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,’ annihilation through murder. […] As for the intellectuals who are busy acquiring rare books. […] What do you need books for if you will never live to read them?” And thus he goes on and on. What if Hirsch’s predictions prove to be untrue? 98 The last question indicated that Kaplan still did not exclude himself

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies

parchment being used by a wood carver that they bought from 134 shifra epstein prediction of Olga Goldberg-Malkiewicz, a Polish-Israeli folklorist, that the figurines would fade away, has not come true. 6 Not only tourists influence the shaping of Hasidic figurines, locals too help forge their imagery

In: Zutot

similar uncertainty regard- ing their source term as the words of multiple occurrence, the percen- tage of wrong predictions would rise to about 25% of the entries (31% of the instances) on a basis of 100% of the words. Even if about half of these misses would not give any change of meaning, still a

In: Zutot

Bronsteins who pay the price.” 23 It doesn’t matter if the conversation actually took place, but the pogroms during the civil war in Russia, perpetrated by both sides, the Whites and the Reds, proved just how accurate the Moscow rabbi’s prediction had been. 24 The stereotype of the ‘Jewish commune’ was

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies

prediction of the future; the respective and complementary roles of philosophical exegesis and anti-Christian polemics in his thought; his alleged ‘proto-Zionism’; 14 and his understanding of divine foreknowledge. The following annotated translation of the chapter is, as far as I am aware, the first English

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even magical meaning in the entries. But in his journals, prints and correspondence, there is no hint regarding any deeper astrological interests than might be necessary for the usual predictions in the calendars. Kirch even complained about the superstition in astrology. 60 In the correspondence

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies

was there a lack of congruence between both lunar calendars, but the Jewish one was soon found to be far superior as an instrument of astronomical prediction and calculation. The moon in the ecclesiastical calendar followed a simple day-based arithmetic and neatly returned to the same date in the

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies

of Sefer ha-qabbalah as an esoteric text, which employs an elaborate system of symmetrical chronological schemata in order to communicate a covert nationalistic messianic prediction. 3 This interpretation is but one facet of Cohen’s general attempt to understand Sefer ha-qabbalah as an organic

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies