Download E-books Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History (Ancient Israel and Its Literature) PDF

This selection of essays examines the connection of prophecy to the Deuteronomistic heritage (Deuteronomy 2 Kings), together with the historic fact of prophecy that stands in the back of the textual content and the portrayal of prophecy in the literature itself. The participants use a few views to discover the forms of intermediation and the cultic atmosphere of prophecy within the historic close to East; the portrayal of prophecy in pentateuchal traditions, pre-Deuteronomistic resources, and different close to japanese literature; the varied views mirrored in the Deuteronomistic heritage; and the potential Persian interval atmosphere for the ultimate kind of the Deuteronomistic background. jointly the gathering represents the present nation of an incredible, ongoing dialogue. The individuals are Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana Edelman, Mignon R. Jacobs, Mark Leuchter, Martti Nissinen, Mark O Brien, Raymond F. individual Jr., Thomas C. Römer, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Rannfrid Thelle.

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Download E-books Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophecy PDF

By Aryeh Kaplan

One of the issues mentioned within the first a part of Innerspace are the Kabbalistic universes wherein we might hold close to G-d, the consistent interaction among the religious and the actual, and the idea that of Divine windfall. partially , Rabbi Kaplan explores the textual content of Ezekiel's "Vision of the Chariot". He unearths that every one prophecy stems from meditation and information the educational a prophet undergoes.

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Title: in the event you learn only one booklet on kabbalah, make it this one
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"Inner Space" is very prompt for these looking an advent to genuine kabbalah. It comprises transcripts of a sequence of lectures at the kabbalistic approach given through Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, an outstanding instructor of the former new release, and it testifies to his extraordinary skill to transmit profound principles in a readily-graspable approach. even supposing this can be an introductory textual content, it includes many views which are expressed in a special means, so it'd be fairly helpful even for the extra complicated pupil of Jewish mysticism.

"Inner Space" was once edited and annotated by means of Rabbi Avraham Sutton, a disciple of Rabbi Kaplan who has turn into a very good instructor of the internal Jewish traditions in his personal correct. this day he teaches in Jerusalem, the place I merited to fulfill him, and was once deeply inspired by means of his humility, generosity, kindness, and Torah studying.

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Download E-books Sephardi Religious Responses to Modernity (The Sherman Lecture Series, Vol. 1) PDF

By Norman A. Stillman

Original 12 months of publication: 1995

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Most stories of Jewish modernity have handled the responses of Western Jewry — basically Ashkenazi Jewry — to the fashionable . certainly, such a lot books of any style at the Jews within the sleek international deal generally with Ashkenazim. This e-book is meant, like any of my reports, to right in a few degree this imbalance. it really is approximately a number of the various responses of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry to modernity, particularly a few of their non secular responses. The issues of comparability and distinction to the bigger and extra intensively tested Ashkenazi international are, i think, no longer simply fascinating, yet hugely instructive. For what they convey are diverse versions of contemporary non secular improvement as a result of various historic reviews. typically, Sephardi and Oriental Jewry made the transition into smooth occasions whereas retaining its equilibrium way more extra effectively than had eu Jewish society upon its emergence from the ghetto, and so they have been higher capable of defend a few of their existential moorings. the full modernizing approach was once total extra slow and no more aggravating for jap Jews than it used to be for his or her Ashkenazi brethren or certainly for his or her Muslim acquaintances. even if the Westernizing forces of modernity got here to the Sephardi and Oriental Jews basically from with out, the spiritual evolution of those groups constructed from inside of. Their coming to phrases with the trendy global didn't constantly bring about a stark and invidious selection among conventional faith and growth as was once the case for thus a lot of Ashkenazi Jewry.

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Download E-books Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals PDF

By George Robinson

What occurs at a synagogue provider? What are the principles for retaining kosher? How do I gentle the Hanukah candles? what's within the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish vacation trips represent? What should still I be instructing my young ones approximately being Jewish?

A landmark reference, this is an essential one-volume consultant to the non secular traditions, daily practices, philosophical ideals, and historic foundations of Judaism -- every thing you must learn about being Jewish. In crucial Judaism, George Robinson has created the obtainable compendium that he sought whilst he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an grownup. Robinson illuminates the Jewish lifestyles cycle at each degree, and lays out many desirable points of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and masses extra -- whereas maintaining an organization specialise in the several paths to dwelling a great Jewish existence in today's international.

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Download E-books Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume II PDF

By Aharon Ziegler

In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, insights into Jewish legislations from the preeminent determine of twentieth-century glossy Orthodoxy are offered in a transparent and concise demeanour. generally known as "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, has prompted and encouraged the highbrow brain and touched the delicate hearts of millions of people.

