Category: Judaism

  • Download The Religious Genius in Rabbi Kook's Thought: National by Dov Schwartz PDF

    By Dov Schwartz

    The postmodernist event is linked to a powerful curiosity within the recommendations of saints and spiritual genius. during this quantity, Dov Schwartz considers the questions regarding those rules via his shut research of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook. This determine is respected through Zionists as a founder of the Zionist circulate. non secular Zionists see him, also, as an unquestioned non secular and altruistic authority with remarkable halakhic, philosophical, and Kabbalistic intuitions. whereas Rabbi Kook has usually been studied via historic and philosophical disciplines, this booklet addresses the measure to which his writings can end up to be worthy to the postmodern discourse. It examines Rabbi Kook’s rules within the spiritual Zionist context, examining the idea that of the fitting guy in Rabbi Kook's philosophy in mild of the postmodern discourse on saints.
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  • Download Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe: Comparative and by Christian Wiese,Mirjam Thulin PDF

    By Christian Wiese,Mirjam Thulin

    Despite the truth that it used to be by no means fairly accredited as a part of ecu academia earlier than the Shoah, the culture of Wissenschaft des Judentums that emerged after the Enlightenment interval unfold all through many of the European-Jewish groups, growing self sufficient associations, generating a magnificent checklist of study on Jewish background, faith, literature and tradition, and interesting in an inventive and significant discussion with different scholarly disciplines. construction on new examine themes and exploring cutting edge theoretical and methodological methods, this quantity, written via an interdisciplinary crew of students, offers the 1st comparative, transnational heritage of different traditions and networks of Jewish stories in Europe through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. specific emphasis is wear the mutual perceptions and interactions of these nationwide and native traditions in addition to at the effect the demanding situations of modernity had on Jewish scholarship and its self-definition in the diversified social and cultural contexts in Europe.

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  • Download Rabbinische Texte, Erste Reihe: Die Tosefta. Band III: Seder by Daniel Schumann PDF

    By Daniel Schumann

    Der Traktat Nedarim "Gelübde" befasst sich mit den Bestimmungen zur Rechtsgültigkeit von bedingten und unbedingten Selbstverpflichtungen. Ein Großteil der behandelten Beispiele behandelt Formen des Genussverzichtes infolge eines Gelübdes. Dabei werden dem Leser die vielfältigen und weitreichenden Konsequenzen vor Augen geführt, die ein solches Gelübde für das soziale Gefüge einer Familie oder die gesamte Dorf- bzw. Stadtgemeinschaft haben konnte. Der Traktat Nezirut behandelt die Naziräatsgelübde. Er behandelt auf der Grundlage von Num 6 die Verpflichtungen, die eine individual eingeht, die sich dieser shape der temporären Selbstweihe unterzieht. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind dabei die rabbinischen Bestimmungen hinsichtlich der Dauer, der Unterbrechung und der Auslösung des Naziräats am Jerusalemer Tempel.
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  • Download Jewish Spiritual Direction: An Innovative Guide from by Rabbi Howard A. Addison,Barbara Eve Breitman PDF

    By Rabbi Howard A. Addison,Barbara Eve Breitman

    The first finished source for religious path within the Jewish tradition—
    a very important source for individuals excited about religious management.

    The crucial reference for those that are known as to assist others hear for God’s voice—not purely via prayer and sacred texts, but additionally via dance, artwork and interactions with different people—this groundbreaking quantity attracts on either Jewish culture and the classical foundations of religious path to supply important assistance.

    Offering perception into all features of non secular path, together with theology, perform, companionship, staff paintings and embodied spirituality, the members to this advisor are innovators of their fields and symbolize all 4 modern Jewish hobbies. issues explored contain:

    Jewish Theologies and Jewish non secular course • The Vocabulary of Jewish religious course • religious course as a Contemplative perform • Contemplation and Social motion • Cultivating a listening to center • religious kinds • group for religious path • non secular course and the Cycle of Holy Time • religious Companionship and the Passages of existence • Jewish non secular path and the Sacred physique • Integrating religious course and visible Creativity • and plenty of extra ...

    An fascinating and sensible addition to an rising box, this can be the definitive consultant for all who accompany Jewish seekers on their non secular trips.

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  • Download Second Temple Songs of Zion: A Literary and Generic Analysis by Ruth Henderson PDF

    By Ruth Henderson

    Although in moment Temple literature we discover quite a few songs excited by the way forward for Jerusalem, little try has been made to examine those relatively as a everyday staff. during this learn, 3 songshave been chosen at the foundation in their similarity widespread, principles and their obvious unique composition in Hebrew.The texts were subjected to a literary research either separately after which relatively.

