Download E-books Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought (Studies in Neoplatonism) PDF

This publication bargains basically with the matter of the only and the numerous. the issues of construction, of evil, of revelation, and of ethics are all taken care of as exact situations of the final challenge of bearing on the finite to the limitless, the numerous to the only. The authors concentrate on the unifying subject matter of mediation, the capacity during which absolutely the pertains to the right here and now. The crucial figures studied comprise Philo, Plotinus, Iamblichus, Isaac Israeli, Avicenna, Ibn Gabirol, Al-Ghazali, Abraham Ibn Daud, Maimonides, Averroes, Albertus Magnus, Aquinas, Gersonides, Nahmanides, Ibn Falaquera, Narboni, Albalag, Leone Ebreo (Judah Abarbanel), and Spinoza, in addition to such Kabbalistic thinkers as Bahir, Cordovero, Luria, Moses de Leon, Ya'akov ben Sheshet, Isaac the Blind, Menahem Renanti, Shem Tov ben Shem Tov, Azriel of Gerona, Alemanno, Luzzato, Cordovero, and Abraham Herrera.

The authors contain David Winston, John Dillon, Carl Mathis, Bernard McGinn, Arthur Hyman, Alfred Ivry, Lenn E. Goodman, Menachem Kellner, David Burrell, Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, David Bleich, Seymour Feldman, Steven Katz, Moshe Idel, David Novak, Hubert Dethier, Richard Popkin, and Robert McLaren. Taken jointly, those essays supply a magnificent old survey of the information, achievements, and philosophic struggles of a bunch of fellows who labored to shape a different and sturdy culture that bridged the distance among rival confessions and sects--mystics, rationalists, and empiricists; Jews, Christians, and Muslims. it is a philosophic resource whose power isn't really but exhausted.

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Download E-books Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash (Studia Judaica: Forschungen Zur Wissenschaft Des Judentums) PDF

By Rivka Ulmer

Rabbinic midrash integrated Egyptian non secular strategies. those textual photographs are in comparison to Egyptian tradition. Midrash is analyzed from a cross-cultural standpoint using insights from the self-discipline of Egyptology. Egyptian textual icons in rabbinic texts are analyzed of their Egyptian context.Rabbinic wisdom referring to Egypt integrated: Alexandrian academics are pointed out in rabbinic texts; Rabbis traveled to Alexandria; Alexandrian Jews traveled to Israel; exchange family existed; Egyptian, in addition to Roman and Byzantine, artifacts on the subject of Egypt.Egyptian parts within the rabbinic discourse: the Nile inundation, the Greco-Roman Nile god, gala's, mummy graphics, funeral customs, language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra VII, magic, the gods Isis and Serapis. The hermeneutical function of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored. equipment utilized: comparative literature; semiotics; notions of time and house; the dialectical version of Theodor Adorno; theories of cultural identification by means of Jürgen Habermas; iconography (Mary Hamer); panorama idea; embodied fragments of reminiscence (Jan Assmann).

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Download E-books The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah PDF

By Marc Maron

By means of the writer of Attempting general and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel based on Maron: a non secular memoir of your standard hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comic and seeker. 

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real mental phenomenon that frequently moves viewers to the Holy Land_the fantasy that they're by surprise direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a noticeably American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for non secular value and revelation within the such a lot not going of areas.

Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, confirmed rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends a while exploring the darkish facet of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and well-known self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath la. As his quest matures, he unearths the spiritual features of company the United States, pontificating at the undying great thing about the Coca-Cola brand or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing unit, the place the employees puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The fruits of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal journey of the Holy Land, the place, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face along with his personal ambiguous courting to Judaism and reaches the edge of non secular revelation_or is it frightened breakdown?

Marc Maron has significantly tailored and multiplied his praised one-man exhibit to craft a real literary memoir. no matter if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you giggle as you query the which means of life.

