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American Jewish History  

Hasia Diner

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
American Jewish history as a field of scholarly inquiry takes as its subject-matter the experience of Jews in the United States and places it within the context of both modern Jewish ... More

The Book of Enoch and the Qumran Scrolls  

James C. VanderKam

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
The work that is today called the Book of Enoch or 1 Enoch is actually a collection of ancient booklets written at different times by several authors, almost all of them composed in the ... More

Eastern European Jewry in the Modern Period: 1750–1939  

Michael Stanislawski

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article notes that the study of the modern history of East European Jews is not a field driven at present by deep conceptual or ideological divides or abiding scholarly or ... More

Esther and Hitler: A Second Triumphant Purim  

Jo Carruthers

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The Book of Esther tells the tale of a prime minister, Haman, who, through various political machinations, attempts to annihilate the Jews of the ancient Persian empire. Esther, queen of ... More

Ethical Theories among Medieval Jewish Philosophers  

Warren Zev Harvey

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the ethical views of medieval Jewish philosophers, showing that the varieties of Jewish philosophy in the medieval period defy easy categorization, let alone ... More

European Jewry in the Early Modern Period: 1492–1750  

Elisheva Carlebach

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes conceptions of the early modern period in Jewish historiography, the Italian Renaissance, intellectual history, the Jews of Central Europe in the early modern ... More

Historiography on the Jews in the ‘Talmudic Period’ (70–640 ce)  

Seth Schwartz

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article presents a narrative history of the Jews between the destruction of the Second Temple (70 ce) and the Arab conquest of Palestine (c.640 ce). After the destruction, Palestine ... More

Jewish and Other Abrahamic Philosophic Arguments for Abrahamic Studies  

Peter Ochs

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
There are two kinds of academic enquiry. ‘Normal enquiry’ examines human behaviour in contexts of conventional language use. ‘Reparative enquiry’ identifies and offers responses to ... More

Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  

Martin Goodman

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
For all Jews in this period, in both diaspora and homeland, the Jerusalem Temple was the central religious institution. The wide dispersal of Jews prevented many from regular participation ... More

Jews and Muslims in Christian Law and History  

John Tolan

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
How does Christianity explain the existence of the two rival Abrahamic faiths, Judaism and Islam? What place does it allow in Christian society for Jews and Muslims? The responses to these ... More

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