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  • Download Sons of Noah: Children of Abraham by Dr. Desmond Mattocks PDF

    By Dr. Desmond Mattocks

    One is surprised by way of the reflective silence of the church and its lost priorities. stuck up with life’s default points of interest, leisure and wealth, who will name consciousness to the nation’s residual reminiscence of the author? Such is the character this publication, Sons of Noah, childrens of Abraham.
    In the face of those ambitious threats to religion, one is pushed to invite: are the church buildings this day relatively because the German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche inferred, mere “tombs and sepulchers” of a demure religion? The modern church has overdone its impersonation of the society, in worship, marriage, tune, gown and nutrition? Plaintively I say, it has taken the issues which are permissive to extra, thereby fiddling with sin like a adored violin.
    Ghastly and repugnant is the uprising, and poignant is the message from Dr. Mattocks, the area is a spot divided, now not rather a lot through races, yet by way of unbelief and struggle. basically in learning the technology of the pass, can the realm understand the wear that sin has triggered.
    Thus, i'm really brilliant to the necessity for sharing my labors in print with a much broader neighborhood of individuals, on the way to motivate repentance. through this, humans will make the most obvious hyperlink among their misfortunes and their transgressions. obviously, during this e-book, i've got saved the large proportions of life’s goal in view to the general public.
    By a wise determination, i've got additionally selected to examine Abraham, now not in similarity of the realm, yet in stark distinction with intermittent backsliding of the society. Therein, we see unhappy and offended humans, which countenance ache, intonate hatred and frown at Divine legislation.
    The pages of this ebook are crowded with purposes to make the hopeful melancholy, and but, the hopeless would definitely locate desire. it is going to convenience the discomforted and pain the comforted.
    certainly, the booklet indicates that neither politics nor economics can coldly engineer the swap that's had to bring up the international locations from their ethical shut eye. doubtless, the realm is at that ethical position the place iteration Noah used to be ahead of the nice flood, hapless and sinful
    In this ebook, “Sons of Noah, childrens of Abraham,” the reason is to color a dwelling portrait of the ways that the USA, while historic Babylon, has deserted divine information, on its option to self-destruction. How Washington’s major occasions and personalities have formed own event. In song and the perverse arts, how the ethical philosophers are destructive our adolescents, during which the households of the United States are sullied.
    This ebook is diversified since it calls sin via its identify, there isn't any cause to camouflage the evidence. extra, it acknowledges that the single desire for our country is while the hearts of individuals are grew to become to the author. The kingdom is in definite want of a gorgeous ethical victory as a result of the occasions during which we live.
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  • Download Rabbi Akiba's Messiah: The Origins of Rabbinic Authority by Daniel Gruber PDF

    By Daniel Gruber

    it's not effortless to overestimate the importance of the Bar Kokhba insurrection. as a result of its long term results, it may possibly be thought of the best tragedy in Jewish background.
    The catastrophe was once extra compounded by means of the truth that Rabbi Akiba, the daddy of rabbinic Judaism, proclaimed Bar Kokhba, the chief of the uprising, to be God's Anointed, the Messiah. for nearly nineteen hundred years, humans have requested, as Franz Rosenzweig expressed it, "Why did even the wisest instructor of his age fall for the fake messiah, Bar Kochba, for the duration of Hadrian?"
    This e-book solutions that question. Akiba's proclamation seems to be a well-reasoned selection that used to be thoroughly in line with the complete thrust of his existence ­ the institution of rabbinic authority over all Israel.
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  • Download The Quest for Power: A Study in Jewish Political Behavior by Steven Windmueller PDF

    By Steven Windmueller

    How can we comprehend Jews and political energy within the twenty first century? Jews are in a brand new place for the 1st time of their historical past, maintaining political strength either via their very own geographical region process and due to their political entry and impression in the American context. so much of Jewish background, despite the fact that, tells a distinct story—for 2,000 years Jews might function with no strength, absent a political country, and denied entry in the societies within which they might dwell.

    The Quest for strength seeks not just to outline the character of Judaism as a political method yet to illustrate how Jews may deal with their restricted entry to political impression whereas residing lower than assorted structures of presidency. the individuality of the yank tale and the inventive pressure among the nationalistic specialize in Zion and the common emphasis on social justice give you the foundation for figuring out the modern Jewish political environment.
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  • Download Humanistische Kabbala im Barock (Studia Judaica) (German by Gerold Necker PDF

    By Gerold Necker

    the writer reconstructs the adventurous lifetime of the Kabbalist Abraham Cohen de Herrera (d. 1635) within the context of his mystic works. Herrera wrote a synthesis among Christian-oriented Renaissance philosophy, humanistic academic culture and the kabbalistic principles of Isaac Luria. His biography is exemplary for the significance of Jewish households, who formerly had gone through pressured baptism in Spain, within the fiscal and political constructions of the most important ecu powers within the early Baroque period.
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  • Download The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan PDF

    By Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan

    Bestselling new research of Jewish heritage by means of a number one Israeli historian.

    A ancient travel de strength, The Invention of the Jewish People bargains a groundbreaking account of Jewish and Israeli background. Exploding the parable that there has been a compelled Jewish exile within the first century by the hands of the Romans, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that the majority sleek Jews descend from converts, whose local lands have been scattered around the center East and jap Europe.


    In this iconoclastic paintings, which spent nineteen weeks at the Israeli bestseller record and received the coveted Aujourd'hui Award in France, Sand offers the highbrow foundations for a brand new imaginative and prescient of Israel’s future.

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