Category: Judaism

  • Download Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: by Carl S. Ehrlich,Anders Runesson,Eileen Schuller PDF

    By Carl S. Ehrlich,Anders Runesson,Eileen Schuller

    Susan Haber (1957-2006) used to be a graduate of York college (B.A.) and McMaster collage (M.A.). on the time of her dying, she used to be engaged on a doctorate from McMaster collage, having already released articles at the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and early Christianity. the current quantity includes contributions in fields significant to her personal pursuits through her academics, acquaintances, and co-workers in reminiscence of a super pupil. The essays care for problems with vital predicament to the theologies of Judaism and Christianity: purity, holiness, and id. within the first a part of this quantity the previous issues in the context of the Hebrew Bible are brought. the second one half bargains with all 3 inside of overdue moment Temple and early Rabbinic Judaism, in addition to within the Christianity of the 1st 3 centuries C.E. The final half examines the subject material of the amount in the context of medieval and sleek Judaism, in addition to in modern Christianity. even though it isn't inevitably explicitly said, the juxtaposition of those essays facing components of mutual theological situation to Judaism and Christianity implicitly lays the foundation for interreligious conversation and understanding.
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  • Download Genesis Revealed: The Deepest Truths Made Simple by Avraham Apatow PDF

    By Avraham Apatow

    GENESIS printed: The inner most Truths Made Simple

    A progressive New Translation and statement at the booklet of Genesis

    The Bible is full of such a lot of great and encouraging tales, yet have you puzzled how all these tales healthy jointly? Is the Bible simply telling us historical past classes from the prior, or are all these tales a part of a better lesson that we're purported to comprehend?

    At age 32 Avraham Apatow, a professor of Greek philosophy, started to examine and perform Judaism for the 1st time in his lifestyles. He ultimately moved to Israel the place he studied with many of the best modern rabbis and students.

    In Jerusalem he met Moshe Kline, an self sufficient pupil who rediscovered a misplaced culture for a way to learn the Torah. Moshe Kline found that crucial Bible Code is an internal common sense for unlocking the messages of the Bible’s tales and legislation. With this code, all of the elements of the Bible fall into position just like the items in an problematic puzzle. After learning this misplaced culture for numerous years Professor Apatow was once capable of unencumber the secret of The 5 Books of Moses and its message.

    In Genesis published, Professor Avraham Apatow provides the message of Genesis with simplicity and readability. Dr. Apatow provides a chic, new translation of Genesis and a innovative remark that unearths its hidden constitution. you will find an easy and available presentation of a few of the private mysteries of production and human heritage. The ebook is gifted for all readers who're drawn to the which means of the 5 Books of Moses. it doesn't matter what your heritage, this booklet is bound to enlighten and increase your view of the Bible, faith, and history.


    "Professor Avraham Apatow really finds the intensity and knowledge of Genesis in a fashion that's basic and wholistic. this is often anything that many have sought to do and Professor Apatow’s e-book definitely has to be considered as one among, and maybe the main winning paintings to do this..."

    Rav Yehoshua Gerzi
    Founder and Director of the Pilzno Institute of upper Learning
    Beit Shemesh, Israel
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  • Download The Four Species: The Symbolism of the Lulav & Esrog and by DovBer Pinson PDF

    By DovBer Pinson

    every one autumn we have fun Sukkos anew, and with it many strange and exciting Mitvos, together with the Mitzvah of accumulating the 4 Species. The Arba Minim, or 4 Species, have encouraged numerous commentaries and traditions and intrigued students and mystics alike. With their wealthy symbolism they invoke ask yourself, and evoke our senses. during this little masterpiece of knowledge ­- either profound and useful - Rav DovBer Pinson explores the deep symbolic roots and nature of the 4 Species. The Na'anuim, or ritual of the Lulav circulate, is meticulously certain and Kavanos, or meditations, are provided to be used with the perform. contains an illustrated consultant to the Lulav Movements.
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  • Download Bring Out the Best: A Jewish Guide to Building Family Esteem by Yiroel Roll,Reuven Feinstein PDF

