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Final judgement and the dead in medieval Jewish thought

Final judgement and the dead in medieval Jewish thought

Author: Susan Weissman
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press/The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Through a detailed analysis of ghost tales in the Ashkenazi pietistic work Sefer hasidim, Susan Weissman documents a major transformation in Jewish attitudes and practices regarding the dead and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Weissman
ISBN: 1906764972 9781906764975
OCLC Number: 1222785318
Description: viii, 443 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart I. The Dead of Sefer Hasidim1. The Dangerous Dead2. The Sinful Dead3. The Holy Dead4. The Neutral Dead and the Pietist DeadAppendix I. Burial in Talit of TsitsitPart II. The Afterlife in Sefer Hasidim5. Status in the Hereafter6. On Sin, Penance, and Purgation7. Bonds Between the Living and the Dead I8. Bonds Between the Living and the Dead IIAppendix II. A Report Regarding Prayer for the Undeserving Dead in the Name of R. Judah the Pious9. ConclusionBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Susan Weissman.


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