Lila Abu-Lughod's Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular Media (Amsterdam PDF

By Lila Abu-Lughod

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An integral theme of that day’s celebration is “reversal” (Esther 9:1), reflecting the Jews’ 33 From The Regimen of Health, excerpted from Rosner’s (1990, p. 47) translation. The second party in both the account of Rabbi Jeremiah and of Bar Kappara made a deliberate attempt to avoid laughing, which may indicate conflicting views on humor among the sages of the Talmud (see also Nedarim 50b). 35 Bava’s name is also the Aramaic word for “gate”. 36 Translation based on Brodsky (2011, p. 20). 37 For other examples of humor in the Talmud, see Brodsky (2011) and Diamond (2011).

Chapters 17 and 86, each beginning, “A prayer of David”, and chapter 90 beginning, “A prayer of Moses”). Relatedly, the Talmudic sage Rabbi Eleazar explains that prayer is among the most significant forms of divine service (Berakoth 32b), an idea reflected in more modern works, such as that of the Hasidic master Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi who wrote that “the idea of prayer is the foundation of the whole Torah” (as cited in Cohn-Sherbok, 2003, p. 440). Although prayer may be viewed as a means of influencing a deity to satisfy the petitioner’s desires, Jewish prayer is also about connecting to the divine, a concept directly in consonance with the CSV notion of transcendence.

For example, Golner (1982) and Goldberg (1986a, 1986b) argued that the spiritual practices of the Sabbath day parallel philosophies and interventions popular in contemporary mental health care. , 1997) and its focus on gratitude (Weiss & Levy, 2010). Moreover, Krichiver (2010) connects all major Jewish holidays with related positive psychology character strengths, including many strengths associated with transcendence. In addition to theoretical analyses, various empirical studies of Jewish research participants also examined aspects of transcendence and emotional well-being.

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