Category: Judaism

  • One Night, Markovitch

    By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

    Unique textual content 2012 Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
    Published by way of association with the Institute for the interpretation of Hebrew Literature
    English translation 2015 Sondra Silverston
    One evening, Markovitch was once first released in Israel as Layla Echad, Markovitch
    This variation first released by means of Pushkin Press in 2015

    Two males are crossing the ocean to marry girls they've got by no means met, so one can aid them break out war-torn Europe for the Jewish native land. Zeev Feinberg – lover of many girls and proud proprietor of a lustrous moustache yearns to come domestic, to a lady whose dermis is good with the scent of oranges. For Yaacov Markovitch, in spite of the fact that, who no girl has ever checked out two times, his pretend marriage is the start of a lifelong obsession. As he vows to make his attractive bride, Bella, love him – and she or he determines to damage loose – their altering fortunes take them via warfare, upheaval, bad secrets and techniques, tragedy, pleasure and loss. important, humorous and gentle, One evening, Markovitch brilliantly fuses own lives and epic heritage in an unforgettable tale of unending, hopeless longing and the determined look for love.
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  • The Blackwell Companion to Judaism

    By Jacob Neusner

    This Companion explores the heritage, doctrines, divisions, and modern of Judaism.
    • Surveys these matters such a lot suitable to Judaic existence this day: ethics, feminism, politics, and positive theology
    • Explores the definition of Judaism and its formative history
    • Makes experience of the various information of an historical and enduring faith
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  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

    By Raphael Patai, Haya Bar-Itzhak

    There are lots of assets on points of Jewish tradition and folklore worldwide, yet this entire, obtainable paintings could be the first to collect the traditions from many lands and throughout time. The 250 alphabetically prepared articles via ninety students, ordinarily from the U.S. and Israel, disguise legends, customs, different components of folklife, and modern documents and assets. The essentially written entries contain significant issues, ideals, and traditions from cultures world wide, either modern and old. Entries contain China, Ellis Island, Ethiopia, Holocaust, net, and Western Wall. There are vast biographies of Jewish scholars.The articles exhibit how artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends have contributed to the continuity, range, and richness of Jewish tradition globally. The resources are oral, written, biblical, and felony. vast bibliographies after every one access and spot additionally references lead the consumer extra. There are black-and-white photographs and illustrations in addition to 18 colour plates. huge appendixes, assets, and a correct index mirror the range and richness of the sphere. even supposing the paintings is geared toward complex scholars, the scope of the source makes it a hugely suggested consultant for basic readers besides, and it's endorsed for many public and educational libraries. --Arthur Meyers
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  • Los judíos y las palabras (El Ojo del Tiempo)

    By Amos Oz, Fania Oz-Salzberger

    «Los judíos y las palabras es apasionante y divertido y desafía clichés y estereotipos en cada una de sus páginas. Su tono es en parte serio y en parte jocoso, mezclando un gran dominio del tema con un toque casual. Promete ser muy controvertido y ampliamente leído.» Mario Vargas Llosa ¿Por qué las palabras son tan importantes para los judíos? El novelista Amos ounces y l. a. historiadora Fania Oz-Salzberger engranan hábilmente personalidades de todos los tiempos, desde el autor anónimo y probablemente femenino del Cantar de los Cantares hasta los oscuros talmudistas o los escritores contemporáneos, para explicar l. a. relación esencial que existe entre los judíos y las palabras. Mezclando los angeles narración y los angeles exertions de investigación, l. a. conversación y los angeles argumentación, padre e hija cuentan las historias que se ocultan tras los nombres, adagios, disputas, textos y chistes más perdurables del judaísmo. Ambos argumentan que estas palabras componen l. a. cadena que conecta a Abraham con los judíos de todas las generaciones posteriores. Con una prosa llena de conocimiento, de lírica y de sentido del humor, Los judíos y las palabras propone una visita extraordinaria a las palabras que conforman el corazón de l. a. cultura judía y tiende una mano al lector para que se una a l. a. conversación.
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  • Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor

    By Rain Pryor

    The loving but brutally sincere memoir of the daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor

    Rain Pryor was once born within the idealistic, free-love Sixties. Her mom used to be a Jewish go-go dancer who sought after a tribe of rainbow little ones, and her father used to be Richard Pryor, possibly the main compelling and very good comic of his era.

    during this intimate, harrowing, and infrequently hilarious memoir, Rain talks approximately her divided history, and concerning the forces that formed her wildly schizophrenic adolescence. In her father's condo, she bonded with Richard's grandmother, Mamma, a one-time whorehouse madam who by no means uninterested in reminding Rain that she used to be black. In her mother's residence, and in the house of her Jewish grandparents, Rain used to be a "mocha-colored Jewish princess," studying tips on how to prepare dinner every little thing from kugel to red meat brisket.

    It appeared as though Rain used to be blessed with the easiest of either worlds, however it did not particularly determine that approach. existence at Mom's used to be risky within the severe, whereas at Richard's position Rain was once uncovered to intercourse and medication earlier than she had even discovered to learn. "Daddy," she instructed her father in the future, sitting all the way down to Thanksgiving dinner on the complicated age of 8, "the whores must be paid."

    Jokes My Father by no means Taught Me is either lovingly advised and painfully frank: the tale of a lady who grew up adoring her father while she feared him--and feared for him--as his drug difficulties grew worse. In 1980 Pryor attempted to kill himself via atmosphere himself on hearth, then joked that it had been an twist of fate: "No one ever advised me you could not combine cookies with kinds of milk!" In his later years, Pryor succumbed to a number of sclerosis, and Rain watched in tears as her father grew to become a shell of his former self. as soon as, in an surprisingly introspective temper, Pryor requested his daughter, "Why do you like me, wet, whilst i will be able to be so mean?"

    Jokes My Father by no means Taught Me solutions that poignant query and lots of extra. it truly is an exceptional examine the lifetime of a legend of comedy, informed via a daughter who either understood the genius and knew the tortured guy within.

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  • Idiot's Guides: Judaism

    By Jeffrey Wildstein

    Idiot's publications: Judaism is written by way of a Rabbi/teacher for either a non-Jewish one that desires to find out about Judaism, in addition to any Jewish one that needs to benefit extra. providing an intensive exploration, this e-book covers:

    • The 5 books of Moses, Jewish legislations, background, and the real Jewish scholars
    • info on Jewish existence, the house and family, and what to anticipate at synagogue.
    • A advisor to celebrating the Jewish Holy Days and the what the vacations entail.
    • Twenty commonly asked questions on Judaism, with fast answers.
    • wisdom on how Christianity and Judaism are comparable, but diverse.
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  • Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides

    By Kenneth Seeskin

    Monotheism is mostly thought of Judaism's maximum contribution to international tradition, however it is way from transparent what monotheism is. This paintings examines the proposal that monotheism isn't rather a lot a declare in regards to the variety of God as a declare in regards to the nature of God. Seeskin argues that the belief of a God who's become independent from his construction and particular is not only an abstraction yet an appropriate foundation for worship. He examines this end within the contexts of prayer, production, sabbath observance, repentance, non secular freedom, and love of God. Maimonides performs a important position within the argument either due to his value to Jewish self-understanding and since he bargains with the query of the way philosophic rules are embodied in non secular ritual.
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