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Poland, Hasidism in

Marcin Wodzinski

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Hasidism in PolandIntroductionHasidism is a mystical pietistic movement that originated in the 18th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and by the ...

Politics and Political Leaders, Israeli

Guy Ben-Porat

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Israeli Politics and Political Leaders Introduction Israeli politics has been characterized since the 1990s as both overloaded with social sch...

Politics, Modern Jewish

James Loeffler

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Modern Jewish PoliticsIntroductionModern Jewish politics comprises several overlapping fields of Jewish political activity in the era roughly between ...

Prayer and Liturgy

Stefan C. Reif

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Prayer and Liturgy Introduction Some two millennia ago, the liturgies of the Jerusalem Temple, which were generally ceremonial rather than ver...

Purity and Impurity in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism

Thomas Kazen

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Purity and Impurity in Ancient Israel and Early JudaismIntroductionConcepts of purity and impurity are virtually global and can be found in most relig...

Rabbi Yeheil Michel Epstein and his Arukh Hashulchan

Michael J. Broyde

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Rabbi Yeheil Michel Epstein and his Arukh HashulchanIntroductionYechiel Mikhel Epstein (also Yeheil Michel Epstein, b. 1829–d. 1908) was among the mos...

Rashi's Commentary on the Bible

Devorah Schoenfeld

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Rashi’s Commentary On The BibleIntroductionRabbi Solomon ben Isaac (b. 1040–d. 1106), commonly known by his acronym Rashi, was the single most influen...

Reform Judaism

Michael A. Meyer

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Reform Judaism Introduction Reform Judaism is one of the three major Jewish religious denominations. Also known as Liberal or Progressive Juda...


Benjamin Sommer

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Revelation Introduction Revelation refers to an act in which God conveys a message, teaching, or truth to humanity or to a group of human bein...

Ritual Objects and Folk Art

Shalom Sabar

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ritual Objects and Folk Art Introduction Decorative ritual objects constitute a central category in the field of traditional Jewish art. In co...

Rosenzweig, Franz

Paul Mendes-Flohr

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Franz RosenzweigIntroductionA philosopher of religion, Franz Rosenzweig (b. 1886–d. 1929) is most prominently associated with the renaissance of Jewis...


ChaeRan Freeze

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Russia Introduction Following the partitions of Poland (1772–1795), the Russian Empire inherited one of the largest Jewish populations in Euro...

Russian Jewish Culture

Jeffrey Veidlinger

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Russian Jewish CultureIntroductionRussian Jewish culture has historically been expressed in a variety of languages, most notably Russian, Hebrew, and ...


Omer Hacker

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

SabbathIntroductionIn Judaism, the Sabbath is the seventh and the sacred day of the week, a recurring seven-day temporal unit. The concept of Sabbath ...


Pawel Maciejko

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Sabbatianism Introduction Sabbatianism was a movement in Judaism spurred by the messianic pronouncements of the Ottoman Jew Sabbatai Tsevi (b....

Sacrifice in the Bible

Henrietta Wiley

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Sacrifice in the BibleIntroductionSacrifice has traditionally been conceived of as an act of devotion, performed by a human devotee and offered to a d...


Eli Yassif

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Safed Introduction Safed (in Hebrew, Tzfat) is a small town in the Upper (northern) Galilee, known only from late antiquity as inhabited by Je...

Sarah Schenirer and Bais Yaakov

Naomi Seidman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Sarah Schenirer and Bais YaakovIntroductionAmong the most significant developments in 20th-century Orthodoxy was the establishment in the interwar per...

Scholem, Gershom

David Biale

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Gershom ScholemIntroductionGershom Scholem (b. 1897–d. 1982) is generally considered the most important Jewish historian of the 20th century, as well ...

Second Temple Period, The

Steven P. Weitzman, R. Timothy DeBold

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

The Second Temple Period Introduction Although it has its roots before the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 bce—that ...

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