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The Resource Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (electronic resource)

Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (electronic resource)

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Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice
Title
Creating Judaism
Title remainder
history, tradition, practice
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Satlow
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Language
eng
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Satlow, Michael L
Dewey number
296
LC call number
BM45
LC item number
.S226 2006
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  • Judaism
  • Jews
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How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."
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Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-324) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Promised lands -- Creating Judaism -- Between Athens and Jerusalem -- The rabbis -- Rabbinic concepts -- Mitzvot -- The rise of reason -- From Moses to Moses -- Seeing God -- East and West -- Epilogue: Whither Judaism?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000131914
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unknown
Isbn
9780231134897
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006018056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000131914
Label
Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-324) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Promised lands -- Creating Judaism -- Between Athens and Jerusalem -- The rabbis -- Rabbinic concepts -- Mitzvot -- The rise of reason -- From Moses to Moses -- Seeing God -- East and West -- Epilogue: Whither Judaism?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000131914
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780231134897
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006018056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000131914

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