The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies is a comprehensive survey of of the field - past, present and future. Providing an overview of the key theoretical and methodological issues, as well as practical guidance on researching, it is the ideal guide for advanced students in Jewish Studies.Topics covered include:- The Hebrew Bible- Medieval Jews and Judaism- Judaism and Modernity- Gender and Judaism- Judaism and Material CultureSurvey essays from internationally-renowned scholars and teachers including Sergio DellaPergola, Elie Rekhess, and Leonard J. Greenspoon. Providing overviews of Jewish history and the development of Judaism, The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies also guides students through central issues that cut across historical periods. Practical tools include a period-specific bibliography, a chronology, maps, and a glossary of key terms and concepts. This is the essential guide for all students exploring the rich and dynamic field of Jewish Studies.