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Title Jewish studies at the crossroads of anthropology and history [electronic resource] : authority, diaspora, tradition / edited by Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow.

Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
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Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 431 p. : ill.
Series Jewish culture and contexts
Note A collection of essays written by scholars invited to the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003-2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-413) and index.
Contents Anthropology, history, and the remaking of Jewish studies / Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow -- "How do you know that I am a Jew?" : authority, cultural identity, and the shaping of postwar American Judaism / Riv-Ellen Prell -- Rabbis and their (in)famous magic : classical foundations, medieval and early modern reverberations / J. H. Chajes -- Dreamers in paradise : the rise and fall of a new holy site in Beit She'an, Israel / Yoram Bilu -- Words, images, and magic : the protection of the bride and bridegroom in Jewish marriage contracts / Shalom Sabar -- The dislocation of the temple vessels : mobile sanctity and rabbinic rhetorics of space / Ra'anan S. Boustan -- Sacred space, local history, and diasporic identity : the graves of the righteous in medieval and early modern Ashkenaz / Lucia Raspe -- Detours in a "hidden land" : Samuel Romanelli's Masa' ba'rav / Andrea Schatz -- The rhetoric of rescue : "salvage immigration" narratives in Israeli culture / Tamar Katriel -- Judaism and tradition : continuity, change, and innovation / Albert I. Baumgarten and Marina Rustow -- In the path of our fathers : on tradition and time from Jerusalem to Babylonia and beyond / Sylvie Anne Goldberg -- Prayer, literacy, and literary memory in the Jewish communities of medieval Europe / Ephraim Kanarfogel -- A temple in your kitchen : hafrashat @hallah-the rebirth of a forgotten ritual as a public ceremony / Tamar El-Or -- Judaism and the idea of ancient ritual theory / Michael D. Swartz -- Toward an integrative approach in Jewish studies : a view from anthropology / Harvey E. Goldberg.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Judaism -- Study and teaching.
Jews -- Study and teaching.
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish diaspora.
Tradition (Judaism)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Boustan, Ra‘anan S., 1971-
Kosansky, Oren.
Rustow, Marina.
Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780812243031 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780812204865 (e-book)

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