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Idolatry and Representation

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But which otherness? In making the Jesus of heritage into the Christ of religion, Christianity has suggestion and taught that Hebraic presuppositions should be effectively and simply refitted in the different types of Hellenistic philosophy, in so doing, supressing the Jewishness of Jesus. even though Christian biblical students now interact themselves in a 3rd quest for the historic Jesus, with support from Leora Banitsky's IDOLATRY ANE RERESENTATION, I now locate myself sharing a Jewish quest for the Jesus of background.

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This publication discusses quite a few features of the idea and perform of magic in vintage cultures round the Mediterranean. whereas a few of its participants deal with difficulties of technique of analysis into magic and the definition of magic, others care for particular ancient and textual matters. even though an enormous concentration is on Jewish texts starting from antiquity to the medieval interval, the e-book additionally contains reports of a number of magical texts from old Mesopotamia and their influence on later magical perform, and experiences of Greek and Zoroastrian texts and artifacts.

Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

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Interestingly,Joshua Falk Cohen did not accept Isserles' reliance on lineage. Perhaps,having studied under Solomon Luria as well as Isserles, he had been dissuaded by Luria'sargument. Groping for an alternativeanswer,R. Joshua, like Samuel ben Isaac, Isserles' editor, suggested language. Jewish traditions,he suggested, are transmitted within language groups. In the seventeenthcentury, there was no halakhic theory that would explain why Jews who speak the same language should be subjectto the same laws.

41), vol. 1, p. 5; cf. vol. 1, p. 323; vol. 3, p. 5, n. 2. Weinreich's earliest citation for the term "Ashkenaz"used in its broadersense (Ashkenaz II) is from R. Anshel, Mirkevetha-mishneh(Cracow, 1534). The name "Ashkenaz"did not lose its earliernarrowerconnotation, so there is an ambiguity that can be seen, for instance, in a quotationfrom R. On similar ambiguities in the meaningsof "Germany"and "German"in the sixteenth century,see Istvin Bejczy, "ErasmusBecomes a Netherlander,"TheSixteenthCenturyJournal 28 (1997), pp.

19. It is thereforesignificant that Karo was involved in R. Jacob Berav's movement to ordain rabbis in Safed. 82 He did not invoke it on his own behalf or on behalf of any otherwork;his own theory of the authorityof Rashi and the Tosafists, namely,thattheirauthorityderivedfromtheir being the ancestors of presentAshkenazic Jews, was quite different. The notion of reception was applied to Isserles' work, however, as well as Karo's, in the generations after them, by (among others) R. Isaiah Horowitz (ca.

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