Download E-books Jerusalem and Athens: The Congruity of Talmudic and Classical Philosophy (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, Volume 52) PDF

By Jacob Neusner

The Talmud - the Mishnah, a philosophical legislations code, and the Gemara, a dialectical statement upon the Mishnah - works via translating crucial modes of Western philosophy and technological know-how into the research of the foundations of rationality governing the foundations of humble, daily truth. technological know-how, particularly the tactic of hierarchical class attribute of usual heritage, provides the tactic of constructing connections and drawing conclusions to the Mishnah, the law-code that kinds the foundation-document of the Talmud, as Neusner validated in his "Judaism as Philosophy. the tactic and Message of the Mishnah," the following he proceeds to teach how philosophy, particularly dialectical research, defines the good judgment of the Gemara and publications the writers of the Gemara's compositions and the compilers of its composites of their research and amplification of a few of the topical displays, or tractates, of the Mishnah.

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Download E-books Judaism of the Second Temple Period: Volume 1, Qumran and Apocalypticism PDF

By David Flusser

David Flusser was once a really prolific student of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, and his contributions to Scrolls study, apocalypticism, and apocalyptic literature are inestimable. Now with this English translation of lots of his essays, Flusser's insights can be found to a much wider viewers than ever ahead of. the following Flusser examines the impression of apocalypticism on a variety of Jewish sects. He states that the lessons of Jesus, whereas reflecting at first the perspectives of the sages, also are stimulated through Jewish apocalypticism. analyzing the Essenes, their impression on Hebrew language, the break up of sects, and masses extra, Flusser's accrued essays supply a massive resource of research for any useless Sea Scrolls pupil.

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Download E-books What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement PDF

Precise disagreements are tough to accomplish, or even more durable to keep up, for the ghost of ultimate contract regularly haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, even if, escapes from that ghost of contract, and provokes unsettling questions: Are there any stipulations less than which confrontation may perhaps represent a real courting among minds? Are disagreements continuously merely transitority steps towards ultimate contract? needs to a neighborhood of war of words consistently suggest contract, as in an contract to disagree? what's Talmud? rethinks the duty of philological, literary, ancient, and cultural research of the Talmud. It introduces a facet of this activity that has most sensible been approximated by means of the philosophical, anthropological, and ontological interrogation of person in courting to the Other-whether animal, divine, or human. In either engagement and disengagement with post-Heideggerian traditions of concept, Sergey Dogopolski enhances philological-historical and cultural methods to the Talmud with a rigorous anthropological, ontological, and Talmudic inquiry. He redefines where of the Talmud and its examine, either conventional and educational, within the highbrow map of the West, arguing that Talmud is a scholarly paintings of its personal and represents a basic highbrow self-discipline, now not a trifling program of logical, grammatical, or maybe rhetorical arts for the aim of textual hermeneutics. In Talmudic highbrow artwork, confrontation is a basic classification. what's Talmud? rediscovers war of words because the final situation of finite human life or co-existence.

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Download E-books The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation PDF

By Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

The Jewish learn Bible is a one-volume source adapted particularly for the wishes of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. approximately 40 students all over the world contributed to the interpretation and interpretation of the Jewish learn Bible, representing the simplest of Jewish biblical scholarship to be had this present day. A committee of highly-respected biblical students and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism hobbies produced this contemporary translation.

No wisdom of Hebrew is needed for one to use this detailed quantity. The Jewish research Bible makes use of The Jewish book Society TANAKH Translation.

Since its book, the Jewish learn Bible has turn into essentially the most renowned volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. the standard of scholarship, easy-to-navigate layout, and colourful supplementary beneficial properties carry the traditional textual content to existence.

* Informative essays that handle a wide selection of themes in terms of Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible during the a while.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and bankruptcy ameliorations.
* desk of Scriptural Readings.
* word list of technical phrases.
* An index to all of the research fabrics.
* complete colour New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.

