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A “Heretic,” a “Maverick,” and the Challenge to Inclusivity

Michael R. Cohen.

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism

May 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6669 words.

From 1913–1918, the United Synagogue of America remained staunchly committed to diversity. Its members overlooked their vast differences, choosing instead to work together to implement...

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“A Few Human Beings Walking Hand in Hand”: Margarete Susman, Leonhard Ragaz, and the Origins of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Zurich

Susanne Hillman.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 12785 words.

“ A FOOLISH ENCROACHMENT UPON THE ALLIED HIGH COMMAND ”? AMERICAN JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON REQUESTING U.S.MILITRY INTERVENTION AGAINST THE HOLOCAUST

Rafael Medoff.

in Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

October 2000; p ublished online October 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 0 words.

According to recently received authentic information, the German authorities have evecuated the last Ghetto in Warsaw, bestially murdering about one hundrad thousand Jews.Mass murdeers...

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“A Great Aversion to Priestly Domination”

Zev Eleff.

in Who Rules the Synagogue?

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 12748 words.

This chapter offers a detailed view of lay authority in the first decades of the nineteenth century. It traces the migration of religious authority from American Jewish communities in...

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“A Heretic Who has No Faith in the Great Ones of the Age”: the Clash Over the Honor of Or Ha-Ḥayyim*

David Assaf.

in Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

May 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 15672 words.

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A. J. Heschel's Rabbinic Theology as a Response to the Holocaust

Robert Eisen.

in Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 0 words.

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“A Kind of Conclusion”

Daniel Davies.

in Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2735 words.

Along with drawing together the themes of this book as a whole and summarizing Maimonides' esoteric writing, the conclusion briefly addresses the question of human perfection in Maimonides'...

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“A Mighty Multitude of Israelites”

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite.

in The Ten Lost Tribes

November 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 9828 words.

This chapter shows how the story of the ten tribes gained purchase in European imagination. It centers on the story of David Reuveni, a man from Yemen who showed up in Rome at the time of...

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 A Mother Tongue in the Fatherland

Arieh Bruce Saposnik.

in Becoming Hebrew

November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 11719 words.

This chapter begins with the centrality of the Hebrew language in the creation of the Yishuv's culture. Aside from the goal of establishing linguistic unity in a multilingual reality, the...

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‘A Peculiar Problem’: A Short History of Scholarship on the Essenes

Joan E. Taylor.

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 9734 words.

The history of scholarship on the Essenes has been one embedded within a large project to define Judaism at the time of Jesus. This was generally done with underlying assumptions about the...

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“A Recognizable Jewish Type:” Saul Bellow's Dr Tamkin and Valentine Gersbach as Jewish Social History

Mark Cohen.

in Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 10024 words.

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“A Very Modest Experiment”—The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosúa, 1940–1945

Marion A. Kaplan.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 0 words.

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Aaron

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 109 words.

Brother of Moses; Aaron together with his sister Miriam, features in the Bible among the three leaders of the

AARON

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 453 words.

(Heb. Aharon), first high priest; greatgrandson of levi; elder brother of moses and his spokesman before pharaoh. While

Aaron Aboulrabi and “The Straight One”

Eric Lawee.

in Rashi's Commentary on the Torah

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 16492 words.

The fifteenth-century Sicilian-born commentator, Aaron Aboulrabi, marks something new in the Commentary’s reception: the emergence of a tradition of rhetorically vehement resisting reading....

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Aaron Roth

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Mystical teacher and Hasidic master (1894–1944). Roth was born in Ungvar, Hungary. He studied the Talmud under Rabbi Isaiah Silverstein and Moses Forhand and came under the influence of...

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AARONIDES

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 94 words.

priests descended from Aaron, brother of Moses and Miriam. They are referred to in Hebrew as “sons of Aaron”

ABARBANEL

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 4 words.

Abba

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 57 words.

Aramaic equivalent of the Hebrew Av (‘Father’) with Imma (Hebrew Em) for ‘Mother’. There is thus no support for

Abba

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(late 3rd/early 4th cent. ce). Jewish Babylonian amora, who later settled in Israel. He was seen as a link between the two centres.

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