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A Jew's best friend? : the image of the dog throughout Jewish history

Author: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik
Publisher: Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dog has captured the Jewish imagination from antiquity to the contemporary period, with the image of the dog often used to characterize and demean Jewish populations in medieval Christendom. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik
ISBN: 9781845194017 1845194012 9781845194024 1845194020
OCLC Number: 792941449
Description: ix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dog cult in Persian period Judea / Meir Edrey --
From unclean species to man's best friend : dogs in the Biblical, Mishnah, and Talmud periods / Sophia Menache --
Good dog-bad dog : Jews and their dogs in ancient Jewish society / Joshua Schwartz --
Uncultured, uncontrolled, and untrustworthy-yet protective and productive! : the dog in the mindset of the Jews of medieval Islam / Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman --
The bread, the children, and the dogs / Kenneth Stow --
"If a Jew has a dog --
" : dogs in Yiddish proverbs / Robert A. Rothstein --
A dog without a people for people without a dog : Rudolphina Menzel and canines in Canaan / Susan M. Kahn --
Only yesterday : a Hebrew dog and the colonial dynamics in pre-mandate Palestine / Uri S. Cohen --
An Israeli heroine? : 'Azit the canine paratrooper / Rakefet J. Zalashik --
Adam resurrected : a "dog's" journey from the circus to asylum / Iftah Biran --
Taking the circumcised dog by the throat : a critical review of contemporary rituals for dogs in America / Aubrey L. Glazer --
Teaching the Jews and the dog : a pedagogical essay / Katharine Baker and Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman.
Responsibility: edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik.
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