The Miriam Tradition

Author: Cia Sautter
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252090271
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The Miriam Tradition works from the premise that religious values form in and through movement, with ritual and dance developing patterns for enacting those values. Cia Sautter considers the case of Sephardic Jewish women who, following in the tradition of Miriam the prophet, performed dance and music for Jewish celebrations and special occasions. She uses rabbinic and feminist understandings of the Torah to argue that these women, called tanyaderas, "taught" Jewish values by leading appropriate behavior for major life events. Sautter considers the religious values that are in music and dance performed by tanyaderas and examines them in conjunction with written and visual records and evidence from dance and music traditions. Explaining the symbolic gestures and motions encoded in dances, Sautter shows how rituals display deeply held values that are best expressed through the body. The book argues that the activities of women in other religions might also be examined for their embodiment and display of important values, bringing forgotten groups of women back into the historical record as important community leaders

The Triple Tradition Of The Exodus

Author: Benjamin Wisner Bacon
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This book contains a detailed analysis of the original Hebrew text of the Biblical book of Exodus.

Ringleaders Of Redemption

Author: Kathryn Dickason
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197527272
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In popular thought, Christianity is often figured as being opposed to dance. Conventional scholarship traces this controversy back to the Middle Ages. Throughout the medieval era, the Latin Church denounced and prohibited dancing in religious and secular realms, often aligning it with demonic intervention, lust, pride, and sacrilege. Historical sources, however, suggest that medieval dance was a complex and ambivalent phenomenon. During the High and Late Middle Ages, Western theologians, liturgists, and mystics not only tolerated dance; they transformed it into a dynamic component of religious thought and practice. This book investigates how dance became a legitimate form of devotion in Christian culture. Sacred dance functioned to gloss scripture, frame spiritual experience, and imagine the afterlife. Invoking numerous manuscript and visual sources (biblical commentaries, sermons, saints' lives, ecclesiastical statutes, mystical treatises, vernacular literature, and iconography), this book highlights how medieval dance helped shape religious identity and social stratification. Moreover, this book shows the political dimension of dance, which worked in the service of Christendom, conversion, and social cohesion. In Ringleaders of Redemption, Kathryn Dickason reveals a long tradition of sacred dance in Christianity, one that the professionalization and secularization of Renaissance dance obscured, and one that the Reformation silenced and suppressed.

The Five Books Of Miriam

Author: Ellen Frankel
Editor: Putnam Adult
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Paralleling the Torah's traditional division, each section of a new biblical commentary is divided into a summary of the weekly reading and includes a response written from the female perspective and told through the voices of biblical women.

Miriam Alroy

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)
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Jewish Quarterly Review

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A Guide To Early Jewish Texts And Traditions In Christian Transmission

Author: Alexander Kulik
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190863072
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The Jewish culture of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods established a basis for all monotheistic religions, but its main sources have been preserved to a great degree through Christian transmission. This Guide is devoted to problems of preservation, reception, and transformation of Jewish texts and traditions of the Second Temple period in the many Christian milieus from the ancient world to the late medieval era. It approaches this corpus not as an artificial collection of reconstructed texts--a body of hypothetical originals--but rather from the perspective of the preserved materials, examined in their religious, social, and political contexts. It also considers the other, non-Christian, channels of the survival of early Jewish materials, including Rabbinic, Gnostic, Manichaean, and Islamic. This unique project brings together scholars from many different fields in order to map the trajectories of early Jewish texts and traditions among diverse later cultures. It also provides a comprehensive and comparative introduction to this new field of study while bridging the gap between scholars of early Judaism and of medieval Christianity.

Ecclesia Of Women In Asia

Author: Evelyn Monteiro
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Papers presented at the Conference of Ecclesia of Women in Asia: Gathering the Voices of the Silenced, held at Bangkok in November 2002.

The Early Traditions Of Israel

Author: Cuthbert Aikman Simpson
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A History Of Pentateuchal Traditions

Author: Martin Noth
Editor: Prentice Hall
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Women Leaders In The Ancient Synagogue

Author: Bernadette J. Brooten
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Miriam And Rosette Orthe Twin Sisters By The Author Of Emma De Lissau I E Amelia Bristow

Author: Amelia BRISTOW
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Tikkun

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The Widow Traditions In Luke Acts

Author: Robert M. Price
Editor: Society of Biblical Literature
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The Dance Of Jewish Woman As Torah

Author: Cynthia D. Sautter
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Bible Review

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Sharing The Sacred

Author: Arieh Kofsky
Editor: JTS Press
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In a contrast to the more monolithic religious history of other lands or geographical entities, the plurality of religious traditions and identities is an essential and distinctive factor in the history of the Holy Land. These identities have usually developed in opposition to one another, and inter-religious relations have more often than not reflected negative -- if not openly hostile -- attitudes to outsiders. Nonetheless, the daily, polemical or intellectual encounter between members of different religious traditions has occasionally led to a particular dynamic that influences the internal evolutions of each community. Sometimes even common interests or patterns have appeared among the different traditions and communities. Through a series of case studies, Sharing the Sacred exemplifies the variety of issues and methods involved in the study of the religious history of the Holy Land.

Beyond The Castle Doors

Author: Maria Morris O'Brien
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ISBN: 9781844091102
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A deeply evocative fusion of fiction and tenets of self-discovery and self-realization

Women And Judaism

Author: Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization. Symposium
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The lives of Jewish women throughout the ages are illuminated and celebrated in this dynamic anthology, which features the insights and research of historians, sociologists, artists, theologians, and philosophers. Jewish women in antiquity are examined from several perspectives: D. W. Griffith’s often-overlooked film masterpiece Judith of Bethulia; the “domestication” of Sarah from Hebrew scriptures to Hellenistic Jewish renderings; “nice Jewish girls” like Ruth and Esther who used wine to achieve power; the portrayal of Miriam in the Dead Sea Scrolls; and the impact of rabbinical decisions to exempt women from festive rituals. Later medieval and early modern Jewish women are the subjects of chapters that examine women as prophets and visionaries in Judaism, the depiction of Jewish women in anti-Semitic art caricature, and the history of intermarriage in the early twentieth century. A discussion of the stories of Martin Buber, S. Y. Agnon, and I. L. Peretz highlights the experiences of modern Jewish women, while a wide-ranging examination of current Jewish feminist scholarship finds the discipline “between a rock and a hard place.” Also of note are an investigation into the activity of traditional women’s theatrical groups in Israel, the living memories of American Jewish women via oral narratives, the contributions of women to American Reform Judaism, and two series of posters from the Jewish Women’s Archive of Boston, which provide insight into the lives of extraordinary Jewish women.

A Rebel In Defense Of Tradition

Author: Michael Wreszin
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This book is the quintessential story of an American awakening. It is the tale of an upper-middle-class white male, schooled in the elite institutions of the WASP establishment, who managed to jettison all of the prejudices and provincialism of his class and through the force of his inquiring mind, to become one of the most penetrating critics of mid-century American civilization.