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  1. Freak, Not Sage: An Exploration Into Freakishness in Modern Jewish Culture.Catherine Hezser - 2015 - Culture and Dialogue 3 (1):51-71.
    The images of the clown and the freak and representations of the grotesque body are recurrent motifs in modern Jewish literature, film, art, theatre and dance. Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis is an early prototype of the changeling who leaves conventional human appearance behind and is gradually transformed into an insect-like creature. The story served as a prototype for Woody Allen’s film Zelig, in which the main protagonist adopts a variety of different personas, amongst them a Nazi in the Third Reich. The (...)
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    Jewish Slavery in Antiquity.Catherine Hezser - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views while at the same time preserving specifically Jewish nuances.
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  3. Material Culture and Daily Life.Catherine Hezser - 2011 - In Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine. pp. 301.
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  4. The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity.Catherine Hezser & Diana Vikander Edelman (eds.) - 2021 - Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing.
    This volume investigates for the first time whether and to what extent religious knowledge - e.g., "sacred" narratives, customary practices, legal rules, family traditions, festival observances - was accessible to and known by ordinary people beyond religious functionaries. This book is the first collaborative interdisciplinary study of this important subject area with chapters written by international experts on ancient Mesopotamia, the Hebrew Bible, Qumran literature, rabbinic literature, and early Christianity including apocrypha and monastic traditions.
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    The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture, Vol. 1The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture, Vol. 2.Yaron Z. Eliav, Peter Schafer & Catherine Hezser - 2002 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 122 (1):132.
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