"Remember that glorious girl": Jephthah's Daughter in Medieval Jewish Culture

  title={"Remember that glorious girl": Jephthah's Daughter in Medieval Jewish Culture},
  author={Elisheva Baumgarten},
  journal={Jewish Quarterly Review},
  pages={180 - 209}
This article discusses the figure of Jephthah's daughter in medieval Europe, and especially in medieval Ashkenaz during the years that followed the First Crusade. Its main focus is a practice that was explained by the story of Jephthah's daughter, the practice of not drinking water for a few hours on four days of the year, the period of the tekufah (the equinoxes and solstices). Following the medieval narrative by presenting the medieval sources in light of a number of parallel literary… 

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