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The Synoptic Problem in Rabbinic Literature

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ISBN: 9781946527363 Year: Pages: 195 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This volume contains six essays that address the ""synoptic problem"" in the study of rabbinic literature. As a whole, they argue for the utility of recognizing that rabbinic documents are as much collections of traditions as they are well-crafted documents only to be considered in and of themselves.

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Judaism

Vol. 1 The Babylonian Esther Midrash: A Critical Commentary

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ISBN: 9781951498474 Year: Pages: 343 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This work, in three volumes, consists of a translation and critical commentary to folios 10b-17a of the Babylonian Talmud Tractate Megillah. The material contained therein comprises the only full midrashic exposition of an entire biblical book to have been incorporated into the Babylonian Talmud, making it the only complete midrashic work that has come down to us from that prominent Jewish community and its rabbinic teachers.

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Judaism

The Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Shebiit

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ISBN: 9781951498351 Year: Pages: 279 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This study is a translation and exegesis of Tractate Shebiit (The Sabbatical Year) in Mishnah and in its corresponding document, Tosefta. The goal of this volume is to explain the laws of this tractate as they were understood by those who redacted the document in Palestine in the late second century C.E.

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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Kilayim: Translation and Exegesis

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ISBN: 9781951498337 Year: Pages: 448 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This volume presents a translation and exegesis of Mishnah's Tractate Kilayim (Mixed Species) in an effort to discover the original meaning of the tractate. This volume aims to identify the sense which the formulators of the tractate's laws wished their rules to convey.

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Judaism

The Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnahs Philosophy of Intention

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ISBN: 9781951498177 Year: Pages: 272 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This volume examines the role of intention in the Mishnah. What role does intention play in fulfillment of God's commandments according to the rabbis of Late Antiquity?

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Support for the Poor in the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Tractate Peah

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ISBN: 9781946527172 Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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This study seeks to uncover Tractate Peah's meaning by explaining its laws as they were understood by their authors around 200 C.E. Brooks offers both a new translation of the tractate as well as a commentary and study of it, throwing light on both the individual parts of the Mishnah and the general outlook embedded in the tractate as a whole. The study takes both a diachronic and synchronic approach, allowing us to see how the framers of the Mishnah understood their biblical heritage in light of their own contemporary situation.

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Judaism

Death in Jewish Life. Burial and Mourning Customs Among Jews of Europe and Nearby Communities

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Book Series: Rethinking Diaspora ISBN: 9783110339185 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 398 DOI: 10.1515/9783110339185 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity funeral and mourning rites the influences of the surrounding non-Jewish the effects of major acts of persecution.

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism. Essays on Early Jewish Literature and History

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISSN: 1865-1666 ISBN: 9783110375558 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 588 DOI: 10.1515/9783110375558 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume.

Not Written in Stone : Jews, Constitutions, and Constitutionalism in Canada

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ISBN: 9780776627212 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press
Subject: Religion
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Using long-ignored constitutions of various Jewish organizations, this unique book uncovers the political history of Canadian Jewry since its beginning during the 1700s. Building on the premise that Jews, since time immemorial, have written down their values and ideologies, this study effectively demonstrates how these writings record the principles and values that motivated a community.

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Canada --- judaism --- synagogue

Cultures in Collision and Conversation

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Book Series: Judaism and Jewish Life ISBN: 9781936235247 9781618117915 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101033
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In Cultures in Collision and Conversation, David Berger addresses three broad themes in Jewish intellectual history: Jewish approaches to cultures external to Judaism and the controversies triggered by this issue in medieval and modern times; the impact of Christian challenges and differing philosophical orientations on Jewish interpretation of the Bible; and Messianic visions, movements, and debates from antiquity to the present. These essays include a monograph-length study of Jewish attitudes toward general culture in medieval and early modern times, analyses of the thought of Maimonides and Nahmanides, an assessment of the reactions to the most recent messianic movement in Jewish history, and reflections on the value of the academic study of Judaism.

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