    By Yiroel Roll,Reuven Feinstein

    each mother or father yearns to instill fit, robust vainness of their youngsters and a favorable angle of worthy to the kinfolk as an entire, and with this beneficial ebook in hand, that aim turns into eminently handy! Drawing at the teachings of the modify of Slobodka, the writer outlines a pragmatic, concrete plan for households to interact to foster and enhance a healthy kin tradition and family members esteem.
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  • Download Domestic Abuse and the Jewish Community: Perspectives from by Diane Gardsbane PDF

    By Diane Gardsbane

    study how you can deal with family and sexual abuse on your community

    Breaking the cycle of household violence and abuse poses distinctive difficulties for the Jewish group, due to the interior divisions of politics, spiritual perform, and tradition. even though, developing suggestions to interact dependent upon the shared values of Judaism can strip away these ameliorations. household Abuse and the Jewish group: views from the 1st foreign convention brings jointly an excellent and numerous number of outstanding shows from the 1st overseas convention on household Abuse within the Jewish group held in July 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention, entitled “Pursuing fact, Justice, and Righteousness: a choice to Action,” delivered to the vanguard the demanding, again and again hidden factor of household abuse in the Jewish group. revered students, clergy, social provider pros, and survivors supply insightful displays that lay a vital origin for the construction of a collaborative worldwide Jewish stream to answer this delicate issue.

    Domestic Abuse and the Jewish neighborhood: views from the 1st foreign convention marks the beginning of a quiet revolution aimed toward finishing household abuse in a variety of Jewish groups via revealing the various points of the matter whereas supplying how one can tackle them. Sexual and household abuse matters within the Jewish groups of the USA, Israel, South Africa and the united kingdom are illuminated and defined, and functional innovations are mentioned, holding in brain the typical objectives in the different groups. Jewish spiritual legislations is reviewed, besides an research of Maimomides’ reaction to household abuse, and a imaginative and prescient is obtainable to reply to baby sexual abuse.

    Domestic Abuse and the Jewish group: views from the 1st overseas convention is separated into 5 different types of shows: Illuminating the difficulty; therapeutic and Wholeness; Promising Practices; developing swap; and Breaking the Cycle, every one part progressing logically to offer a unified dialogue of the problems. The publication discusses:
    • assisting spiritual ladies get away household abuse
    • the Jewish culture and the remedy of battered women
    • the frequent declare that Maimonedes condoned wife-battering
    • the religious stream known as neohasidism
    • the problems of reconciliation among survivors and previous perpetrators
    • the Ayelet Program—a undertaking which gives long term mentoring to previous sufferers beginning a brand new life
    • organizing the neighborhood to handle household violence in immigrant populations
    • the reaction to household violence within the South African Jewish community
    • prone for sufferers in Israel
    • baby sexual abuse and incest
    family Abuse and the Jewish neighborhood: views from the 1st foreign convention is informative, eye-opening studying for social staff, clergy, direct provider companies for survivors of domestic/sexual abuse, directors/staff of Jewish relatives carrier organizations, Jewish Federations, Jewish women’s organisations, and Jewish foundations.
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  • Download The Jews of Windsor, 1790-1990: A Historical Chronicle by Jonathan V. Plaut PDF

    By Jonathan V. Plaut

    Beginning with the 1st Jewish settler, Moses David, the $64000 position that Windsor Jews performed within the improvement of Ontario’s south is reflected during this 200-year chronicle. the founding pioneer households remodeled their japanese eu shtetl right into a North American payment; a lot of persons have been curious about developing synagogues, colleges, and an prepared communal constitution even with divergent spiritual, political, and monetary interests.

