Posts in category: Judaism
By Leonard Gross
By Stan Turkel
The 1st Jewish rebellion opposed to Rome is arguably the main decisive occasion within the background of Judaism and Christianity. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE by means of the Roman basic Titus compelled a metamorphosis in constitution and shape for either one of those fraternal religions. but regardless of its significance, little has been written at the First insurrection, its motives, implications and the evidence surrounding it.
In this quantity, Andrea M. Berlin and J. Andrew Overman have amassed the main students at the interval to debate and debate this pivotal old occasion. The contributions discover either Roman and Jewish views at the insurrection, its background and archaeology, and at last reading the ideology and interpretation of the rebel in next historical past and fable.
By Aryeh Kaplan
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has translated Sefer Yetzirah, the oldest and so much mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to mild. He expounds at the dynamics of the non secular area, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. while safely understood, Sefer Yetzirah turns into the guide for a truly exact form of meditation intended to reinforce focus and to assist the improvement of telekinetic and telepathic powers. --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this identify.
This serious examine lines the advance of the literary types and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, examining these varieties as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which developed among the 3rd and 6th centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the main finished of all files produced by means of rabbinic Jews in past due antiquity. It turned the authoritative felony resource for medieval Judaism, and for a few its reviews stay definitive this present day. Kraemer the following examines the attribute choice for argumentation and approach over settled conclusions of the Bavli. through tracing the evolution of the argumentational sort, he describes the targeted eras within the improvement of rabbinic Judaism in Babylonia. He then analyzes the which means of the disputational shape and concludes that the talmudic shape implies the inaccessibility of ideal fact and that because of this opinion, the pursuit of fact, within the attribute talmudic crisis for rabbinic method, turns into the final word act of rabbinic piety.
By Abraham Joshua Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel was once probably the most respected non secular leaders of the 20 th century, and God looking for guy and its significant other volume, guy isn't really Alone, of his most crucial books, are classics of contemporary Jewish theology. God looking for Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses no longer man's look for God yet God's for man--the inspiration of a selected humans, an concept which, he writes, "signifies now not a caliber inherent within the humans yet a courting among the folk and God." it really is a rare description of the character of Biblical proposal, and the way that concept turns into faith.
By Jo Roberts
2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize — Nonfiction Runner Up
The advanced histories and stories of Jewish and Palestinian Israelis at the present time body Israel’s destiny chances for peace.
1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, fight towards the hot country of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many below duress. Sixty years later, the reminiscence of trauma has formed either peoples’ collective knowing of who they're.
After a struggle, the victors write heritage. How was once the tale of the exiled Palestinians erased – from textbooks, maps, even the land? How do Jewish and Palestinian Israelis now have interaction with the histories of the Palestinian Nakba ("Catastrophe") and the Holocaust, and the way do those echo during the political and actual landscapes in their state?
Vividly narrated, with huge unique interview fabric, Contested Land, Contested Memory examines how those tangled histories of discomfort tell Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli lives this present day, and body Israel’s percentages for peace.
By Ithamar Gruenwald
This re-creation of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is sort of double the scale of the unique three-volume version. It positive factors fifty two new entries and comprises the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment variation bargains an authoritative, entire, and systematic presentation of the present country of scholarship on primary problems with Judaism, either previous and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its heritage, this version additionally comprises vital entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.
Articles are written in essay shape, and plenty of are illustrated for extra emphasis. the flowery index enables prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different genuine details. This worthy reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and basic readers alike.
‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is an important source for these drawn to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish historical past, ny, 2001
By Benjamin Pollock
Franz Rosenzweig's near-conversion to Christianity in the summertime of 1913 and his next choice 3 months later to recommit himself to Judaism is among the foundational narratives of contemporary Jewish concept. during this new account of occasions, Benjamin Pollock means that what lay on the middle of Rosenzweig's non secular difficulty used to be no longer a fight among religion and cause, yet skepticism concerning the international and desire for private salvation. an in depth exam of this significant time in Rosenzweig’s existence, the publication additionally sheds gentle at the complete trajectory of his philosophical development.