Jewish Studies in Violence: A Collection of Essays

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Roberta Rosenberg Farber, Simcha Fishbane
University Press of America, 2007 - Religion - 247 pages
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This collection of essays was compiled in response to the proliferation of violence throughout the modern world. They constitute a multi-disciplinary approach to the intersection of violence with Jewish life and thought. Examined are ancient and modern examples of violence from the perspectives of Jewish studies, philosophy, history, psychology and sociology. Topics include the philosophical and psychological dimensions of violence and terror in Israel; religious Zionism; an overview of Jewish Law; religious societies in antiquity; anti-Semitism among American workers during World War II; British anti-Semitic symbolism; violence in Canadian Jewish communal life; issues of conscription in Britain during war time; and spousal abuse. In conclusion, David Shatz provides a Jewish perspective on the events of 9/11, followed by an examination of the halakhic response to the problem of evil by Moshe Sokol.

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Jewish Religious Communities and Wife Abuse
The Treatment of Violence and ExtraJudicial Exercise
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Roberta Rosenberg Farber is Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at Yeshiva University and Touro College. Simcha Fishbane is Executive Assistant to the President and Associate Professor Jewish Studies at Touro College.

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