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Product Description: Dictionary definitions of the term mishpachah are seemingly straightforward: "A Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives―sometimes also close friends." As accurate as such definitions are, they fail to capture the diversity and vitality of real, flesh-and-blood Jewish families...read more

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9781557537577 | Purdue Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Dictionary definitions of the term mishpachah are seemingly straightforward: "A Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives―sometimes also close friends.

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Product Description: Economic inequity is an issue of worldwide concern in the twenty-first century. Although these issues have not troubled all people at all times, they are nonetheless not new. Thus, it is not surprising that Judaism has developed many perspectives, theoretical and practical, to explain and ameliorate the circumstances that produce serious economic disparity...read more

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9781557537225 | Purdue Univ Pr, October 15, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Economic inequity is an issue of worldwide concern in the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: Jewish identity is a perennial concern, as Jews seek to define the major features and status of those who “belong,” while at the same time draw distinctions between individuals and groups on the “inside” and those on the “outside...read more

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9781557536921 | Purdue Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Jewish identity is a perennial concern, as Jews seek to define the major features and status of those who “belong,” while at the same time draw distinctions between individuals and groups on the “inside” and those on the “outside.

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Product Description: For some, the connection between Jews and athletics might seem far-fetched. But in fact, as is highlighted by the fourteen chapters in this collection, Jews have been participating in—and thinking about—sports for more than two thousand years...read more

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9781557536297 | Purdue Univ Pr, September 28, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: For some, the connection between Jews and athletics might seem far-fetched.

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Product Description: Jews and humor is, for most people, a natural and felicitous collocation. In spite of, or perhaps because of, a history of crises and living on the edge, Jews have often created or resorted to humor. But what is humor? And what makes certain types, instances, or performances of humor Jewish? These are among the myriad queries addressed by the fourteen authors whose essays are collected in this volume...read more

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9781557535979 | Purdue Univ Pr, September 15, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Jews and humor is, for most people, a natural and felicitous collocation.

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Product Description: Scholars tend to call them “rites of passage.” Most people prefer to speak of them as life-cycle events or milestones. Jews like to speak of simchas, when there’s something (a birth, bar or bat mitzvah, or a wedding) to celebrate...read more

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9781557535771, titled "Rites of Passage: How Today's Jews Celebrate, Commemorate, and Commiserate; Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilizati" | Purdue Univ Pr, October 15, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Scholars tend to call them “rites of passage.

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Product Description: The proceedings of a symposium entitled Esther 2000 held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska in April 2000, the book contains a collection of essays that engages all aspects of the biblical book of Esther. From questions of textual criticism to the history of rabbinic interpretation to speculation on the modern form of commentary, this collection is sure to contain something for everyone interested in the book of Esther...read more

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9780826466631 | Sheffield Academic Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The proceedings of a symposium entitled Esther 2000 held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska in April 2000, the book contains a collection of essays that engages all aspects of the biblical book of Esther.

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9781441103055, titled "Book of Esther in Modern Research" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 15, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The proceedings of a symposium entitled Esther 2000 held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska in April 2000, the book contains a collection of essays that engages all aspects of the biblical book of Esther.

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Product Description: The series Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Harris Center for Judaic Studies, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history...read more
By Leonard J. Greenspoon (editor) and Ronald A. Simkins (editor)

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9781881871569 | Creighton Univ Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The series Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Harris Center for Judaic Studies, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history.

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Product Description: Most American Jews have roots in Eastern Europe. The experiences of our nineteenth- and twentieth-century ancestors continue to influence, in one way or another, thinking about Jewish art, literature, theater, education, religious observance, and political activities...read more

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9781881871477 | Creighton Univ Pr, January 1, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Most American Jews have roots in Eastern Europe.

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Product Description: What is the enduring spiritual power of Judaism? How have Jewish men and women from different walks of life, past and present, drawn on their faith to find spiritual meaning in their lives? In this absorbing collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines examine different paths to and expressions of spirituality in Judaism...read more
By Leonard J. Greenspoon (editor) and Ronald A. Simkins (editor)

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9781881871422 | Ill edition (Creighton Univ Pr, June 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What is the enduring spiritual power of Judaism?

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Product Description: The concept of millennialism—of a looming End of Days that will usher in salvation and a new world—is prevalent in Jewish history and culture and also serves as a cornerstone for a number of Christian faiths. Millennialism has also sprung up among certain disenfranchised, marginalized, or conquered peoples at different times and places throughout history...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Leonard J. Greenspoon (editor) and Ronald A. Simkins (editor)

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9781881871415 | Creighton Univ Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The concept of millennialism—of a looming End of Days that will usher in salvation and a new world—is prevalent in Jewish history and culture and also serves as a cornerstone for a number of Christian faiths.

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Product Description: "A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey" examines how the promised land of Israel has been seen and interpreted differently over the course of Jewish history by those who call it home and by the many other individuals and cultures it has affected...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781881871408 | Creighton Univ Pr, December 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey" examines how the promised land of Israel has been seen and interpreted differently over the course of Jewish history by those who call it home and by the many other individuals and cultures it has affected.

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Product Description: Over the past two hundred years, several scholars have concluded that Jesus was a Cynic, a magician, a witch, a wise teacher, and a Jewish apocalyptic prophet. These papers, collected from two conferences at Creighton University, draw on some of the best contemporary scholarship in historical Jesus studies...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781563383229 | T&t Clark Ltd, December 1, 2000, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Over the past two hundred years, several scholars have concluded that Jesus was a Cynic, a magician, a witch, a wise teacher, and a Jewish apocalyptic prophet.

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Product Description: Yiddish language and literature played a major role in the lives of millions of Eastern European Jews, both in their homelands and in the centers to which they immigrated in America. Aspects of that culture have continued to be enjoyed and explored by Jews and non-Jews alike in many "translated" contexts...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781881871255 | Fordham Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Yiddish language and literature played a major role in the lives of millions of Eastern European Jews, both in their homelands and in the centers to which they immigrated in America.

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Product Description: The papers in this collection examine the ways in which Jews have been presented in photography, music, film, television, drama, literature and cultural mythology. The papers were delivered at Creighton University in 1995 as part of the eighth Annual Kluznick Symposium in Jewish Civilization...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Leonard J. Greenspoon (editor) and Bryan F. Lebeau (editor)

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9781881871224 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The papers in this collection examine the ways in which Jews have been presented in photography, music, film, television, drama, literature and cultural mythology.

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