Category: Judaism

  • Download Une étrange rencontre : Juifs, Grecs et Romains (French by Nathalie Cohen PDF

    By Nathalie Cohen

    remark Jérusalem, Athènes et Rome se sont-elles rencontrées dans cette Antiquité qui a décidé de l. a. tradition européenne ? Pourquoi une fille de juifs tunisiens immigrés en France se met-elle en quête de ses racines en devenant helléniste ? Ces deux questions n'en font qu'une pour Nathalie Cohen qui tisse ici son histoire personnelle dans l'histoire des idées. C'est à un voyage vers Alexandrie, los angeles cité de celui qui le most suitable se rêva empereur du monde, que nous invite cet essai intimiste et érudit. Une ville hantée par los angeles war of words de Moïse et de Platon, où le sacré se rêva néanmoins un temps métissé. Convoquant los angeles Torah, le Talmud et les Évangiles aussi bien que les rabbins de Palestine et les rédacteurs de los angeles Septante, les polémistes païens et les apologètes hellénistiques ou romains, Philon d'Alexandrie et Flavius Josèphe, sans oublier Paul de Tarse, ce livre interroge les assets pour mieux questionner los angeles mode actuelle du « judéo-christianisme ». Et si ce fastueux goé incitait à redécouvrir que le discussion n'a d'autre vrai fondement que l. a. reconnaissance des différences ? Que l'enseignement des religions n'est pas un tribut à hier mais un gage pour demain ?
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  • Download Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation by Richard A. Light PDF

    By Richard A. Light

    dying is the final word transformative event. For Jewish groups, the methods this is often dealt with—shaped through millennia of customized and belief—do greater than oftentimes keep on with a collection of prescribed practices; they supply a gap to a chain of traditions compelling of their profound good looks and tool. In Jewish Rites of demise, Rick gentle offers either a pragmatic, informative advisor to those practices and a compendium within which neighborhood volunteers who carry the benefits of those traditions to either the deceased and the bereaved write of the immeasurable enhancement their very own lives have won from them in addition. because the own tales of writer and his participants clarify, the prayers, the actual activities in getting ready the lifeless for burial, and the intentions of the center excited about Jewish dying rituals open a distinct window at the nice line a soul passes over among this international and the subsequent. these picking to contain themselves with the crossing of this boundary inform in Jewish Rites of demise of emotions, concepts, inspiration—and perhaps even a bit wisdom—that consequence from their shared stories. Jewish culture teaches that dying isn't really taboo or hidden; it's easily a part of the cycle of occasions that represent a existence. In its inner most feel, this publication deals uncomplicated and everlasting truths on what it particularly potential to be human.
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  • Download Sectarianism in Early Judaism: Sociological Advances by David J. Chalcraft PDF

    By David J. Chalcraft

    'Sectarianism in Early Judaism' applies fresh advancements in sociological research to sect formation and improvement in early Judaism. The essays research sectarianism in quite a lot of diverse types: the various layers of redaction in non secular texts; the improvement arcs of sectarian teams; the function of sectarianism throughout Jewish heritage in addition to throughout the second one Temple; and the relatives inside of and among sects and among sects and wider society. The booklet goals to set up a conceptual framework for the research of sects and, in doing so, makes specific use of the paintings of Max Weber and Bryan Wilson, exploring the bounds in their typologies and sociological theories.
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  • Download The Messiah: In Early Judaism and Christianity by Magnus Zetterholm PDF

    By Magnus Zetterholm

    The Messiah smartly surveys currents of messianic inspiration within the formative centuries of Judaism and Christianity, offering precision in brooding about "messianic" photographs and culture. prime students provide succinct and illuminating essays at the traditions that decisively formed Jewish and Christian trust in a messiah. comprises maps, a timeline of people, occasions, and literature, and a thesaurus of terms.
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  • Download Rabbi Outcast: Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism by Jack Ross PDF

    By Jack Ross

    Dramatic alterations have taken position within the final decade with admire to the perspectives of the yankee Jewish group towards Israel and Zionism. because the starting of the second one Intifada in 2000, the involvement of the Israel foyer in precipitating the Iraq warfare and selling warfare on Iran, and Israel’s extensively condemned wars in Lebanon and Gaza, huge swaths of the yankee Jewish group were disillusioned with Israel and Zionism as at no different time because the founding of the country of Israel.

    However, anti-Zionism in the US has an extended historical past. Elmer Berger used to be absolutely the best-known Jewish anti-Zionist in the course of such a lot of his lifetime, rather from international conflict II during the 1967 Six-Day battle and its aftermath. A Reform rabbi, Berger served all through that interval because the government director of the yank Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist association based via top Reform rabbis.

