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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

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

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 period, ... 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

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

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the World of the Hebrew Bible  

Ken Stone

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
The Hebrew Bible is sometimes understood as the source of a ‘traditional’ Judaeo-Christian approach to marriage and sexual practice. A comprehensive examination reveals, however, that ... More

Medieval Karaism  

Meira Polliack

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Karaism is best defined as a Jewish religious movement of a scripturalist and messianic nature, which crystallized in the second half of the ninth century in the areas of Persia-Iraq and ... More

Same-Sex Relations in the Biblical World  

Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
While the Bible is often understood to forbid same-sex love, a closer examination reveals a wide variety of forms of same-sex love that are presupposed and even celebrated in these texts. ... More

Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries since 1492  

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Despite significant achievements, certain challenges still confront the student of Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries. This article delineates four such challenges. First, the conceptual ... More

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