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Judaism

Norman Solomon.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 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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Antisemitism

Steven Beller.

November 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 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; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 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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Uriel Acosta

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

(1585–1640), religious skeptic born in Portugal of Marrano parents. His study of the Hebrew Bible led him to doubt Christianity; to live openly as a Jew, he escaped with his ...

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Acquisition

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism — law.

(Heb. qinyan). The methods of acquiring property lie at the heart of both proprietary and contractual rights in Jewish civil law. A formal qinyan is necessary to effect the transfer ...

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Acts of Alexandrian Martyrs

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

A group of disparate texts, written between the first and the early third century ce, and known solely from papyri fragments found in Egypt. The texts usually take the form ...

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Avraham Adadi

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

(1800–1874), North African rabbinical authority born in Tripoli, Libya, where he helped devise a comprehensive system of popular education for the young. To support this, he and the other...

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Fall of Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

While it is incorrect to say that post-biblical Judaism attaches no special significance to Adam's fall or knows nothing of original sin, it is certainly true that, with the exception of...

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Adar

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

(), name of Assyrian–Babylonian origin for the twelfth month of the religious year, sixth of the civil year. Its zodiacal sign is Pisces. The feast of Purim, which falls on ...

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Adass Jisroel

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism.

(Congregation of Israel) or Adass Jeshurun, names chosen by strictly Orthodox German congregations that left Reform-dominated communities to become independent separatist congregations (Aus...

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