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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...


Dan Ben-Amos

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Folklore Introduction Four interrelated qualities distinguish Jewish folklore: (a) extended history depth, (b) continuous interdependence be...

Folktales, Jewish

Eli Yassif

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Jewish Folktales Introduction Jewish folktales are an inseparable component of folklore. It is a creation of folk culture—of the larger segmen...


Andrea Most, Aldea Mulhern

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

FoodIntroductionFood studies is a burgeoning field that crosses many disciplinary lines, and that has increasingly turned academic attention toward fo...


Rachel Rojanski

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Forverts/ForwardIntroductionForverts (the Jewish Daily Forward or The Forward) was a Yiddish-language newspaper based in New York City that appeared a...

Frank, Jacob

Pawel Maciejko

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Jacob FrankIntroductionYa‘akov (Jakub) ben Yehudah Leib Frank (b. 1726–d. 1791) was the founder of Frankism, a Jewish religious movement that spread i...

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