Posts in category: Judaism

The Pity of it All: A Portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933

December 5, 2016 | Judaism | By admin | 0 Comments

The Pity of all of it is a passionate and poignant background of German Jews, tracing the adventure of a humans and their tradition from the mid eighteenth century to the eve of the 3rd Reich.

As it is often informed, the tale of the Jews in Germany begins on the finish, overshadowed by means of their tragic dying in Hitler's Reich. Now, during this vital paintings of historic recovery, the acclaimed historian and social critic Amos Elon takes us again to the start, chronicling a 150-year interval of accomplishment and integration that at its top produced a golden age moment purely to the Renaissance.

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The Jews: Story of a People

December 5, 2016 | Judaism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Howard Fast

A vibrant and eminently readable tale of Jewish background overlaying 4,000 years, and together with broad illustrations and old photographs

Howard speedy, the bestselling writer of Spartacus, tells the sweeping tale of the Jewish humans and Judaism over 4 millennia, from their nomadic beginnings and the increase of Moses, to the kings David and Solomon, in the course of the Diaspora and the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust, culminating within the founding of the country of Israel. Fast’s reward for storytelling is on complete reveal during this eminently readable and well-researched history.
 
This e-book gains an illustrated biography of Howard speedy together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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The Jewish State

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By Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish nation grew out of his conviction that Jews might by no means be assimilated into preexisting populations. His influential 1896 polemic discusses the political and historical rationales for a Jewish place of origin. this wonderful translation comprises an advent through Louis Lipsky and a biography of the author.

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The Wandering Who

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By Gilad Atzmon

An research of Jewish id politics and Jewish modern ideology utilizing either pop culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identification is tied up with the most tricky and contentious problems with at the present time. the aim during this ebook is to open a lot of those matters up for dialogue. due to the fact Israel defines itself overtly because the ‘Jewish State’, we must always ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish tradition’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal elements embedded in Jewish secular discourse, either Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the which means of ‘history’ and ‘time’ in the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled inside assorted types of secular Jewish political discourse or even in the Jewish left. He questions what it really is that leads Diaspora Jews to spot themselves with Israel and associate with its politics. The devastating kingdom of our international affairs increases an instantaneous call for for a conceptual shift in our highbrow and philosophical perspective in the direction of politics, id politics and history.

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The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation

December 5, 2016 | Judaism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

The Jewish learn Bible is a one-volume source adapted specially for the desires of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. approximately 40 students world wide contributed to the interpretation and interpretation of the Jewish learn Bible, representing the easiest of Jewish biblical scholarship to be had this day. A committee of highly-respected biblical students and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism hobbies produced this contemporary translation.

No wisdom of Hebrew is needed for one to use this certain quantity. The Jewish examine Bible makes use of The Jewish booklet Society TANAKH Translation.

Since its ebook, the Jewish learn Bible has turn into the most well known volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. the standard of scholarship, easy-to-navigate layout, and colourful supplementary good points deliver the traditional textual content to existence.

* Informative essays that tackle a large choice of issues with regards to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible during the a while.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and bankruptcy adjustments.
* desk of Scriptural Readings.
* thesaurus of technical phrases.
* An index to all of the learn fabrics.
* complete colour New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.

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Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

December 5, 2016 | Judaism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Steven Beller

Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a principal challenge of Western civilization for millennia, and its background keeps to ask debate.

This Very brief Introduction untangles the heritage of the phenomenon, from historical non secular clash to 'new' antisemitism within the twenty first century. Steven Beller finds how Antisemitism grew as a political and ideological stream within the nineteenth century, the way it reached its darkish apogee within the worst genocide in smooth background - the Holocaust - and the way Antisemitism nonetheless persists around the globe today.

In the hot version of this thought-provoking Very brief Introduction, Beller brings his exam of this complicated and nonetheless debatable factor modern with a dialogue of Antisemitism in gentle of the 2008 monetary crash, the Arab Spring, and the on-going difficulty among Israel and Palestine.

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Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series)

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By Francis Landy

This e-book is a set of Landy's stories at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The tune of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the publication of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet in particular its (often enigmatic) attractiveness. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical method attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's such a lot delicate and targeted literary critics.

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Josephus: The Complete Works

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By Flavius Josephus

You haven't accomplished your biblical figuring out till you've traveled again to the lands the place all of it happened. you can now pay attention the sounds and spot the points of interest, meet the folks who have been there while it occurred. This entire account from the mythical Jewish historian takes you correct into the motion, constructing the ancient relevance of first-century occasions, taking you all of the method from production to Roman career. within the method, Josephus presents tremendous first-hand corroboration of the biblical checklist. most significantly, you'll meet the old Jesus in Josephus' writings, in addition to John the Baptist and different common faces. You'll be capable of comprehend the historical past of the Bible like by no means earlier than.

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