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Title:
Leadership and conflict : tensions in medieval and early modern Jewish history and culture
Author:
Saperstein, Marc.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014.
Physical Description:
xii, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"This is a collection of the author's essays, some previously published, all freshly edited for this volume. It is a multifaceted analysis of how Jewish leaders in medieval and early modern times responded to the challenges they faced. Based largely on the study of sermons and response -- genres that show Jewish leaders addressing real situations in the lives of their people -- it reveals how rabbis have handled intellectual, social, and political diversity and conflict in various vibrant Jewish communities"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781906764494
Format :
Book