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Jewish studies at the crossroads of anthropology and history : authority, diaspora, tradition

Author: Marina Rustow; Oren Kosansky; Raʻanan S Boustan; Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume explores forms of Jewish experience that span the period from antiquity to the present and encompass a wide range of textual, ritual, spatial, and visual materials. Chapters devote  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jewish studies at the crossroads of anthropology and history.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010034237
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Rustow; Oren Kosansky; Raʻanan S Boustan; Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
ISBN: 9780812204865 0812204867 081224303X 9780812243031
OCLC Number: 794925505
Notes: A collection of essays written by scholars invited to the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003-2004.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 431 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Anthropology, history, and the remaking of Jewish studies / Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow --
"How do you know that I am a Jew?" : authority, cultural identity, and the shaping of postwar American Judaism / Riv-Ellen Prell --
Rabbis and their (in)famous magic : classical foundations, medieval and early modern reverberations / J.H. Chajes --
Dreamers in paradise : the rise and fall of a new holy site in Beit She'an, Israel / Yoram Bilu --
Words, images, and magic : the protection of the bride and bridegroom in Jewish marriage contracts / Shalom Sabar --
The dislocation of the temple vessels : mobile sanctity and rabbinic rhetorics of space / Ra'anan S. Boustan --
Sacred space, local history, and diasporic identity : the graves of the righteous in medieval and early modern Ashkenaz / Lucia Raspe --
Detours in a "hidden land" : Samuel Romanelli's Masa' ba'rav / Andrea Schatz --
The rhetoric of rescue : "salvage immigration" narratives in Israeli culture / Tamar Katriel --
Judaism and tradition : continuity, change, and innovation / Albert I. Baumgarten and Marina Rustow --
In the path of our fathers : on tradition and time from Jerusalem to Babylonia and beyond / Sylvie Anne Goldberg --
Prayer, literacy, and literary memory in the Jewish communities of medieval Europe / Ephraim Kanarfogel --
A temple in your kitchen : hafrashat @hallah-the rebirth of a forgotten ritual as a public ceremony / Tamar El-Or --
Judaism and the idea of ancient ritual theory / Michael D. Swartz --
Toward an integrative approach in Jewish studies : a view from anthropology / Harvey E. Goldberg.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow.

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