Category: Judaism

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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My Words Are Lovely: Studies in the Rhetoric of the Psalms (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By Robert L. Foster

This choice of essays advances psalms stories via a concerted specialize in the persuasive goal of psalmic poetry, and it deals designated views on rhetorical units in the psalms. those essays contain discussions not just of constitution, literary units, and rhetorical suggestions, however the authors additionally discussion with classical rhetoric, glossy psalms examine, and present tendencies in rhetoric and cognitive science.
half One discusses numerous theoretical concerns. a number of articles talk about lament in the psalms, together with the functionality of appeals to pathos, lament's reimbursement for monotheistic piety, and the necessity for extra realization to the laments' poetry and rhetoric to appreciate their that means. different essays deal with the psalmists' self-presentation, the ideological identification of the depraved in the psalms, faunal imagery in regards to tenor and car, the topoi concerning God in name to compliment psalms, the functionality of gaps in prayers for support, and the rhetoric of kingship psalms as makes an attempt to cajole readers of the legitimacy and efficacy of kingship.
half involves rhetorical analyses of a number of psalms or psalm pairs, every one with certain emphases. those comprise a dialogue of Psalm eight from a physically point of view, the character and implication of nature language inside of Psalm 23, the constitution of Psalm 102 inside of publication IV of the Psalter besides its theology and lament, the forensic case of Psalms one zero five and 106 emphasizing the position of narrative in forensic rhetoric and evaluating the implications with classical rhetoric, and an research of the rhetorical objective of Psalm 147, subjected to advancements inside cognitive science.

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The Path of the Just (Mesilas Yesharim) (English Translation)

By Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Yosef Liebler

A totally redone model of a precious vintage. This newly translated quantity, whole with dealing with Hebrew-English textual content and shoulder captions for readability, revitalizes the learn of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto's vintage moral paintings. the trail of the simply has lengthy been considered as the crown-jewel of mussar examine. The Gaon of Vilna continually saved a duplicate of Mesillas Yesharim at his facet, and but the piercing knowledge of the Ramchal is simply as suitable to our personal lives. the writer lightly publications the reader via numerous degrees of personality refinement, shining a beacon of existence at the route to perfection.

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

This finished dictionary of the Jewish faith comprises approximately 2,400 alphabetically prepared entries starting from brief definitions to long essays on significant themes. it's the so much available and whole one-volume source to be had for info at the suggestions, ideals, and practices of ancient and modern Jewish spiritual practice.
The mixed attempt of Israeli, American, and eu students, this dictionary displays the nice number of Jewish spiritual expression, from the normal techniques to such fresh adaptations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. It covers all elements of Jewish perform, legislation, and theology as expressed within the Bible and the Talmud and by way of philosophers all through background. The paintings additionally contains biographical sketches of vital personalities linked to the advance of the Jewish faith over the centuries, articles at the mystical culture and folklore, and entries addressing the newer spiritual concerns posed through the lifestyles of the kingdom of Israel.
no matter if short definitions, historic sketches, or explanatory essays, all entries within the dictionary are essentially and concisely written. All Hebrew phrases and words are outlined for college students and normal readers. various pass- references in the textual content are designed to steer clients to entries on similar topics, and worthy bibliographies are supplied as aids to extra analyzing and learn. supplying complete assurance in an easy-to-use structure, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion is the proper advent to the Jewish faith and an vital source for college kids, students, and common readers.

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Judaism For Dummies (2nd Edition)

By David Blatner, Rabbi Ted Falcon

Your plain-English advisor to Judaism

Whether you're attracted to the faith or the spirituality, the tradition or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the entire spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the paranormal, meditative, and religious intensity of the religion and the practice.

In this hot and inviting e-book, you'll locate insurance of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as an everyday perform; the nutrients and upholstery of Judaism; Jewish marriage ceremony ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of ache, unhappiness, triumph, and pleasure; nice Jewish thinkers and old celebrities; and lots more and plenty more.

• Updates to the "recent history" part with discussions of what has occurred within the first decade of the twenty-first century together with: the growth of orthodox political strength in Israel; enlargement of interfaith paintings; unlucky contemporary anti-Semitic occasions; and different news
• multiplied assurance of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has develop into more and more well known in fresh years
• New insurance on Jewish perspectives of morality, together with contraception, homosexuality, and environmental concerns
• Revised recipes for standard Jewish cooking, up to date key vocabulary, and Yiddish words every person should still know

Jews have lengthy unfolded to the corners of the realm, so there are major Jewish groups on many continents. Judaism For Dummies deals a glimpse into the rituals, principles, and phrases which are woven into the background and daily lives of Jewish humans as close to as our personal neighborhoods and as far-reaching as internationally.

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Plato and the Talmud

By Jacob Howland

This leading edge examine sees the connection among Athens and Jerusalem during the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that those texts are lively via related conceptions of the correct roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in non secular existence, and by way of a profound wisdom of the boundaries of our realizing of items divine. Insightful readings of Plato's Apology, Euthyphro, and bankruptcy 3 of tractate Ta'anit discover the connection of prophets and philosophers, fathers and sons, and gods and males (among different themes), bringing to gentle the strain among rational inquiry and religion that's necessary to the speeches and deeds of either Socrates and the Talmudic sages. In reflecting at the pedagogy of those texts, Howland exhibits intimately how Talmudic aggadah and Platonic drama and narrative converse to differing types of readers in looking mimetically to show the dwelling ethos of rabbinic Judaism and Socratic philosophizing.

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