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Prologue: How Do We Know When We Are On To Something?

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The problematic status of the notions of "sects" and "sectarianism" across the spectrum of those who study the Jewish past raises the bar of proof even higher than usual for those scholars who elect to utilize these concepts in their research, and who think that these notions are useful for better understanding "their tribe," at the very least. The chapter provides a definition for the term sectarianism. It analyses whether sectarianism was applicable or inapplicable to some point in the Jewish past or present. The chapter further analyzes the relevant sources with the help of the definition.

Keywords: Jewish sectarianism; sects



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