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Author: Ari Mermelstein

is suggested by an important change that the Jubilean author makes to the biblical injunction against consuming blood. According to Lev 7:27, 17:10, and 14, one who consumes blood will suffer the punishment of ‮כָּרֵת‬‎: “Since the life of every living body is its blood, I have told the Israelites

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

victim. The function of the angels of fire is to make life so painful and restless for Ali that he, and presumably his household, will not be able to sleep until he leaves. That such spells were not unheard of is shown by another fragment, TS K1.24, which contains a brief formula that was used in this

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

to which they belonged. A comment excerpted from an article he published in 2005 serves as a fitting segue to my topic: 3 Rabbinic sources codified the practices in customary use in this domain of life, so that the usages in evidence in our documents generated the rabbinic rulings

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

Hasmonean ruler Alexander Janneaus is often identified with 1QpHab xi 8–17, which associates excessive drinking with the priest’s downfall. 8 This is because Josephus describes Janneaus as dying from alcoholism: “His life in the field and the inebriety to which he had become addicted combined to bring on a

In: From Scrolls to Traditions

life in his nostrils; and the man became a living creature” (Gen 2:7). Other words that describe the animating spirit that defines life, ‮נשמה‬‎ and ‮רוח‬‎, likewise relate to respiration. The ‮מגוייד‬‎ and the ‮גוסס‬‎ mentioned in our Mishnah are nearly dead, but they are still breathing

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In: Hakol Kol Yaakov
Author: Susan Grossman

celebration of menses and immersion in the mikveh as a Jewish Our Bodies Ourselves , an affirmation of the wholeness of our bodies, created in God’s image and functioning according to God’s will, with the generative potential that enables us to be partners with God in creating life. 8 Some Jewish

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In: Hakol Kol Yaakov

monograph, Michael Tuval extensively argues that Josephus’s education and life in Jerusalem and the Galilee centered around the temple and his status within it as a priest, not around the Torah and its laws. In this respect, Josephus was rather representative of the Judaism practiced in the land of Israel

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism

husband, who already has an apartment in Tel Aviv. Venerable Chaim B. from Wrocław is thinking about his daughter and son-in-law, who have been living near Haifa for 20 years. But I don’t know what a 70-year-old woman who has been living in a municipal poorhouse in Lublin or a 65-year-old disabled woman

In: Polish Jews in Israel

assimilate while living in Poland were most often connected to left-wing parties. From the mid-1950s onwards, Jews with liberal views were arriving in Israel from Poland, for whom the right-wing Cherut party had nothing to offer politically and was thus not an option. A further obstacle was ideology

In: Polish Jews in Israel
Author: Serena Di Nepi

to develop for surviving the ghetto and remaining faithful to itself. If contacts with Christians were naturally inevitable living in a Christian society, then an examination of the relationships recorded by an internal source such as notarial records is of great interest, and allows us to consider

In: Surviving the Ghetto