Ask Now of the Days That Are Past

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Aaron Bar Asher, 22
Abdur-Rahman III, 153
Abelard, Peter, 56
Abraham, 45, 96, 131, 146
Abraham ben David of Posquières, Rabbi (the Ravad), 257–58
Abravanel, Don Isaac, 62
Abravanel, Dona Benvenida, 185–87
Abudraham, Rabbi David, 39–40
acoustics, 219
Adam, 45, 80
adultery, 141
Aeneas, 257
Afghanistan, 43
afterlife, 101–5, 287
Agag, 143
Aggadah, 223, 285
Akiva, Rabbi, 216
Akkadian, 78, 147
Albo, Rabbi Joseph, 143
alchemy, 178
Aleppo, 23
Bible Codex (Crown, Keter), 22
Alexander II, Czar, 12, 13
Alexandria, 263
Alkabetz, Rabbi Solomon, 130
al-Rumi, Jalal ad-Din, 34
Amalek, 128, 143
Ammonites, 128
Amorites, 148
Amsterdam, 87–90
Andrew of St. Victor, 53
angels, 148, 230–32
animals, 60, 101–5, 261
kosher, 104
Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 72, 288
anti-Semitism, 10, 184
Antoninus, 175
ants, 282
queen of, 282
Antz (Dreamworks), 281
archives, 16
arendars, 198, 199, 200
Aristotle, 103
Ashkenazic Jews, 18, 40, 74, 93, 285

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Table of contents

  • Title Page III
  • Table of Contents V
  • Introduction IX
  • Scribes and Scholarship 1
  • 1- People of the BookSectionReview.sh 3
  • 2- How to Start a Jewish Newspaper* 9
  • 3- The European Genizah* 15
  • 4- The Crown of Aleppo** 21
  • Holiness and Heresy 29
  • 5- Where Seldom Is Heard a Mystical Word* 31
  • 6- A Dubious Blessing* 37
  • 7- Hiwi the Heretic* 43
  • Encounters and Enlightenings 49
  • 8- Rabbi in the Abbey* 51
  • 9- Thou Shall Not Kill* 59
  • 10- On the Other Hand* 65
  • Babies, Brides, and Burials 69
  • 11- Birth Rites* 71
  • 12- May the Best Man Win* 77
  • 13- Beauty versus Virtue- An Age-Old Argument* 83
  • 14- Who Was Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride?* 87
  • 15- Beneath the Stars* 93
  • 16- All Cows Go to Heaven* 101
  • Congregation and Community 107
  • 17- Trimming the Guest List 109
  • 18- Service Interruption* 113
  • 19- Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?* 119
  • Policy and Piety 125
  • 20- Taking Leave of Our Census* 127
  • 21- The Wagers of Sin* 133
  • 22- Affairs of State* 139
  • 23- Prophets, Protests, and Pepper Spray* 145
  • 24- The Vice-President of Grenada* 151
  • 25- Majority Rules* 159
  • 26- Baldness, Bears, and Bottled Water* 165
  • Economics and Ethics 171
  • 27- Minimizing Your Assets* 173
  • 28- Not All That Glisters* 177
  • 29- You Can Bank on It* 183
  • 30- Ransom Note* 189
  • 31- The Price Is Right* 195
  • Buildings and Blessings 203
  • 32- Rabbi, Watch out for That Beam* 205
  • 33- Beam Me Up* 211
  • 34- The Walls Have Ears* 215
  • 35- Preparing for a Prophet* 221
  • Life and Leisure 227
  • 36- Healthy Advice from the Top Authorities 229
  • 37- Tennis, Anyone?* 235
  • 38- Keeping the Ball in Play* 241
  • 39- Pushing Torah* 247
  • Creatures and Curiosities 253
  • 40- The Siren—s Song* 255
  • 41- The Power of the Human Voice* 261
  • 42- The Love Apple* 265
  • 43- Horse Sense* 269
  • 44- The Right Vampire* 275
  • 45- Going to the Ants* 281
  • Glossary 285
  • Index 301
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