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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...

The Druze Community in Israel

Rami Zeedan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

The Druze Community in IsraelIntroductionThe Druze religion began during the reign of the Muslim Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (ruled 996–1021

The Early Modern Yiddish Bible, 1534–1686

Morris M. Faierstein

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

The Early Modern Yiddish Bible, 1534–1686IntroductionThe Bible has been the central text of Judaism since its earliest history. Translations of the Bi...

The General Jewish Workers’ Bund

Jack Jacobs, Gertrud Pickhan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

The General Jewish Workers’ BundIntroductionThe General Jewish Workers’ Bund, founded illegally, in Vilna, in 1897, ultimately became a significant po...

The Modern Jewish Bible, Facets of

Alan Levenson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Facets of The Modern Jewish BibleIntroductionThe modern Jewish Bible, as distinct from the premodern Jewish Bible, and as distinct from the larger wor...

Theater, Israeli

Donny Inbar

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Israeli Theater Introduction Even though Israel has held a world’s record in theater attendance per capita for decades, the birth of theater i...

Theme, Exodus as a

Stephen C. Russell

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Exodus as a ThemeIntroductionAccording to the Hebrew Bible’s exodus tradition, the Israelites went free from Egyptian slavery, witnessed the destructi...

Tractate Avodah Zarah (in the Talmud)

Alyssa M. Gray

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Tractate Avodah Zarah (in the Talmud)Introduction“Avodah Zarah” literally means “strange worship,” the worship of deities other than the God of Israel...


Naomi Seidman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Translation Introduction Given the text-centered nature of Judaism and the multilingualism of Jewish culture, it is no surprise that translati...

Translation in Hebrew Literature, Traditions of

Danielle Drori

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Traditions of Translation in Hebrew LiteratureIntroductionThe centrality of translation in the history of Hebrew literature cannot be overstated. Scho...

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