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Author Diamond, Eliezer.

Title Holy men and hunger artists [electronic resource] : fasting and asceticism in rabbinic culture / Eliezer Diamond.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.


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Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 228 p.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism has generally been either overlooked or actually denied. Diamond shows that rabbinic asceticism does indeed exist. This asceticism is mainly secondary, rather than primary, in that the rabbis place no value on self-denial in and of itself.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Asceticism in rabbinical literature.
Fasting -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
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