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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...

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 ...

Sephardi Jews

Dina Danon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Sephardi Jewry Introduction While now typically used in common parlance to refer to most Jews of non-Ashkenazi origin, “Sephardi Jewry” denote...

Sexuality and the Body

David Biale

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Sexuality and the Body Introduction Judaism is a religion with a full set of precepts governing the body, from circumcision and menstruation t...

Shlomo Carlebach

Natan Ophir

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Shlomo CarlebachIntroductionRabbi Shlomo Carlebach (b. 1925–d. 1994) was a spiritual guide, charismatic religious leader, and influential composer of ...

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Roman Katsman, Benjamin Frankel

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Shmuel Yosef AgnonIntroductionOn August 8, 1887, Shmuel Yosef was born in Buchach, Galicia (today located in Ukraine) to Shalom Mordechai and Esther C...

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