Download The Controversy Stories in the Gospel of Matthew. Their by Boris Repschinski PDF

By Boris Repschinski

This publication offers the 1st accomplished examine of the Matthean controversy tales. The learn attracts the belief that they're influenced via the continued venture to Israel and via the try to delegitimize Pharisaic management inside formative Judaism.

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Download Jerusalem and Athens: The Congruity of Talmudic and by Jacob Neusner PDF

By Jacob Neusner

The Talmud - the Mishnah, a philosophical legislation code, and the Gemara, a dialectical observation upon the Mishnah - works by means of translating significant modes of Western philosophy and technological know-how into the research of the foundations of rationality governing the principles of humble, daily truth. technology, specifically the strategy of hierarchical category attribute of normal heritage, provides the strategy of constructing connections and drawing conclusions to the Mishnah, the law-code that kinds the foundation-document of the Talmud, as Neusner proven in his "Judaism as Philosophy. the tactic and Message of the Mishnah," the following he proceeds to teach how philosophy, in particular dialectical research, defines the common sense of the Gemara and courses 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 The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary by Michael Strassfeld PDF

By Michael Strassfeld

The coeditor of the significantly renowned Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers comprehend extra absolutely the which means of our vacations and thereby to watch those gala's . . . with a better devotion and joy."--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler

About the author
MICHAEL STRASSFELD is the rabbi of the Society for the development of Judaism, a synagogue. He lives in new york together with his spouse, Rabbi
Joy Levitt, and their 5 children.

Originally released in 1985.
E-published in 2011.

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Download A New Kabbalah for Women by Perle Besserman PDF

By Perle Besserman

The pink bracelet: it graces the wrists of diverse celebrities - from Madonna to Britney Spears - who've switched over to the non secular perform of Kabbalah. yet what's Kabbalah and the way can girls use it on their very own lives? In a brand new Kabbalah for ladies, bestselling writer and instructor of Jewish mysticism and meditation, Perle Besserman, stocks a female method of spirituality. because the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to girls, and Shekhinah, the female part of God, has been pressured underground. Now, many girls are adapting conventional mystical practices in radical new methods. Besserman is on the vanguard of this revolution. during this ebook she lines the background of female-centered worship and tells the tale of looking for her personal route to fact. Combining practices from the Kabbalah with meditation, Besserman walks readers via step by step rituals to discover their very own own reference to the divine.

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Download The Literature of the Sages : First Part : Oral Torah, by Shmuel Safrai PDF

By Shmuel Safrai

This component of the Compendia is dedicated to Jewish literature from the periods
of the second one Temple and the Talmud. We understand uncomplicated kinds: 1) the
varied workforce of apocryphal and pseudepigraphic writings and Hellenistic Jewish
literature; 2) the literature of the Sages.
The first type, which was once taken care of in quantity of this part, has
usually survived within the Greek, both having been written in that language or
translated from the unique Hebrew or Aramaic. in lots of instances in basic terms the
translations into Greek, or different languages, have survived. This literature has
for the main half reached us via Christian literary culture and never via
Jewish resources. in truth, this sort of literature used to be primarily misplaced to Jewish
tradition.
In this class we incorporated the literature of the Qumran sect which has
survived in its unique Hebrew. This literature used to be no longer transmitted by way of Jewish or
Christian culture yet was once came upon during archeological investigations
and, also, by accident discoveries from old genizot or storehouses
for discarded books in synagogues.
The moment type, the literature of the Sages, was once initially created
wholly in Palestine, and from the 3rd century C . E . additionally in Babylonia. It was
composed in Hebrew and Aramaic, and has reached us through Jewish culture. It is
to this physique of literature that the 2 components of this quantity are dedicated.

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Download The Bible's Cutting Room Floor by Joel M. Hoffman PDF

By Joel M. Hoffman

The Bible you always learn isn't the whole tale. a few holy writings have been skipped over for political or theological purposes, others just because of the actual regulations of historic bookmaking know-how. every now and then, the compilers of the Bible skipped info that they assumed every body knew. a few passages have been even passed over by way of accident.

In The Bible's slicing Room flooring, acclaimed writer and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman supplies us the tales and different texts that didn't make it into the Bible although they give penetrating perception into the Bible and its teachings.

