Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series)

By Francis Landy

This publication is a set of Landy's reports at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The track of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the ebook of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet primarily its (often enigmatic) good looks. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical process attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's so much delicate and targeted literary critics.

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The Trias of Maimonides: Die Trias des Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, And Ancient Culture of Knowledge: Jüdische, Arabische und Antike Wissenschaft (Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums, Volume 30)

Jewish faith, Greek philosophy and Islamic concept mildew the philosophy and theology of Maimonides and symbolize his paintings as a superb instance of the fruitful move of tradition within the heart a long time. The authors convey a variety of points of this cultural cross-fertilization, regardless of spiritual and ethnic modifications. The reviews instructed strategies on a query that's very important for the current and the longer term: How may perhaps the various religions, cultures and ideas of data remain conveyed in synthesis? the quantity publishes the lectures given on the July 2004 foreign congress on the social gathering of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides’ death.

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Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation

By Aryeh Kaplan

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has translated Sefer Yetzirah, the oldest and so much mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to mild. He expounds at the dynamics of the religious area, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. while accurately understood, Sefer Yetzirah turns into the handbook for a truly distinctive kind of meditation intended to reinforce focus and to assist the improvement of telekinetic and telepathic powers. --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this name.

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

The celebrated historian of the Jewish humans, Howard M. Sachar, supplies us a accomplished and enchanting chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews during the last 400 years.

Tracking their destiny from Western Europe’s age of mercantilism within the 17th century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the twenty-first century, Sachar applies his well known narrative ability to the imperative function of the Jews in lots of of the main remarkable achievements of recent civilization: no matter if within the upward thrust of financial capitalism or of political socialism; within the discoveries of theoretical physics or utilized medication; in “higher” literary feedback or mass verbal exchange and renowned leisure.

As his account unfolds and strikes from epoch to epoch, from continent to continent, from Europe to the Americas and the center East, Sachar evaluates groups that, till in recent years, were underestimated within the standpoint of Jewish and international history—among them, Jews of Sephardic provenance, of the Moslem areas, and of Africa. via an analogous token, Sachar applies a master’s hand in describing and decoding the Jews’ exact publicity and sensible usefulness to totalitarian movements—fascist, Nazi, and Stalinist. within the technique, he shines an unsparing gentle at the frequently greatly distinct habit of separate ecu peoples, and on separate Jewish populations, throughout the Holocaust.

A distillation of the author’s life of scholarly study and educating adventure, A heritage of the Jews within the smooth World presents a resource of unsurpassed highbrow richness for college scholars and expert laypersons alike.

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Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History (Ancient Israel and Its Literature)

This number of essays examines the connection of prophecy to the Deuteronomistic background (Deuteronomy 2 Kings), together with the old truth of prophecy that stands at the back of the textual content and the portrayal of prophecy in the literature itself. The participants use a couple of views to discover the forms of intermediation and the cultic atmosphere of prophecy within the historical close to East; the portrayal of prophecy in pentateuchal traditions, pre-Deuteronomistic resources, and different close to jap literature; the various views mirrored in the Deuteronomistic historical past; and the prospective Persian interval surroundings for the ultimate kind of the Deuteronomistic background. jointly the gathering represents the present nation of a tremendous, ongoing dialogue. The members are Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana Edelman, Mignon R. Jacobs, Mark Leuchter, Martti Nissinen, Mark O Brien, Raymond F. individual Jr., Thomas C. Römer, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Rannfrid Thelle.

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The Wandering Who

By Gilad Atzmon

An research of Jewish id politics and Jewish modern ideology utilizing either pop culture and scholarly texts. Jewish id is tied up with probably the most tricky and contentious problems with at the present time. the aim during this ebook is to open a lot of those matters up for dialogue. considering Israel defines itself brazenly because the ‘Jewish State’, we should always ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish tradition’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal features embedded in Jewish secular discourse, either Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the that means of ‘history’ and ‘time’ in the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled inside assorted types of secular Jewish political discourse or even in the Jewish left. He questions what it's that leads Diaspora Jews to spot themselves with Israel and associate with its politics. The devastating kingdom of our international affairs increases an instantaneous call for for a conceptual shift in our highbrow and philosophical angle in the direction of politics, identification politics and history.

