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The Sabra

Oz Almog.

November 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 328 pages.

The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist...

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Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Edited by Steven Aschheim.

August 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 440 pages.

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and...

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Diasporas and Exiles

Edited by Howard Wettstein.

October 2002; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 300 pages.

Diaspora, considered as a context for insights into Jewish identity, brings together a lively, interdisciplinary group of scholars in this innovative volume. Readers needn't expect,...

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As Light Before Dawn

Eitan P. Fishbane.

June 2009; published online June 2013.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 336 pages.

This book explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an...

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Contemplative Nation

Cass Fisher.

April 2012; published online June 2013.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 320 pages.

This book challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers...

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The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Bezalel Bar-Kochva.

February 2010; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 632 pages.

This contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading...

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Ghosts of Home

Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer.

January 2010; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 392 pages.

In modern-day Ukraine, east of the Carpathian Mountains, there is an invisible city. Known as Czernowitz, the “Vienna of the East” under the Habsburg empire, this vibrant Jewish-German...

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Halakhah in the Making

Aharon Shemesh.

November 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 234 pages.

This book offers a comprehensive study of the legal material found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance in the greater history of Jewish religious law (Halakhah). The study revives...

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Alef, Mem, Tau

Elliot Wolfson.

April 2006; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 342 pages.

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and...

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The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim.

October 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 224 pages.

This book investigates the formation of the Jewish canon by tracing the emergence of the Pharisaic canon as the canon of Rabbinic Judaism. This theory of the majority canon proposes that...

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