Category: Judaism

  • Download Judaism and Christianity in the Age of Constantine: History, by Jacob Neusner PDF

    By Jacob Neusner

    With the conversion of Constantine in 312, Christianity all started a interval of political and cultural dominance that it is going to get pleasure from till the 20th century. Jacob Neusner contradicts the present view that following Christianity's ascendancy, Judaism endured to adapt in isolation. He argues that a result of political have to shield its claims to non secular authenticity, Judaism used to be pressured to study itself within the context of a effective Christianity. The definition of concerns lengthy mentioned in Judaism—the that means of heritage, the arriving of the Messiah, and the political id of Israel—became of fast and pressing situation to either events. What emerged used to be a polemical discussion among Christian and Jewish academics that was once unprecedented.

    In a detailed research of texts by means of the Christian theologians Eusebius, Aphrahat, and Chrysostom on one hand, and of the critical Jewish works the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Genesis Rabbah, and the Leviticus Rabbah at the different, Neusner reveals that either non secular teams grew to become to a similar corpus of Hebrew scripture to check a similar primary concerns. Eusebius and Genesis Rabbah either tackle the difficulty of historical past, Chrysostom and the Talmud the difficulty of the Messiah, and Aphrahat and Leviticus Rabbah the problem of Israel. As Neusner demonstrates, the conclusions drawn formed the discussion among the 2 religions for the remainder of their shared heritage within the West.
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  • Download Sermons from a Southern Rabbi by Charles David Isbell PDF

    By Charles David Isbell

    each Shabbat in synagogues all over the world and throughout the United States, sermons from the neighborhood rabbi are an enormous part of worship. This e-book brings jointly thirty-five sermons preached to the congregation of a customary small southern urban, Lake Charles, Louisiana. incorporated are a number of sermons dependent upon the weekly parashah (assigned biblical element from the Pentateuch), a chain of messages introduced through the excessive holy days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) of 2007, 3 funeral sermons, a unique Yom ha-Sho'ah (Holocaust-memorial) tackle, and a brief speak about freedom, given on July four, 2008. each one message represents the author's try and hyperlink the worries of the trendy global again to the classical, biblical roots of the Jewish religion, thereby invoking the foundations of biblical religion to function directions within the twenty-first century.

    Charles David Isbell is Director of Jewish experiences at Louisiana country collage and rabbi at Temple Sinai in Lake Charles, Louisiana. he's the writer of 7 scholarly books and of multiple hundred scholarly articles within the fields of biblical and rabbinic studies.
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  • Download Le Judaïsme Pour les Nuls, édition poche (French Edition) by David BLATNER,Ted FALCON PDF


    Découvrez l. a. culture judaïque, ses pratiques et son histoire.

    Les non-juifs curieux d'approfondir cette faith étroitement liée à l'histoire et dotée d'une profondeur spirituelle, mystique et méditative découvriront les différents courants au sein de l. a. communauté (Ashkénazes, Sépharades et réformateurs, orthodoxes et libéraux), les célébrations et leur signification et reviendront sur l'histoire du peuple juif depuis sa genèse jusqu'au génocide de l. a. Shoah.

    Les juifs en quête de repères y trouveront des informations claires sur l. a. pratique pour aborder los angeles judaïté sous tous ses points : l'histoire du peuple juif (de los angeles genèse du peuple à l'holocauste) ; l. a. pratique du culte ; les fêtes et célébrations (leurs déroulements et leurs significations).

    Enfin, dans l. a. partie des dix vous trouverez dix personnalités juives que l'on doit connaître et les réponses à dix questions fréquentes sur le judaïsme.

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  • Download Die armenische Athanasius-Überlieferung: Das auf Armenisch by Anahit Avagyan PDF

    By Anahit Avagyan

    Die vorliegende Untersuchung beschäftigt sich mit dem erhaltenen handschriftlichen Bestand der armenischen Übersetzungen des Athanasius von Alexandrien und zieht die ersten Rückschlüsse daraus. Die altorientalischen Übersetzungen zeigen eine faszinierende Rezeption der Kirchenväter auf. Neben dem Syrischen und Koptischen ist auch das Klassisch-Armenische die Sprache, in die sehr früh, teilweise noch im five. Jahrhundert, (pseudo-)athanasianische Texte übertragen wurden. Außerdem sind über zwanzig Schriften erhalten, die als Athanasiana armeniaca bezeichnet werden können. Damit werden die Texte aufgefasst, die in der armenischen Übersetzungsliteratur unter dem Namen des alexandrinischen Patriarchen Athanasius des Großen überliefert sind, für guy aber bisher keine griechischen Originale nachweisen kann. Die vorliegende Untersuchung befasst sich mit dem handschriftlichen Bestand der Texte und arbeitet die verschiedenen Redaktionen für das jeweilige Werk heraus. Damit wird die Grundlage für eine kritische Ausgabe der armenischen Übersetzungen geschaffen. Das Buch leistet zudem einen Beitrag zu den Studien über die (prä-)graecophile Schule bzw. die nachklassische Stufe des Alt-Armenischen, da bei einigen Schriften ausführliche griechisch-armenische Kollationen durchgeführt wurden.

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  • Download Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide by Nicolas de Lange,Miri Freud-Kandel PDF

    By Nicolas de Lange,Miri Freud-Kandel

    A entire, multi-disciplinary, multi-authored advisor to modern Jewish lifestyles and idea, concentrating on social, cultural and ancient facets of Judaism along theological matters. This quantity comprises 38 newly-commissioned essays, together with contributions from top experts of their fields. This publication covers the most important parts of idea in modern Jewish reports, together with concerns of spiritual alterations, sociological, philosophical, and gender concerns, geographical variety, inter-faith kinfolk, and the impression of the Shoah and the trendy country of Israel.

