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Recent Content

Conf: Beyond the Myth of “Golden Spain”: Patterns of Islamization in Modern Jewish Scholarship on Islam

Beyond the Myth of “Golden Spain”: Patterns of Islamization in Modern Jewish Scholarship on Islam

8.-9. Juli 2014, Goethe University Frankfurt, Campus Westend, Casino 1.801

Organized by the Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy (Goethe University Frankfurt)

In cooperation with the Graduate School “Theologie als Wissenschaft” (http://www.theologie-als-wissenschaft.de/)

Death of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

H-Judaic is greatly saddened by the death of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
(1924-2014), a leading figure in Jewish spiritual life and longtime
professor -- at the University of  Manitoba and more recently at Naropa
University in Boulder, CO.  Prof Schachter-Shalomi's wide-ranging career is
chronicled in his archive available here:
http://libcudl.colorado.edu:8180/luna/servlet/UCBOULDERCB1~68~68

For memorial articles in JTA and Tablet, see

Re: Chazak chazak v'nitchazek

Regarding the question of Joshua Shanes where/when is the origin of the custom for the congregation to respond chazak chazak v'nitchazek at the conclusion of each sefer's reading:
See:
1. Yaakov Shmuel Spiegel, Amirat Hazak ve-Yishar Koah, Bar-Ilan Annual 26-27 (1995), pp.
343-370; Reprinted in Yaakov S. Spiegel, Pitchei Tefillah u-Mo'ed, Elkanah-Rechovot,
Michlelet Orot Yisrael, 2010, pp. 214-241.
2. Daniel Sperber, Minhagei Israel, vol. 1 p. 80 n. 13 and vol. 2, p. 302.
3. Eliyahu Gur Arye, Hikrei Minhagim, vol. 1, p. 126 ff.

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