This concise dictionary of Judaism comprises over 1000 entries describing all of the key features of faith, tradition and historical past within the Jewish religion. Designed for the coed in addition to the final reader, it merits a spot in each library and each Jewish domestic.
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326–329. See also idem, “The Muslim Connection,” p. 161. Cohen relates this new critique of the contemporary Jew to the rising cosmopolitanism of the High Middle Ages, where closer contacts between Jews and Christians led to a new Christian scrutiny of the Jewish neighbor. “Scholarship and Intolerance in the Medieval Academy,” pp. 319–325. As well, the Christian encounter with Islam contributed to the subsumption of Judaism with the larger category of infidel. Idem, “The Muslim Connection,” p. 162.
131–133 n. 101. 7 See above, n. 1. 8 See above, n. 2. 9 When we begin to investigate Abulafia’s complex relationship toward Christianity by first considering his cultural context, it becomes apparent that the often harsh tenor of Jewish anti-Christian polemics is echoed in his own writings. Yet even in the midst of his vituperations against Christianity, Abulafia not infrequently proffers a nuanced perspective on the relative status of the gentile world vis-à-vis Judaism. Lying behind his open antagonism, clear traces of Abulafia’s wider range of attitudes toward Christianity also emerge persistently.
See Idel, Kabbalah and Eros, p. 46, for the perspective that the marian cult could have been influenced by much older Jewish conceptions of the Shekhinah. 17 Burns, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Crusader Kingdom of Valencia, p. 126. , p. 127. , p. 136. 20 Burns relates several accounts of Jews and Christians amicably doing business together, and of Jews accumulating impressive wealth in the process. , pp. 141, 144–145, 148. Baer notes the resemblance between the lifestyles of Spanish Christians and Jews at this time.
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