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Anti-Semitism Research  

Wolfgang Benz

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Anti-Semitism refers to all anti-Jewish statements, tendencies, resentments, attitudes, and actions, regardless of whether they are religiously, racially, socially, or otherwise motivated. ... More

Art, Architecture, and Archaeology  

Lee I. Levine

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article addresses three related, though not identical, academic fields of study that crystallized only in the twentieth century. Beforehand, it had generally been assumed, whether for ... More

Demography  

Sergio Della Pergola

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
The scientific study of the Jewish population, also known as demography of the Jews or Jewish demography, does not actually claim the status of a distinct discipline. It is an area of ... More

Jewish Bioethics: The Distribution of Health Care  

Aaron L. Mackler

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the distribution of health care, an issue that has become particularly urgent and controversial in recent years because the median age of populations in most ... More

Jewish Environmental Ethics: Intertwining with  

Arthur Waskow

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses Jewish environmental ethics. It focuses on what two central biblical stories—the Garden of Eden and the Flood—tell us about Jewish ecological ethics as the Torah ... More

Jewish Folklore and Ethnography  

Galit Hasan-Rokem

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes folklore as a unique form of cultural creativity and expression and discusses Jewish folklore through the ages and the scholarship of Jewish folklore. Folklore is a ... More

Judaism  

Joel Gereboff

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
The emotions are an important feature of Jewish life and thought throughout the ages. From biblical descriptions of a God of pathos to early rabbinic and medieval works detailing the ... More

Modern Jewish Society and Sociology  

Harvey E. Goldberg

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
The social-scientific study of Judaism is a modern phenomenon just as are the social sciences themselves. Several themes run through various efforts to study Jews and Judaism in ... More

Settlement and State in Eretz Israel  

S. Ilan Troen

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
While Zionist ideology has long been part of the rubric of Jewish history, the study of its realization through the social, cultural, and political history of the Yishuv and Israel has ... More

The Social Sciences  

James E. Waller

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article explores the impact of the Holocaust on subsequent social scientific research and the contribution of social scientific research to understanding the Holocaust and its ... More

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