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Biblical Theology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Jewish Quarterly Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Studies in American Jewish Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Textus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revue des Études Juives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Women in Judaism : A Multidisciplinary e-Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Judaïsme ancien - Ancient Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ancient Judaism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nordisk Judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frankel Institute Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tsafon : Revue Interdisciplinaire d'études Juives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Semitica : Revue publiée par l'Institut d'études sémitiques du Collège de France     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue de Qumran     Full-text available via subscription  
Arquivo Maaravi : Revista Digital de Estudos Judaicos da UFMG     Open Access  
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Jewish Quarterly Review
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.129
Number of Followers: 26  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0021-6682 - ISSN (Online) 1553-0604
Published by U of Pennsylvania Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Editor's Introduction: Stews, Soaps, Spells, and Salves

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      Abstract: Have you just been bitten by a rabid dog' Do you have ripe dates in your palm tree and a chicken in your yard but need to impress your dinner guests' Is your hair falling out' Has your skin lost its youthful glow' Are demons threatening your business' There is a recipe for that.A recipe is a set of instructions for how to make something or make something happen in the world. Though our own center of gravity for practical instruction lists like this is cooking, for the ancients it was medicine. Physicians wrote, collected, and relied on large bodies of recipes for the preparation of remedies. Beyond that, recipes turn up in a host of other contexts: to guide makers of beauty products, practitioners of alchemy ... Read More
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  • Medicine, Magic, Alchemy, Food, and Ink: Recipes in the Cairo Geniza

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      Abstract: The cairo geniza preserved hundreds of recipes. But before you envision piles of variants on mulūkhiyya and other medieval Egyptian dishes to impress your guests and solve your dinner dilemmas, consider this: roughly 68 percent of those recipes are likely to be medical prescriptions.Take, for example, a recipe written by that most famous of medieval physicians, Moses Maimonides (1138–1204), who spent the last forty years of his life in Cairo as leader and congregant in the synagogue where the geniza was preserved. In 2014, Amir Ashur discovered a prescription in Maimonides' hand (fig. 1) for a dietary regimen, presumably to help someone with a digestive ailment. The recipe: a concoction of sugar, warm water, and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Biting, Rubbing, Running, Burning: Recipe(s) for the "Mad Dog" Illness in
           Talmudic Texts

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      Abstract: The "mad dog" (kelev shoteh) is the rabbinic designation for a raging, possibly stray dog suffering from some condition that severely affects its appearance and behavior and makes it prone to attack humans. This rabbinic motif has teeth; it has fascinated me since I first came across it. On the one hand, this discourse is part of the colorful diversity of human-animal interaction in ancient cultures in general and in the medical realm in particular. What causes this canine illness, how is it transmitted to humans, and what should one do to protect from its dangers' On the other hand, this rabbinic motif is a supreme example of talmudic literature's exceptional ability to appropriate from and blend in with various ... Read More
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  • "He Should Prepare a Sauce": Recovering a Haroset Recipe from 'Abbasid
           Iraq

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      Abstract: The elements of the ritual meal associated with the holiday of Passover are among the oldest attested Jewish foods, commanded in the Bible, and expanded by the time of the Mishnah into a symposium-style retelling of the Exodus, later to be known as the seder.1 In their instructions, the rabbis of the Talmud mention a type of dip called ḥaroset, seemingly intended as a sauce for the vegetables, without explanation or description.2 The first specific description of the preparation of haroset for Passover can be found in a brief Judeo-Arabic recipe found among the instructions of the prayer book (siddur) of Saadia Gaon (882–942 c.e.). Saadia describes the preparation for the first night of Passover, first explaining ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Difficult Days, Bad Days: Daily Life Recipes

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      Abstract: On the very last two pages of an early manuscript of Maḥzor Roma, just before the concluding colophon that dates it to 1348, we find three sets of "difficult" or "bad" days, when no work and no bloodletting are to be undertaken; these days are marked as unpropitious in several further ways.1 Maḥzor Roma, the prayer book of the Jews of Rome, is perhaps not the most obvious place for such a text; and this may explain why it is positioned here, as a space filler at the end of the last quire of the manuscript. But in later copies of the Maḥzor, the difficult and bad days text is relocated well inside the codex.2 This is not without good reason. Like other medieval Hebrew prayer books, Maḥzor Roma contains the liturgy ... Read More
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  • Entertaining Knowledge: Play and Chance in Premodern Kabbalistic Recipe
           Books

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      Abstract: "[God] does not play dice [with the universe]," Albert Einstein famously stated in his 1926 correspondence with the German physicist, Max Born.1 Einstein responded in this way to the notoriously divisive question of the indeterminacy of the laws of physics, at the roots of the then-emerging quantum theory. Is there a way to foretell the universe's workings in the quantum world of "spooky action at distance" (in the words of Einstein), where particles have no defined positions or speeds but are inextricably entangled' To Einstein's discombobulation, in quantum theory nature appeared to play at random. A script for its laws and a model—a recipe—for procedures to imitate its action suddenly appeared dubious. To ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Skin Deep: Cosmetics, Body Care, and Practical Kabbalah in Early Modern
           Jewish Books of Secrets

