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Judaism in Practice From the Middle Ages Through the Early Modern Period

ISBN-10: 0691057877

ISBN-13: 9780691057873

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lawrence Fine

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This collection of original material offers a view of medieval & early modern Jewish ritual & religious practice. It contains a range of texts including modern Jewish ritual manuals, legal codes, mystical books, folk literature, & liturgical poetry.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.55" wide x 9.21" long x 1.31" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Lawrence Fineis the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Chair of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College.

Princeton Readings in Religions
Note on Transliteration and Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Rituals of Daily and Festival Practice
Communal Prayer and Liturgical Poetry
Italian Jewish Women at Prayer
Measuring Graves and Laying Wicks
Adorning the "Bride" on the Eve of the Feast of Weeks
New Year's Day for Fruit of the Tree
Rituals of the Life Cycle
The Role of Women at Rituals of Their Infant Children
Honey Cakes and Torah: A Jewish Boy Learns His Letters
Women and Ritual Immersion in Medieval Ashkenaz: The Sexual Politics of Piety
Life-Cycle Rituals of Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women
Ritualizing Death and Dying: The Ethical Will of Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz
Torah, Learning, and Ethics
Moses Maimonides' Laws of the Study of Torah
An Egyptian Woman Seeks to Rescue Her Husband from a Sufi Monastery
A Monastic-like Setting for the Study of Torah
Religious Practice among Italian Jewish Women
A Mystical Fellowship in Jerusalem
The Love of Learning among Polish Jews
Religious Sectarianism and Communities on the Margins
Jewish Sectarianism in the Near East: A Muslim's Account
Travel in the Land of Israel
Karaite Ritual
Living Judaism in Confucian Culture: Being Jewish and Being Chinese
Art and Aesthetics
Defending, Enjoying, and Regulating the Visual
Illustrating History and Illuminating Identity in the Art of the Passover Haggadah
The Arts of Calligraphy and Composition, and the Love of Books
Jewish Preaching in Fifteenth-Century Spain
Magic and Mysticism
The Book of the Great Name
Visionary Experiences among Spanish Crypto-Jewish Women
Mystical Eating and Food Practices in the Zohar
Devotional Rites in a Sufi Mode
Pietistic Customs from Safed
Jewish Exorcism: Early Modern Traditions and Transformations
Rabbi Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Personal Practices of a Hasdic Master
Remarkable Lives
The Life of Moses ben Maimon
Dolce of Worms: The Lives and Deaths of an Exemplary Medieval Jewish Woman and Her Daughters
The Earliest Hebrew First-Crusade Narrative
Leon Modena's Autobiography
The Early Messianic Career of Shabbatai Zvi
The Life of Glikl of Hameln
Israel ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov
The Scholarly Life of the Gaon of Vilna
The Jewish Holidays
Index