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  • Download Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World by Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz,Abraham J. Twerski,Erica Shapiro PDF

    By Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz,Abraham J. Twerski,Erica Shapiro Taylor

    The ache that brings you to melancholy or even desperation can—with healing—become a resource of wish, objective and blessing.

    Are you: Feeling apprehensive? Feeling depressed end result of the lack of healthiness, a courting or a task? Grieving the lack of a friend? Grieving loss by means of a suicide? Feeling hopeless? serious about a pal who has suicidal thoughts?

    This clever and worthy advisor explores the character of non-public pain and brokenness and the opportunity of own predicament as a resource of power and renewal rather than depression and dying. reading the private trips of biblical and ancient figures similar to Moses, Maimonides, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Buber—as good because the author's personal own event with despair—it appears to be like at brokenness as an inescapable portion of the human situation. It lines the trail of being affected by melancholy to melancholy to desperation to the turning point—healing—when first-hand wisdom of anguish might be reworked into blessing.

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  • Download Sisters At Sinai: New Tales Of Biblical Women by Jill Hammer PhD PDF

    By Jill Hammer PhD

    "Hammer breathes a womans breath into historical narratives her number of new midrashim attracts on her wisdom of the Bible, the wealthy culture of classical midrash, and on her personal imagination." Lilith

    This unparalleled anthology of 24 tales concerning the ladies within the Bible is now on hand in paperback. Drawing from the traditional culture of midrash, the writer brings to lifestyles the interior international and the reports of those girls, weaving rabbinic legends and her personal mind's eye into the biblical texts.

    Readers will observe Lilith -- now not because the evening demon alluded to in Isaiah, yet as one other point of Eve herself. Sarah is a moon priestess and as nice a prophet as Abraham. Miriam isn't in basic terms a determine of tune and dance, but additionally one in all revelation, a resource of Torah.

    These new tales have been written to offer biblical ladies the respect they deserve due them as prophets, rulers, and academics. The creation to Sisters at Sinai bargains the reason and the necessity for midrash the writing within the margins expressing the way it will be freeing in addition to deeply comforting. ideal for womens reports classes, grownup examine teams, affirmation periods and e-book groups.

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  • Download The Talmud's Theological Language-Game: A Philosophical by Eugene B. Borowitz PDF

    By Eugene B. Borowitz

    Analyzes the constitution and common sense of aggadic discourse within the Talmud.

    In this pioneering attempt, famous Jewish thinker Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the principles in which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on within the Talmud, the foundational rfile of rabbinic and all later Judaism. those findings are in comparison with the aggadah (the realm during which just about all particular statements approximately vintage Jewish non secular trust ensue) of a few different early rabbinic writings. concerns force Borowitz’s inquiry: What, if something, constrains the unheard of freedom of this realm? and the way may one absolutely signify the aggadah? Borowitz introduces us to the rabbis not just of their impressive profundity, but in addition of their unguarded humanity. He concludes with a mirrored image on how this outdated Jewish language-game should still effect modern Jewish concept, and, might be, different non secular concept as well.

    Eugene B. Borowitz is amazing collage Professor and the Sigmund L. Falk extraordinary Professor of schooling and Jewish non secular concept on the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith. he's the writer of many books, together with reports within the which means of Judaism and The masks Jews put on: The Self-Deceptions of yankee Jewry, winner of the nationwide Jewish booklet Award within the realm of Jewish thought.

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  • Download Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: by Jeffrey Herf PDF

    By Jeffrey Herf

    Previously released as a distinct factor of The magazine of Israeli historical past, this booklet provides the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the us about the similarities and changes among anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism basically in Europe and the center East.


    Spanning the earlier century, the essays discover the continuum of critique from early demanding situations to Zionism they usually supply standards to check while feedback with specific regulations has and has now not coalesced into an "ism" of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.


    Including experiences of britain, France, Germany, Poland, the USA, Iran and Israel, the amount additionally examines the weather of continuity and holiday in ecu traditions of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism after they subtle to the Arab and Islamic.


