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Early Modern Period, Christian Yiddishism in the

Aya Elyada

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Christian Yiddishism in the Early Modern PeriodIntroduction“Christian Yiddishism” refers to the engagement of Christian authors with the Yiddish langu...

Eastern European Haskalah

Mordechai Zalkin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Eastern European HaskalahIntroductionThe eastern European Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment) first appeared in the late 18th century. At this time, only ...

Emancipation

David Sorkin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

EmancipationIntroductionSince the early 19th century, “emancipation” has been the catch phrase used to designate the release of Jews from an inferior ...

England

David Cesarani

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

EnglandIntroductionThe Jewish presence in England dates back to the Norman Conquest. Jews were expelled from England in 1290, and they were kept out f...

Environment, Judaism and the

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Judaism and the Environment Introduction Judaism has had much to say about the relationship among God, humanity, and the natural world, but th...

Eruv

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

EruvIntroductionEruv is a term coined in the rabbinic Hebrew of the Mishnah (late second century ce). It refers to a rabbinic ritual construct, mostly...

Ethics, Jewish

Jonathan Crane

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish Ethics Introduction Jewish ethics investigates both theoretical and practical questions of what Jews can and should do in the world. It...

Ethiopian Jews

Hagar Salamon, Steven Kaplan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Ethiopian Jews Introduction The Ethiopian Jews (also known as Beta Israel, or Falasha) lived until the last decades of the 20th century as a r...

Feminism

Laura Levitt, Miriam Peskowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Feminism Introduction Jewish feminism’s history begins in the late 20th century. Women’s studies and feminist scholarship date to the early 19...

Film

Ari Y. Kelman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Film Introduction The relationship between Jews and film cannot be limited to any single narrative. It is not only the story of powerful Holly...

Folklore

Dan Ben-Amos

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Folklore Introduction Four interrelated qualities distinguish Jewish folklore: (a) extended history depth, (b) continuous interdependence be...

Folktales, Jewish

Eli Yassif

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Jewish Folktales Introduction Jewish folktales are an inseparable component of folklore. It is a creation of folk culture—of the larger segmen...

Food

Andrea Most, Aldea Mulhern

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

FoodIntroductionFood studies is a burgeoning field that crosses many disciplinary lines, and that has increasingly turned academic attention toward fo...

Forverts/Forward

Rachel Rojanski

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Forverts/ForwardIntroductionForverts (the Jewish Daily Forward or The Forward) was a Yiddish-language newspaper based in New York City that appeared a...

Frank, Jacob

Pawel Maciejko

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Jacob FrankIntroductionYa‘akov (Jakub) ben Yehudah Leib Frank (b. 1726–d. 1791) was the founder of Frankism, a Jewish religious movement that spread i...

Gender and Modern Jewish Thought

Andrea Dara Cooper

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Gender and Modern Jewish ThoughtIntroductionModern Jewish thought has been largely a masculine discursive space in both its historical construction an...

Germany, Early Modern

Joshua Teplitsky

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Early Modern GermanyIntroduction“Germany” as we know it as a modern political entity properly came into existence only in the last third of the 19th c...

Golem

Maya Barzilai

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

GolemIntroductionThe term “golem” refers to several distinct, albeit overlapping, forms of reflection on artificial creation: Talmudic commentaries th...

Graetz, Heinrich

Amos Bitzan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Heinrich Graetz Introduction Heinrich Graetz (also known as Hirsch, Hirsh, or Tsvi; b. 1817–d 1891) was the 19th century’s foremost narrative ...

Hasidism

David Biale

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

HasidismIntroductionHasidism, an eastern European movement of religious pietism (the word hasidut means piety), has played a key role in Jewish life f...

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