Melilah is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras. Contributors (2009) include Cynthia Crewe (abstract only), Dvir Abramovich, Phillip Mendes, and Elliot Cohen.
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Melilah is an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras. It was launched in 2004 by Bernard Jackson and Ephraim Nissan under the auspices of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester as the New Series of the journal of the same name founded by Edward Robertson and Meir Wallenstein, published in Hebrew by Manchester University Press from 1944 to 1955. Five substantial volumes, each of around two hundred pages, were produced before the series was discontinued. In his editorial foreword to the first edition, Robertson explained that Melilah had been established to promote Jewish scholarship in the face of the threat posed by the War and its aftermath. The title of the journal refers to the ears of corn that are plucked to rub in the hands before the grains can be eaten (Deut. 23:25).
Contents (2009): Cynthia Crewe, 'Plant Motifs on Jewish Ossuaries and Sarcophagi in Palestine in the Late Second Temple Period: Their Identification, Sociology and Significance'' (abstract only), Dvir Abramovich, 'Feminine Images in the Writings of Amos Oz', Phillip Mendes, '"We are all German Jews": Exploring the Prominence of Jews in the New Left', Elliot Cohen, ‘The Use of Holocaust Testimony by Jews for Jesus: A Narrative Inquiry’.