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Author: Haggai Mazuz

chapter two Law and custom Islamic sources offer an abundance of material on the religious and spiri- tual life of the Jews of medina. as such, gathering material on the subject is a challenging task. details regarding the religious and spiritual life of the medinan Jews in Islamic sources are

In: The Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina

periods of migration. Most of the Jews who were born in Cuba arrived in the 1960s or moved to Miami after living in other regions of Latin America or the U.S. Their migration was motivated by the Castro revolution that national- ized private business and implemented a Communist regime. The Cuban Jews

In: Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations
Author: Shirley Idelson

Jewry—the broad swath of the popula- tion who embraced a non-halakhic approach to Jewish religious and cultural life—in ways no seminary to date had done. As the first students embarked upon their course of study at jir, seismic forces across the globe were bringing unalterable change to Jewish life

In: Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience
Author: Yohai Hakak

community and possibly of other religious 174 chapter eight groups. the dichotomy of aspiring to become spiritual and get closer to divine god while living within a human and earthly body is but one of many instances in which fundamental tensions are repressed through intense rhetoric. as i showed in

In: Young Men in Israeli Haredi Yeshiva Education

Chapter eight reConsiderations a committed Jew in his special way, a human being of dignity and integrity, dubnow’s limitations and illusions are understandable in relation to his time and place. We have seen that dubnow combined a life-long loyalty to political liberalism when it was frequently

In: Simon Dubnow's "New Judaism"
Author: M.P. Odessky

- ula’s resurrections. However it also contains an unexpected post-modern- istic turn: the great vampire appears as a reincarnation of the great traitor, Judas Iscariot. This development makes it possible to “enrich” the traditional image by motivating the vampire’s hatred of Christ, the Christian faith

In: Jewishness in Russian Culture

book: not only Judaism as a Civilization, but Toward a Reconstruction of American Jewish Life. Kaplan’s concepts, published in 1934, became even more important in the wake of the Holocaust and the murder of six million European Jews, because, as a consequence of this disaster, American Jews had

In: Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations
Author: Glenda Abramson

Vogel and the City glenda abramson david Vogel presents us with many enigmas but perhaps the most curious is his choice of hebrew through which to express elements of the modernist european aesthetic. Rather than being a hebrew writer living in europe he was, as gershon Shaked suggested,1 a

In: The Russian Jewish Diaspora and European Culture, 1917-1937

end, he truncated the story and concluded it in sinai rather than in the promise land, for a play based on the exodus from egypt was a very daring subject-matter for a writer living in egypt.10 ezekiel cleansed the story from subversive insinuations, primarily that jews desire national

In: Jews and Theater in an Intercultural Context

and provides a framework for understanding the experiences that he brought with him to France after 1918. It is here that we find the genesis of his worldview, his tendency to frame socio-political developments in an international context, and his appreciation for organizational life as a viable means

In: The Lifeline: Salomon Grumbach and the Quest for Safety