    Author Jack Ross locations liberal Jewish anti-Zionism (as against that of Orthodox or progressive socialist Jews) in old point of view. That model of anti-Zionism used to be nearly embodied by means of Rabbi Berger and his predecessors within the Reform rabbinate. He endorsed forcefully for his place, a lot to the chagrin of his Zionist detractors. The starting to be renaissance of liberal Jewish anti-Zionism, mixed with the forgotten paintings of Rabbi Berger and the yank Council for Judaism, makes a compelling case for revisiting his paintings during this full-length, definitive biography.
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  • Download Zufall oder Methode?: Jüdische Feiertage im Visier der by Evelyn Keidel,Bertram Schmitz PDF

    By Evelyn Keidel,Bertram Schmitz

    „Am Sabbattag eröffnete guy additionally den Kampf gegen sie [die Israeliten], und sie kamen um [da sie sich nicht wehrten, um den Sabbat nicht zu entweihen] samt ihren Frauen und Kindern und ihrem Viehbestand. Es waren gegen a thousand Personen." (1. Makkabäerbuch 2,38) Bis heute gilt der Vernichtungswille der nationalsozialistischen Regierung gegen das Judentum als ungeheuerlich. Trotz aller Erklärungsversuche bleiben dieser Wille und besonders seine so tiefgreifende Umsetzung in die Tat unerklärlich. Eine Komponente dieses Geschehens ist die Frage, wogegen sich diese Vernichtung insgesamt richtete; inwiefern conflict es das Judentum als abstrakte Größe oder verallgemeinernd die Juden als Personen oder vielleicht, so die those der Untersuchung, eine shape des jüdischen Geistes? Explizite Aufzeichnungen dazu gibt es kaum. Doch gerade an diesem eigentlich nicht greifbaren Punkt setzt Keidel an und bringt unterschiedliche Komponenten zusammen: In persönlichen Gesprächen mit Menschen, die damals noch Kinder waren, erfuhr sie, dass die Deutschen bevorzugt jüdische Feiertage für ihre demütigenden, zerstörerischen oder gar mörderischen Maßnahmen wählten. Evelyn Keidel gelingt es, eine in sich weitgehend geschlossene und historisch belegte Argumentation vorzulegen, die einen Sachverhalt auf religionswissenschaftlicher foundation plausibel macht, der trotz Mangel expliziter Belege erschlossen werden kann. Damit stellt diese Untersuchung einen weiteren, bedeutsamen Aspekt dar, der nicht das Unverständliche verstehen lässt, der aber doch etwas mehr Licht in eine allzu dunkle Periode der Geschichte bringt. (Professor Dr. Dr. Bertram Schmitz)
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  • Download History and the Hebrew Bible: Studies in Ancient Israelite by Hans M. Barstad PDF

    By Hans M. Barstad

    during this number of essays, Hans M. Barstad bargains completely with the hot historical past debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the learn of historic Israelite historical past and historiography. he's taking an autonomous stand within the heated maximalist/minimalist debate at the historicity of the Hebrew Bible. very important to his knowing is the need to discover the narrative nature of the traditional Hebrew and of the close to japanese resources. both very important is his declare that tales, too, may perhaps exhibit positivistic ancient 'facts'. the opposite significant subject he offers with within the ebook is the particular background of historical Judah within the Neo-Babylonian and Persian sessions. the following, the writer makes vast use of extant historical close to jap resources, either textual and archaeological, and he places a lot weight on fiscal elements. He exhibits that the most important to figuring out the position of Judah within the 1st millennium lays within the right review of Judah and its neighbouring urban states inside their respective imperial contexts. a formal realizing of the background of Judah throughout the sixth century BCE, therefore, can in simple terms be bought while Judah is studied as part of the a lot wider Neo-Babylonian imperial policy.
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  • Download Vedibarta Bam: And You Shall Speak of Them - Bereishit by Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky PDF

    By Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky

    A compilation of chosen Torah insights, though-proviking principles, homilies and motives of Torah passages.

    A fantastic Sefer while you're searching for: A notion for a drasha on your shul or party corresponding to a Bar Mitzvah, marriage ceremony, commencement, excessive vacations, Eulogy, and so forth. Torah topics to debate on the Shabbos desk. fabric for a category within the weekly Parshah.

    Torah ideas are offered in a transparent and easy language by means of Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky relevant, United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth; Rav, Cong. Yeshivah of Crown Heights; recognized educator, lecturer and darshan.
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  • Download Dawn to Destiny by Rabbi Yonason Goldson PDF

    By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

    Exploring Jewish historical past and its hidden wisdom

    This is the way in which Jewish historical past was once intended to be studied.

    This isn't a ebook of names, dates and locations. it's a panoramic view of Jewish background that finds background for what it truly is -- an unlimited treasure trove of hidden knowledge. Jewish heritage could appear like an unending record of tragic error, but when we learn it the way in which we must always, we find it to be whatever fullyyt diverse -- a advisor to dwelling, how to examine from the blunders of the previous, and a beacon exhibiting us how to a shiny destiny that's the final future of the Jewish people.

    Rabbi Yonason Goldson, complete educator and author, illuminates our direction during this eye-opening paintings, beginning at construction and carrying on with until eventually the final of the Talmud. subscribe to him for the adventure of a lifetime.
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  • Download The Garden of Paradox: The Essence of Non Dual Kabbalah by DovBer Pinson PDF

    By DovBer Pinson

    Derived from real discussions and sessions on the IYYUN middle, The
    Garden of Paradox is a primer at the crucial Philosophy of Kabbalah,
    presented as a chain of three conversations,
    revealing the mysteries of
    Creator, production and attention.

    With 3 representational scholars, embodying respectively, the thinker, the activist and the mystic, Rav DovBer Pinson tackles the bigger questions of life. 

    Who is G-d?
    Who am I?
    Why do I exist?
    What is my objective during this life?

    Accessing the inner most secrets and techniques of Torah and Kabbalah, The backyard of
    Paradox is helping us to discover reason behind the area we are living in, and the lives
    we were given.
    Written in transparent and concise prose, Rav DovBer
    Pinson lightly publications the reader in the direction of making feel of life's paradoxes
    and dwelling meaningfully.
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