Jewish Sects, Religious Movements, and Political Parties

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881871040
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: Studies in Jewish Civilization
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
List of Contributors
Josephus' Antiquities 11.297-347: Unraveling the Evidence Regarding the Founding of the Gerizim Temple and the Background of the Samaritan Religious Community 1
Josephus' Attitude Toward the Samaritans: A Study in Ambivalence 23
Samaritanism - Judaism Or Another Religion? 47
Jewish-Christian Sects and the Jewish-Christian Debate 53
Who Were the Jewish Sectarians Under Early Islam? 101
The Sabbatean Movement in Smyrna: The Social Background 113
Haskalah and the Roots of Jewish Radicalism in Nineteenth Century Russia 123
The Jewish Youth Movements as an Historical Phenomenon 149
The Sect of Catastrophe: Mahane Israel-Lubavitch 1940-1945 165
Intersecting Spheres: Feminism and Orthodox Judaism 185
Interpreting Adult Bat Mitzvah: The Limits and Potential of Feminism in a Congregational Setting 205
Halakhah and Holocaust Theology: Perspectives on Power 221
To Be a Part of, Not Apart from America: American Reform Judaism and Social Justice 243
The Status of the Non Sabbath Observer: The Rabbinic Response to Non-Conformity 271
Images of the Movements: Perceptions of American Jewish University Students 287
Factions Within a Faction: Israel's Communist Movement 301
Roots of the Ideological-Political Controversy Between the Right and the Left in Israel 365
Integration and Segregation: The Development of Diverse Trends in Israeli Religious Political Parties 373
Religious-Secular Accommodation in Israeli Politics 393
Panel Discussion: American Jewry - One Or Many Judaisms? 415
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