From Mesopotamia To Modernity: Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature

From Mesopotamia To Modernity: Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature

by Burton Visotzky

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ISBN-13: 9780429979989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Burton L. Visotzky holds the Nathan and Janet Appleman Chair in Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as the Associate and Acting Dean of the Graduate School (1991–96), as the founding Rabbi of the egalitarian worship service of the Seminary Synagogue and as the director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS. Professor Visotzky has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and a visiting fellow and life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge as well as a visiting faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College and at the Russian State University of the Humanities. Dr. Visotzky also is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York.David Fishman teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Burton L. Visotzky holds the Nathan and Janet Appleman Chair in Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as the Associate and Acting Dean of the Graduate School (1991–96), as the founding Rabbi of the egalitarian worship service of the Seminary Synagogue and as the director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS. Professor Visotzky has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and a visiting fellow and life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge as well as a visiting faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College and at the Russian State University of the Humanities. Dr. Visotzky also is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York.David Fishman teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Hebrew Bible9
2Jewish History and Culture in the Hellenistic Period37
3Judaism Under Roman Domination: From the Hasmoneans Through the Destruction of the Second Temple57
4The Literature of the Rabbis71
5The History of Medieval Jewry103
6Medieval Jewish Literature127
7Medieval Jewish Philosophy167
8Modern Jewish History181
9History of Soviet Jewry207
10Modern Jewish Literature233
About the Editors and Contributors255
Index257

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