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Kalonymus Kalman Shapira

Ariel Evan Mayse, Daniel Reiser, Don Seeman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Kalonymus Kalman ShapiraIntroductionRabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (b. 1889–d. 1943), otherwise known as the Piaseczner Rebbe, was a creative mystical...


Barry Dov Walfish, Mikhail Kizilov

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Karaism Introduction The Karaites are Jewish sectarians with roots in Babylonia and Persia in the 8th century who came into their own as a dis...


Amelia Glaser, Taras Koznarsky

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Chmielnitzki/KhmelnytskyIntroductionBohdan Khmelnytsky (c. 1595–1657) was the Cossack hetman who led the 1648 uprising against the Polish magnates in ...

Kibbutz, The

Shlomo Getz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

The Kibbutz Introduction The first kibbutz was founded in 1910 and since then more and more kibbutzim were established, first in Palestine und...


Olga Borovaya

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

LadinoIntroductionLadino (Judeo-Spanish) is an Ibero-Romance language used by Sephardim (descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews) in the Balkans an...

Languages, Jewish

Sarah Bunin Benor

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Jewish LanguagesIntroductionWherever Jews have lived, they have tended to speak and write somewhat differently from their non-Jewish neighbors. In som...

Late Antique (Roman and Byzantine) History

Hayim Lapin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Late Antique (Roman and Byzantine) History Introduction This bibliography surveys the span from the middle of the 2nd century to the first hal...

Latin American Jewish Studies Latin American Jewish Studies

Alejandro Dujovne, Emmanuel Kahan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Latin American Jewish StudiesIntroductionThe presentation of a comprehensive selection of academic texts in the field of Latin American Jewish studies...

Law in the Rabbinic Period

Azzan Yadin-Israel

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Law in the Rabbinic Period Introduction Law generally refers to institutional rules and guidelines that regulate the actions of a community. H...

Law, Biblical

Pamela Barmash

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Biblical LawIntroductionLaw plays a major role in the Hebrew Bible, and biblical law, whether appearing as formal statutes or as motifs embedded in ot...

Life Cycle Rituals

Harvey E. Goldberg

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Life Cycle Rituals Introduction Life cycle events have been part of Jewish life since Antiquity, but scholarly focus on them emerged only in t...

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...

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