Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Title: Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century Author: Benjamin Williams Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: April 13, 2016 Pages: 240 Printed editions of midrashim, rabbinic expositions of the Bible, flooded the market for Hebrew books in the sixteenth century. First published by Iberian immigrants to the Ottoman Empire, they were later reprinted […]

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A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Title: A Club of Their Own Author: Professor of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry Head of the School of History Faculty of the Humanities Eli Lederhendler, Gabriel N. Finder, Associate Professor and Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies Gabriel N Finder, Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: November 9, 2016 Pages: 336 Volume […]

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Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television

Title: Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television Author: Yaron Peleg Genre: Performing Arts Publisher: University of Texas Press Release Date: September 13, 2016 Pages: 200 As part of its effort to forge a new secular Jewish nation, the nascent Israeli state tried to limit Jewish religiosity. However, with the steady growth […]

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