    Essential path studying for college students of spiritual history.

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  • Download Vom Nehmen zum Geben: Den Egoismus transformieren, um die by Michael Laitman PDF

    By Michael Laitman

    Der bekannte Kabbalist und Wissenschaftler Michael Laitman hat ein grundlegendes Buch über die Entwicklung der Menschheit verfasst, sowohl aus wissenschaftlicher Perspektive als auch aus Sicht der Kabbala. Es untersucht die Ursachen der menschlichen Selbstbezogenheit als Wurzel der gegenwärtigen Krise. Michael Laitman vergleicht und kombiniert die Ideen großer Kabbalisten, zeitgenössischer Wissenschaften und Gelehrter. Am Ende zeigt er eine lebbare Lösung für die derzeitigen globalen Probleme auf.

    "Daher besteht unser challenge aus zwei Seiten: Einerseits sind wir voneinander abhängig - andererseits werden wir zunehmend narzisstisch und entfremdet. Wir versuchen, zwei Lebensstile zu verbinden, die sich nicht verbinden lassen: Wechsel seitige Abhängigkeit und Entfremdung. Und das ist tatsächlich die Wurzel unserer Krise. Unsere Abhängigkeit zwingt uns zu Kooperation, doch unsere Selbstbezogenheit bringt uns dazu, den anderen auszubeuten. Daher brechen unsere Systeme der Zusammenarbeit zusammen, an welchen wir so lange gearbeitet haben und führen uns in anhaltende Krisen."
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  • Download Egypt as a Monster in the Book of Ezekiel (Forschungen zum by Safwat Marzouk PDF

    By Safwat Marzouk

    attractive to Monster idea and the traditional close to japanese motif of 'Chaoskampf,' Safwat Marzouk argues that the paradoxical personality of the class of the monster is what activates the portrayal of Egypt as a monster within the ebook of Ezekiel. whereas at the floor the monster turns out to embrace utter distinction, underlying its otherness there's a hectic sameness. although the monster might be defeated and its physique dismembered, it really is by no means thoroughly annihilated. Egypt is portrayed as a monster within the booklet of Ezekiel simply because Egypt represents the specter of spiritual assimilation. even supposing firstly the monstrosity of Egypt is developed as a result shared components of id among Egypt and Israel, the prophet flips this imagery of monster on the way to embrace Egypt as a great different. In a wrestle fantasy, YHWH defeats the monster and dismembers its physique. regardless of its close to annihilation, Egypt, in Ezekiel's rhetoric, isn't totally obliterated. quite, it's saved at bay, soaring on the outer edge, wondering Israel's identity.
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  • Download Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political by Michah Gottlieb PDF

    By Michah Gottlieb

    the new renewal of the faith-reason debate has centred cognizance on prior episodes in its heritage. one in every of its memorable highlights happened in the course of the Enlightenment, with the outbreak of the "Pantheism Controversy" among the eighteenth century Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn and the Christian Counter-Enlightenment philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. whereas Mendelssohn argued that cause proven trust in a providential God and in an immortal soul, Jacobi claimed that its constant program led ineluctably to atheism and fatalism. at the present, there are best interpretations of Moses Mendelssohn's idea. One casts him as a Jewish traditionalist who attracts on German philosophy to aid his premodern Jewish ideals, whereas the opposite portrays him as a mystery Deist who seeks to inspire his fellow Jews to combine into German society and so disingenuously defends Judaism to prevent arousing their competition. by way of exploring the Pantheism Controversy and Mendelssohn's relation to his maximum Jewish philosophical predecessors, the medieval Rabbi Moses Maimonides and the 17th century heretic Baruch Spinoza, Michah Gottlieb offers a brand new examining of Mendelssohn arguing that he defends Jewish spiritual ideas basically, yet supplies them a humanistic interpretation applicable to existence in a loose, various sleek society. Gottlieb argues that the faith-reason debate is better understood now not basically as an issue approximately metaphysical questions, equivalent to even if God exists, yet quite as a competition among competing conceptions of human dignity and freedom. Mendelssohn, Gottlieb contends, provides expression to a humanistic spiritual standpoint important of renewed attention today.
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  • Download Abraham and Melchizedek (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die by Gard Granerød PDF

