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Literature Before 1800, Yiddish

Jean Baumgarten

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Yiddish Literature before 1800IntroductionOld Yiddish literature—the works created and written in the vernacular Jewish language parallel to Aramaic, ...

Literature, Hellenistic Jewish

Lester L. Grabbe

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hellenistic Jewish Literature Introduction Surveying Hellenistic literature is not an easy task. Although the term normally applies to literat...

Literature, Holocaust

Lia Deromedi

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Holocaust LiteratureIntroductionThere are seemingly infinite anxieties about the historical, literary, ethical, and theological responsibilities of Ho...

Literature, Latin American Jewish

Ilan Stavans

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Latin American Jewish LiteratureIntroductionJewish writing in Latin America is a centuries-old tradition dating back to the arrival of Christopher Col...

Literature, Medieval

Jonathan Decter

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Medieval Literature Introduction Most of this bibliographic digest is dedicated to the field of medieval Hebrew literature (poetry and literar...

Literature, Modern Hebrew

Barbara Mann

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Modern Hebrew Literature Introduction Modern Hebrew literature emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in European centers of Jewish...

Literature, Rabbinic

Yair Furstenberg

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Rabbinic Literature Introduction The literary activity of the rabbis of antiquity, the formers of what has come to be known as “Rabbinic Judai...

Magic, Ancient Jewish

Gideon Bohak

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ancient Jewish Magic Introduction “Magic” is notoriously impossible to define, not least because the meaning of this term changes from one cul...

Maimonides, Moses

James T. Robinson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Moses Maimonides Introduction “From Moses to Moses there was no one like Moses.” This famous apothegm sums up the extraordinary life and influ...

Maurice Schwartz

Edna Nahshon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Maurice SchwartzIntroductionThe actor-manager Maurice Schwartz (b. 1888–d. 1960) was a towering figure of the modern Yiddish stage. Born Moshe Schwart...

Medieval and Renaissance Political Thought

Abraham Melamed

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Medieval and Renaissance Political Thought Introduction While nobody would question the existence of general European, and even Muslim politic...

Medieval Anti-Judaism

Merrall Llewelyn Price

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Medieval Anti-JudaismIntroduction“Anti-Judaism” refers to antipathy toward Judaism as a faith and to Jews as practitioners of that faith. It generally...

Medieval Islam, Jews under

Arnold Franklin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Jews Under Medieval Islam Introduction The history of Jews in the Islamic world can be traced back to early 7th-century Arabia, where a number...

Meir, Golda

Meron Medzini

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Golda MeirIntroductionGolda Meir (b. 1898–d. 1978), Israel’s fourth prime minister, was a major figure in Israeli politics and society from 1928 until...

Menachem Begin

Avi Shilon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Menachem BeginIntroductionMenachem Begin (b. 1913– d. 1992) was a pillar of the Betar Youth Movement in Poland in the late 1930s, leader of the Etzel ...

Mendelssohn, Moses

Elias Sacks

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Moses Mendelssohn Introduction A leading rationalist philosopher of the German Enlightenment and a figure in the early Haskalah, Moses Mendels...

Messianic Thought and Movements

Rebekka Voss

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Messianic Thought and MovementsIntroductionWhile the focus of this article is on Jewish messianism, messianic concepts, often interrelated, appear in ...

Middle Ages, the Hebrew Story in the

Eli Yassif

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

The Hebrew Story in the Middle AgesIntroductionHebrew narratives of the Middle Ages covers a period of about a thousand years, starting approximately ...


Carol Bakhos

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Midrash Introduction In its broadest sense, midrash is interpretation of any text; in its strictest sense, it designates rabbinic biblical inte...

Minority Literatures in Israel

Adia Mendelson-Maoz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Minority Literatures in IsraelIntroductionThe term “minority” usually refers to individuals or groups that are disadvantaged in comparison to those wh...

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