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University of California Press
"Judaism is an ethnicity, to which one may belong regardless of belief or religious practice, but it is also a religion, defined by adherence to the Law of Moses. Contrary to popular belief, Judaism, in the sense defined by the Law, did not begin at Mount Sinai. The Torah or Pentateuch was formed over centuries, in a process that is still a matter of intense debate..." John J. Collins traces the reception of the Torah in its first 600 years, from the Babylonian exile to the end of the Second Temple period.
2017 Taubman Lectures
Starting next week The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in #JewishStudies and The #Magnes present The 2017 Taubman Lectures. Please RSVP to reserve your spot. #taubman #lectures #magnescollection, #ucberkeley, #berkeley, #museum, #jewish, #history, #art, #culture, #collection
Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children Collected in India (before 1976) Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Spanish, Hebrew square script Ink on vellum, pasted on stitched cardboard Judah L. Magnes Museum purchase, Bernard Kimmel collection, 2007.0.65 (A5) 17" x 23" (43x58 cm.) Amule...
Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children Collected in India (before 1976) Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Spanish, Hebrew square script Ink on vellum, pasted on stitched cardboard Judah L. Magnes Museum purchase, Bernard Kimmel collection, 2007.0.65 (A5) 17" x 23" (43x58 cm.) Amule...
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