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Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Kattan Gribetz Sarit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192857
eISBN:
9780691209807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192857.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The rabbinic corpus begins with a question — “when?” — and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. This book explores the rhythms of time that ... More

Yeshiva DaysLearning on the Lower East Side

Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

New York City's Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city's oldest yeshiva, students still gather to ... More

The Rebellion of the DaughtersJewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

Rachel Manekin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194936
eISBN:
9780691207094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194936.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book investigates the flight of young Jewish women from their Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In extreme ... More

What Are Jews For?History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

Adam Sutcliffe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691188805
eISBN:
9780691201931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What is the purpose of Jews in the world? The Bible singles out the Jews as God's “chosen people,” but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the ... More

Hidden HereticsJewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Ayala Fader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family and the only way of life you had ever known? This book tells the fascinating, often ... More

Rescue the Surviving SoulsThe Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Adam Teller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A refugee crisis of huge proportions erupted as a result of the mid-seventeenth-century wars in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Tens of thousands of Jews fled their homes, or were captured and ... More

Two Gods in HeavenJewish Concepts of God in Antiquity

Two Gods in Heaven: Jewish Concepts of God in Antiquity

Peter Schäfer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181325
eISBN:
9780691199894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Contrary to popular belief, Judaism was not always strictly monotheistic. This book reveals the long and little-known history of a second, junior god in Judaism, showing how this idea was embraced by ... More

Dissident RabbiThe Life of Jacob Sasportas

Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected ... More

Keeping It HalalThe Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys

Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys

John O'Brien

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197111
eISBN:
9781400888696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book provides a uniquely personal look at the social worlds of a group of young male friends as they navigate the complexities of growing up Muslim in America. The book offers a compelling ... More

The Secular Enlightenment

The Secular Enlightenment

Margaret C. Jacob

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This is a panoramic account of the radical ways that life began to change for ordinary people in the age of Locke, Voltaire, and Rousseau. In this book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places ... More

The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Karin Vélez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1295, a house fell from the evening sky onto an Italian coastal road by the Adriatic Sea. Inside, awestruck locals encountered the Virgin Mary, who explained that this humble mud-brick structure ... More

To Cast the First Stone

To Cast the First Stone

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether the adulteress should be stoned as the law commands. In response, Jesus ... More

Does Judaism Condone Violence?Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Alan L. Mittleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as “holy war” are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts ... More

Writing on the WallGraffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Karen B. Stern

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691161334
eISBN:
9781400890453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161334.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and ... More

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Seth Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution. Attending to both theoretical concerns about the nature of scriptures and ... More

Islam in PakistanA History

Islam in Pakistan: A History

Muhammed Qasim Zaman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691149226
eISBN:
9781400889747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149226.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The first modern state to be founded in the name of Islam, Pakistan was the largest Muslim country in the world at the time of its establishment in 1947. Today it is the second-most populous, after ... More

The Iranian MetaphysicalsExplorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Alireza Doostdar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century, modernizing intellectuals, religious ... More

American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability

American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176864
eISBN:
9781400888092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn ... More

Jabotinsky's ChildrenPolish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Daniel Kupfert Heller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174754
eISBN:
9781400888627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Poland was not only home ... More

Human Nature & Jewish ThoughtJudaism's Case for Why Persons Matter

Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter

Alan L. Mittleman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176277
eISBN:
9781400865789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores one of the great questions of our time: How can we preserve our sense of what it means to be a person while at the same time accepting what science tells us to be true—namely, that ... More

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