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Rituals of Childhood: Jewish Acculturation in Medieval Europe

Ivan G. Marcus - History - 2015 - 208 pages
In medieval times, when a Jewish boy of five began religious schooling, he was carried from home to a teacher and placed on the teacher's lap. He was then asked to recite the ...
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The Jewish Life Cycle: Rites of Passage from Biblical to Modern Times

Ivan G. Marcus - Religion - 2004 - 370 pages
This original and sweeping review of Jewish culture and history examines how and why various rites and customs celebrating stages of the life cycle have evolved through the ...
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In Those Days, at this Time: Holiness and History in the Jewish Calendar

Eliezer Segal - History - 2007 - 324 pages
Eliezer Segal's approach to Jewish history and tradition has often been light-hearted and humorous. Through his web site and newspaper columns, he has reached out to non ...
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Medieval Jewish Civilization: A Multi-disciplinary Curriculum ...

Ivan G. Marcus - History - 1988 - 279 pages
Civilization at the University level.
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Jewish Mystical Leaders and Leadership in the 13th Century

Moshe Idel, Mortimer Ostow, Ivan G. Marcus, Paul B. Fenton, Israel M. Ta-Shma - Religion - 1998 - 254 pages
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Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture

Eliezer Diamond - Religion - 2003 - 240 pages
The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism has generally been either overlooked or actually denied. This is in part because asceticism is commonly identified ...
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Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious ...

Elisheva Baumgarten - History - 2014 - 344 pages
In the urban communities of medieval Germany and northern France, the beliefs, observances, and practices of Jews allowed them to create and define their communities on their ...
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