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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...

Shulhan Arukh and Sixteenth Century Jewish Law, The

Joseph M. Davis

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

The Shulhan Arukh and 16th-Century Jewish Law Introduction Rabbi Joseph Karo (b. 1488–d. 1575—more correctly Caro, as his last name is a form ...

Sociology, European Jewish

Amos Morris-Reich

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

European Jewish Sociology Introduction There is wide consensus among historians that European Jewish sociology only comes into being with its ...

South African Jewry

Milton Shain, Adam Mendelsohn

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

South African JewryIntroductionNon-Protestants, including Jews, were denied the right to settle during the rule of the Dutch East India Company (1652–...

Soviet Union, Jews in the

Anna Shternshis

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Jews in the Soviet Union Introduction The Russian Revolution of 1917 signaled radical changes for the lives of about five million Jews who p...

Space in Modern Hebrew Literature

Karen Grumberg

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Space in Modern Hebrew LiteratureIntroductionThe complex relationship between space and modern Hebrew literature proceeds from key spatial paradigms o...

Spinoza, Baruch

Daniel B. Schwartz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Baruch SpinozaIntroductionAs one of the pioneers of modern Western philosophy and Bible criticism, Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (b. 1632–d. 1677) is gene...

Sutzkever, Abraham

Sunny S. Yudkoff

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Abraham SutzkeverIntroductionAbraham Sutzkever (Yiddish: Avrom Sutskever; Hebrew: Avraham Sutskever) (b. 1913–d. 2010) was a titan of Yiddish literatu...

Talmud and Philosophy

Sergey Dolgopolski, Laura Taddeo

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Talmud and PhilosophyIntroduction: Key Terms and the Main Structure“Talmud” means in Tannaitic Hebrew “learning,” “study,” or more precisely “expoundi...

Talmud, Narrative in the

Mira Wasserman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Narrative in the Talmud Introduction Narrative in the Talmud is a relatively new subject for scholarly attention. Neither the Talmud itself no...

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