Judaism : history, belief and practice / Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
Dan Cohn-Sherbok authorBook
Teaching the ancient world / edited by Douglas M. Astolfi.
Astolfi, Douglas M.
Chico, CA : Scholars Press
Scholars Press general series
ix, 183 pages : ill
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It once appeared in an Israeli newspaper and had the elements of a good story. An epidemic. A famous rabbi. Public eating on Yom Kippur to prove a point. The epidemic took place somewhere in Europe, sometime in the 19th century. The protagonist was Rabbi Meir Leibush ben Yehiel Michel Wisser, betteTo the article on our blog
The Iberian Peninsula was in many ways the center of the Jewish world in the Middle Ages, leaving a sustained literary, religious and cultural legacy. Catalonia alone was home to some of the most significant figures of the period, perhaps most prominent among them being Rabbi Moshe son of Nachman, mTo the article on our blog
The month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims are obligated to fast from dawn to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars (i.e., canonical practices) of Islam. During the daylight hours in Ramadan, Muslims are prohibited from food, drink, smokMore on this subject