    By Gard Granerød

    within the study at the Pentateuch, Genesis 14 is considered an enigmatic textual content. Being one of many few texts the place Abraham seems relating to global historical past, it could actually possibly let us know whilst the patriarch lived. therefore, there were makes an attempt to narrate the textual content to ANE archaeology and background. although, others argue it truly is one of many most up-to-date additions to the patriarchal narratives– albeit with out arguing completely for it. during this publication, it truly is completely argued for Genesis 14 having originated from scribal task in moment Temple occasions: a number of prior biblical texts have served as templates.
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  • Download Ezekiel: Current Debates and Future Directions (Forschungen by William A. Tooman,Penelope Barter PDF

    By William A. Tooman,Penelope Barter

    Ezekiel reviews are flourishing. The 27 essays amassed during this quantity have been first offered at symposia at the subject matter 'Ezekiel in overseas viewpoint' on the Society of Biblical Literature meetings in St Andrews and Vienna. The crucial goal was once to widen touch, domesticate realizing, and foster collaboration among overseas colleagues who, although engaged on an analogous historical textual content, own different issues of view and function from various methodological frames. The conferences allowed moments of introspection, offering the liberty and chance to mirror on questions of applicable proof, appropriate technique, and argumentative plausibility through juxtaposing papers from assorted views. The ensuing assortment is a portrait of the self-discipline within the current and a prospectus for destiny research.
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  • Download Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum: Gesammelte by Friedrich Avemarie,Jörg Frey,Angela Standhartinger,Mareike PDF

    By Friedrich Avemarie,Jörg Frey,Angela Standhartinger,Mareike Schmied,Sebastian Weigert

    Der Band versammelt wichtige veröffentlichte und bisher unveröffentlichte Aufsätze des im Oktober 2012 unerwartet verstorbenen Neutestamentlers und Judaisten Friedrich Avemarie. Vor dem Hintergrund exzellenter Kenntnis der rabbinischen Literatur und in dezidiert theologischem Interesse am Neuen testomony entwickeln die Beiträge neue Perspektiven auf Themen und Methoden frühjüdischen und frühchristlichen Denkens und Arbeitens. Mit seinen Arbeiten zur rabbinischen Schriftauslegung, zum frühjüdischen Selbstverständnis und zu jüdischer Theologie sowie mit Arbeiten zu Paulus, zur Apostelgeschichte und zur Jesusüberlieferung hat Friedrich Avemarie der neutestamentlichen und judaistischen Forschung wichtige Impulse gegeben. Themenschwerpunkte der hier versammelten Aufsätze sind die rabbinische Martyriumstheologie, rabbinische und neutestamentliche Soteriologie und Anthropologie, sozialgeschichtliche Studien zu Jesus und seinen Gleichnissen, Studien zum historischen Hintergrund der Apostelgeschichte, zur paulinischen Rechtfertigungslehre in Auseinandersetzung mit der sogenannten 'New standpoint on Paul', zur Israelfrage in der paulinischen Theologie, und zur Frage nach der Heilsgeschichte bei Paulus. Der Band enthält erstmals auch fünf bisher unveröffentlichte Aufsätze: Freier Wille und Gnadenwahl nach dem Römerbrief; Rabbinic Literature and the examine of Paul; Die Martyrien des antiken Judentums und der Kreuzestod Jesu; Wiedergeburt: Implikationen und Paradoxien eines biblischen Hoffnungsbildes; Erlösungshoffnung und Lebensgestaltung nach dem Neuen Testament .
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