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Orthodoxy
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Perceived as Orthodox are those currents within Judaism whose adherents live in keeping with traditional religious law (Halakhah) and who view themselves as the authentic and often also sole bearers of normative Judaism in contrast to other religious trends. Irrespective of its own claims to historical continuity, Jewish Orthodoxy is a phenomenon of European modernity and differs from numerous pre-Enlightenme…

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Morgenstern, Matthias, “Orthodoxy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0606>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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