Month: November 2016

Time and Life Cycle in Talmud and Midrash: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives (Judaism and Jewish Life)

By Nissan Rubin

Concentrating on the techniques of time and the existence cycle, this selection of articles examines Jewish lifestyles within the Talmudic interval throughout the lens of Jewish legislation and customized of the time. The essays are the paintings of Nissan Rubin (one of them written in collaboration with Admiel Kosman) and are available jointly to offer the cultural viewpoint of the sages and students who produced the stepping-stones of Jewish lifestyles and customized. by utilizing a structural strategy, Rubin is ready to establish approaches of long term switch in a society that continues to be mostly conventional and solid. Symbolic research provides an extra size to those reviews, permitting the reader to adventure the cultural subtexts.

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Visual Culture and the Holocaust

By Barbie Zelizer

A e-book that appears at either the normal and the novel ways that the holocaust has been visually represented. the aim of this quantity is to augment our figuring out of the visible illustration of the Holocaust - in motion pictures, tv, images, artwork and museum installations and cultural artifacts - and to ascertain the ways that those have formed our realization. The components lined contain the Eichman Trial as coated on American tv, the effect of Schindler's checklist, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Isreali history Museums, ladies and Holocaust images, web Holocaust websites and tattoos and shrunken heads, the our bodies of the useless and of the survivors.

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Alchemy and Kabbalah

A groundbreaking textual content on alchemy via the top student of Jewish mysticism is gifted right here for the 1st time in English translation. Scholem appears to be like significantly on the connections among alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its christianized types, resembling the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C.G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots embedded within the Kabbalah.

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History of Jewish Philosophy (Routledge History of World Philosophies)

By Daniel H. Frank

Jewish philosophy is usually provided as an addendum to Jewish faith instead of as a wealthy and sundry culture in its personal correct, however the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the complete scope and diversity of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible correct as much as modern Jewish feminist and postmodernist concept. The hyperlinks among Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are under pressure, build up a entire and traditionally delicate view of Jewish philosophy and its position within the improvement of philosophy as a complete.

Includes:
· exact discussions of crucial Jewish philosophers and philosophical movements
· Descriptions of the social and cultural contexts during which Jewish philosophical idea constructed in the course of the centuries
· Contributions through 35 best students within the box, from Britain, Canada, Israel and the US
· certain and large bibliographies

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The False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

By Tikva Honig-Parnass

The Israeli Left has lengthy held the view that the historical Zionist hard work move stands firmly within the humanistic, democratic, or even socialist traditions. those revolutionary credentials are regularly known as forth as reason to push aside any of Israel’s leftwing critics and their fees of injustice. but, a better exam of those claims finds a delicately built mythology used to vague a extra sordid reality.

False Prophets of Peace finds the principal position performed by way of the Israeli Left in laying the root for the colonial settler undertaking and its crusade of dispossession. faraway from its professed radicalism, Honig-Parnass deftly exposes Left Zionism’s contributions to Israel’s exclusivist ideology and its participation in makes an attempt to legitimize the apartheid therapy of Palestinians. Its fervent help of a Jewish-only country not just undermined the “peace strategy” from the very commence yet keeps to function a barrier to attaining a simply peace that acknowledges the nationwide and human rights of the Palestinian people.

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The Birthday Buyer

Deeply moved through the unknown tale of Hurbinek, that three-year-old boy Primo Levi pointed out in "The Truce", the narrator will search to rescue his reminiscence from oblivion vacationing to Auschwitz. A vehicle twist of fate will prevent him from achieving his future. whereas in health facility, he will invent the prospective lives Hurbinek may have lived had he now not died within the camp.

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Galilee: From Alexander the Great to Hadrian 323 BCE to 135 CE : A Study of Second Temple Judaism

By Sean Freyne

Contents :

The geography of Galilee and its human settlement
Galilee, the increase of Hellenism and the Jewish response
Galilee below the Romans, sixty three B.C.E. - a hundred thirty five C.E.
The towns and the Hellenistic ethos of Galilee
Economic realities and social stratification
How innovative was once Galilee?
The Galileans and the temple
Galilee and the halakhah
Christianity in Galilee.

"This booklet should be on the middle of next discussions approximately Galilee and will turn out to be a useful source for the examine of Judaism and Christianity of this era The writing is apparent and the arguments well-presented ..."
---David Rhoads, magazine of Biblical Literature

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The Life of Glückel of Hameln: Written by Herself

By Beth-Zion Abrahams

A desirable memoir of 1 of Judaism’s earliest lady writers, translated from the unique Yiddish

Glückel of Hameln used to be a surprise of her time: an complete businesswoman in addition to the mummy of twelve. Devastated by means of the dying of her loved husband in 1689, she proceeded to put in writing the riveting memoir that may develop into a undying vintage, revealing a lot approximately Jewish lifestyles in seventeenth-century Germany.

This quantity additionally good points an creation by means of translator Beth-Zion Abrahams that gives a fuller history of the author's lifestyles and tells how Glückel got here to put in writing the memoir that may supply perception for hundreds of years to come back into Jewish, eu, and women’s history.

Glückel (1646–1724) used to be born to a famous family members in Hamburg, Germany. on the age of fourteen, she was once married to a prosperous gemstones broker in an prepared marriage and have become his company and fiscal adviser whereas bearing and elevating their twelve young children. She persisted to control his organizations even after his dying in 1689, till her moment husband, a profitable banker, misplaced all their cash, and her lifestyles resulted in close to poverty.

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The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 1

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, initially released in German among 1874 and 1909 and in English among 1885 and 1891, is a serious presentation of Jewish background, associations, and literature from one hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. one hundred thirty five. It has rendered helpful companies to students for almost a century.

The current paintings bargains a clean translation and a revision of the complete subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the assets are offered in line with the newest scholarly variants; and all of the new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary facts, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba files, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the growth in historic learn, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, surroundings it inside of a much wider framework of latest wisdom, and offers a beginning on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus may well build.

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The Wanting: A Novel

By Michael Lavigne

From the writer of Not Me, this strong novel approximately an Israeli father and his daughter brings to lifestyles a wealthy canvas of occasions and unforeseen switch within the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
 
In the galvanizing starting of The Wanting, the distinguished Russian-born postmodern architect Roman Guttman is injured in a bus bombing, inflicting his lifestyles to swerve into instability and his perceptions to turn into heightened and disturbed as he embarks on an ill-advised trip into Palestinian territory. The account of Roman’s desolate tract odyssey alternates with the vivacious, bittersweet diary of his thirteen-year-old daughter, Anyusha (who is on her personal perilous direction, of which Roman is ignorant), and the startlingly alive witnessings of Amir, the younger Palestinian who driven the button and is now damned to monitor the havoc he has wrought from a shaky beyond.
 
Enriched by means of flashbacks to the alluringly unhappy story of Anyusha’s mom, a recognized Russian refusenik who died for her ideals, The Wanting is a poignant research of the prices of extremism, however it is such a lot pleasant as a narrative of characters enmeshed of their imperfect love for each other and for the heartbreakingly complicated international within which that love is wrought.

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