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Gil Pasternak and Marta Ziętkiewicz

among equals. They desired to keep alive the story of the Jewish past and maintain the culture and folklore of their own people. But they wished to do so without detracting from the value of any other historical narrative, belief, or cultural tradition and without assuming any exemption from the duties

Eugeny Kotlyar

the practice of running a closed book through with a needle and then saying which words have been pierced on each page; see Paperno, “ Iz Nikolaevskoy epohi ,” 51. 59 As per the belief that in every generation some secret thirty-six (hence the gimatriya- based appellation of lamed-vovnik ) righteous

Shelly Zer-Zion

performance? Performance, argues Diana Taylor, is a cultural mode that exists not only within the framework of the theater but also in everyday life. It is constituted by scenarios exhibiting symbolic behavioral practices, thus capturing cultural traditions, ceremonies, and beliefs. These scenarios are taught

Urmila Mohan

1976: 109). Hence the belief that a South Asian’s moral qualities are “altered by the changes in his body resulting from eating certain foods, engaging in certain kinds of sexual intercourse, taking part in certain ceremonies, or falling under certain other kinds of influence” (Marriott and Inden 1977

Kimerer L. LaMothe

, anecdotes, travelogues, and texts from around the world that depicted the beliefs and rituals of colonized peoples, European and American Christian intellectuals were faced with a quandary: people everywhere were dancing. Intellectuals needed a way to make sense of these expressions, while also affirming

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

vision of the Sacred and a model to follow on the path to salvation. Perhaps best identified in this modality as visible religion, the arts communicate beliefs, customs, and values through the signs and symbols of an identifiable iconography and the presentation of the gestures and postures of the human

Lieke Wijnia

Ongelofelijk [ Unbelievable ]. 15 The title relates to both the notion of religious belief and the perceived nature of religion’s public presence in the ever so secular Netherlands. The subtitle of the book, ‘about the surprising comeback of religion,’ indicates how this publication uses the frame of the

Andrew T. Coates

Reformation “displays what things look like to an eye required to understand.” 12 In other words, Koerner demonstrated that the Reformation changed more than beliefs, doctrines, and dogmas. It changed the kinds of work images were supposed to perform in Christianity. It changed the way Christians looked at