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Riikka Tuori

intra-Jewish phenomenon is currently observed in its dynamic complexity. 1 The present article will focus on a later strand of Karaite Judaism: the Karaites of Poland-Lithuania and their devout poetry during the early modern period. 2 Writing formalistic Hebrew poetry had been an essential mode of

Irene Zwiep

: cultural transfer, we shall chart the implications of its use in an early modern context. Secondly, we must consider alternatives that may take us beyond our own conceptual confines, and help us fuse our horizon with that of our historical subjects. As an early modern benchmark I have chosen two works by

Jewish Studies Between the Disciplines / Judaistik zwischen den Disziplinen

Papers in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday

Edited by Klaus Herrmann, Margarete Schlüter and Giuseppe Veltri

Peter Schäfer who celebrated his 60th birthday on 29 June 2003 has left a decidedly firm imprint on the young discipline "Jewish Studies" in Germany, which could only be set up at a German university after the Shoah. For someone directing a “small” academic institution he has managed during his academic career to guide and influence a strikingly large number of students in their scholarly pursuits in the field.
The collected essays of this volume encompass quite a variety of topics, whereby the focal points in Peter Schäfer’s own research are not difficult to recognize in the themes chosen by his former students: mysticism and magic are most conspicuous, followed by Rabbinic Judaism and the studies on the Middle Ages and the Early Modern and Modern Periods. Of note is also the fact that the methodological approaches of these contributions are no less manifold than their themes. Part of the contributions of this book were submitted in English, and all the German-language texts have an English summary or abstract.

Meir Bar-Ilan

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Review of Rabbinic Judaism 8.1 Bar-Ilan University John S. Lucas, Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003), XXVIII + 207 pp. ISBN 90–04–1324–2 This is a new edition of a book originally printed in

Edited by Jacob Neusner

This series is no longer published by Brill

Scholarly discussions of religious, historical, literary and cultural issues relating to Judaism in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in the early modern and modern period.

Abraham David

book reviews 151 Chava Fraenkel-Goldschmidt, The Historical Writings of Joseph Of Rosheim. Leader of Jewry in Early Modern Germany . Edited by Adam Shear and translated by Naomi Schendowich (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006), xiii + 445 pp.; ISBN-10: 90 04 15349 7, ISBN-13: 978 90 04 15349 3

Simone Berger-Lober

Early Modern Culture and Haskalah—Reconsidering the Borderlines of Modern Jewish History Simon Dubnow Institute International Conference 1–3 July 2006 in coope- ration with the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsyl- vania, the Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews

Seeing with Both Eyes

Ephraim Luntshitz and the Polish-Jewish Renaissance


Leonard Levin

This is an integrated study of the revival of philosophical studies in 16th-century central-European Jewry focusing on seven major thinkers and especially on the intellectual development of Ephraim Luntshitz (1550-1619).
Preoccupation with philosophy is traced through Moses Isserles, Solomon Luria, Mordecai Jaffe, Abraham Horowitz, Eliezer Ashkenazi, Maharal of Prague, and Ephraim Luntshitz. Analysis of these thinkers’ intellectual affiliations is based on close analysis of their primary texts, of which a generous selection is provided in translation for the first time.
This work advances the scholarly study of 16th-century Polish-Jewish culture, the Polish Jewish Renaissance, the philosophical interests of Ashkenazic Jewry, Jewish responses to Renaissance humanism and the Reformation, and the early-modern background for the 18th-century Jewish Enlightenment.

Anna Lissa

The study of the early modern period is increasingly attracting the attention of advanced scholarship both in the general context of humanities and in the field of Jewish Studies. David Ruderman’s Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History is beyond any doubt a basic contribution to the

Eli Yassif

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 EJJS 3.1 Also available online – DOI: 10.1163/102599909X12471170467321 INTERTEXTUALITY IN FOLKLORE: PAGAN THEMES IN JEWISH FOLKTALES FROM THE EARLY MODERN ERA Eli Yassif Abstract This article deals with the concept of intertextuality in folk