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Download From Mesopotamia To Modernity: Ten Introductions To Jewish by Burton Visotzky, David Fishman PDF

By Burton Visotzky, David Fishman

From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one quantity advent to either Jewish heritage and literature from its earliest occasions as much as the current. best specialists in each one box of Jewish historical past and literature give a contribution unique and complete essays introducing their topics. starting readers will examine the rudiments for extra learn, and students should be refreshed through the balanced, but demanding remedies chanced on here.These introductory essays conceal so much significant facets of Jewish reports from the Bible and its time as much as glossy Judaism. The paintings is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate classes in Judaism in addition to Church and Synagogue grownup research classes. perfect for interpreting teams, this paintings will lead readers to extra learn of the various topics thought of. every one essay covers the fundamental box, be it in a given period of Jewish historical past or in an outlined zone of Jewish literature. feedback for additional analyzing will support the reader in relocating past this quantity to discover a given sector in additional aspect. The introductions variety from encyclopedic element via elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the sphere thought of. The authors carry positions in significant educational associations through the usa and Israel.

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Download Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intercontext by Anita Norich, Yaron Z. Eliav PDF

By Anita Norich, Yaron Z. Eliav

Those essays learn the ways that Jewish tradition has existed in a collectively enriching, if occasionally not easy, courting with surrounding non-Jewish cultures. top students in Judaic reviews soak up large methodological issues and particular case reports illustrating Jewish embeddedness in different cultures and re-examining the recognized textuality of the Jews, increasing the thought of textual content to incorporate different artworks, either fabric and religious.

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Download The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes by Robert Alter PDF

By Robert Alter

The following, in Robert Alter’s daring new translation, are essentially the most fabulous works in global literature. The marvelous poetry within the ebook of activity is restored to its strong historic meanings and rhythms. The account of construction in its Voice from the Whirlwind is gorgeous and incendiary—an unforgettable problem to where of guy within the universe. The serene fatalism that construes existence as ephemeral and with no objective suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet good looks. The pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a sophisticated knowledge that remains sound and sarcastically shrewd.

Each of those books conveys and undermines the common knowledge that the righteous thrive and the depraved endure in a rational ethical order; jointly they're necessary to the traditional canon that's the Hebrew Bible. In Alter’s translation they regain the strength and strength of the unique, bettering their ongoing relevance to the lives of recent readers.

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Download People of the City: Jews and the Urban Challenge by Ezra Mendelsohn PDF

By Ezra Mendelsohn

The Jews were an city humans par excellence, and their impact at the city panorama is unmistakable. Who can think smooth Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, or manhattan, to call quite a few examples, with out their huge, vivid, and artistic Jewish populations? Conversely, the city event has been a decisive consider sleek Jewish historical past. This new quantity within the acclaimed Studies in modern Jewry sequence is dedicated to the subject of Jews and the trendy urban. It positive factors essays on Orthodox Jewry within the urban, Jewish-Christian family, klezmer track, the influence of urbanization on German Jewry, the Jewish groups in manhattan and St. Petersburg, and the emergence of the 1st ''Hebrew City'' (Tel-Aviv). additionally it is a dialogue of the hot prayer e-book of the Conservative circulate in Israel. Like others within the sequence, this e-book offers present scholarship within the kind of a symposium, essays, and publication experiences through unique specialists in Jewish reports from world wide. released each year via the Avraham Harman Institute of latest Jewry on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, Studies in modern Jewry remains to be a useful source for students of recent historical past and tradition.

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Download Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady (The Origins of Chabad by Immanuel Etkes PDF

By Immanuel Etkes

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745-1812), in imperial Russia, was once the founder and primary rebbe of Chabad, a department of Hasidic Judaism that thrives to the current day. The Chabad-Lubavitch stream he based within the zone referred to now as Belarus performed, and maintains to play, a huge half within the modernization techniques and postwar revitalization of Orthodox Jewry.

Drawing on old resource fabrics that come with Shneur Zalman's personal works and correspondence, in addition to records referring to his imprisonment and interrogation by means of the Russian professionals, Etkes specializes in Zalman's functionality as a Hasidic chief, his specified own characteristics and achievements, and the function he performed within the clash among Hasidim and its rivals. furthermore, Etkes attracts a bright photo of the complete new release that got here below Rabbi Shneur Zalman's impact. This entire biography will attract students and scholars of the background of Hasidism, East ecu Jewry, and Jewish spirituality.

