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Author: Allen Lipson

textual analysis and prepare the ground for further research. Crucially, the sources portray Torah scrolls as simultaneously constrained by and set apart from the ordinary rules of commerce. The Torah scroll’s place of supreme honor in rabbinic life resulted from a carefully crafted set of decisions

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism
Author: James M. Scott

judgment was spoken; and the judgment of (19) [the Great One] was [wr]itten [in a book] and sealed in an inscription. [ ] for every living being and (all) flesh, and upon (20) [ ] Here (is) the every end of the dream.[ 30 The giants perceive the dream to be an ill omen and become alarmed (line 20). Hense

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Yishai Kiel

to R. Eliezer was motivated by ascetic concerns linked to the attempt to reduce one’s carnal pleasure during sex or by a eugenic agenda, 34 his view of marital sex solely in the context of procreation is clearly contested by the collective voice of the Babylonian Talmud. 35 Another illustration of

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

. The strength of this book is that B. makes a very convincing case for his thesis that throughout Bickerman’s academic life there was a continuous interplay between his experience of living as a Jew in exile (Russia always remained his fatherland, even though he had to escape from it after the

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Bruce J. Malina

living of peasants (chap. 3); the peasant household and village-various 256 social unites of peasant sub-society (chap. 4); and the social structure of Palestine in the Herodian period-a broad social overview of the struc- tures of Palestinian life (chap. 5). This is an excellent book. Its chief

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Jacob Neusner

Judaisms or Judaic religious systems? Gold argues systematically with three books, On Judaism by Emanuel Feldman, Choose Life by Ezriel Tauber, and Living up . . . to the Truth by Dovid Gottlieb. He pays particular attention to Gottlieb, “because he claims that the literal truth of the Torah can be proven

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism
Author: A. Hilhorst

254 d'une vraie concordance dans le sens traditionnel du terme. Ce qui oblige à se poser la question de la finalité du volume pr6sent. Selon la "Preface" le livre "is primarily designed for specialists who focus their research on the Dead Sea Scrolls". Il est certain que ce petit groupe de sp6

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

, “they would hardly have under- stood each other” (p. 85). The two were separated by religious iden- tity ( Jew and Christian), by profoundly di V erent cultural situations (Kotzk and Copenhagen), and by fundamentally incongruous styles of life: the Kotzker “lived the life of a holy man” (p. 240

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism
Author: Jacob Neusner

centuries of the Common Era witnessed the Christians’ realization of their faith in martyrdom a s self-sacri fi ce in the fl esh. Chilton reviews the literature of martyrdom and the theology that emerged from it. The Islamic Aqedah “is a living tradition that pushes past the lim- itations of any single text

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

) notebook, Kaplan wrote: “Continuation of my life-scroll” and added: “The scroll of the one is the scroll of everyone, since there is nothing in the whole but what is in one person.” He was, by nature, a democratic man who saw himself as living among his brethren, his life reflecting theirs. He was

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies