The present volume contains the procectings of a conference of " Writing and the Mystical Experience in the Religions of the Book" held at the Sorbonne in 1994. Though this theme is examined within the Christian and Islamic traditions, most of the contributions touch on this phenomenon in Jewish mysticism in the various stages of its historical development from the Midrash an d Merkabah right down to Luryanis Qabbalah and appear a lang site. Theoretical and methodoligical essays phenomenological studies of particular rituals connected with the mystical experience both in the Jewish and non-Jewish context. Of particular significance are the articles dealing with comparative aspects between Christian, Jewish and Muslim rituals such as baptism or the visitation of tombs.
Expérience et Écriture Mystiques dans les Religions du Livre
Joachim J.M.S. Yeshaya, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
In Poetry and Memory in Karaite Prayer Joachim Yeshaya offers an edition of liturgical poems composed by the twelfth-century Egyptian Karaite poet Moses Darʿī, which are analyzed as early examples of the introduction of poetry and “memory” into Karaite prayer.
Edited, translated and annotated by Shlomo Sela
This volume offers the first critical edition, accompanied with English translation and commentary, of Sefer ha-Moladot, which addresses the doctrine and the system of continuous horoscopy in nativities, and of Sefer ha-Tequfah, which focuses exclusively on continuous horoscopy in nativities.
In The Genizah Psalms David M. Stec presents an edition of the Hebrew text of MS 798 of the Antonin Collection together with an English translation, introduction, commentary and analysis of language.
Michael Toch, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Economic History of European Jews offers a radical revision of demographics and economics. It explains how the presence of Jews was a limited one and their trade was just that, trade by Jews, not “Jewish Trade”.
Efraim Lev, Haifa University and Leigh Chipman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The manuscripts of the Cairo Genizah are a unique source for medieval medical history. In this study, Lev and Chipman offer an insight into the everyday practical medicine of medieval Egypt, as revealed by the prescriptions in the Genizah.
Edited by Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University and Arturo Prats, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The articles of this volume present instantiations of the Hebrew Bible’s deployment in textual and visual forms by Iberian Jewish, Christian and converso exegetes, translators, philosophers, artists, and literary authors between the anti-Jewish riots of 1391 and the Expulsion of 1492.
The responsa in the Jacques Mosseri Genizah Collection (10th–18th century) offer a vivid window into Jewish social and legal history, wherein one discovers the rich facets of the private and public life of the medieval and early-modern Jewish community.
Through the analysis of transcribed verbal testimonies of the Sephardim in the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century a vision of Jewish Ottoman life as well as a deep understanding of the development of Judeo-Spanish can be appreciated.
This book studies verbal morphological theories expressed in medieval Karaite grammars of Biblical Hebrew, in particular Kitāb al-ʿUqūd fī Taṣārīf al-Luġa al-ʿIbrāniyya. Furthermore, it examines Karaite approaches to the verbal classification and didactic tools used in Karaite pedagogical grammars.
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