    Modernity and the becoming affects of Zionism and Conservative/Reform Judaism challenged the conventional and leftist leanings of the community’s founders. From the outset, Jews have been represented in urban council, actively all in favour of communal agencies, and appointed to judicial posts. whereas its Jewish inhabitants used to be small, Windsor boasted Canada’s first Jewish cupboard contributors, provincially and federally, in David Croll and Herb grey. because the new millennium approached, jews confronted shrinking numbers, forcing significant consolidations for you to ascertain their survival.

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  • Download Judaic Technologies of the Word: A Cognitive Analysis of by Gabriel Levy PDF

    By Gabriel Levy

    Judaic applied sciences of the note argues that Judaism doesn't exist in an summary house of mirrored image. particularly, it exists either in artifacts of the fabric international - akin to texts - and within the our bodies, brains, hearts, and minds of person humans. greater than this, Judaic our bodies and texts, either oral and written, attach and feed again on each other. Judaic applied sciences of the note examines how applied sciences of literacy have interaction with our bodies and minds through the years. The emergence of literacy is now understood to be a decisive consider non secular heritage, and is relevant to the differences that came about within the old close to East within the first millennium BCE. This research employs insights from the cognitive sciences to pursue a deep background of Judaism, one within which the differences among biology and tradition start to disappear.
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  • Download Judges for Our Time: Contemporary Lessons from the Book of by Steven Pruzansky PDF

    By Steven Pruzansky

    In its bills of victories and defeats, conquests and liberation, the sordid stories of religious corruption, and the relentless fight to keep up a Jewish kingdom within the face of implacable enemies, the booklet of Shoftim reads like modern day headlines.

    In the sixty years of recent Jewish statehood, there was a amazing - although unsurprising - recurrence of virtually everyissue tackled via the judges of their time: international enemies, incessant terror, asymmetrical war, the position of girls in public life,intermarriage, converts, faith and kingdom, pluralism, international relations, and for peace, and a less than perfect - and infrequently grievously improper - leadership.

    Learn how Jews of precedent days guided via the divine knowledge of the Torah overcame strife, disunity, or even civil struggle, and the way the trendy kingdom of Israel serves as an analogous bridge among the exile and the recovery of the devoted Torah country with the monarchy of King David s descendants. Rabbi Pruzansky without delay confronts the arguable concerns within the public area at the present time, and uncovers the key to trendy Jewish governance. Judges for Our Time exhibits in actual fact how the ebook of Shoftim is profoundly correct to our era.
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  • Download Remembering and Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah by Ehud Ben Zvi,Christoph Levin PDF

    By Ehud Ben Zvi,Christoph Levin

    This quantity collects revised types of essays from a 2011 workshop held in Munich on Remembering and Forgetting in Early moment Temple Judah . The authors of the essays handle those matters from either common methodological views and during case reviews rising out or linked to a variety of texts from the prophetic literature, the Pentateuch, the old books, Psalms and Lamentations. some of these texts proportion one major characteristic: they form stories of the previous (or destiny) and contain forgetting.
    Contributors: Bob Becking, Ehud Ben Zvi, Kåre Berge, Diana Edelman, Christina Ehring, Judith Gärtner, Friedhelm Hartenstein, Michael Hundley, Jörg Jeremias, Sonya Kostamo, Francis Landy, Christoph Levin, James Linville, Zhenhua Meng, invoice Morrow, Reinhard Müller, Urmas Nõmmik, Juha Pakkala, Hermann-Josef Stipp
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  • Download The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish by James F. McGrath PDF

    By James F. McGrath

    Monotheism, the concept that there's just one precise God, is a robust spiritual idea that used to be formed via competing rules and the issues they raised. Surveying New testomony writings and Jewish assets from prior to and after the increase of Christianity, James F. McGrath argues that even the main built Christologies within the New testomony healthy in the context of first century Jewish "monotheism." In doing so, he pinpoints extra accurately whilst the parting of how came about over the difficulty of God's oneness, and he explores philosophical principles comparable to "creation out of nothing," which prompted Jews and Christians to advance differing ideas and definitions approximately God.
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