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Rabbinic culture and its critics : Jewish authority, dissent, and heresy in medieval and early modern times

Author: Daniel Frank; Matt Goldish
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The influential leaders, institutions, and texts that make up rabbinic culture have held a central place in Judaism since the Middle Ages and have given Jewish cultures across the world remarkably uniform systems of law and doctrines into the modern period. Even so, dissent from mainstream rabbinic culture always existed, prompted by matters such as textual interpretation, differences of authority, and definitions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Congresses
Kongressbericht
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Frank; Matt Goldish
ISBN: 9780814332375 0814332374
OCLC Number: 81860355
Notes: "This is a collected volume of essays based on a conference at Ohio State University"--Data view.
Description: xv, 480 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rabbinic Culture and Dissent: An Overview / Daniel Frank and Matt Goldish --
I. Rabbinic Judaism and Its Boundaries in the Middle Ages --
1. Arrogance, Bad Form, and Curricular Narrowness: Belletristic Critiques of Rabbinic Culture from Medieval Spain and Provence / Adena Tanenbaum --
2. Maimonides' Critique of the Rabbinic Culture of His Day / Menachem Kellner --
3. Varieties of Belief in Medieval Ashkenaz: The Case of Anthropomorphism / Ephraim Kanarfogel --
4. Drawing the Line: Views of Jewish Heresy and Belief among Medieval and Early Modern Ashkenazic Jews / Joseph Davis --
5. Laity versus Leadership in Eleventh-Century Jerusalem: Karaites, Rabbanites, and the Affair of the Ban on the Mount of Olives / Marina Rustow --
6. Elijah Yerushalmi and Karaite Ambivalence Toward Rabbanite Literature / Daniel Frank --
II. Jews, Conversos, and Heretics in the Early Modern Period --
7. From the Dossiers of the Inquisition: Crypto-Jewish Attacks on Ecclesiastical Authority / Miriam Bodian --
8. Regulating Sociability: Rabbinical Authority and Jewish-Christian Interaction in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam / Adam Sutcliffe --
9. The Treatment of "Heretical Views" in the Sermons of Saul Levi Morteira of Amsterdam / Marc Saperstein --
10. Spinoza and the Rabbis: Immortality on the Amstel / Steven Nadler --
11. The Besht as Spinozist: Abraham Krochmal's Preface to Ha-Ketav ve-ha-Mikhtav: Introduction and Translation / Allan Nadler --
III. Sabbateanism and Its Repercussions --
12. Toward a Reevaluation of the Relationship between Kabbalah, Sabbateanism, and Heresy / Matt Goldish --
13. Jacob Frank Fabricates a Golem / Harris Lenowitz --
14. When a Rabbi Is Accused of Heresy: The Stance of Rabbi Jacob Joshua Falk in the Emden-Eibeschuetz Controversy / Sid Z. Leiman.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Frank and Matt Goldish.
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Examines dissent from rabbinic Judaism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period to consider it as a category within the history and culture of the Jewish people.  Read more...

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