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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 77–88.
Published: 01 September 2012
....The second briefly surveys the polemical use of rabbinic literature especially rabbinic anthropom orphism s by Muslims, Christians, Karaites, and the Rabbanite response.5The last example has more general significance. It shows that the internal debate about studying philosophy in medieval Judaism begins...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 April 2018
... vision. Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 Kabbalah mysticism Torah Judaism The end is embedded in the beginning and the beginning in the end. —Sefer Yetzirah 1:7 This essay examines select teachings from Kedumah, a contemporary mystical path in the lineage...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to think about the mystical connections between Judaism and Islam, since mysticism was the underlying source of the Islamic borrowing. 8 In the many texts shared by Jewish and Muslim mystics, Abraham was the most important figure. Non-Muslims constituted a large proportion of the population in fifteenth...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 April 2018
...David John Williams Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 Since we do not find a religion identified as Mediterranean alongside Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, we might want to conclude that it does not exist independently. Mediterranean religion is found...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and wield divine power. The political dimensions of such claims cannot be understated. By claiming exclusive secret knowledge regarding the nature of the functioning of the cosmos, kabbalists sought to establish a bulwark against critiques of Judaism. In many respects, Kabbalah developed...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Pueblo and Mayan spiritualities, Judaism, Protestantism, Eastern mysticism, West African spirituality, and curanderismo to create its theology o f the body. Martinez's focus on the spiritual and ethnic diversity w ithin Latino/a com m unities seems closer to non-literary Latina fem inist theologians w ho...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 September 2005
... In 1966, Rabbi Richard Rubenstein burst upon the theologi­ cal scene with his controversial After Auschwitz: Radical Theology and ContemporaryJudaism, which argued that, after the Holocaust, it became impossible to believe in the beneficent, covenantal God of Judaism.2 Rubenstein s iconoclastic succès de...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (2): 161–162.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-Judaism. She continues to study late-medieval religion and material culture. Irit Ruth K leim an is associate professor of Romance Studies at Boston University. Her research interests include historiography, psychoanalysis and literature, cultures of memory, questions of law and political authority...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 151–153.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is the 2012 and 2013 Hugo Fellow at the University of Montana. JamesT. Robinson, PhD (2002) in NELC, Harvard University, is associate professor of the his­ tory of Judaism at The University of Chicago,The Divinity School. He has published extensive­ ly on medieval Jewish philosophy and exegesis, including...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 271–274.
Published: 01 March 2006
... cant syncretic New W orld Incarnations o f African religious traditions that include Islam, Judaism, and pantheistic tribal religions. For such inform ation we m ust read and inter­ pret works in Arabic, French, Spanish, and other languages produced in this country by people of African descent...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (2): 89–101.
Published: 01 September 2015
... errant," in Le J u if errant: Un témoin du temps, ed. Juliette Braillon-Philippe (Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, 2001), 55-76 at 61. Schmitt's essay on theWandering Jew opens his discussion of a number of early images of the Wandering Jew with a brilliantly insightful connection between...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 89–98.
Published: 01 September 2012
... A ugustine, Confessions (Cambridge, MA: Harvard U niversity Press, 1951),13.9. 15 Gershom Scholem, "Tradition and Com m entary as Religious Categories in Judaism," Judaism 15 (1966): 23-39. 16 Giorgio Agam ben, Signature of All Things: On Method, trans. Luca D'lsanto w ith Kevin Attell (New York: Zone, 2009...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
... (distinguishing it from form s of identity such as nationality or ethnicity) is its absurd insistence and unlikely persistence beyond the logics o f custom and habit, practice and power.Take the case of Judaism's "law ful eating": whereas the regional recipes cooked up by Jewish com m unities across the globe...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 113–126.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in Judaism 5 (2007): 1-13; Ruth KaraIvanov Kaniel, "S he Uncovered His Feet: Redemption Journey o f the Shekhinah Ruth the Moabite as a Messianic M other in Zoharic Literature," Da'at 72 (2012): 99-141. 13 Genesis 19, 33: "So they made the ir father drink w ine that night also; and the younger arose...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 April 2018
... also Idel, “Hermeticism and Judaism.” 44 Arzy and Idel, Kabbalah , 2 . 45 Arzy and Idel, Kabbalah , 30 . 46 Idel, Ascensions on High , 23–71 . 47 Idel, Ascensions on High , 57 . 48 See Garb, Shamanic Trance . See also Wolski and Carmeli, “Those Who Know...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Jewish and Islamic Neoplatonism The wisdom of the night remains visible in the day. —Levinas, expositing the Jewish parable of “The Moon that makes itself little” in “Judaism and Kenosis” Obedience to God and waiting upon his will belong to the fundamental structure of the creature. Yet...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 151–156.
Published: 01 March 2006
..." (4.1.226) in these trial mom ents w ith ou t being bound strictly by either Christianity or Judaism. That Shylock's religious oath, and the "religious" demand of the law I am pointing to, suspends the eth­ ical would confirm the absolute alterity o f this call.This is a far harsher, difficult, and per­...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Spinoza focuses on what fo r Judaism is the first commandment: "I am the Lord your God." Issued from the m outh o f Moses, this com m and sim ply imposes ignorance. "The people w ho previously knew nothing o f God but his name . . . desired to speak w ith him so as to be assured o f his existence," only...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 177–182.
Published: 01 March 2006
... ferent ways of faith and may even differ on the role o f faith and religion, but they agree wholeheartedly on the importance and defense of religion, be it the teachings of La Virgencita, Christ, Changó, Buddahiupismo, or Judaism in the Latino com m unity. Fundamental questions emerge in studying...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2012
... olten contradictions" (9).2 These contradictions emerge as victories, not failures of vision. W riting in the aftermath of the Holocaust, Celan discovers again and again in his poems that contradiction is the only plausible form of the truth. How else could he hold together the memories of Judaism's...