Category: Judaism

  • Download Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter by Bonna Haberman PDF

    By Bonna Haberman

    surroundings apart vitriolic debates and worn postures, Rereading Israel refreshes present conversations approximately Israel, starting Jewish assets to interpret Israel in severe, leading edge, and encouraging methods. The e-book offers readers with a chance to interact ethically, intellectually, and emotionally, demanding them to use the assets at their disposal to grapple in truth and creatively with land and folks, background, textual content, and spirit. This attention invitations those that learn right into a deep exploration in their roles and their relationships to the future of a profoundly human and unfinished sacred project.
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  • Download Jewish New Testament Commentary by David H. Stern PDF

    By David H. Stern

    Drawing on years of analysis, Dr. Stern relates the recent testomony textual content to the Tanakh (Old Testament), to the historic surroundings, to rabbinic fabrics and Christian theology. He solutions questions Jewish humans have approximately Yeshua, the hot testomony, and Christianity; questions Christians have approximately Judaism and the Jewish roots in their religion; and questions Messianic Jews have approximately being either Jewish and Messianic.
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  • Download Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue by Marc Leepson PDF

    By Marc Leepson

    whilst Thomas Jefferson died at the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's 50th birthday -- he was once greater than $100,000 in debt. compelled to promote hundreds of thousands of acres of his lands and the majority of his furnishings and art, in 1831 his heirs bid a last see you later to Monticello itself. the home their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, his liked "essay in architecture," used to be bought to the top bidder.
    Saving Monticello bargains the 1st entire post-Jefferson historical past of this American icon and divulges the superb tale of the way one Jewish relations kept the home that grew to become a kin domestic to them for 89 years -- longer than it ever used to be to the Jeffersons. With a dramatic narrative sweep throughout generations, Marc Leepson vividly recounts the turbulent saga of this fabled property. two times the home got here to the edge of smash, and two times it used to be stored, by way of assorted generations of the Levy kin. United through a fierce love of state, they commemorated the Founding Fathers for setting up a religiously tolerant and democratic kingdom the place their family members had thrived because the founding of the Georgia colony in 1733, principally freed from the persecutions and prejudices of the previous international.
    Monticello's first savior used to be the mercurial U.S. military Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, a colourful and arguable sailor, celebrated for his winning crusade to prohibit flogging within the military and excoriated for his obdurate willfulness. triggered in 1833 through the Marquis de Lafayette's inquiry approximately "the most pretty residence in America," Levy chanced on that Jefferson's mansion had fallen right into a depressing country of deterioration. buying the ruined property and committing his massive assets to its renewal, he started what grew to become a tumultuous nine-decade courting among his relatives and Jefferson's domestic.
    After passing from Levy keep watch over on the time of the commodore's loss of life, Monticello fell once again into difficult instances, livestock being housed on its first ground and grain in its as soon as stylish top rooms. back, remarkably, a member of the Levy family members got here to the rescue. Uriah's nephew, the aptly named Jefferson Monroe Levy, a three-term long island congressman and prosperous genuine property and inventory speculator, received ownership in 1879. After Jefferson Levy poured millions of greenbacks into its fix and maintenance, his leader gift used to be to stand a vicious nationwide crusade, with anti-Semitic overtones, to expropriate the home and switch it over to the govt. basically after the crusade had failed, with Levy mentioning that he might promote Monticello purely while the White residence itself was once provided on the market, did Levy relinquish it to the Thomas Jefferson origin in 1923.
    wealthy with memorable, larger-than-life characters, starting with Thomas Jefferson himself, the tale is forged with such figures as James Turner Barclay, a messianic visionary who owned the home from 1831 to 1834; the fiery Uriah Levy, he of the six courts-martial and teen spouse; the colourful accomplice Colonel Benjamin Franklin Ficklin, who managed Monticello through the Civil warfare; and the eccentric, high-living, deal-making egoist Jefferson Monroe Levy. Pulling again the veil of historical past to bare a narrative we suggestion we knew, Saving Monticello establishes this such a lot American of homes as extra really reflective of the yank event than has ever been totally appreciated.
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  • Download Jezebel, Wicked Woman of the Bible by Dorothy Clarke Wilson PDF

    By Dorothy Clarke Wilson

    From the pages of Biblical background comes a narrative of energy, delight, evil, and solid instructed with nice vividness and suspense by means of Dorothy Clarke Wilson.

