Judaism in Practice : From the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period / edited by Lawrence Fine.

Published
  • Chichester : Princeton University Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (xvi, 537 pages) : illustrations, maps.
ISBN
  • 0-691-22798-5
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Princeton Readings in Religions -- Note on Transliteration and Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Rituals of Daily and Festival Practice -- 1. Communal Prayer and Liturgical Poetry -- 2. Italian Jewish Women at Prayer -- 3. Measuring Graves and Laying Wicks -- 4. Adorning the "Bride" on the Eve of the Feast of Weeks -- 5. New Year's Day for Fruit of the Tree -- Rituals of the Life Cycle -- 6. The Role of Women at Rituals of Their Infant Children -- 7. Honey Cakes and Torah: A Jewish Boy Learns His Letters -- 8. Women and Ritual Immersion in Medieval Ashkenaz: The Sexual Politics of Piety -- 9. Life-Cycle Rituals of Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women -- 10. Ritualizing Death and Dying: The Ethical Will of Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz -- Torah, Learning, and Ethics -- 11. Moses Maimonides' Laws of the Study of Torah -- 12. An Egyptian Woman Seeks to Rescue Her Husband from a Sufi Monastery -- 13. A Monastic-like Setting for the Study of Torah -- 14. Religious Practice among Italian Jewish Women -- 15. A Mystical Fellowship in Jerusalem -- 16. The Love of Learning among Polish Jews -- Religious Sectarianism and Communities on the Margins -- 17. Jewish Sectarianism in the Near East: A Muslim's Account -- 18. Travel in the Land of Israel -- 19. Karaite Ritual -- 20. Living Judaism in Confucian Culture: Being Jewish and Being Chinese -- Art and Aesthetics -- 21. Defending, Enjoying, and Regulating the Visual -- 22. Illustrating History and Illlumiriating Identity in the Art of the Passover Haggadah -- 23. The Arts of Calligraphy and Composition, and the Love of Books -- 24. Jewish Preaching in Fifteenth-Century Spain -- Magic and Mysticism -- 25. The Book of the Great Name -- 26. Visionary Experiences among Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women.
  • 27. Mystical Eating and Food Practices in the Zohar -- 28. Devotional Rites in a Sufi Mode -- 29. Pietistic Customs from Safed -- 30. Jewish Exorcism: Early Modern Traditions and Transformations -- 31. Rabbi Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Personal Practices of a Hasdic Master -- Remarkable Lives -- 32. The Life of Moses ben Maimon -- 33. Dolce of Worms: The Lives and Deaths of an Exemplary Medieval Jewish Woman and Her Daughters -- 34. The Earliest Hebrew First-Crusade Narrative -- 35. Leon Modena's Autobiography -- 36. The Early Messianic Career of Shabbatai Zvi -- 37. The Life of Glikl of Hameln -- 38. Israel ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov -- 39. The Scholarly Life of the Gaon of Vilna -- Appendix -- Index.
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Judaism in Practice : From the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period / edited by Lawrence Fine.

Published
  • Chichester : Princeton University Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (xvi, 537 pages) : illustrations, maps.
ISBN
  • 0-691-22798-5
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Princeton Readings in Religions -- Note on Transliteration and Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Rituals of Daily and Festival Practice -- 1. Communal Prayer and Liturgical Poetry -- 2. Italian Jewish Women at Prayer -- 3. Measuring Graves and Laying Wicks -- 4. Adorning the "Bride" on the Eve of the Feast of Weeks -- 5. New Year's Day for Fruit of the Tree -- Rituals of the Life Cycle -- 6. The Role of Women at Rituals of Their Infant Children -- 7. Honey Cakes and Torah: A Jewish Boy Learns His Letters -- 8. Women and Ritual Immersion in Medieval Ashkenaz: The Sexual Politics of Piety -- 9. Life-Cycle Rituals of Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women -- 10. Ritualizing Death and Dying: The Ethical Will of Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz -- Torah, Learning, and Ethics -- 11. Moses Maimonides' Laws of the Study of Torah -- 12. An Egyptian Woman Seeks to Rescue Her Husband from a Sufi Monastery -- 13. A Monastic-like Setting for the Study of Torah -- 14. Religious Practice among Italian Jewish Women -- 15. A Mystical Fellowship in Jerusalem -- 16. The Love of Learning among Polish Jews -- Religious Sectarianism and Communities on the Margins -- 17. Jewish Sectarianism in the Near East: A Muslim's Account -- 18. Travel in the Land of Israel -- 19. Karaite Ritual -- 20. Living Judaism in Confucian Culture: Being Jewish and Being Chinese -- Art and Aesthetics -- 21. Defending, Enjoying, and Regulating the Visual -- 22. Illustrating History and Illlumiriating Identity in the Art of the Passover Haggadah -- 23. The Arts of Calligraphy and Composition, and the Love of Books -- 24. Jewish Preaching in Fifteenth-Century Spain -- Magic and Mysticism -- 25. The Book of the Great Name -- 26. Visionary Experiences among Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women.
  • 27. Mystical Eating and Food Practices in the Zohar -- 28. Devotional Rites in a Sufi Mode -- 29. Pietistic Customs from Safed -- 30. Jewish Exorcism: Early Modern Traditions and Transformations -- 31. Rabbi Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Personal Practices of a Hasdic Master -- Remarkable Lives -- 32. The Life of Moses ben Maimon -- 33. Dolce of Worms: The Lives and Deaths of an Exemplary Medieval Jewish Woman and Her Daughters -- 34. The Earliest Hebrew First-Crusade Narrative -- 35. Leon Modena's Autobiography -- 36. The Early Messianic Career of Shabbatai Zvi -- 37. The Life of Glikl of Hameln -- 38. Israel ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov -- 39. The Scholarly Life of the Gaon of Vilna -- Appendix -- Index.
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  • Early works.
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
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  • English
  • This collection of original materials provides a sweeping view of medieval and early modern Jewish ritual and religious practice. Including such diverse texts as ritual manuals, legal codes, mystical books, autobiographical writings, folk literature, and liturgical poetry, it testifies to the enormous variety of practices that characterized Judaism in the twelve hundred years between 600 and 1800 C.E. Its focus on religious practice and experience--how Judaism was actually lived by people from day to day--makes this anthology unique among the few sourcebooks available. The volume encompasses the broad scope and complex texture of Jewish religious practice, taking into account many aspects of Jewish culture that have hitherto been relatively neglected: the religious life of ordinary people, the role and status of women, art and aesthetics, and marginalized as well as remote Jewish communities. It introduces such remarkable personalities as Moses Maimonides, Leon Modena, and Gluckel of Hameln, and presents extraordinary texts on festival practice, Torah study, mystical communities, meditation, exorcism, the practice of charity, and folk rites marking birth and death. Representing state-of-the-art scholarship by distinguished academics from around the world, the volume includes many materials never before translated into English. Each text is preceded by an accessible introduction, making this book suitable for college and university students as well as a general audience. Whether read as a deliberate course of study or dipped into selectively for a glimpse into fascinating Jewish lives and places, Judaism in Practice holds rich rewards for any reader.

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