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(Holocaust) Memorial Books

Rosemary Horowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

(Holocaust) Memorial BooksIntroductionFrom the Russian civil wars through the Nazi years, the Jews of Eastern Europe were targets of ongoing violence....

Abraham Isaac Kook

Don Seeman

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Abraham Isaac KookIntroductionRabbi Abraham Isaac Ha-Cohen Kook (b. 1865–d. 1935) is considered one of the most important modern Jewish thinkers and s...

Agudat Yisrael

Gershon Bacon

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Agudat YisraelIntroductionAgudat Yisrael (also called Agudath Israel, Agudas Yisroel, and Aguda[h] for short; Union of Israel) is a political and reli...

Ahad Ha' am

Steven J. Zipperstein

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ahad Ha’am Introduction Ahad Ha’am is a pen name for the Russian Jewish essayist, editor, and Zionist thinker Asher Ginzberg (b. 1856–d. 1927),...

American Hebrew Literature

Stephen Katz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

American Hebrew LiteratureIntroductionOver two million Jewish refugees immigrated to the United States between 1880 and 1924, escaping poverty and per...

American Jewish Artists

Samantha Baskind

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

American Jewish Artists Introduction American Jewish art, like Jewish art more generally, is variously understood. For some scholars, American...

American Jewish Literature

Josh Lambert

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

American Jewish Literature Introduction That Jews in the United States have, throughout their history in the territory, written and published ...

American Jewish Sociology

Shaul Kelner

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

American Jewish Sociology Introduction Research on the Jewish population of the United States is often labeled American Jewish “sociology,” ev...

An-sky (Shloyme Zanvil Rapoport)

Brian Horowitz

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

An-sky (Shloyme Zanvil Rapoport)IntroductionSemyon (Shimon) An-sky was a Jewish author, playwright, researcher of Jewish folklore, revolutionary, and ...

Ancient Anti-Semitism

René Bloch

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Ancient Anti-SemitismIntroductionAncient “anti-Semitism” has long been a controversial subject in Jewish studies and classics alike. Greco-Roman liter...

Anthropology of the Jews

Marcy Brink-Danan

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Anthropology of the Jews Introduction Anthropology of the Jews encompasses a modern intellectual tradition of ethnographic study of Jews, resu...

Anti-Semitism, Modern

Jonathan Judaken

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Modern Anti-Semitism Introduction The term “anti-Semitism” was coined in 1879 by Wilhelm Marr to distinguish his brand of racialized and polit...

Apocalypticism and Messianism

Lorenzo DiTommaso

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Apocalypticism and Messianism Introduction Apocalypticism and messianism originated in ancient Judaism. Apocalypticism, or the apocalyptic wor...


Aaron Koller

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

AramaicIntroductionAramaic has been recorded for the past three thousand years. It began as a local language in Syria, before expanding to be written ...

Archaeology, Second Temple

Steven H. Werlin

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Second Temple Archaeology Introduction The Second Temple period stretched from the end of the Babylonian Exile in 539 bce to the destruction o...

Archaeology: The Rabbinic Period

Joshua Ezra Burns

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Archaeology: The Rabbinic PeriodIntroductionThis article comprises a bibliographical guide to the archaeology of Jewish life during the times of the r...

Art, Synagogue

Vivian B. Mann

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Synagogue ArtIntroductionThe first synagogues were established in the Diaspora, for example, at Delos, Greece, dated to the 1st century bce. In the La...

Austria, The Holocaust In

Albert Lichtblau

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

The Holocaust in Austria Introduction Austria was occupied by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Certain conditions are characteristic for Austria’s ...

Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867-1918

Michael L. Miller

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867–1918 Introduction In 1867, following the Austro-Hungarian Compromise (Ausgleich), the Habsburg Monarchy was reor...

Biblical Archaeology

Avraham Faust

Subject: Jewish Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Biblical ArchaeologyIntroductionThe term “biblical archaeology” has meant different things to different people at different times. During most of its ...