By Michael M. Laskier
Jewish stories, African experiences, historical past
By Michael M. Laskier
Jewish stories, African experiences, historical past
By Ruth Elias
Triumph of wish From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel Now on hand in English, this is the award-winning and the world over acclaimed testomony of a Jewish lady who was once taken to Auschwitz whereas numerous months pregnant, the place she used to be compelled to confront possibly the main agonizing selection ever imposed upon any girl, upon any person . in order that either she and her infant youngster aren't die in a Nazi "medical" scan individually carried out by way of the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele. And simply as vividly, Ruth Elias recounts the aftermath of her imprisonment, and the tricky route to a brand new existence in a brand new land: Israel, the place new demanding situations, new stumbling blocks awaited. "One of the main strong memoirs supplied to us by means of a survivor." --Indiana Jewish submit and Opinion "Well-written . not just presents a remarkably sincere photograph of the unspeakable truth of dwelling in ghettos and slave-labor and demise camps, but additionally what it intended to be Jewish in Europe. within the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.. this can be the best Holocaust memoirs i've got read." --Washington Jewish Week "The understated tone of this memoir provides to the author's robust new edition of her existence as a tender Czechoslovak Jewish girl through the Holocaust." --Publishers Weekly
By Jr. Raymond F. Person
This quantity reexamines and reconstructs the connection among the Deuteronomic background and the booklet of Chronicles, construction on fresh advancements equivalent to the Persian-period courting of the Deuteronomic background, the contribution of oral conventional experiences to realizing the creation of biblical texts, and the reassessment of the connection of ordinary Biblical Hebrew and overdue Biblical Hebrew. those new views problem generally held understandings of the connection among the 2 scribal works and strongly recommend that they have been competing historiographies throughout the Persian interval that however descended from a typical resource. This new reconstruction results in new readings of the literature.
By Walter Dietrich
The Hebrew narrative artwork achieves its optimum point within the tales of Saul, David, and Solomon. yet past that, the outline of those all-too-human characters and the dramatic occasions of the beginning of the Israelite kingdom depicts a metamorphosis of eras that turned determinative for part a millennium of Israelite background. during this quantity Dietrich introduces readers to the tales of the early Israelite nation from quite a few views: literary-critical, ancient, and theological. After tracing how biblical and extrabiblical texts describe the interval, Dietrich skillfully untangles the knotty questions regarding the background of the interval and perceptively examines the advance of this literary corpus in addition to the opposite biblical fabric that got here to be linked to it. In a concluding bankruptcy Dietrich revisits the tales of Saul, David, and Solomon to discover what they train approximately theological problems with enduring value, what they train approximately God, humanity, the nation, using strength, and the connection among men and women.
By David Nicolle, Richard Hook
Born of a mix of spiritual fervour, army passion and political will, the Crusades ( 1095 - 1291) remain a desirable and misunderstood point of medieval heritage. Born amid giant soreness and bloodshed the dominion of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for nearly 2 hundred years. The Crusades raised to crusade for it gave upward push to the army Orders of the Templars and Hopitallers in addition to a variety of smaller orders, and have been a backdrop to the careers of a few of history's most renowned leaders together with Richard 'The Lionheart' and Saladin. David Nicolle recounts the heritage and occasions of those basic campaigns that scarred the past due Medieval interval.
By Richard A. Gabriel
This is often richly attention-grabbing scholarship conveyed through a author, Richard A. Gabriel, in complete command of reader-friendly expository thoughts. those that tacitly see heritage as a cultural weapon, archaeological and another way, to advertise politically right or pacifist rules will locate little succor in Gabriel's smash-through-to-the-truth sort. now not that Gabriel does not speculate to assist us variety via attainable interpretive hypotheses.
Gabriel's process argues for a extra finished interpreting of the previous testomony than is usually allowed. as though invoking the Heisenberg Uncertainty precept, Gabriel argues that our interpretive clear out both permits us to determine or now not see a selected concentration: "To regard the Bible as a non secular textual content makes it tricky to treat it as an army textual content, for if one accepts the textual content as describing unbelievable occasions, one will be blinded to the textual content as army history." Is gentle a wave or a particle? either, we resolution, yet now not inevitably on the comparable time.
While Gabriel respects the Bible as essentially a non secular textual content, he we could the reader be aware of that his function is to bare the army history, together with "logistics, strategies, manpower, fortifications, command and regulate, guns and guns manufacture, troop management, and armed forces strategy." Readers won't ever think that Gabriel is doing something greater than illuminating what the writers of the outdated testomony have already positioned there. To admire their intentions, the sacred and divine should still most sensible be learn within the context of warfare and army defense.
It "has been familiar to treat Israelite army historical past as starting with Joshua and the conquest of Canaan," Gabriel argues, yet "when the textual content is learn purely as army background, it seems that Exodus encompasses a wealth of data heretofore no longer addressed by way of army historians that sheds significant gentle at the army services of the Israelites prior to the attack on Canaan."
The reader by no means feels that Gabriel's study is within the carrier of any strings-attached ideological grasp. basically the gullible few will settle for government-sponsored "scholarship" in any box as being the forefront, tenure-seeking teachers excused for visible purposes.
Yes, I admire Gabriel's battlefield savvy bought from persevering biblical research--and his wrestle event in the course of the struggle in Vietnam. the worth of this ebook is also glimpsed whereas staring at his well-done "Bible Battles" software at the heritage Channel, on hand via Amazon.
By Carol A. Newsom
This quantity investigates serious practices wherein the Qumran neighborhood constituted itself as a sectarian society. Key to the formation of the group used to be the reconstruction of the id of person individuals. during this approach the "self" grew to become an incredible symbolic house for the advance of the ideology of the sect. folks who got here to adventure themselves in gentle of the narratives and symbolic constructions embedded in the neighborhood practices might have built the inclinations of affinity and estrangement useful for the structure of a sectarian society. Drawing on a number of theories of discourse and perform in rhetoric, philosophy, and anthropology, the e-book examines the development of the self in primary records: the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodayot.
By Dalia Dassa Kaye
Arabs and Israelis have battled each other in political and armed forces arenas, possible always, for a few fifty years. The 1991 Madrid Peace convention sought to alter this development, launching bilateral and multilateral tracks within the Arab-Israeli peace method. for that reason, a huge staff of Arab states sat down with Israel and started to cooperate on a variety of local matters in what turned often called the center East multilaterals. but why did enemies reluctant even to acknowledge each other decide to cooperate on local difficulties? And as soon as this technique all started, what drove the events to proceed such cooperation or, sometimes, halt their cooperative efforts? Beyond the Handshake addresses those primary questions, exploring the origins of the multilaterals and the advance of multilateral cooperation within the parts of fingers keep watch over and nearby safeguard, fiscal improvement, water administration, and the surroundings. Dalia Dassa Kaye, hard traditional recommendations of cooperation, argues that multilateral cooperation within the heart East has to be preferred as a means of interplay instead of completely as a suite of results. proposing theoretical insights of price to scholars of nearby and diplomacy, Beyond the Handshake offers a distinct examine the evolving nature of Arab-Israeli relatives and exposes the basis the multilateral peace strategy laid for destiny local cooperation within the center East.
By David J. Whittaker
Clash and Reconciliation within the modern international offers a concise, unique and multi-faceted creation to the examine of contemporary clash events. utilizing 8 case- stories, from 4 continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern eire, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it comprises dialogue on: * threatened nearby peace and safety * cycles of inner discord, inhabitants displacement and violence * controversy over reasons, growth and determination * the price of exterior mediation, enforcement or intervention akin to sanctions or "punishments" * capacity, timing and permanence of reconciliation.