    Few girls have equaled Jezebel’s blend of attractiveness and wickedness, and few were as winning in seducing the lads of their lives.

    As a tender princess, Jezebel, rides together with her marriage ceremony teach in the course of the parched hills of Israel, and realizes there's extra to be received from her coming near near marriage than political and financial advantages.

    Steeped within the temper and spirit of an historical tradition, Jezebel makes use of flattery and deceit to entice her husband, King Ahab, and the folk of Israel clear of the worship of Yahweh, a simply and reasonable god, in the direction of allegiance to Melkart, a god of warfare and human sacrifice.

    With crafty, she cultivates the targets of her husband and breeds intrigue in the palace. She plots her personal son’s demise, murders her enemies, betrays her husband and his humans repeatedly over. yet Jezebel reveals it a more challenging job to persuade the prophets of Israel and, hence, units off a vintage fight among the forces of fine and evil.
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  • Download A Spiritual and Ethical Compendium to the Torah and Talmud by Rabbi Arthur Segal,Jr. Frank Dunne PDF

    By Rabbi Arthur Segal,Jr. Frank Dunne

    In a religious and moral Compendium to the Torah and Talmud, Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal dissects all the Torah’s weekly sections (parashot) utilizing the Talmud and different rabbinic texts to teach the real Jewish tackle what the Torah is making an attempt to educate us. This better half to Rabbi Segal’s The guide to Jewish religious Renewal: A direction of Transformation for the trendy Jew brings the Torah alive with day-by-day relevance to the fashionable Jew. all the Torah may be summed up in a single observe: Chesed. It potential kindness. The Talmud teaches that the Torah is ready loving our fellow guy and that we're to “go and study.” the remaining is observation. This compendium clarifies the observation and permits one to check Torah and Talmud to profit the Judaic beliefs of affection, forgiveness, kindness, mercy and peace. A needs to learn for all Jews and merits a spot in each Jewish home.
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  • Download Schriftgelehrte Traditionsliteratur: Fallstudien zur by Konrad Schmid PDF

    By Konrad Schmid

    Die neuere Forschung zum Alten testomony hat deutlich gemacht, dass dessen Bücher über weite Strecken hin textual content und Kommentar in einem sind. Die Schriftwerdung des Alten Testaments lässt sich als ein differenzierter Prozess innerbiblischer Schriftauslegung interpretieren, der überkommenes Textgut jeweils auf neue historische Situationen hin aktualisiert hat. Erst die Kanonsgrenze hat textual content und Kommentar dann dauerhaft voneinander getrennt. Der vorliegende Band vereinigt verschiedene Studien von Konrad Schmid, in denen er sich der Rekonstruktion der Schriftkultur und des Literaturbetriebs im antiken Israel zuwendet, mehrere Fallstudien innerbiblischer Exegese im Alten testomony vorstellt und schließlich die theologische Bedeutung dieser Befunde thematisiert. Das von der neueren alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft gezeichnete Bild des Alten Testaments als schriftgelehrter Traditionsliteratur erweist sich dabei als Grundlage einer historisch differenzierten und theologisch dynamischen Wahrnehmung der Bibel.
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  • Download The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition by Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler PDF

    By Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler

    First released in 2004, The Jewish examine Bible is a landmark, one-volume source adapted particularly for the desires of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. It has gained acclaim from readers in all non secular traditions.

    The Jewish research Bible, which is available in a protecting slipcase, combines the whole Hebrew Bible--in the prestigious Jewish book Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory fabrics, and essays by means of prime biblical students on almost each element of the textual content, the area during which it was once written, its interpretation, and its position in Jewish lifestyles. the standard of scholarship, easy-to-navigate layout, and colourful supplementary positive aspects deliver the traditional textual content to life.

    This moment version contains revised annotations for almost the complete Bible, in addition to 40 new and up to date essays on a number of the concerns in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship within the biblical and post-biblical sessions, and the impression of the Hebrew Bible within the old world.

