The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

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qThis book is an authoritative reference work for a twenty-first century audience. Its entries, written by eminent scholars, define the spiritual and intellectual concepts and movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience. The book discusses central figures and literary works, formative historical events, Jewish rituals and practices, and it illuminates the lives of ordinary Jewish men and women. But what makes this dictionary different is its broad exploration of the Jewish experience beyond Judaism, including literature, art, music, theater, dance, film, broadcasting, sports, and ecology, among many other topics from the Bible to the internetq--Unlike household life, which is largely invisible in the Hebrew aˆ—Bible, many (but perhaps not all) extrahousehold community functions for women are known from biblical texts. ... Women also practiced crafts or trades that were often outgrowths of their household activities. ... will to the people (see BIBLE: PROPHETS AND PROPHECY); several are significant actors in biblical narrative (aˆ—Miriam, Deborah, anbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture
Author:Judith R. Baskin
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-08-31


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