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Although the ideas of "tradition" and "modernity" may seem to be directly opposed, David Ellenson, a leading contemporary scholar of modern Jewish thought, understood that these concepts can also enjoy a more fluid relationship. In honor of Ellenson, editors Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers have gathered contributors for Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition to examine the permutations and adaptations of these intertwined forms of Jewish expression. Contributions draw from a range of disciplines and scholarly interests and vary in subject from the theological to the liturgical, sociological, and literary. The geographic and historical focus of the volume is on the United States and the State of Israel, both of which have been major sites of inquiry in Ellenson's work.

In twenty-one essays, contributors demonstrate that modernity did not simply replace tradition in Judaism, but rather entered into a variety of relationships with it: adopting or adapting certain elements, repossessing rituals that had once been abandoned, or struggling with its continuing influence. In four parts-Law, Ritual, Thought, and Culture-contributors explore a variety of subjects, including the role of reform in Israeli Orthodoxy, traditions of twentieth-century bar/bat mitzvah, end-of-life ethics, tensions between Zionism and American Jewry, and the rise of a 1960s New York Jewish counterculture. An introductory essay also presents an appreciation of Ellenson's scholarly contribution.

Bringing together leading Jewish historians, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and liturgists, Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity offers a collective view of a historically and culturally significant issue that will be of interest to Jewish scholars of many disciplines.

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Real Estate Transactions for Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Charleston Post Courier

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  • Real Estate Transactions for Sunday, November 2, 2014

    10/29/14 ,via Charleston Post Courier

    and Deborah P. Majoras for $5.3 million. Rabbit Island Kiawah LLC sold 9 Little Rabbit Lane, Little Rabbit Island to Martin M. and Jamie L. Meyers for $535,000. Deborah L. Doscher-McCormack and Steven J. McCormack sold 2661 Magnolia Woods Drive

  • Prince William and Stafford counties home sales

    10/29/14 ,via Washington Post

    Mountain Laurel Loop, 3322-Federal National Mortgage Association to Paola A. Meyers, $276,000. Pine Ct. . Rosings Way, 18985-Scott Franklin to Steve J. Tulo, $550,000. . Snowbird Lane, 34-William H. Wildman Jr. to Lawrence Carpenter, $270,000.



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    This book provides full coverage of the wide range of multivariate topics that graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences encounter, using a conceptual, non-mathematical, approach. Addressing correlation, multiple regression, exploratory factor analysis, MANOVA, path analysis, and structural equation modeling, it is geared toward the needs, level of sophistication, and interest in multivariate methodology that serves students in applied programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Readers are encouraged to focus on design and interpretation rather than the intricacies of specific computations.

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  • Mt. Diablo school board to consider extending superintendent's contract

    10/14/14 ,via San Jose Mercury News

    Two years ago, when the former school board voted to extend then-Superintendent Steven Lawrence's contract right before the 2012 board election, Hansen voted no. But this time around, Hansen said she sees no problem with locking in a contract with Meyer ...

  • Rose Hiltner, 85

    10/01/14 ,via Dairyland Peach

    Rose Marie Moening was born December 12, 1928 in Melrose, Minnesota to Henry and Margaret (Meyer) Moening. Henry and Margaret divorced ... She was united in marriage to Lawrence Hiltner on December 9, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.

  • Real estate transfers: Sept. 21

    09/20/14 ,via Ames Tribune

    Meyer Jr. Living Trust to Andrew Warren ... Susan Brennan and Lawrence Brennan to Jonathan Claussen and Rachel Claussen, property at 3127 Almond Road — $325,000. Steven Postol and Susan Postol to Joseph Folsom, property at 5201 Kansas Drive — $171,000.


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