“Marc Maron is blazingly shrewdpermanent, rapid-fire, and intensely humorous . . . an excellent and constant screed.” –David Rakoff, writer of Fraud

“Marc Maron is the 1st loopy individual I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the power to inform a narrative with a unprecedented provocative intelligence that's unfortunately shared via few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Saving Ruth: A Novel PDF

By Zoe Fishman

A superb coming-of-age novel from Zoe Fishman, writer of Balancing Acts, Saving Ruth tells the tale of a fish-out-of-water younger Jewish girl, returning to her Alabama place of origin after a semester at a “Yankee college,” simply to find that life—and she, herself—haven’t rather replaced within the methods she’d was hoping. Southern fiction with a stinky twist, Saving Ruth is a perfectly evocative, delightfully enticing story that, still, heavily addresses provocative matters like anorexia, kin dynamics, and the racial and ethnic tensions of the Deep South.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (Cambridge Companions to Religion) PDF

This quantity introduces scholars of rabbinic literature to the variety of old and interpretative questions surrounding the rabbinic texts of past due antiquity. The editors, themselves recognized interpreters of Rabbinic literature, have amassed a world selection of students to aid scholars' preliminary steps in confronting the big and intricate rabbinic corpus. in contrast to different introductions to Rabbinic writings, the current quantity contains techniques formed through anthropology, gender stories, oral-traditional experiences, classics, and folklore reviews.

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Download E-books A Life of Courage: Sherwin Wine and Humanistic Judaism PDF

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Marilyn Rowens, Harry Cook

Compiled through Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Harry cook dinner & Marilyn Rowens, a lifetime of braveness is either a biography of and a tribute to the amazing lifetime of Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine. founding father of Humanistic Judaism. Wine started the flow of Humanistic Judaism within the early Nineteen Sixties on the Birmingham Temple in suburban Detroit, Michigan, with the assumption that secular Jewish tradition and Jewish background form people's identification as Jews, instead of their trust in God.

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Download E-books The Mapmaker's Daughter PDF

By Laurel Corona

How some distance may You visit remain actual to Yourself?

Spain, 1492. at the eve of the Jewish expulsion from Spain, Amalia Riba stands at a crossroads. In a rustic violently divided through faith, she needs to both convert to Christianity and remain secure, or stay a Jew and probability everything.

It's a call she's been jogging towards her entire lifestyles, from the times of her formative years while her relatives lit the Shabbat candles in mystery. again then, she observed the mammoth chance of the area, defined within the appealing pen and ink maps her father created. however the international has shifted and shriveled considering the fact that then.

The Mapmaker's Daughter is a stirring novel approximately identification, exile, and what it skill to be home.

"A shut examine the nice expenditures and bigger rewards of being precise to who you actually are. A lyrical journey to the time while the Jews of Spain have been confronted with the wrenching number of identifying their destiny as Jews―a pivotal interval of historical past and thought today."―Margaret George, New York Times bestselling writer of Elizabeth I

"The many twists and turns within the lifetime of the mapmaker's daughter, Amalia, replicate the tenuous and harrowing trip of the Jewish neighborhood in fifteenth-century Iberia, displaying how relations and religion overcame even the worst the Inquisition may possibly inflict on them."―Anne Easter Smith, writer of Royal Mistress and A Rose for the Crown

"A robust love tale ignites those pages, making the reader yearn for extra as they arrive to grasp Amalia and Jamil, of the main compelling characters in fresh historic fiction. An absolute must-read!"―Michelle Moran, writer of The moment Empress and Madam Tussaud

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Download E-books Tzili: The Story of a Life PDF

The youngest, least-favored member of an japanese eu Jewish family members, Tzili is taken into account a humiliation by means of her mom and dad and older siblings. Her education has been a failure, she is easy and meek, and she or he turns out extra at domestic with the animals within the box than with humans. And so while her panic-stricken relatives flees the encroaching Nazi armies, Tzili is left at the back of to fend for herself. before everything looking shelter with the neighborhood peasants, she is finally pressured to flee from them besides, and he or she takes to the woodland, residing a solitary life until eventually she is came upon via one other Jewish refugee, a guy who's as by myself on the planet as she is. As she matures into womanhood, they fall in love. And even though their time jointly is tragically short, their love for every different imbues Tzili with the power to outlive the battle and start a brand new existence, including different survivors, in Palestine. Aharon Appelfeld imbues Tzili’s tale with a harrowing good looks that's emblematic of the destiny of a whole humans.

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