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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 ...

Midrash

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...

Minsk

Elissa Bemporad

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

MinskIntroductionIt is difficult to conceive of East European Jews—their history, culture, politics, and particularly the ways in which acculturation,...

Modern Germany

Tobias Brinkmann

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Modern GermanyIntroductionThe beginning of modern Jewish history in central Europe is associated with the Haskalah, or Jewish enlightenment (cited und...

Modern Hebrew Poetry

Ofra Yeglin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Modern Hebrew PoetryIntroductionModern Hebrew poetry, written in a language comprehensible only to parts of its audience, the Yiddish speaking masses,...

Modern Jewish History

John Efron

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Modern Jewish History Introduction Just when the modern period in Jewish history begins has long been a point of contention among historians. ...

Modern Kabbalah

Jeremy Phillip Brown

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Modern KabbalahIntroductionThough the academic study of Kabbalah began in the late 19th century, the definitive contributions of Gershom Scholem, begi...

Moses Maimonides: Mishneh Torah

Bernard Steinberg

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Moses Maimonides: Mishneh TorahIntroductionMaimonides’ (b. 1138–d. 1204) Mishneh Torah (1178–1180), translated “Reiteration of the Law” or “Second Tor...

Music, East European Jewish Folk

Walter Zev Feldman, Michael Lukin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

East European Jewish Folk MusicIntroductionThe Ashkenazim of eastern Europe constituted the largest portion of the Jewish people in modern times, and ...

Music, Jews and

Judah M. Cohen

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Jews and Music Introduction The term “Jewish music” encompasses a complicated and multifaceted relationship between Judaism and sound from anc...

Nathan Birnbaum

Jess J. Olson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Nathan BirnbaumIntroductionNathan Birnbaum (b. 1864–d. 1937), also known by the pseudonym Mathias Acher (“another Mathias”), was a journalist, theoris...

New York City

Eli Lederhendler

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

New York City Introduction Cities, port cities in particular, have played a crucial role in the reconstitution of traditional Jewish culture s...

North Africa

Rachel Simon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

North Africa Introduction Jewish communities have existed in North Africa (comprising Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) since Antiq...

Orthodoxy

Ilan Fuchs

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

OrthodoxyIntroductionThe term Orthodox comes from the Greek, meaning “the right idea.” In Jewish communities, Orthodoxy is used to identify a theologi...

Orthodoxy, Post-World War II

Kimmy Caplan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Post-World War II OrthodoxyIntroductionAs the Second World War came to a close in the spring of 1945, the scope of destruction within Jewish society t...

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