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Women in the Hebrew Bible: A Reader by Alice Bach

By Alice Bach

Women within the Hebrew Bible provides the 1st one-volume review masking the translation of women's position in man's global in the Hebrew Bible or outdated testomony. Written through the key students within the box of bible study and literary idea, those essays study attitudes towards girls and their prestige in historical close to jap societies, targeting the Israelite society portrayed by way of the Hebrew Bible.

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Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic by Ralph Lerner

By Ralph Lerner

One definite truth of humanity is that all of us cherish our evaluations and may usually strongly face up to efforts by means of others to alter them. Philosophers and politicians have lengthy understood this, and each time they've got sought to get us to imagine another way they've got frequently resorted to sorts of camouflage that slip their unsettling concepts into our psyche with no elevating alarm. during this attention-grabbing exam of a number of writers and thinkers, Ralph Lerner bargains a brand new approach to interpreting that detects this camouflage and provides a fashion towards deeper understandings of a few of history’s such a lot important—and such a lot concealed—messages.

           

Lerner analyzes an spectacular range of writers, together with Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Gibbon, Judah Halevi, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Moses Maimonides, and Alexis de Tocqueville. He exhibits that via analyzing their phrases slowly and naïvely, with wide-open eyes and designated cognizance for moments of writing that develop into self-conscious, impassioned, or idiosyncratic, we will start to see a development that illuminates a thinker’s purpose, new messages purposively performed via oblique capacity. via those experimental readings, Lerner indicates, we will be able to see a deep commonality throughout writers from disparate instances and events, one who reveals them artfully not easy others to reject passivity and fatalism and begin considering afresh.    

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Sefer ha-Razim I und II - Das Buch der Geheimnisse I und II: by Bill Rebiger,Peter Schäfer

By Bill Rebiger,Peter Schäfer

Unter dem hebräischen Titel Sefer ha-Razim ('Das Buch der Geheimnisse') sind zwei bis in die Spätantike zurückreichende Schriften bekannt, die überlieferungs- und redaktionsgeschichtlich eng mit einander verwandt sind. Beim Sefer ha-Razim I handelt es sich um ein magisches Handbuch, das eminent magisches fabric in das traditionelle kosmologische Schema der sieben Himmel eingearbeitet hat. Die Erstedition durch Mordecai Margalioth (Jerusalem 1966) wurde heftig kritisiert, weil sie einen eklektischen Kunsttext kreierte, der die Grenzen zwischen den verschiedenen redaktionellen Bearbeitungen und ihren handschriftlichen Repräsentanten nivelliert. Charakteristisch für die Traditionsgeschichte des Sefer ha-Razim I ist aber gerade die wiederholte redaktionelle Neustrukturierung des überlieferten fabrics, die zu verschiedenen Versionen führte. Die Grundlage der vorliegenden version konnte gegenüber der von Margalioth durch zahlreiche neu verifizierte Fragmente aus der Kairoer Geniza und Sammelhandschriften sowie durch die Einbeziehung jüdisch-arabischer und lateinischer Textzeugen erheblich erweitert werden.
Der hier erstmals edierte Sefer ha-Razim II ist aus der Polemik der Karäer auch als Sefer Adam ('Buch des Adam') bekannt. In ihm dominieren angelologische Namenlisten, die den zwölf Monaten zugeordnet sind und für magische Zwecke verwendet werden sollen. Die verschiedenen Versionen bzw. Textzeugen von Sefer ha-Razim I und II werden in einer Spaltensynopse mit Variantenapparat und die Geniza-Fragmente zusätzlich separat ediert. Die Standardversion beider Makroformen wird jeweils übersetzt und ausführlich kommentiert.

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Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics: by Yaacov Yadgar

By Yaacov Yadgar

Common discourse on Jewish identification in Israel is ruled by means of the view that Jewish Israelis can, and will, be both spiritual or secular. relocating clear of this traditional framework, this publication examines the function of secularism and faith in Jewish society and politics.


With a spotlight at the ‘traditionists’ (masortim) who contain over a 3rd of the Jewish-Israeli inhabitants, the writer examines problems with faith, culture and secularism in Israel, giving a clean method of the widening theoretical dialogue concerning the thesis of secularisation and modernity and exploring the broader implications of this identification. Yadgar’s conclusions have major social, cultural and political implications, serving not just as a brand new contribution to the educational discourse on Jewish-Israeli identification, yet as a platform upon which traditionist positions on relevant problems with Israeli politics could be heard.


Offering a close research right into a significant and demanding Jewish-Israeli id build, the publication is suitable not just to the examine of Jewish identification in Israel but in addition in the wider social-theoretical problems with faith, culture, modernity and secularization. The publication could be of serious curiosity to scholars of Israeli society and to somebody taking a look into the problems of Jewish identification, Israeli nationalism and ethnicity, faith and politics in Israel, and the sociology of religion.

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Martin Buber's Spirituality: Hasidic Wisdom for Everyday by Kenneth Paul Kramer

By Kenneth Paul Kramer

How can we locate that means in our existence? This publication explores how Martin Buber, one of many 20th century’s maximum spiritual thinkers, solutions this undying query. writer Kenneth Paul Kramer explains Buber’s Hasidic spirituality—a residing connection among the human and the divine—and the way it is appropriate to all non secular seekers.

According to Buber, we discover that means in existence via wholeheartedly “letting God in." He constructed this subject via six thought-provoking talks initially released as The manner of Man. In Martin Buber’s Spirituality, Kramer explains the obtainable practices Buber defined in those talks, stocks the tales Buber used to demonstrate every one element, and explores how those teachings may possibly follow in way of life today.

