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Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, studies, and tradition is the definitive source on certainly one of global history's such a lot curious phenomenons, encompassing the groups, cultures, ethnicities, and reports created by way of the Diaspora in each sector of the area the place Jews stay or Jewish ancestry exists.The encyclopedia is prepared in 3 volumes. the 1st comprises a hundred essays at the Jewish Diaspora event, with assurance starting from ethnography and demography to philosophy, heritage, track, and company. the second one and 3rd volumes characteristic hundreds of thousands of articles and essays on Diaspora areas, nations, towns, and different destinations. With a piece of writing board of well known Jewish students, and with an awfully entire workforce of members, Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora captures the total scope of its topic like no different reference paintings earlier than it.

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Mendels, D. 2005. ” A review of Guren’s Diaspora [Hebrew]. Katharsis 3: 38–47. Rajak, T. 2001. ” In The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome, edited by T. Rajak, 335–354. Leiden-Koeln, the Netherlands: Brill. Roth-Gerson, L. 1987. ” In Synagogues in Antiquity [Hebrew], edited by A. A. Kasher, A. Oppenheimer, U. Rappaport, 133–146. Jerusalem. Sanders, E. P. 1990. Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah. London: Trinity Press International. Schwartz, S. 2001. Imperialism and Jewish Society. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Jewish communities outside the Land of Israel could be traced first and foremost by their communal life, their adherence to Jewish law and beliefs, and their adherence to Jewish Scripture, examples being the Hebrew Bible and the synagogue, an institution that became central to the communities in the Diaspora DIASPORA IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD 9 (Levina 2000). A further strong common denominator was the linkage to the Holy Land and to the Temple and its institutions. The Jewish Diaspora in whatever place outside the Holy Land never gave up the longing (even if just sentimental and theoretical) to become again a reassembled national entity in the Land of Israel.

And D. Mendels. 2006. ” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 16 (1): 91–137. Gafni, I. M. 1997. Land Center and Diaspora. Jewish Constructs in Late Antiquity. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press. Gruen, E. S. 2002. Diaspora, Jews amidst Greeks and Romans. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Holladay, C. R. 1983. Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors, vol. 1. Atlanta: Scholars Press. Holladay, C. R. 1989. Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors, vol. 2. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

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