While he was once no longer unavoidably referred to as a decisor, or poseik, of halakha, he was once well known as a person who had the uncanny skill to conceptualize the spirit of Jewish legislation on a common point. all through his lifetime, the Rav released few works, transmitting his Torah wisdom via periods and lectures as an alternative. As a pupil of Rabbi Soloveitchik for a few years, Rabbi Aharon Ziegler amassed an enormous library of notes and tapes at the Rav's halakhot. during this quantity he stocks the Rav's special and maybe lesser recognized halakhic positions on quite a lot of subject matters, together with:

*The technique for lighting fixtures candles on Friday evening;
*Celebrating Thanksgiving and consuming turkey;
*Using grape juice for the 4 cups of wine at a Seder;
*Giving an aliyah on Mincha Yom Kippur to a person who can't quickly;
*Covering one's head in the course of davening;
*Fast days and pregnant girls;
*Bris Milah via a nonobservant Mohel;
*Discarding previous, tired tzitzis; and
*Many different concerns related to the Sabbath, vacations, prayer, and existence cycle occasions.

Whether studied within the synagogue, college, or Jewish domestic, those phrases of knowledge from the Rav supply glimpses into the phenomenal brain of 1 of the best thinkers in Jewish background.

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Download E-books Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750: With Introduction and Commentary PDF

By Jerold C. Frakes

This quantity is the 1st entire anthology of early Yiddish literature (from its beginnings within the 12th century to the sunrise of recent Yiddish within the mid-eighteenth century) for multiple hundred years. It comprises the extensive diversity of genres that outline the corpus: Arthurian romance, heroic epic, satire, lyric, drama, biblical/midrashic epic, devotional literature, biblical translations, glosses, drugs, magic, felony texts, oaths, letters, legends, autobiography, travelogue, fables, riddles, and event stories. 100 and thirty texts within the unique Hebrew alphabet, edited anew from the earliest extant resources, are supplied with introductory headnotes that come with unique details pertaining to resources, writer (if known), the study literature, and where of the textual content within the literary tradition.

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Download E-books A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry (Ballantine Reader's Circle) PDF

By Mark Kurlansky

A strong, DEEPLY relocating NARRATIVE OF desire REBORN
IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIR

Fifty years after it was once bombed to rubble, Berlin is once more a urban during which Jews assemble for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have lately emerged as vital new facilities of Jewish tradition. Small yet proud Jewish groups are revitalizing the traditional facilities of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. those courageous, decided Jewish women and men have selected to settle–or remain–in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, yet they've got paid a cost. one of the unforeseen hazards, they've got needed to deal with an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the unfold of Arab terrorism, and the effect of the Jewish kingdom on eu life.

Delving into the intimate tales of eu Jews from all walks of lifestyles, Kurlansky weaves jointly a vibrant tapestry of people maintaining their traditions, and flourishing, within the shadow of background. An inspiring tale of a tenacious those that have rebuilt their lives within the face of incomprehensible horror, A selected Few is a testomony to cultural survival and a party of the deep bonds that undergo among Jews and ecu civilization.

“Consistently soaking up . . . A selected Few investigates the rather uncharted territory of an encouraging phenomenon.”
–Los Angeles occasions

“I can give some thought to no ebook that portrays with such intelligence, old knowing, and journalistic aptitude what existence has been like for Jews made up our minds to construct lives in Europe.”
–SUSAN MIRON
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Download E-books Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking PDF

By Michael Fishbane

It is a entire research of fable within the Hebrew Bible and fable and mythmaking in classical rabbinic literature (Midrash and Talmud) and within the classical paintings of medieval Jewish mysticism (the e-book of Zohar). Michael Fishbane presents an in depth research of the texts and theologies concerned and the imperative function of exegesis within the improvement and transformation of the topic. Taken up are problems with delusion and monotheism, fable and culture, and fable and language. The presence and energy of fable in successive cultural levels is handled, emphasizing definite paradigmatic acts of God and contours of the divine personality.

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Download E-books The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People (Compass) PDF

By Jonathan Kirsch

Who's a Jew? during this colourful, eye-opening paintings, bestselling writer and lecturer Jonathan Kirsch takes us on a three-thousand-year travel of Jewish identification and variety and gives solutions to this complicated and tough query. Kirsch finds that Judaism hasn't ever been a faith of strict and slender orthodoxy. for each authorized culture in Jewish religion there are countertraditions rooted in biblical antiquity: the Maccabee freedom warring parties who closed the Bible and collected swords, dervish-like ecstatics who claimed to take pleasure in direct conversation with God even once they have been excommunicated by means of a distrustful rabbinate, and brave women and men who have been the forgotten heroes of the Holocaust. With drama and narrative verve, Kirsch explores those and plenty of different "Judaisms" that make up the wealthy tapestry of Jewish identification.

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