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The myth of the cultural Jew : culture and law in Jewish tradition

Author: Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In light of the inevitable intersection between culture and law, The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition argues that Jewish culture often lacks grounding in Jewish law.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
ISBN: 9780195373707 0195373707
OCLC Number: 910927564
Description: XIII, 315 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction-The Myth of the Cultural Jew ; Chapter One-Culture, Law, and the Development of Jewish Tradition ; Chapter Two-Origins and Development of Jewish Law: A Top-Down View ; Chapter Three- The Norms of Jewish Law Observance: A Bottom-up View ; Chapter Four-The Birth of Jewish Denominations in Modernity and ; Their Divergent Views on Jewish Law ; Chapter Five-Foundational Conflicts: <"Who is a Jew>" and Sabbath Laws ; Chapter Six-Homosexuality ; Chapter Seven-Women and Synagogue Ritual ; Chapter Eight-The State of Israel's Role in Forging Jewish Law and Culture in the Post-Holocaust Era ; Chapter Nine-Jewish Identity in the United States ; Chapter Ten-The Lessons of Cultural Analysis ; Index
Responsibility: Roberta Rosenthal Kwall.

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