Friendship in Jewish History, Religion, and Culture

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Price
$115.14
Publisher
Penn State University Press
Publish Date
Pages
270
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780271087948

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About the Author

Lawrence Fine is Irene Kaplan Leiwant Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion Emeritus, at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author or editor of seven books, including the award-winning Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos: Isaac Luria and His Kabbalistic Fellowship.

Reviews

"This innovative and accessible anthology highlights the significance of a frequently neglected facet of Jewish life. I know of no other scholarly work that explores the varieties of human friendship in such a wide range of Jewish sources. The attention to gender is particularly noteworthy and adds immensely to the value and interest of this important volume."

--Judith R. Baskin, author of Midrashic Women: Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature


"This book definitely contributes to the scholarly conversation in Jewish studies by connecting in multiple ways to issues of Jewish literature, history, and religion. The diversity of themes and methodological orientations in the chapters mirrors the diversity to be found in the field of Jewish studies and therefore will have great resonance among scholars and students of Jewish studies."

--Ira Robinson, editor of Renewing Our Days: Montreal Jews in the Twentieth Century