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

Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow

Label
Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice
Title
Creating Judaism
Title remainder
history, tradition, practice
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Satlow
Creator
Subject
Language
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'."--Book cover
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
296
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM45
LC item number
.S226 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice, Michael L. Satlow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Promised lands -- Creating Judaism -- Between Athens and Jerusalem -- The rabbis -- Rabbinic concepts -- Mitzvot -- The rise of reason -- From Moses to Moses -- Seeing God -- East and West -- Epilogue: Whither Judaism?
Control code
ocn614999068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231509114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)614999068
  • pebcs0231509111
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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