The ebook of Genesis tells us approximately Adam and Eve's time within the backyard of Eden, yet no longer their saga once they get kicked out or the teachings they've got for us approximately solid and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, however it doesn't contain the troubling tale of his youth, and is the reason how he got here to reject idolatry to develop into the daddy of monotheism. And whereas there are just one hundred fifty Psalms in today's Bible, there was many more.

Dr. Hoffman deftly brings those and different historic scriptural texts to lifestyles, exploring how they provide new solutions to a couple of the main primary and common questions humans ask approximately their lives. a powerful combination of heritage, linguistics, and spiritual scholarship, The Bible's slicing Room ground finds what's lacking out of your Bible, who left it out, and why it's so vital.

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Download One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British by Tom Segev PDF

By Tom Segev

Original 12 months of publication: 1999; 2000 - translation/pb

A panoramic and provocative historical past of lifestyles in Palestine in the course of the 3 strife-torn yet romantic a long time whilst Britain governed and the seeds of today's conflicts have been sown

Tom Segev's acclaimed works, 1949 and The 7th Million, overturned permitted perspectives of the background of Israel. Now Segev explores the dramatic interval ahead of the production of the nation, whilst Britain governed over "one Palestine, complete" (as famous within the receipt signed via the excessive Commissioner) and whilst its promise to either Jews and Arabs that they might inherit the land set in movement the clash that haunts the sector to this day.

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival fabrics, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous period (1917 to 1948) of unlimited percentages and tragic missteps. He introduces the mythical figures—General Allenby, Lawrence of Arabia, David Ben-Gurion—as good as an array of pioneers, mystery brokers, diplomats, and fans. He tracks the regular develop of Jews and Arabs towards war of words and along with his hallmark originality places ahead a thorough new argument: that the British, faraway from being pro-Arab, as usually inspiration, continuously favorite the Zionist place, and did so out of the mistaken—and anti-Semitic trust that Jews became the wheels of history.

Rich in unforgettable characters, delicate to all views, One Palestine, Complete brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, the start of 1 kingdom, and the tragedy of another.

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Download The Innocents by Francesca Segal PDF

By Francesca Segal

"It is irresistible this novel's wit, grace, and charm." —Lauren Groff, writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

A shrewdpermanent and slyly humorous story of affection, temptation, confusion, and dedication; a victorious and fantastically completed recasting of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize trap of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been courting Rachel Gilbert due to the fact that they have been either 16 and now, to the comfort and happiness of the whole Gilbert kinfolk, they're ultimately to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the top values of Temple Fortune; she is blameless, traditional, and completely safe in her community—a position during which each person nonetheless is familiar with the whereabouts in their nursery institution classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's position in a hot, inclusive family members he loves.

But because the big equipment of the marriage gathers momentum, Adam feels the 1st faint touches of claustrophobia, and while Rachel's more youthful cousin Ellie Schneider strikes domestic from long island, she unsettles Adam greater than he'd care to confess. Ellie--beautiful, weak, and fiercely independent--offers a liberation that he hadn't recognized existed: a freedom from the loving interference and problematical parochialism of North West London. Adam unearths himself wondering every little thing, without notice torn among protection and excitement, culture and independence. What may he be lacking through staying just about domestic?

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Download The A to Z of Zionism (A to Z Guides) by Rafael Medoff, Chaim I. Waxman PDF

By Rafael Medoff, Chaim I. Waxman

The Jewish attachment to Zion is many centuries previous. whereas the fashionable Zionist move was once geared up a bit greater than a century in the past, the roots of the Zionist proposal succeed in again with reference to 4,000 years in the past, to the day that the biblical patriarch Abraham left his domestic in Ur of the Chaldees to settle within the Promised Land, the place the Jewish country for that reason arose. From that day to the constructing of the nation of Israel in 1948, the Jewish humans were in a relentless fight to both regain or continue their native land. even though 60 years have now handed because the institution of Israel, a number of the political and non secular factions that made up the Zionist flow within the pre-state period stay energetic. The A to Z of Zionism_through its chronology, maps, introductory essay, bibliography, and over 2 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the most important people, businesses, and events_is a helpful contribution to the appreciation for either the variety and consensus that symbolize the Zionist adventure.

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