    Readership: appropriate for all undergraduate scholars learning glossy Judaism. additionally for the overall reader searching for a entire advisor to trendy Judaism.

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  • Download This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day by Alden Solovy,Rabbi Menachem Creditor PDF

    By Alden Solovy,Rabbi Menachem Creditor

    This thankful center deals an anthology of recent day psalms and prayers to raise us up, motivate our days, and mark our milestones. Written by way of Jewish poet and liturgist Alden Solovy, the gathering offers approximately a hundred readings, spanning issues from the straightforward delights of day-by-day residing to the complexities of grief; from the occasion of significant turning issues like bar and bat mitzvah to the extra solemn commemoration of misplaced lives and ended relationships; and from the awe-filled moments of the excessive Holy Days to the observance of secular vacations. For clergy, this assortment deals supplementary fabric to be used in providers and lifestyles cycle rituals; for the person, this assortment can function how to provide voice to the fun and sorrows of daily life.

    "I desire humans will see This thankful middle as a prayerbook, a source package, a religious perform, an notion, and a resource of wish. Any day a prayer is required, or any day anyone comes to a decision to deepen a private prayer perform, there is a doorway right here, during this book."
    - Alden Solovy
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  • Download Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Alex P. Jassen PDF

    By Alex P. Jassen

    This ebook is the 1st paintings of its variety to envision felony exegesis within the useless Sea Scrolls from the point of view of either the heritage of Jewish legislation and early Jewish scriptural interpretation. It indicates how the useless Sea Scrolls remodel the which means and alertness of biblical legislations to fulfill the wishes of recent old and cultural settings. The useless Sea Scrolls criminal texts are tested throughout the comparative lens of legislations and criminal interpretation in moment Temple Judaism and rabbinic Judaism. The inventive interpretation of scriptural texts within the useless Sea Scrolls responds to the strain among possible inflexible authoritative scripture and the necessity for legislation and scripture to be ceaselessly evolving entities. the continuing felony interpretation of scriptural texts frames the advance of Jewish legislations whilst it shapes the character of the biblical canon.
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  • Download The Shabbat Elevator and other Sabbath Subterfuges: An by Alan Dundes PDF

    By Alan Dundes

    There are actually hundreds and hundreds if now not millions of books written approximately Judaism and Jews, yet this publication is in contrast to any formerly released. It specializes in the subject of 'circumventing customized' with specific emphasis at the creative methods Orthodox (and different) Jews have devised to prevent breaking the broad checklist of actions forbidden at the Sabbath. After studying the resources of Sabbath observance as set forth within the previous testomony, the hot testomony, and rabbinical writings, one of the most salient different types of circumvention are defined. those contain: using a unique Shabbat elevator, unscrewing the lightbulb within the fridge, developing an eruv (a area extending one's home in order that gadgets might be carried outdoors the home), and hoping on the companies of the so-called 'Shabbes Goy,' between others. Dundes respectfully analyzes such points of Jewish features as an undue problem with purity, and a normal culture of indulging in nit-picking and argumentation. the ensuing photograph of Jewish personality is drawn from an strange mix of non secular written texts and oral culture (jokes and proverbs). The resources variety from historical Israel to works from the twenty-first century. in lots of methods, it's an actual and notable Jewish self-portrait that's painted for the first actual time during this interesting volume.
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  • Download Is It Good for the Jews?: The Crisis of America's Israel by Stephen Schwartz PDF

    By Stephen Schwartz

    In 2005, then-officials of the yankee Israel Public Affairs Committee have been indicted for turning in categorized details to a international energy. That the facility in query was once assumed to be Israel introduced clean credibility to a conspiracy idea that have been floating round Washington for years: strong “Jewish foyer” controls U.S. coverage within the center East.

    The run-up to the Iraq conflict had supplied new grist for this thought. a bunch of mostly Jewish neoconservatives have been one of the architects of the warfare, and their motivations for elimination Saddam Hussein have been alternately ascribed to grease pursuits and the necessity to safeguard Israel. The allegations opposed to those neoconservatives—especially former Deputy Secretary of safeguard Paul Wolfowitz—echoed the case of the infamous Jonathan Pollard who pled responsible of spying for Israel in 1986.

    In this biting and incisive polemic, journalist and writer Stephen Schwartz confronts the parable of a Jewish foyer head on, asking questions that not anyone else has dared to pose. what's the “Jewish lobby”? How strong is it? What was once its involvement within the arrangements for warfare in Iraq? was once there particularly a “cabal” of neoconservative Jews within the management of George W. Bush? How did AIPAC officers become accused, in 2004, of espionage? especially, what's reliable for the Jews, and who makes a decision it?

    Many folks overlook that during the Nineteen Thirties, a real home-grown fascist circulation arose in the US. at the moment, Schwartz reminds us, it was once now not the reputable representatives of the Jewish group that stood as much as the fascist goons of latest York urban, yet Jewish socialists—the antecedents of today’s neoconservatives. Likewise, this present day, it has now not been the meek and timid leaders of the supposedly omnipotent Jewish foyer that experience defended the Jews however the reviled “neocons” within the Bush management. Their strategic imaginative and prescient tasks a international coverage that's either reliable for the USA and strong for the Jews. consequently, Schwartz predicts an expanding flip for Jewish citizens clear of their dysfunctional marriage with the Democratic get together and towards the Republicans.

    Ultimately Schwartz concludes that during ultra-modern the US, a “Jewish foyer” may well now not be helpful. within the face of the threatened cave in of the foyer, he argues, American Jews should still overtly and proudly imagine their right position as ethical and non secular exemplars for his or her fellow americans and stop appearing like a nervous minority.
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