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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...

Palestine/Israel, Yiddish in

Yael Chaver

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Yiddish in Palestine/IsraelIntroductionYiddish, the language of most European Jews (Ashkenazis) was spoken by Jews from Europe who began settling in P...

Palestinian Talmud/Yerushalmi

Leib Moscovitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Palestinian Talmud/YerushalmiIntroductionThe Palestinian Talmud (“Talmud Yerushalmi” in Hebrew; henceforth PT), is a rabbinic compendium of Palestinia...

Philo of Alexandria

Maren R. Niehoff

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Philo of Alexandria Introduction Philo of Alexandria (c. 20 BCE–45 ce) is the first Jewish philosopher and Bible commentator, whose works have...


Laura Lieber

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Piyyut Introduction A piyyut (also spelled piyut; plural piyyutim) is a poem created to substitute for, adorn, or preface a passage from the J...

Poetry in Spain, Hebrew

Tova Rosen, Uriah Kfir

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hebrew Poetry in SpainIntroductionHebrew poetry began flourishing in mid-10th-century Spain (Sefarad, the ancient Jewish name for Spain) and survived ...

Poland Until The Late 18th Century

Gershon David Hundert

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Poland Until the Late 18th Century Introduction The earliest incontestable evidence of Jewish presence in Polish lands dates from the 12th cen...

Poland, 1800-1939

Scott Ury

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Poland, 1800–1939IntroductionJews in modern Poland have attracted a great deal of scholarly and popular attention over the years. This ongoing academi...

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...

Queer Jewish Texts in the Americas

Golan Moskowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

Queer Jewish Texts in the AmericasIntroductionQueer Jewish American texts study and express perspectives related to alternative experiences of sex, ge...

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...

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