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Download E-books "Non-canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Jewish and Christian Text) PDF

This quantity attracts realization to historical spiritual texts, in particular the so-called 'non-canonical' texts, through targeting how they have been used or functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. The members are biblical students who've selected a number of Jewish or Christian apocryphal or pseudepigraphical texts, with the purpose of describing their historic capabilities of their rising social settings. those express the fluidity of the proposal of scripture within the early centuries of the Church and in Judaism of overdue antiquity, yet additionally they convey the worth of studying the traditional non secular texts that weren't integrated within the Jewish or Christian biblical canons. those chapters exhibit that there's a lot that may be realized from interpreting and evaluating those texts with canonical literature and comparing them of their social context. No old textual content used to be created in a vacuum, and the non-canonical writings reduction in our interpretation not just of many canonical writings, but in addition shed enormous mild at the context of either early Judaism and early Christianity.

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Download E-books In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin PDF

By Cara De Silva, Michael Berenbaum, Bianca Steiner Brown

The sheets of paper are as brittle as fallen leaves; the faltering handwriting alterations from web page to web page; the phrases, a light brown, are virtually indecipherable. The pages are jam-packed with recipes. each one is a reminiscence, a delusion, a desire for the long run. Written through undernourished and ravenous ladies within the Czechoslovakian ghetto/concentration camp of Terezín (also often called Theresienstadt), the recipes supply directions for making liked dishes within the wealthy, powerful Czech culture. occasionally steps or constituents are lacking, the gaps a painful representation of the and state of affairs within which the authors lived. Reprinting the contents of the unique hand-sewn copybook, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the ladies of Terezín is a gorgeous memorial to the courageous girls who defied Hitler via holding part of their historical past and part of themselves. regardless of the cruel stipulations within the Nazis' "model" ghetto - which actually was once a manner station to Auschwitz and different dying camps - cultural, highbrow, and creative lifestyles did exist in the partitions of the ghetto. just like the heart-breaking booklet I by no means observed one other Butterfly, which includes the poetry and drawings of the kids of Terezín, the handwritten cookbook is facts that the Nazis couldn't holiday the spirit of the Jewish humans.

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Download E-books From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel (Studies in Antisemitism) PDF

By Robert S. Wistrich

From Ambivalence to Betrayal is the 1st research to discover the transformation in attitudes at the Left towards the Jews, Zionism, and Israel because the origins of ecu socialism within the 1840s until eventually the current. This pathbreaking synthesis unearths a extraordinary continuity in unfavorable stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish nationwide self-determination from the times of Karl Marx to the present left-wing highbrow attack on Israel. World-renowned specialist at the historical past of antisemitism Robert S. Wistrich presents not just a robust research of the way and why the Left emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment but additionally new insights into the broader involvement of Jews in radical movements.

There are attention-grabbing graphics of Marx, Moses Hess, Bernard Lazare, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, and different Jewish intellectuals, along analyses of the darker face of socialist and Communist antisemitism. The ultimate part eloquently exposes the degeneration of leftist anti-Zionist evaluations right into a novel kind of “anti-racist” racism.

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Download E-books Jewish Interpretation of the Bible: Ancient and Contemporary PDF

Even if Jewish culture offers super value to the Hebrew Bible, from the start Jewish interpretation of these scriptures has been practiced with amazing freedom. Karin Hedner Zetterholm deals a transparent and concise creation to the criminal, theological, and old presuppositions that formed the dominant circulate of rabbinic interpretation, together with Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrashim, discussing particular examples of alternative interpretive equipment. She then explores the contours of Jewish biblical interpretation obtrusive within the New testomony and the legacy of old traditions within the manner diversified Jewish activities learn the Bible this present day.

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Download E-books Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition PDF

By David Nirenberg

“Exhilarating . . . a scholarly travel de strength. the tale Nirenberg has to inform isn't over.”―Adam Kirsch, Tablet

This incisive heritage upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes within the Western culture. With deep studying and style, David Nirenberg exhibits how foundational anti-Judaism is to the heritage of the West.

Questions of the way we're Jewish and, extra severely, how and why we're not were churning in the Western mind's eye all through its historical past. historical Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of each interval; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in developing their visions of the realm. The thrust of this practice construes Judaism as an competition, a threat usually from inside, to be criticized, attacked, and eradicated. The intersections of those principles with the area of power―the Roman destruction of the second one Temple, the Spanish Inquisition, the German Holocaust―are popular. The methods of idea underlying those tragedies are available on the very origin of Western heritage. eight pages of illustrations

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