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Author: Ilia M. Rodov

and Hebrew. In 1550–51, Oleśnicki’s court became a shelter for Francesco Stancaro (Stankar, ca. 1501–74), a con- verted Jew of Mantua and a Hebraist from the Academy of Cracow.13 The attitude of the Reformists towards the Jews at the time varied from indif- ferent to hostile.14 However, when living

In: The Torah Ark in Renaissance Poland

living water as a metaphor for what Jesus off ers, namely, God’s gift, which will spring forth to eternal life. Underlying this conversation are contemporaneous traditions that utilize a “well of living water” (mibe’er mayim ha-chayyim) known from the Dead Sea Scrolls.11 This “living water” is

In: The Samaritans
Author: Moshe Alafi

Atlif is a thirty-two-year-old Sa- maritan priest, with no chance of marriage within the community. He met Natasha in Ukraine, after an Internet courtship. We follow this new couple from their initial meeting to Natashas arrival in Israel, their en- gagement, wedding, and the complexities of life as a

In: The Samaritans
Author: Ari Mermelstein

is suggested by an important change that the Jubilean author makes to the biblical injunction against consuming blood. According to Lev 7:27, 17:10, and 14, one who consumes blood will suffer the punishment of ‮כָּרֵת‬‎: “Since the life of every living body is its blood, I have told the Israelites

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

victim. The function of the angels of fire is to make life so painful and restless for Ali that he, and presumably his household, will not be able to sleep until he leaves. That such spells were not unheard of is shown by another fragment, TS K1.24, which contains a brief formula that was used in this

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

to which they belonged. A comment excerpted from an article he published in 2005 serves as a fitting segue to my topic: 3 Rabbinic sources codified the practices in customary use in this domain of life, so that the usages in evidence in our documents generated the rabbinic rulings

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

Hasmonean ruler Alexander Janneaus is often identified with 1QpHab xi 8–17, which associates excessive drinking with the priest’s downfall. 8 This is because Josephus describes Janneaus as dying from alcoholism: “His life in the field and the inebriety to which he had become addicted combined to bring on a

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

menorah in Jewish contexts. 79 The left branch, with the botanical form, was interpreted as either a lulav (palm branch) or a Tree of Life. The elongated form, and the more common representation of a lulav in association with the menorah , favors the former over the Tree of Life. 80

In: Hispanojewish Archaeology (2 vols.)
Author: Sacha Stern

Egyptian calendar, with a changeless 365-day year. This calendar, later known as Zoroastrian, became the official calendar of the Persian, Sasanian Empire in late Antiquity (third–sixth centuries CE); its adoption may have been motivated, among other reasons, by a desire to rationalize, standardize

In: The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud
Author: Bruce Thompson

the street paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the most famous of which, Der Potsdamer Platz (1914) is set in the milieu of the Wertheim store. Simmel’s famous essays “The Metropolis and Mental Life” and “The Stranger” provide the interpretive keys to Kirchner’s representation of a street life that