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By Michael L. Satlow

ISBN-10: 0231134886

ISBN-13: 9780231134880

ISBN-10: 0231134894

ISBN-13: 9780231134897

How do we outline "Judaism," and what are the typical threads uniting historic rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and smooth secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow bargains a clean point of view on Judaism that acknowledges either its similarities and its colossal range. proposing snapshots of Judaism from worldwide and all through background, Satlow explores the hyperlinks among tremendously diverse groups and their Jewish traditions. He reviews the geonim, rabbinical students who lived in Iraq from the 9th to 12th centuries; the highbrow flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century jap Europe faced modernity; and the post-World battle II improvement of specific American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow can pay shut cognizance to how groups outline themselves, their courting to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His attention-grabbing snap shots display the amazingly artistic methods Jews have tailored over the years to social and political demanding situations and proceed to stay a "Jewish family."

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