English, Recent Publications

Some new articles from off the beaten track

My new RAMBI RSS feed is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some new and not so new titles from off the beaten track that caught my eye:

Stephen J. Pfann, “ Abducted by God? : The process of heavenly ascent in Jewish tradition, from Enoch to Paul, from Paul to Akiva,”  Henoch 33.1 (2011): 113-128.

Pfann’s aricle appears in a special issue of Henoch devoted to “Enochic Traditions and Mediatorial Figures in Second Temple Judiasm and Their Legacy in Early Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and Islam, curated by Jason M. Zuraswski, University of Michigan

Anders Hultgård, “La religión irania en la antigüedad: su impacto en las religiones de su entorno – judaísmo, cristianismo, gnosis” in Biblia y Helenismo; el pensamiento griego y la formación del cristianismo (Antonio Piñero ed.; Córdoba: El Almendro, 2007), 551-593.

Admiel Kosman, “ Über die geistige Liebe in der talmudischen Literatur : die Liebesgeschichte von Akiva und seiner Partnerin neu gelesen,” in Jüdischer Almanach (2010): 26-45.

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Digitally Humanizing Jewish Studies

RAMBI has added RSS feeds (=RAMBIRSS)

The past week has seen some updates in the digital humanities side of Jewish Studies.

For those of us who like wasting time constructively online, RAMBI has added some 17 RSS feeds of recently published articles. Each feed is dedicated to different categories of the catalog.

In its newest version, The Friedberg Genizah Project added another 70,000 images or so to its database. Most of the images are of fragments located in the Cambridge University and British Libraries. The FGP also made some significant “website improvements”, such as a redone “browse by collection function”, a unified advanced search, an expanded text search, joins display, and more (I hope in a future post to provide guidelines for getting the most out of FGP).