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Download My Words Are Lovely: Studies in the Rhetoric of the Psalms by David M. Howard, Robert L. Foster PDF

By David M. Howard, Robert L. Foster

This choice of essays advances psalms reports via a concerted specialize in the persuasive objective of psalmic poetry, and it deals detailed views on rhetorical units in the psalms. those essays contain discussions not just of constitution, literary units, and rhetorical suggestions, however the authors additionally discussion with classical rhetoric, sleek psalms study, and present traits in rhetoric and cognitive science.
half One discusses a variety of theoretical concerns. a number of articles speak about lament in the psalms, together with the functionality of appeals to pathos, lament's repayment for monotheistic piety, and the necessity for extra recognition to the laments' poetry and rhetoric to appreciate their that means. different essays deal with the psalmists' self-presentation, the ideological id of the depraved in the psalms, faunal imagery in regards to tenor and motor vehicle, the topoi concerning God in name to compliment psalms, the functionality of gaps in prayers for aid, and the rhetoric of kingship psalms as makes an attempt to cajole readers of the legitimacy and efficacy of kingship.
half involves rhetorical analyses of numerous psalms or psalm pairs, each one with unique emphases. those comprise a dialogue of Psalm eight from a physically viewpoint, the character and implication of nature language inside of Psalm 23, the constitution of Psalm 102 inside of publication IV of the Psalter besides its theology and lament, the forensic case of Psalms one hundred and five and 106 emphasizing the function of narrative in forensic rhetoric and evaluating the consequences with classical rhetoric, and an research of the rhetorical objective of Psalm 147, subjected to advancements inside cognitive technology.

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Download Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture: Essays on the Jewish by John J. Collins PDF

By John J. Collins

This can be a choice of 12 essays, written due to the fact 1997, on topics on the topic of Hellenistic (Greek-speaking) Judaism. They comprise a evaluate essay on fresh scholarship on Hellenistic Judaism, a dialogue of the query of anti-Semitism in antiquity, a examine of the Hellenistic reform in Jerusalem, numerous reports of person texts and an essay at the situations that ended in the 1st Jewish insurrection opposed to Rome. Readership: students and scholars of the Bible, historical Judaism and early Christianity.

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Download Jews in America (Religion in American Life) by Hasia R. Diner PDF

By Hasia R. Diner

On September 19, 1934, Hank Greenberg--a robust hitter who led the yank League in domestic runs 4 times--refused to play for his workforce, the Detroit Tigers. as a substitute he selected to watch the Jewish vacation Yom Kippur. On that day he placed his identification as a Jew over the main American game, and the Tigers' enthusiasts rallied in the back of his choice. This tale is a superb instance of ways the USA has embraced Judaism, in addition to a few different religions, as an incredible aspect in our various spiritual makeup. A chronicle of Jewish existence within the United States--from the arriving of 23 Jews within the New international in 1654, throughout the centuries of non secular intolerance and social injustice, and directly to the separation of yank Jewry into Orthodox and Reform movements--Jews in the USA reconstructs the multifaceted history and extremely American diversifications of this spiritual staff. Hasia Diner provides interesting information about Jewish spiritual traditions, vacations and sacred texts: bar mitzvahs and seder dinners, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, the Talmud and the Torah. additionally, she relates the background of Jewish non secular, political, and highbrow associations within the usa, from The day-by-day ahead newspaper and the synagogues in New York's reduce East aspect to the Jewish safety League and the Holocaust Museum in Washington. The booklet tackles the most important matters dealing with Jewish american citizens this present day, together with their more and more advanced courting with Israel.

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Download Hebräisch: Biblisch-Hebräische Unterrichtsgrammatik by Martin Krause PDF

By Martin Krause

Die Grammatik ist alsbegleitendes Lehrbuch für den Hebräischunterricht konzipiert.Es gewährt den Lehrenden einen möglichst großen Freiraum für die Auswahl und Anwendung unterschiedlicher Lehrmethoden.Den Studierenden wird durch eine übersichtliche Strukturierung des Unterrichtsstoffes das Lernen, Nachschlagen und Wiederholen erleichtert. Die Konzeption verzichtet auf eine Gliederung in Lektionen und geht bei der Erarbeitung des Stoffes von Anfang an von den biblischen Textenaus. Dem Werk sind ein umfangreicher Textteil sowie ein aufwendig gestaltetes Vokabular beigegeben. völlig neues und aus der Praxis heraus entwickeltesLehrbuch Zwei-Farb-Druck bietet didaktische Übersichtlichkeit.

The Grammar is meant as a textbook to aid Hebrew sessions which supplies the lecturers the utmost range for the choice and alertness of other instructing tools and for the scholars simplifies the initiatives of studying, having a look up and repetition with its transparent and obvious ordering of the educating fabric. In its layout, the paintings dispenses with a department into classes, and from the outset bases its processing of the fabric at the biblical texts. The paintings is complemented by way of a complete choice of texts and a hugely based vocabulary. leading edge textbook in accordance with the author´s and editors´ direction paintings two-colour-print offers easy accessibility.

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