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      Abstract: On march 15, 1508, a Jewish woman identified as Anna Hebrea of Rome sent a package of skin-care products to the noblewoman Caterina Sforza. The carefully curated bundle was meant to target age spots and create a smoother skin. Inside, there were two unguents—one black and one white—as well as a variety of waters to be used as toners and cleansers that refreshed the complexion. The products were accompanied by detailed instruction and a price list suggesting that Anna was adept at preparing and trading in the lucrative business of cosmetics.1Pointing beyond mere vanity, the external appearance of the body has long been regarded as an indicator of overall physical health, and beauty was considered "a legitimate ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sour-Cherry Dumplings and Sweet and Sour Meat: How to Cook for Hostile
           Friends

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      Abstract: The postwar soviet union was a difficult place to live. Millions of people were killed during World War II, almost half of all housing in Ukraine and Belarus was destroyed, and the entire country suffered from losses of family and access to resources.1 When it came to food, the process of obtaining, preparing, and sharing food during the late 1940s and 1950s consumed the majority of people's time, especially for women.2Jewish people experienced an additional set of challenges. Since the end of 1940s, Soviet policies toward Jews began to include unwritten discrimination practices in job placements and promotions, establishing glass ceilings in certain industries; and antisemitic remarks and bigotry became ... Read More
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  • The Aesopic Wisdom of Tevi: A Tale of Two Tongues

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      Abstract: Several tannaitic and amoraic texts feature the character of Tevi, slave to the eminent sage Rabban Gamliel.1 Traditional as well as scholarly readers have tended to understand Tevi as the paradigm of the wise slave, reading the various texts and traditions about him as cohering into a consistent character portrait.2 Tevi's master praises him as a scholar, he in turn seeks to learn from the words of the sages, and he demonstrates his wisdom in an exposition on the tongue. "While ancient philosophers pointed to the phenomenon of philosophical slaves, the rabbinic stories present Tabi as a 'disciple of sages,' eager to study Torah and to observe rabbinic teachings," Catherine Hezser remarks.3 In contrast to this ... Read More
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  • Ifra Hormiz and the Use of Mini-Corpora in the Study of the Babylonian
           Talmud

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      Abstract: Ifra hormiz is mentioned in five short stories in the Babylonian Talmud, each time accompanied by a description: "the mother of Shapur Malka," Shapur the king. Based on the figures mentioned alongside her, we can situate her literary character at the time of the Sassanian king Shapur II, who ruled over the Persian Empire from 309 to 379 c.e.1 Her name probably means "the radiance of the god Hormiz," which David Goodblatt describes as "a good Iranian name," found in epigraphic sources and incantation bowls from Mesopotamia.2Though the name Ifra Hormiz does not appear in contemporary, non-Jewish sources, historical chronicles do reference female figures close to Shapur II who had special connections to Jews. One ... Read More
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  • The Mystical Dynamics of the Holy Spirit in Moses Nahmanides' Writings

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      Abstract: This essay will examine Moses Nahmanides' (1194–1270) teachings concerning the holy spirit (ruaḥ ha-kodesh)—as it appeared in his anthropological, theosophical, legal, and eschatological thought—to demonstrate that it served as a pneumatic ontological axis that underlies the godhead and links it to the human. It will show that Nahmanides elevated the holy spirit to the highest possible gradation in the godhead—conceived as the divine source and essence that flows through the various gradations of the godhead and into the perfected individual, inducing a variety of subprophetic and prophetic revelations. This conceptualization of the holy spirit is of interest, as Nahmanides was assuredly aware of the similar role ... Read More
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  • Revisiting a Sabbatian Controversy: Moses Ḥayim Luzzatto and a
           Multiplicity of Rabbinates in the Eighteenth Century

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      Abstract: As summer wound down in 1729 with a new Jewish year looming, Jekutiel ben Leib Gordon, a Vilna native studying medicine at the University of Padua, sent a letter to Mordecai Jaffe in Vienna relating his amazement over a local youth named Moses Ḥayim Luzzatto (ca. 1707–ca. 1746).1 Although they were not personally acquainted, Gordon eagerly reported that Luzzatto was a reincarnation of the mishnaic sage Akiba ben Joseph, that he wielded divinely ordained powers germane to the cosmic redemption, and that he had unmitigated access to a maggid, "a holy and tremendous angel who reveals wondrous mysteries to him." In addition, he offered the distinguished recipient of his correspondence an opportunity to inquire of the ... Read More
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  • The Total State of the Torah: Isaac Breuer and the Foundations of Radical
           Orthodox Politics

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      Abstract: As to the legitimate: fine word, legitimate!This essay aims to illuminate a crucial moment in the development of Orthodox politics: its decision to opt for radical politics. By "radical politics" I mean an attitude consisting of three elements: first, a revolutionary political program led by an organized and disciplined vanguard aiming to reorder the system of politics and culture according to a specific ideology; second, an inner ideological conviction and zeal that drives actors, where politics is conducted not simply to achieve secular ends (e.g., freedom and security) but rather as part of a godly call to remake the public sphere; and third, a specifically antiliberal attitude that traces the malaise of modern ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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