The Resource Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (ebook)

Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (ebook)

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Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice
Title
Creating Judaism
Title remainder
history, tradition, practice
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Michael L. Satlow
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eng
Summary
How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."
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Satlow, Michael L
Dewey number
296
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Judaism
  • Jews
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adult
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Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (ebook)
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9780231509114
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MWT11864896
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11864896
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231509114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11864896
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11864896
System control number
MWT11864896
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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