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Antisemitism

Steven Beller.

October 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 160 pages.

Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the...

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Antisemitism

Steven Beller.

November 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 152 pages.

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction examines and untangles the various strands of antisemitism seen throughout history, from medieval religious conflict to ‘new’ antisemitism in the...

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Kabbalah

Joseph Dan.

June 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 144 pages.

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history and character of the systems developed by adherents of the Kabbalah and examines the key ancient texts of this tradition, including...

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Judaism

Norman Solomon.

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 168 pages.

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism — its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people include...

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Rabbis as Romans

Hayim Lapin.

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 272 pages.

The Rabbinic Movement emerged in Palestine by the late second century. Although frequently studied for its significance to the history of Judaism, it is more rarely studied as an example of...

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Men of Silk

Glenn Dynner.

May 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 396 pages.

Hasidism, a kabbalah-inspired movement founded by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (c1700-1760), transformed Jewish communities across Eastern and East Central Europe. This book illuminates Hasidism's...

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The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen.

September 2004; p ublished online January 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 337 pages.

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic...

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The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Jill Middlemas.

October 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 304 pages.

The Neo-Babylonian defeat of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 resulted in an era — commonly, though now anachronistically, known as the ‘exilic age’ — considered to be of...

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The Ten Lost Tribes

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite.

November 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 320 pages.

For over two millennia, western cultural development—and particularly the western geographic imagination—has been shaped by the myth of the ten lost tribes of Israel. From biblical times to...

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Song of the Distant Dove

Raymond P. Scheindlin.

December 2007; p ublished online September 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 322 pages.

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his...

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