The publication gains questions for private or staff mirrored image to aid readers extra absolutely discover Martin Buber’s method of spirituality, besides a word list of key terms.

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Second Temple Songs of Zion: A Literary and Generic Analysis by Ruth Henderson

By Ruth Henderson

Although in moment Temple literature we discover numerous songs fascinated about the way forward for Jerusalem, little try out has been made to examine those relatively as a widespread workforce. during this research, 3 songshave been chosen at the foundation in their similarity well-liked, rules and their obvious unique composition in Hebrew.The texts were subjected to a literary research either separately after which relatively.

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The Name of God in Jewish Thought: A Philosophical Analysis by Michael T Miller

By Michael T Miller

One of the main robust traditions of the Jewish fascination with language is that of the identify. certainly, the Jewish mystical culture would appear a millennia lengthy meditation at the nature of brand on the subject of item, and the way identify mediates among topic and item. Even in the tide of the 20 th century’s linguistic flip, the element so much extraordinary in – the virtually completely secular - Jewish philosophers is that of the private identify, right here given pivotal value within the articulation of human relationships and dialogue.


The identify of God in Jewish Thought examines the texts of Judaism relating the identify of God, delivering a philosophical research of those as a method of figuring out the metaphysical function of the identify regularly, when it comes to its dating with id. The ebook starts off with the formation of rabbinic Judaism in past due Antiquity, traveling in the course of the improvement of the motif into the Medieval Kabbalah, the place the identify reaches its grandest and so much systematic assertion – and the single which has so much helped to shape the tips of Jewish philosophers within the twentieth and twenty first Century. This research will spotlight definite metaphysical rules that have constructed inside of Judaism from the Biblical resources, and which current an immediate problem to the paradigms of western philosophy. hence a grander subtext is a feedback of the Greek metaphysics of being which the west has inherited, and which Jewish philosophers usually topic to demanding situations of various subtlety; it really is those philosophers who frequently position a unusual emphasis at the own identify, and this emphasis will depend on the ancient impression of the Jewish metaphysical culture of the identify of God.


Providing a complete description of old facets of Jewish Name-Theology, this ebook additionally bargains new methods of considering subjectivity and ontology via its unique method of the character of the identify, combining philosophy with text-critical research. As such, it truly is a vital source for college kids and students of Jewish stories, Philosophy and faith.

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The Revealed and Hidden Writings of Rabbi Nachman of by Zvi Mark

By Zvi Mark

Zvi Mark uncovers formerly unknown and never-before-discussed facets of Rabbi Nachman’s own religious international. the 1st component to the e-book, Revelation, explores Rabbi Nachman’s religious revelations, own trials and non secular experiments. one of the themes mentioned is the robust “Story of the Bread,” in which Rabbi Nachman gets the Torah as did Moses on Mount Sinai– a narrative that was once saved mystery for 2 hundred years. the second one element of the booklet, Rectification, is devoted to the rituals of rectification that Rabbi Nachman verified. those are, mostly, the common rectification, the rectification for a nocturnal emission and the rectification to be played in the course of pilgrimage to his grave. during this context, the key tale, “The tale of the Armor,” is mentioned. The booklet ends with a colourful description of Bratzlav Hasidism within the twenty first century.

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The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (Oxford Handbooks) by Peter Hayes,John K. Roth

By Peter Hayes,John K. Roth

Few scholarly fields have built in contemporary a long time as quickly and vigorously as Holocaust stories. at first of the twenty-first century, the persecution and homicide perpetrated by way of the Nazi regime became the topics of a major literature in a number of educational disciplines and a touchstone of public and highbrow discourse in such various fields as politics, ethics and faith. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this guide attracts at the paintings of
an overseas group of forty-seven striking scholars.
The guide is thematically divided into 5 huge sections. half One, Enablers, concentrates at the vast and worthy contextual stipulations for the Holocaust. half , Protagonists, concentrates at the important people and teams all for the Holocaust and makes an attempt to disaggregate the normal interpretive different types of wrongdoer, sufferer, and bystander. It examines the company of the Nazi leaders and killers and of these serious about resisting and surviving the
assault. half 3, Settings, concentrates at the specific locations, websites, and actual situations the place the activities of the Holocaust's protagonists and the varieties of persecution have been actually grounded. half 4, Representations, engages complicated questions on how the Holocaust can and may be grasped and what
meaning or loss of which means may be attributed to occasions via ancient research, interpretation of texts, inventive production and feedback, and philosophical and spiritual mirrored image. half 5, Aftereffects, explores the Holocaust's influence on politics and ethics, schooling and faith, nationwide identities and diplomacy, the clients for genocide prevention, and the safeguard of human rights.

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Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel (Palgrave by Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis

By Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis

This quantity is the 1st English-language anthology to interact with the interesting phenomena of contemporary surges in New Age and replacement spiritualties in Israel. individuals examine how those New Age religions and different spiritualties—produced in Western international locations inside of predominantly Protestant or secular cultures–transform and adapt themselves in Israel. the quantity specializes in a number of teams and routine, resembling Theosophy and Anthroposophy, Neopaganism, Channeling, Women’s Yoga, the recent Age pageant scene, or even Pentecostal church buildings between African hard work migrants dwelling in Tel Aviv. Chapters additionally discover extra Jewish-oriented practices reminiscent of Neo-Kabballah, Neo-Hassidism, and substitute marriage ceremonies, in addition to using religious care services in Israeli hospitals. moreover, individuals take an in depth examine the state’s response to the hot actions and progress of latest spiritual activities.   

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