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Cana Werman

Palestine to join the Pharisees’ battle against the priests. But how would Hillel, living in Babylonia, have known of the political/religious struggles occurring in Palestine? The Tosefta does not pay any attention to this question. Rather it emphasizes that a character of high status emigrated all the way

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Zeʾev Safrai

a guarantee of regular pilgrimages and visits to the holy sites. The ideological aspect of the attitude to the Land of Israel has been discussed to some extent in the scholarly research, and its main points are familiar. The present work does not focus on ideology, but rather on everyday life, and

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Edited by Joshua Schwartz and Peter J. Tomson

b. Gamliel’s addition of the blood from a living animal both rework material from SifDeut 76. A transfer of material accounts also for the gloss on the prohibition of a limb from a living animal (tHul), and the minority views concerning witchcraft and mixed seeds (SifDeut 173 and a baraita in yKil 1

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Zeʾev Safrai

the Temple and its sanctity had migrated to its land. In other words, the ‘negative’ symbol was now understood as a source of inspiration and was infused with new life. In gentile Christian thought, the Land of Israel lost its importance and its sanctity. All the attributes, qualities, and

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Moshe Simon-Shoshan

using written media. A performative approach, on the other hand, assumes that parallel passages each represent an original instantiation of a common set of received guidelines rather than a reworking of a previously formulated text. In each instance, the performer breathes new life into a tradition

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Zeʾev Safrai

they not set aside tithes at all there, or perhaps there simply were no Jews living there and the question did not arise. We can also understand from the Mishna that every question was seen as a question of practice not mandated by the Tora, and therefore ‘social’ considerations such as the good of the

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Zeʾev Safrai

importance and sanctity of the Land. Acts 7 provides a survey of the deeds of the Patriarchs, with a clear declaration concerning the commitment of the Israelites to the Land: ‘God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living 56 … but promised to give it in possession and to his