    The Jewish learn Bible, Second version, is a vital source for an individual drawn to the Hebrew Bible.
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  • Download Jewish Peoplehood: An American Innovation (Key Words in by Noam Pianko PDF

    By Noam Pianko

    Winner of the 2017 American Jewish old Society’s Saul Viener publication Prize

    even though fewer American Jews this day describe themselves as non secular, they overwhelmingly document a powerful experience of belonging to the Jewish humans. certainly, Jewish peoplehood has eclipsed religion—as good as ethnicity and nationality—as the essence of what binds Jews all over the world to each other. In Jewish Peoplehood, Noam Pianko highlights the present importance and destiny relevance of “peoplehood” through tracing the increase, transformation, and go back of this novel term. 
    The booklet tells the magnificent tale of peoplehood. even though it inspires a feeling of timelessness, the time period truly emerged within the usa within the Thirties, the place it was once brought by way of American Jewish leaders, such a lot significantly Rabbi Stephen clever and Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, with shut ties to the Zionist move. It engendered a feeling of team spirit that transcended non secular modifications, cultural practices, geographic distance, monetary disparity, and political divides, fostering harmony with different Jews dealing with universal existential threats, together with the Holocaust, and constructing a better connection to the Jewish fatherland. yet this present day, Pianko issues out, as globalization erodes the dominance of nationalism in shaping collective identification, Jewish peoplehood dangers turning into an outmoded paradigm. He explains why well known versions of peoplehood fail to handle rising conceptions of ethnicity, nationalism, and race, and he concludes with a much-needed roadmap for a thorough reconfiguration of Jewish collectivity in an more and more international era.
    Innovative and provocative, Jewish Peoplehood offers attention-grabbing perception right into a time period that assumes an more and more very important place on the middle of yankee Jewish and Israeli life.
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  • Download Loving the Real Israel: An educational agenda for liberal by Alex Sinclair PDF

    By Alex Sinclair

    Israel schooling has been taking up an expanding excessive profile within the Jewish neighborhood. yet is it potent? Can previous messages communicate to a brand new iteration? Or is a brand new technique referred to as for?

    LOVING the genuine ISRAEL attracts from the writings of Jewish philosophers, academic theorists, and Bible students to provide rules for a brand new liberal Zionist engagement. LOVING the true ISRAEL offers assistance for educators in developing significant Israel academic reviews, in addition to for liberal Zionists who are looking to talk about Israel concerns with their pals, family members, and community.

    About the Author

    Alex Sinclair is director of courses in Israel schooling for the Jewish Theological Seminary. He acquired his PhD in Jewish schooling from the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem and has taught on the Hartman Institute, the Schechter Institute, and the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, and served as director of study for MAKOM, the Israel Engagement imagine tank of the Jewish Agency.

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    Alex Sinclair brilliantly and severely addresses ones of the important demanding situations dealing with the Jewish buyers: the connection among Israel and international Jewry. In arguing for a brand new Israel engagement schedule based at the amalgamation of the rules of ardour, being concerned and anger, Alex demanding situations us to redefine the rules of the connection and units the floor for a potential destiny unfastened from paternalism, passivity and alienation.
    - Rabbi Donniel Hartman, president, Shalom Hartman Institute and director of its iEngage Project

    An clever advisor to educating and speaking to Jewish audiences approximately Israel in a fashion that's loving yet frank. a tremendous addition to the discourse on Israel schooling. i like to recommend it highly.
    - Dr. Donald A. Sylvan, former president of Jewish schooling provider of North America

    Sinclair proposes a daring new time table for Israel/Zionism schooling within the Diaspora, an instructional imaginative and prescient that demands a sizeable shift in what number Israel educators imagine and train. His rules are good built and thoroughly researched, although no longer with out controversy. i beg all those that care approximately Israel to learn this book.
    - Dr. Marc N. Kramer, government director, RAVSAK: The Jewish group Day university Network

    A thought-provoking and well timed book.
    - Tom Dine, former government director of the yankee Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
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  • Download Living with the Kabballa in the New Age by David wexelman PDF

    By David wexelman

    The Kabballa Jewish Mysticism has turn into a part of the recent Age with the intention to success of the prophecies “The entire global should be packed with the data of God just like the waters disguise the ocean” (Isaiah). God consciousness and Self-Realization are objectives for each individual. global solidarity and Peace is the aim of all religions which think within the One God. Shalom or peace is the identify of the single God. The Kabballa and the Torah are the contributions of the Jewish humans whose prophet is Moses to the success of those goals.
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