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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Shmuel Shepkaru; Shmuel Shepkaru

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2009, pp.8-9.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social research)

Keywords: Judaic Studies; Publications; Religion; Literature

Type: Brief


The author introduces a series of articles exploring recent trends in the study of the phenomenon of martyrdom in Jewish history, theology, philosophy and liturgy. Jewish martyrdom is a much more multifaceted and mysterious phenomenon than was previously thought, the author explains.