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Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

By Martin Goodman

A magisterial historical past of the great fight among the Roman and Jewish worlds that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally well known in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this clash, its factors, and its outcomes with extraordinary authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility among the cultural, political, and spiritual ideals and practices of the 2 peoples and explains how Rome's pursuits have been served by way of a coverage of brutality opposed to the Jews. even as, Christians started to distance themselves from their origins, changing into more and more adversarial towards Jews as Christian effect unfold in the empire. this can be the authoritative paintings of the way those nice civilizations collided and the way the reverberations are felt to today.

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The Literature of the Sages : First Part : Oral Torah, Halakha, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, External Tractates (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad Novum Testamentum, Section 2, Volume 3)

By Shmuel Safrai

This element of the Compendia is dedicated to Jewish literature from the periods
of the second one Temple and the Talmud. We understand simple kinds: 1) the
varied crew of apocryphal and pseudepigraphic writings and Hellenistic Jewish
literature; 2) the literature of the Sages.
The first classification, which used to be handled in quantity of this part, has
usually survived within the Greek, both having been written in that language or
translated from the unique Hebrew or Aramaic. in lots of instances basically the
translations into Greek, or different languages, have survived. This literature has
for the main half reached us via Christian literary culture and never via
Jewish resources. in reality, this sort of literature used to be essentially misplaced to Jewish
In this class we incorporated the literature of the Qumran sect which has
survived in its unique Hebrew. This literature used to be now not transmitted by means of Jewish or
Christian culture yet was once chanced on during archeological investigations
and, also, accidentally discoveries from historical genizot or storehouses
for discarded books in synagogues.
The moment type, the literature of the Sages, was once initially created
wholly in Palestine, and from the 3rd century C . E . additionally in Babylonia. It was
composed in Hebrew and Aramaic, and has reached us through Jewish culture. It is
to this physique of literature that the 2 elements of this quantity are dedicated.

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Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume II

By Aharon Ziegler

In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, insights into Jewish legislation from the preeminent determine of twentieth-century smooth Orthodoxy are awarded in a transparent and concise demeanour. generally called "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, has encouraged and stimulated the highbrow brain and touched the delicate hearts of millions of people.

While he used to be no longer inevitably often called a decisor, or poseik, of halakha, he was once well known as someone who had the uncanny skill to conceptualize the spirit of Jewish legislation on a common point. all through his lifetime, the Rav released few works, transmitting his Torah wisdom via sessions and lectures as an alternative. As a pupil of Rabbi Soloveitchik for a few years, Rabbi Aharon Ziegler amassed an unlimited library of notes and tapes at the Rav's halakhot. during this quantity he stocks the Rav's exact and maybe lesser recognized halakhic positions on a variety of issues, together with:

*The technique for lights candles on Friday evening;
*Celebrating Thanksgiving and consuming turkey;
*Using grape juice for the 4 cups of wine at a Seder;
*Giving an aliyah on Mincha Yom Kippur to somebody who can't quickly;
*Covering one's head in the course of davening;
*Fast days and pregnant ladies;
*Bris Milah via a nonobservant Mohel;
*Discarding outdated, tired tzitzis; and
*Many different concerns related to the Sabbath, vacations, prayer, and lifestyles cycle occasions.

Whether studied within the synagogue, tuition, or Jewish domestic, those phrases of knowledge from the Rav supply glimpses into the outstanding brain of 1 of the best thinkers in Jewish background.

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Seed of Avraham: The 4000 Year History of the Jewish Family

The miracle of the Jewish family's survival was once expected - assured.

The written heritage of the home of Avraham has been born out through the choose and shovel of 20th century archeology. To doubt its validity within the face of the entire proof is foolishness. yet probably i am flawed for might be the kin of fools is even older than the home of Avraham.

Like each relatives, the home of Avraham is a combined lot. There have continuously been a couple of who observed little worth within the birthright - attempted denying it - -gave it up - yet seldom with luck or to their very own profit. Others confronted suffering, torture, loss of life - instead of provide it up. those that survived confidently came upon their present; those that perished - who understands what prize awaited them for his or her sufferings. Such are the issues religion is made from. It used to be envisioned.

It has come to move.

Preview this Jewish background Novel by way of clicking at the conceal of Seed of Avraham

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