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A Frog Under the TongueJewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

Marek Tuszewicki

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764982
eISBN:
9781800853027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have been active participants in shaping the healing practices of the communities of eastern Europe. Their approach largely combined the ideas of traditional Ashkenazi culture with the heritage ... More

The Secular RabbiPhilip Rahv and Partisan Review

The Secular Rabbi: Philip Rahv and Partisan Review

Doris Kadish

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859661
eISBN:
9781800852280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Secular Rabbi is an intellectual biography of Philip Rahv, co-founder of Partisan Review. It focuses on the ambivalent ties that Rahv, a Russian immigrant, retained to his Jewish cultural ... More

Challenge and ConformityThe Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women

Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781786941718
eISBN:
9781800852143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Orthodox Jewish women are increasingly seeking new ways to express themselves religiously, and important changes have occurred in consequence in their self-definition and the part they play in the ... More

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, Ada Rapoport-Albert, and Marcin Wodzinski (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764753
eISBN:
9781800852044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Following tremendous advances in recent years in the study of religious belief, this volume adopts a fresh understanding of Jewish religious life in Poland. Approaches deriving from the anthropology, ... More

Collected EssaysVolume III

Collected Essays: Volume III

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Continuing the contribution to medieval Jewish intellectual history, this book's author focuses here on the radical pietist movement of Ḥasidei Ashkenaz and its main literary work, Sefer Ḥasidim, and ... More

Maimonides the UniversalistThe Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides ends each book of his legal code, the Mishneh torah, with a moral or philosophical reflection, in which he lifts his eyes, as it were, from purely halakhic concerns and surveys broader ... More

Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Susan Weissman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Through a detailed analysis of ghost tales in the Ashkenazi pietistic work Sefer ḥasidim, this book documents a major transformation in Jewish attitudes and practices regarding the dead and the ... More

Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Jane S. Gerber

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Sephardi identity has meant different things at different times, but has always entailed a connection with Spain, from which the Jews were expelled in 1492. While Sephardi Jews have lived in numerous ... More

Religious TruthTowards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Religious Truth: Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Alon Goshen-Gottstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786942289
eISBN:
9781800343283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Truth informs much of the self-understanding of religious believers. Accordingly, understanding what we mean by 'truth' is a key challenge to interreligious collaboration. This book considers what is ... More

Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Michal Oron

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The enigmatic kabbalist Samuel Falk, known as the Ba'al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of scholars for generations. Eighteenth-century London was fascinated by Jews, and as a miracle-worker ... More

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