Sects and sectarianism are popular themes in Jewish history, but the meaning of these terms is elusive, often raising more problems than solutions. This volume, drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, examines several Jewish groups from Antiquity to the present day that have been traditionally identified as ‘sects’ or as ‘sectarian’, including most famously the Qumran community and the Qaraites. It questions whether ‘sect’ and ‘sectarianism’ are appropriate or effective as historical categories for the interpretation of social and religious movements in Jewish history.
Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish History
Edited by Hilary Pomeroy and Michael Alpert
This collection of eighteen papers delivered at the twelfth biennial British Judeo-Spanish Studies conference, held in London in 2001, offers a wide selection of world-wide current research into the language, literature, and history of the Sephardi Jews. With contributions by Rachel Amado ...
Edited by Michael Berkowitz
This interdisciplinary volume, containing eleven detailed studies, probes diverse aspects of how Jewish nationalism has worked in theory and practice--and at times been fiercely resisted--from the inception of Zionism in the late nineteenth century to the present. With contributions by Aviel ...
Edited by Hugh Denman
Critical studies by leading scholars assess varied aspects of the achievement of Nobel-prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer on the basis not only of the best-selling English translations of his works, but more importantly perhaps of the original Yiddish texts.
Florentina Badalanova Geller
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