Category: Judaism

  • The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary

    By Michael Strassfeld

    The coeditor of the drastically well known Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers comprehend extra totally the which means of our vacation trips and thereby to watch those gala's . . . with a better devotion and joy."--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler

    About the author
    MICHAEL STRASSFELD is the rabbi of the Society for the development of Judaism, a synagogue. He lives in ny together with his spouse, Rabbi
    Joy Levitt, and their 5 children.

    Originally released in 1985.
    E-published in 2011.
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  • Yiddish Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

    By Beatrice Weinreich

    Jam-packed with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the 2 hundred impressive stories that make up this pleasant compendium have been accumulated in the course of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties by way of ethnographers within the small cities and villages of jap Europe. amassed from humans of all walks of existence, they contain parables and allegories approximately existence, success, and knowledge; stories of magic and sweetness; tales approximately rebbes and their disciples; and stories whose basically function is to entertain. lengthy after the tradition that produced them has disappeared, those mesmerizing Yiddish folktales proceed to paintings their magic today.

    Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library
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  • Walter Benjamin - die Geschichte einer Freundschaft

    By Gershom Scholem

    My test at three hundred dpi. OCR'd. lower than the Amazon quote from the Engl. edition

    Gershom Scholem is widely known because the 20th century's so much profound pupil of the Jewish mystical culture; Walter Benjamin, as a grasp philosopher whose remarkable essays combine the progressive, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem used to be a precocious youngster whilst he met Benjamin, who turned his shut pal and highbrow mentor. His account of that relationship—which was once to stay the most important for either men—is either a party of his friend's spellbinding genius and a lament for the private and highbrow self-destructiveness that culminated in Benjamin's suicide in 1940.

    At as soon as prickly and heartbroken, argumentative and loving, Walter Benjamin: the tale of a Friendship is an soaking up memoir with the trouble of personality and intent of a singular. As Scholem revisits the passionate engagements over Marxism and Kabbala, Europe and Palestine that he shared with Benjamin, it truly is as though he sought to summon up his misplaced friend's spirit back, to have the ultimate within the argument that will have kept his lifestyles.
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  • Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums, Volume 87)

    By Pieter W. van der Horst

    During the last forty five years Professor Pieter W. van der Horst contributed broadly to the examine of historical Judaism and early Christianity. The 24 papers during this quantity, written due to the fact that his early retirement in 2006, disguise a variety of issues, them all about the non secular international of Judaism and Christianity within the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine period. They replicate his study pursuits in Jewish epigraphy, Jewish interpretation of the Bible, Jewish prayer tradition, the diaspora in Asia Minor, exegetical difficulties within the writings of Philo and Josephus, Samaritan background, texts from historic Christianity that have obtained little awareness (the poems of Cyrus of Panopolis, the Doctrina Jacobi nuper baptizati, the Letter of Mara bar Sarapion), and miscellanea similar to the pagan fantasy of Jewish cannibalism, the that means of the Greek expression ‘without God,’ the non secular value of sneezing in pagan antiquity, and the range of news approximately pious long-sleepers within the historical international (pagan, Jewish, Christian).
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  • What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

    Real disagreements are challenging to accomplish, or even tougher to keep up, for the ghost of ultimate contract continually haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, notwithstanding, escapes from that ghost of contract, and provokes unsettling questions: Are there any stipulations lower than which war of words could represent a real courting among minds? Are disagreements continuously simply transitority steps towards ultimate contract? needs to a neighborhood of confrontation continuously indicate contract, as in an contract to disagree? what's Talmud? rethinks the duty of philological, literary, old, and cultural research of the Talmud. It introduces a facet of this job that has most sensible been approximated through the philosophical, anthropological, and ontological interrogation of individual in courting to the Other-whether animal, divine, or human. In either engagement and disengagement with post-Heideggerian traditions of suggestion, Sergey Dogopolski enhances philological-historical and cultural ways to the Talmud with a rigorous anthropological, ontological, and Talmudic inquiry. He redefines where of the Talmud and its examine, either conventional and educational, within the highbrow map of the West, arguing that Talmud is a scholarly artwork of its personal and represents a primary highbrow self-discipline, now not an insignificant software of logical, grammatical, or perhaps rhetorical arts for the aim of textual hermeneutics. In Talmudic highbrow paintings, war of words is a primary class. what's Talmud? rediscovers war of words because the final situation of finite human life or co-existence.
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  • Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

    By Bill T. Arnold

    The historical past of Israel is a much-debated subject in previous testomony experiences. On one part are minimalists who locate little of old price within the Hebrew Bible. at the different part are those that suppose the biblical textual content is an exact historic list. Many critical scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would get advantages from a cautious exploration of concerns in Israelite history.

    This sizeable background of Israel textbook values the Bible's ancient contribution with no overlooking serious concerns and demanding situations. that includes the newest scholarship, the e-book introduces scholars to the present kingdom of analysis on concerns correct to the research of old Israel. The editors and participants, all best biblical students and historians, talk about old proof in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.

    Illustrative goods, equivalent to maps and pictures, visually aid the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are incorporated.
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  • The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times

    At a time while hostilities and violence within the heart East and Persian Gulf continuously threaten the realm with battle, a person looking to comprehend the present scenario needs to get to grips with the interrelationships of the Jewish and Arab cultures. This ebook specializes in the forces, occasions, and personalities that during the last one hundred fifty years have formed the Jewish groups of the Arab international, altering the kinfolk among Jews and Arabs extra substantially than whatever because the upward push of Islam approximately 1400 years in the past. Norman A. Stillman is the Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic heritage on the college of Oklahoma and is an the world over well-known authority at the historical past and tradition of the Islamic global and on Sephardic and Oriental Jewry.
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  • Photographing Jewish Weddings: A Complete Handbook for Professionals

    By Stan Turkel

    A advisor to the tradition and traditions of Judaic ceremonies and receptions, this research bargains photographers perception and suggestion for concentrating on and taking pictures Jewish weddings. Time strains and schedules are mentioned with examples of start-to-finish wedding-day festivities, and an inventory of the fundamental photographs for the differing kinds of weddings—such as Orthodox, Hasidic, sleek, Reform, and Conservative—emphasize the main components photographers should not to overlook. a different “Marketing one hundred and one for Jewish Weddings” part is helping photographers succeed in those in all probability lifelong consumers and divulges how those weddings, which occasionally fall on weekdays, can strengthen sales.
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  • A History of the Jews

    By Paul Johnson

    A countrywide bestseller, this significant 4000 12 months survey covers not just Jewish heritage yet he effect of Jewish genius and mind's eye at the international. by way of the writer of Modern instances: the area From the Twenties to the Eighties.
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