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Death in Jewish life : burial and mourning customs among Jews of Europe and nearby communities

Author: Stefan C Reif; Andreas Lehnardt; Avriel Bar-Levav
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]
Series: Rethinking diaspora, volume 1; Studia Judaica (Walter de Gruyter & Co.), bd. 78.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har130626788
(GyWOH)har145014471
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan C Reif; Andreas Lehnardt; Avriel Bar-Levav
ISBN: 9783110338614 3110338610
OCLC Number: 876467192
Language Note: In English, includes few texts in Hebrew.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jewish attitudes towards death: a society between time, space and texts / Avriel Bar-Levav --
The early growth of the medieval economy of salvation in Latin Christianity / Frederick S. Paxton --
A response to Professor Paxton's paper / Stefan C. Reif --
From here to hereafter: the Ashkenazi concept of the afterlife in a crusading milieu / Shmuel Shepkaru --
Christian influences on the Yahrzeit Qaddish / Andreas Lehnardt --
Investigation into the early european forms of the Ṣidduq ha-Din / Ruth Langer --
Ha-Ṣur Tamim be-khol Po'al: on some Italian roots of the poetic Ṣidduq ha-Din in early Ashkenazi rite / Peter Sh. Lehnardt --
Av ha-raḥamim: on the 'Father of Mercy' prayer / Joseph Isaac Lifshitz --
Liturgy as personal memorial for the victims of 1096 / Abraham Gross --
'When the grave was searched, the bones of the deceased were not found': corporeal revenants in medieval ashkenaz / Yechiel Y. Schur --
The early Ashkenazi practice of burial with religious paraphenalia / Nati Barak --
The dead as living history: on the publicatio of Die Grabsteine vom jüdischen Freidhof in Würzburg 1147-1346 / Avraham(Rami) Reiner --
Newly found medieval gravestones from Magenza / Nathanja Hüttenmeister and Andreas Lehnardt --
The structures of Hebrew epitaph poetry in Padua / David Malkiel --
The Corpus Epitaphiorum Hebraicorum Italiae (CECHI): a project to publish a complete corpus of epitaphs preserved in Italian Jewish cemetaries / Mauro Perani --
Romans in Istanbul. part 1: historical and literary introduction / Minna Rozen --
Romans in Istanbul. part 2: texts and photographs.
Series Title: Rethinking diaspora, volume 1; Studia Judaica (Walter de Gruyter & Co.), bd. 78.
Responsibility: edited by Stefan C. Reif, Andreas Lehnardt and Avriel Bar-Levav.
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