Sermons in Medieval and Early Modern Judaism
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The sermon is here defined as an act of oral communication, ordinarily within the context of a public religious event, in which a selected individual expounds the meaning of a scriptural passage or some other classical Jewish text in a manner intended to address the intellectual or spiritual needs of the listeners. Secondarily, the sermon is…

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Saperstein, Marc, “Sermons in Medieval and Early Modern Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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