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The commentary of Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzhak, b. Troyes 1040, d. 1105), part of the Jewish core curriculum, is reprinted here together with the Hebrew biblical text. This study takes selected portions to investigate citations of the Hebrew bible and the Masorah in Rashi's commentary, thus providing an introduction to medieval Jewish biblical interpretation and the Ashkenazi tradition of reading the Hebrew bible.
Medieval Christian use of Hebrew and postbiblical Jewish texts -- Nicholas of Lyra, O.F.M.: mediating Hebrew traditions for a Christian audience -- The challenge of unbelief: knowing Christian truth through Jewish scripture -- Wrestling with Rashi: Nicholas of Lyra's quodlibetal questions and anti-Jewish polemic -- Christian ownership of Jewish text: Nicholas of Lyra as an alternative Jewish authority
Introduction : On Otherism and Othering / Diana Dimitrova -- The Religion of Coolitude / Rashi Rohatgi -- Religion and "Otherness" in a New World : The Radhasoami Tradition in Transnational Space / Diana Dimitrova -- "Othering" through Language : The Construction of Two Languages and Communal Identities in British India / Rahman Tariq -- The Idea of a Nation : H.R. Bacchan's Palimpsestian House of Wine / Anne Castaing -- The Politics of "Otherness" : The Hindi Plays of Urdu-Hindi Author Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996) / Diana Dimitrova -- Imagining the Powerful "Other" : Representations of Razia Sultan / Urvi Mukhopadhyay -- Queer Bollywood : Same-Sex Sexuality, Gender Transgression and "Otherness" in Indian Popular Cinema of the 1990s / Thomas Waugh -- Towards an Inclusive, Fluid Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Commercial Indian Cinema(s) / Sunny Singh
In 'Reading the Rabbis' Eva De Visscher examines the Hebrew scholarship of Englishman Herbert of Bosham (c.1120-c.1194). Chiefly known as the loyal secretary and hagiographer of Archbishop Thomas Becket and enemy of Henry II, he appears here as an outstanding Hebraist whose linguistic proficiency and engagement with Rabbinic sources, including contemporary teachers, were unique for a northern-European Christian of his time. Two commentaries on the Psalms by Herbert form the focus of scrutiny. In demonstrating influence from Jewish and Christian texts such as Rashi, Hebrew-French glossaries, Hebrew-Latin Psalters, and Victorine scholarship, De Visscher situates Herbert within the context of an increased interest in the revision of Jerome's Latin Bible and literal exegesis, and a heightened Christian awareness of Jewish "other-ness"
The contentious origins of Medicare and Medicaid / Julian E. Zelizer -- Civil rights and Medicare : historical convergence and continuing legacy / David Barton Smith -- The early days of Medicaid and Medicare : a personal reflection / Rashi Fein -- The road not taken : what happened to Medicare for all? / Jonathan Oberlander and Theodore Marmor -- The transformation of Medicaid from poor law legacy to middle-class entitlement? / Jill Quadango -- How the courts created the Medicaid entitlement / Sara Rosenbaum -- Medicare and the social transformations of American elders / Mark Schlesinger -- The third rail of politics? : Medicare's untouchability / Mark Peterson -- Medicare innovations in the war over the key to the U.S. treasury / Uwe E. Reinhardt -- Medicaid rising : the perils and potential of federalism / Frank Thompson -- Independence and freedom : public opinion and the politics of Medicare and Medicaid / Andrea Louise Campbell -- The era of big government : why it never ended / Keith Wailoo -- The missing piece : Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care / Judith Feder -- From servant to master? : Medicare, cost control, and the future of American health care / Jacob Hacker -- Medicare in American political history : the rise and fall of social insurance / James Morone and Elizabeth Fauquert -- Built to last? : policy retrenchment and regret in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act / Paul Starr