ben-Gurion (b. 1886–d. 1973) was probably the most important figure in the history of modern Israel, if only for the...

David Bergelson

Harriet Lisa Murav

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

David BergelsonIntroductionDavid Bergelson (b. 1884–d. 1952) was the most important Yiddish modernist prose writer of the 20th century. His innovation...

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...

Debbie Friedman

Judah M. Cohen

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Debbie FriedmanIntroductionSong leader, composer, and liturgist Debbie Friedman (also Deborah Lynn Friedman, b. 1951–d. 2011) played a significant rol...


Chaim I. Waxman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Demography Introduction Demography is the quantitative study of human populations. There remains a question as to whether it is an autonomous ...


Bernard Levinson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

DeuteronomyIntroductionDeuteronomy, the fifth book of the Bible and last book of the Pentateuch, presents itself as a valedictory address by Moses, sp...

Dietary Laws

David Kraemer

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Dietary LawsIntroductionThe body of Jewish dietary laws expanded considerably through the ages. The biblical laws were quite limited, pertaining almos...

Dubnov, Simon

Simon Rabinovitch

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Simon Dubnov Introduction Simon Dubnov (also written Shimon, Shimen, and Semyon, Dubnow and Doubnov) was a journalist, historian, political fi...

Dutch Republic: 17th-18th Centuries

Bart Wallet

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Dutch Republic: 17th-18th CenturiesIntroductionSmall Jewish communities began to appear soon after the establishment of the Republic of the Seven Unit...

Early Modern Period, Christian Yiddishism in the

Aya Elyada

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Christian Yiddishism in the Early Modern PeriodIntroduction“Christian Yiddishism” refers to the engagement of Christian authors with the Yiddish langu...

Eastern European Haskalah

Mordechai Zalkin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Eastern European HaskalahIntroductionThe eastern European Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment) first appeared in the late 18th century. At this time, only ...


David Sorkin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

EmancipationIntroductionSince the early 19th century, “emancipation” has been the catch phrase used to designate the release of Jews from an inferior ...


David Cesarani

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

EnglandIntroductionThe Jewish presence in England dates back to the Norman Conquest. Jews were expelled from England in 1290, and they were kept out f...

Environment, Judaism and the

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Judaism and the Environment Introduction Judaism has had much to say about the relationship among God, humanity, and the natural world, but th...


Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

EruvIntroductionEruv is a term coined in the rabbinic Hebrew of the Mishnah (late second century ce). It refers to a rabbinic ritual construct, mostly...

Ethics, Jewish

Jonathan Crane

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish Ethics Introduction Jewish ethics investigates both theoretical and practical questions of what Jews can and should do in the world. It...

Ethiopian Jews

Hagar Salamon, Steven Kaplan

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...


Laura Levitt, Miriam Peskowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Feminism Introduction Jewish feminism’s history begins in the late 20th century. Women’s studies and feminist scholarship date to the early 19...


Ari Y. Kelman, Rachel S. Harris

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...

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