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David M. Schiller, Athens (GA)

Avodath Hakodesh (Hebr.; "sacred service") is the title of a composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by the Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch (1880–1959). The basis for the work is the reformed Sabbath liturgy of the Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship. Its paradox, and a key reason

Brook, Vincent

Filmkomödie aus dem Jahr 1983 von Woody Allen, der wie bei vielen seiner Filme Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Hauptdarsteller zugleich war. Zelig erzählt im klassischen Stil einer Dokumentation aus Archivaufnahmen, Voice-over und Interviews die fiktive Lebensgeschichte des New Yorker Juden Leonard

Liliana Ruth Feierstein, Heidelberg and Ricardo Feierstein, Buenos Aires

languages; the culture of Ashkenaz merged with the language of Sepharad to create a unique constellation. Yiddish and later Spanish newspapers and magazines contributed greatly to the establishment of a many-voiced, democratic public in Latin America.

Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide

An Intellectual History, 1929–1948


Ferenc Laczó

Hungarian Jews, the last major Jewish community in the Nazi sphere of influence by 1944, constituted the single largest group of victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide Ferenc Laczó draws on hundreds of scholarly articles, historical monographs, witness accounts as well as published memoirs to offer a pioneering exploration of how this prolific Jewish community responded to its exceptional drama and unprecedented tragedy. Analysing identity options, political discourses, historical narratives and cultural agendas during the local age of persecution as well as the varied interpretations of persecution and annihilation in their immediate aftermath, the monograph places the devastating story of Hungarian Jews at the dark heart of the European Jewish experience in the 20th century.

Roberto Tottoli

, alternating the two voices under specific headings and topics so as to be able to deal immediately with the Sunni argument and its Ismāʿīlī answer. This without doubt makes of this small book a significant contribution to the study of the sectarian confrontation in medieval Islam, and it may serve as an

Sonja Brentjes

allowing his own voice to be strong and direct in the introductory part. This feature might suggest that he added it to al-Kindī’s text after the death of his teacher. According to Gruendler’s research on how oral texts in the philological disciplines, for instance, became books and traded commodities in


Christopher R.A. Morray-Jones

, ‘Leave this elder alone’ (HekhZ / MerkR C2b; Bavli, line A58). Unutterable Words The continuation of the pardes story in HekhZ is worthy of attention: 83 § 348a R. Akiva said: § 348b At that time, when I ascended to the merkava, a heavenly voice went forth from beneath the throne of glory, speaking in


Edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

This volume is offered as a tribute to George Brooke to mark his sixty-fifth birthday. It has been conceived as a coherent contribution to the question of textuality in the Dead Sea Scrolls explored from a wide range of perspectives. These include material aspects of the texts, performance, reception, classification, scribal culture, composition, reworking, form and genre, and the issue of the extent to which any of the texts relate (to) social realities in the Second Temple period. Almost every contribution engages with Brooke’s own remarkably wide-ranging, incisive, and innovative research on the Scrolls. The twenty-eight contributors are colleagues and students of the honouree and include leading scholars alongside promising new voices from across the field.


Ze’ev Safrai and Peter J. Tomson

Creator; only after death can a person be awarded this title. This runs counter to the trend we have noted in the above. An explanation might be that the midrash voices opposition to a perceived exaggerated devotion for Christian saints in Jerusalem or for Christian desert monks in the Byzantine period. 4