The book focuses on the history, ethnography, and convoluted ethnic identity of the Karaites, an ethnoreligious group in Eastern Galicia (modern Ukraine). The small community of the Karaite Jews, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking minority, who had been living in Eastern Europe since the late Middle Ages, developed a unique ethnographic culture and religious tradition. The book offers the first comprehensive study of the Galician Karaite community from its earliest days until today with the main emphasis placed on the period from 1772 until 1945. Especially important is the analysis of the twentieth-century dejudaization (or Turkicization) of the community, which saved the Karaites from the horrors of the Holocaust.
The Karaites of Galicia
In The Slavonic Texts of 2 Enoch, Grant Macaskill publishes the manuscript evidence for this important pseudepigraphon in a format that allows synoptic comparison of the variants, along with a critical introduction and a translation of the neglected manuscript B
Mikhail Weisskopf, The Hebrew University, Translated by Lydia Wechsler, Edited by Judith Robey
The Veil of Moses describes the creation of Russian romantic literary stereotypes which shaped the opinion of the Russian public on the Jews.
Edited by Andrei Orlov, Marquette University and Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan. Associate Editor Jason Zurawski, University of Michigan
This book presents a collection of papers from the fifth conference of the Enoch Seminar. The conference re-examined 2 Enoch, an early Jewish apocalyptic text previously known to scholars only in its Slavonic translation, in light of recently identified Coptic fragments.
The newly dicovered complete corpus of the Jewish poll-tax lists provides a totally new outlook on Jewish autonomy in eighteenth century Poland from which a full reconstruction of the Jewish settlement can be drawn. The book includes series of tables and maps.
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