Martyrdom Through the Ages
Publication Date: January 2009
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2009, pp.8-9.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Judaic Studies; Publications; Religion; Literature
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.