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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...


Sam S. B. Shonkoff

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

Neo-HasidismIntroduction“Neo-Hasidim” (sing. Neo-Hasid) are non-Hasidic Jews who draw upon Hasidism for purposes of spiritual or cultural renewal. Neo...

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...


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 ...

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