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fence

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

David M. Freidenreich.

in Foreigners and Their Food

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 6737 words.

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore Jewish, Christian, and Islamic norms regarding food prepared by religious foreigners and the act of eating with such...

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Wrestling Jacob in the Book of Genesis and August Wilson’s Fences

Andrew R. Davis.

in Literature and Theology

March 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 9263 words.

The connection between Troy Maxson’s wrestling match with Death in August Wilson’s Fences and the biblical story of Jacob wrestling a mysterious divine opponent in Genesis 32:22-32 has gone...

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Syag (fence around Torah):

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6 words.

FENCE AROUND THE LAW

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. 7 words.

Mending Fences; or, What the Public Saw

Karin E. Gedge.

in Without Benefit of Clergy

November 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 12926 words.

At the same time that ministerial misconduct exposed the flaws in separate spheres ideology, the accounts of two dozen clergymen’s trials disclose the ways they worked to repair and...

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Review: The Fence and the Neighbor: Emmanuel Levinas, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Israel Among the Nations

Arnold Eisen.

in Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

October 2002; p ublished online October 2002 .

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

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Building Fences With Kālī: Rāmprasād Sen and the Popularization of the Tantric Goddess

Rachel Fell McDermott.

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams

July 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 20310 words.

This is a study of the Hindu Śākta poet Rāmprasād Sen (ca. 1718–1775), who has long been recognized as the premier Bengali Śākta poet, although very little is actually known about him. The...

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Breaking Walls, Raising Fences: Masculinity, Intimacy, and Accountability among the Promise Keepers

John P. Bartkowski.

in Sociology of Religion

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religion; Sociology of Religion. 0 words.

The Promise Keepers' desire to rejuvenate “godly manhood” has stimulated debate about this evangelical men's movement. This study addresses two key questions: (1) What do Promise Keeper...

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SEYAG LA-TORAH

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. 129 words.

(;. fence around the law), preventive rabbinic injunction whose purpose is to safeguard the observance of biblical commandments. The

Coinchenn

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[Ir., dog-headed].

The monstrous, man-killing wife of Morgán and mother of the lovely Delbcháem in Echtrae Airt meic Cuinn [The Adventure of Art Son of Conn]. She correctly fears...

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Seyag La-Torah

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(;. fence around the law), preventive rabbinic injunction whose purpose is to safeguard the observance of biblical commandments. The sanction for such safeguards is found in Avot 1.1, where...

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Longar Defends the Fabulous Pastures

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Dinka/Sudan)

Longar was a mythic hero.

A man called Jiel attended a lions' dance. When a lion asked him for his ring, he refused, and the lion cut off his thumb and...

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: JJ’s Second Marriage

Robert Brenneman.

in Homies and Hermanos

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6521 words.

Why would a pistol-packing, tattoo-bearing “homie” trade in his gun for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano? Why is evangelical religion attractive to gang...

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Fencing Arizona: Meditations on a Wall

Ananda Rose.

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6752 words.

This chapter discusses the history and vision of the U.S.–Mexico barrier wall, in particular the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which allowed for 700 additional miles of fencing to be...

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Muktzah

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

‘Set aside’; an object that must not be handled on the Sabbath and festivals. The basic principle behind the laws of muktzah is that a fence is made around the Sabbath and festivals to...

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Law, Rabbinic

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Religious laws introduced by the Talmudic Rabbis and other early sages in order to create, as it is put in Ethics of the Fathers (1. 1), a ‘fence around the Torah’, that is, to add...

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Holy War in Modern Judaism? “Mitzvah War” and the Problem of the “Three Vows”

Reuven Firestone.

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

December 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11617 words.

“Holy war,” sanctioned or even commanded by God, is a common and recurring theme in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbinic Judaism largely avoided discussion of holy war for the simple reason that it...

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The Multiverse of Hindu Engagement with Christianity

Ananta K. Giri.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity. 9137 words.

Chapter 25 focuses on the engagement between Christianity and Hinduism. It presents Gandhi’s opposition to and critique of conversion to Christianity by taking advantage of one’s...

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Mackay, Mackintosh (1793–1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education. 819 words.

Mackay, Mackintosh (1793–1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born at Eddrachillis, Sutherland, on 18 November 1793, the son of Alexander Mackay, tacksman of...

Study

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

From early Rabbinic times the study of the Torah was seen as a supreme religious obligation. In the opening passage of Ethics of the Fathers the Men of the Great Synagogue are quoted as...

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