Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and by Benjamin D. Sommer

By Benjamin D. Sommer

At as soon as a learn of biblical theology and sleek Jewish proposal, this quantity describes a “participatory thought of revelation” because it addresses the methods biblical authors and modern theologians alike comprehend the method of revelation and therefore the authority of the legislations. Benjamin Sommer keeps that the Pentateuch’s authors intend not just to exhibit God’s will yet to specific Israel’s interpretation of and reaction to that divine will. hence Sommer’s shut readings of biblical texts bolster liberal theologies of contemporary Judaism, in particular these of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Franz Rosenzweig. This daring view of revelation places a top rate on human enterprise and attests to the grandeur of a God who accomplishes a providential job in the course of the unfastened will of the human topics lower than divine authority. but, even supposing the Pentateuch’s authors carry diversified perspectives of revelation, them all regard the binding authority of the legislation as sacrosanct. Sommer’s publication demonstrates why a law-observant non secular Jew may be open to discoveries concerning the Bible that appear nontraditional or maybe antireligious.

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Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Gerhard Scholem

By Gershom Gerhard Scholem

Origins of the Kabbalah КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор: Gershom ScholemНазвание: Origins of the KabbalahИздательство: Princeton college Press; 1st English editionГод: 1987Формат: pdfРазмер: 3,5 mb some of the most vital students of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) spread out a as soon as esoteric global of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to involved scholars of faith. The Kabbalah is a wealthy culture of repeated makes an attempt to accomplish and painting direct studies of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France and Spain are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a piece the most important in Scholem's oeuvre. The ebook is a contribution not just to the heritage of Jewish medieval mysticism but additionally to the research of medieval mysticism regularly and may be of curiosity to historians and psychologists, in addition to to scholars of the historical past of religion.http://.com/files/rnyxzqac70

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Durkheim and the Jews of France by Ivan Strenski

By Ivan Strenski

Ivan Strenski debunks the typical proposal that there's something "essentially" Jewish in Durkheim's paintings. looking the Durkheim contained in the genuine global of Jews in France instead of the imagined Jewishness inside of Durkheim himself, Strenski adopts a Durkheimian method of figuring out Durkheim's concept. In so doing he indicates for the 1st time that Durkheim's sociology (especially his sociology of faith) took shape in terms of the Jewish highbrow lifetime of overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century France.

Strenski starts each one bankruptcy through weighing specific claims (some anti-Semitic, a few now not) for the Jewishness of Durkheim's paintings. In each one case Strenski overturns the declare whereas exhibiting that it may still open up a fruitful inquiry into the relation of Durkheim to French Jewry. for instance, Strenski indicates that Durkheim's get together of formality had no innately Jewish resource yet derived crucially from paintings on Hinduism by way of the Jewish Indologist Sylvain Lévi, whose effect on Durkheim and his fans hasn't ever earlier than been acknowledged.

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Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich by S. Hochstadt

By S. Hochstadt

Of the 400,000 German-speaking Jews that escaped the 3rd Reich, approximately 16,000 ended up in Shanghai, China. This groundbreaking quantity gathers two decades of interviews with over a hundred former Shanghai refugees. It bargains a relocating collective portrait of braveness, tradition surprise, endurance, and enduring wish within the face of unbelievable hardships.

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Hebrew in the Second Temple Period: The Hebrew of the Dead by Steven Fassberg

By Steven Fassberg

The Hebrew of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the booklet of Ben Sira might be adequately understood in basic terms within the gentle of all modern moment Temple interval resources. With this in brain, 20 specialists from Israel, Europe, and the USA convened in Jerusalem in December 2008. those lawsuits of the 12th Orion Symposium and 5th overseas Symposium at the Hebrew of the useless Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira learn the Hebrew of the second one Temple interval as mirrored essentially within the useless Sea Scrolls, the e-book of Ben Sira, overdue Biblical Hebrew, and Mishnaic Hebrew. extra contemporaneous sources—inscriptions, Greek and Latin transcriptions, and the Samaritan oral and analyzing traditions of the Pentateuch—are additionally famous.

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Defending the Faith: Nineteenth Century American Jewish by George L. Berlin

By George L. Berlin

The United States supplied the Jews with a brand new type of old event. inside a mostly welcoming, legally equivalent society, a brand new and extra confident Jewish notion of Christianity would appear to were a common improvement. even though, traditionalists, corresponding to Isaac Leeser, emphasised the variations among the 2 religions, assuming an intruder stance in regards to American tradition. against this, Reformists pointed out the top beliefs of either Christianity and the USA with Judaism. They portrayed Jesus as a Jew who taught not anything contrasting Jewish trust. To the Reformers, Jews have been the american citizens par excellence.
This publication demonstrates that those Jewish writings on Christianity and Jesus should not an issue of curiosity a lot for his or her theological content material, yet extra importantly, for his or her exposition of the fight in the Jewish group to outline its dating to American tradition and society.

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Six Days of War: June 1967 and the making of the modern by Michael B. Oren

By Michael B. Oren

Original yr of publication: 2002 - hb (OUP); 2003 - pb (Presidio)

For six annoying days among June five and 10, 1967, struggle raged among Israel and its associates, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. there are various contexts within which this tale is smart, yet in basic terms Michael Oren, a greatly released American-born Israel pupil and historian, has up to now knitted the various strands right into a cohesive textile that continues to be important and correct this present day. With expert authority and authorial integrity, Oren manages to caricature out proof and explanations with a similar intrigue as battles and strategies.

Escalating territorial and populist tensions within the heart East merely serve to make this name extra correct. an individual who desires to have a seize of heart jap politics or political tensions concerning Israel needs to learn this name. Six Days of warfare was once a brand new York occasions Bestseller and Washington put up most sensible booklet Award Winner in 2002 and has long gone directly to be an the world over acclaimed bestseller. The booklet has been well known because the definitive telling of the Six Day conflict.

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Hadassah: One Night With the King by Tommy Tenney

By Tommy Tenney

Bestselling writer Tommy Tenney expands the intense tale of Esther like no novelist has performed earlier than. either a mystery and a Jewish woman's memoir, Hadassah takes readers to historic Persia (now often called Iraq), into the interior sanctum of the palace and again out into the battle zones of conflict and political intrigue. This gripping drama of an easy peasant lady selected over many extra certified applicants to develop into Esther, Queen of Persia, captures the mind's eye and fires the sentiments of guys and ladies alike.

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It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A by Emma Williams

By Emma Williams

A deeply affecting memoir and a special contribution to our knowing of the Palestinian-Israeli conflictIn August 2000 Emma Williams arrived together with her 3 young children in Jerusalem to affix her husband and to paintings as a physician. A month later, the second one Palestinian intifada erupted. For the subsequent 3 years, she was once to witness an remarkable sequence of occasions within which millions of lives, together with her personal, have been grew to become upside down.

Williams lived at the very border of East and West Jerusalem, operating with Palestinians in Ramallah throughout the day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving own tales and conversations with neighbors and co-workers into the lengthy and fraught political heritage, Williams' robust memoir brings to lifestyles the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli clash. She vividly recollects giving beginning to her fourth baby in the course of the siege of Bethlehem and her horror whilst a suicide bomber blew his personal head into the schoolyard...

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