Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice

3.62 avg rating
( 55 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780231134897: Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice

How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Michael L. Satlow offers a new way of understanding Judaism that recognizes both its immense diversity and its unifying features. He argues that, despite changing definitions of Judaism, Jews have continued to see themselves as a "Jewish family," linked by shared traditions and texts.

About the Author:

Michael L. Satlow is associate professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University. He is the author of Jewish Marriage in Antiquity and Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 36.00
US$ 30.42

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael L. Satlow
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. How can we define Judaism, and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a Jewish family. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael L. Satlow
Published by Columbia University Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. How can we define Judaism, and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a Jewish family. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Satlow, Michael L.
Published by Columbia University Press 2007-01-05 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press 2007-01-05, 2007. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00440314

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Satlow, Michael L.
Published by Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2006. Book Condition: New. 2006. Paperback. Offers a different way of understanding Judaism that recognizes both its immense diversity and its unifying features. Presenting a series of portraits of Judaism throughout time and from around the globe, this work explores how communities shaped Jewish tradition in light of historical circumstances. Num Pages: 360 pages, 19 illus. BIC Classification: HRJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight in Grams: 482. History, Tradition, Practice. 360 pages, 19 illus. Offers a different way of understanding Judaism that recognizes both its immense diversity and its unifying features. Presenting a series of portraits of Judaism throughout time and from around the globe, this work explores how communities shaped Jewish tradition in light of historical circumstances. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: HRJ. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight: 496. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Satlow, Michael L.
Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press. Book Condition: New. 2006. Paperback. Offers a different way of understanding Judaism that recognizes both its immense diversity and its unifying features. Presenting a series of portraits of Judaism throughout time and from around the globe, this work explores how communities shaped Jewish tradition in light of historical circumstances. Num Pages: 360 pages, 19 illus. BIC Classification: HRJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight in Grams: 482. History, Tradition, Practice. 360 pages, 19 illus. Offers a different way of understanding Judaism that recognizes both its immense diversity and its unifying features. Presenting a series of portraits of Judaism throughout time and from around the globe, this work explores how communities shaped Jewish tradition in light of historical circumstances. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: HRJ. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight: 496. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael Satlow
Published by Columbia University Press 2007-01-05, New York |Chichester (2007)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press 2007-01-05, New York |Chichester, 2007. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael L. Satlow
Published by Columbia University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # BB-9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Satlow, Michael
Published by Columbia University Press 11/1/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press 11/1/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Satlow, Michael
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael L. Satlow
Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231134894 ISBN 13: 9780231134897
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice, Michael L. Satlow, How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family.". Bookseller Inventory # B9780231134897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book