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Meir Bar-Ilan

, interpreting the term to mean that the Jewish act of inscribing found in antiquity was that of writing a word and so not like the pagan inscriptions of an icon. VIII Rabbis with the Lord’s Name on their Body The Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 88a, contains the following Baraita: It was taught: If he has

Gerald J. Blidstein

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 Review of Rabbinic Judaism 12.2 Also available online – brill.nl/rrj DOI: 10.1163/156848509X12523861257633 TALMUDIC ETHICS AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMATICS Gerald J. Blidstein Ben-Gurion University It no longer comes as a surprise that contemporary ethical

The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

Studies in the Achievements of the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Historical and Literary-Critical Research

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Edited by Jacob Neusner

Gerd A. Wewers

GERD A. WEWERS Die Erforschung des Talmud Yerushalmi 1. E'ingliederung des yT in sein literargeschichtliches Be.Zugsnet?Z In der umfangreichen judisch-rabbinischen Literatur nimmt der Tal- mud Yerushalmi (JerusalemerfPalästinischer Talmud, im folgenden = yT) einen hervorragenden Platz ein. An

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Marvin J. Heller

etchings can be taken as evidence of the close relationship between Benveniste and the renowned artist. 22 Rembrandt also did portrait etchings of Menasseh. Menasseh ben Israel did not print any volumes of the Talmud, but he did publish three editions of mishnayot : in 1632, 1643–44, and 1646. The 1632

A Legacy of Learning

Essays in Honor of Jacob Neusner

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Edited by Alan Avery-Peck, Bruce D. Chilton, William Scott Green and Gary Porton

In a career spanning over fifty years, the questions Jacob Neusner has asked and the critical methodologies he has developed have shaped the way scholars have come to approach the rabbinic literature as well as the diverse manifestations of Judaism from rabbinic times until the present. The essays collected here honor that legacy, illustrating an influence that is so pervasive that scholars today who engage in the critical study of Judaism and the history of religions more generally work in a laboratory that Professor Neusner created. Addressing topics in ancient and Rabbinic Judaism, the Judaic context of early Christianity, American Judaism, World Religions, and the academic study of the humanities, these essays demarcate the current state of Judaic and religious studies in the academy today.

Solomon, Norman

dialectic. But, towards the end of the nineteenth century in the yeshivot of Lithuania and Belorus, particularly Volozhin, the way people studied the legal sections of the Talmud underwent a radical transformation. In the century since its origin, this new approach, associated with the name of Hayyim

Judaism and Christianity

New Directions for Dialogue and Understanding

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Alan Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner

This volume treats the interrelationship between Judaism and Christianity from the first centuries and into modern times, paying particular attention to these faiths’ social, cultural, and theological interactions. The issues covered range from the formation of Jewish and Christian ideology in the context of Roman paganism to the ways in which Christian culture and theology of the medieval and modern periods form a backdrop to the creation of Jewish identity. While the historical periods and issues discussed are diverse, the result is to suggest the importance of our recognizing the close development of Judaism and Christianity. Written by top scholars in Judaic and Christian studies, these essays reflect on how the two faiths related to and were shaped by each other as they evolved in shared historical and cultural contexts, even as each maintained its own distinctive ideologies and beliefs.