After the Holocaust: The Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the by C. Fred Alford

By C. Fred Alford

The Holocaust marks a decisive second in glossy anguish within which it turns into nearly very unlikely to discover which means or redemption within the event. during this learn, C. Fred Alford deals a brand new and considerate exam of the event of discomfort. relocating from the publication of activity, an account of significant anguish in a God-drenched global, to the paintings of Primo Levi, who tried to discover which means within the Holocaust via absolute readability of perception, he concludes that neither method works good in trendy international. more suitable are the day by day coping practices of a few survivors. Drawing on tales of survivors from the Fortunoff Video files, Alford additionally applies the paintings of Julia Kristeva and the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot to his exam of an issue that has been and remains to be primary to human adventure.

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Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 by Melissa R. Klapper

By Melissa R. Klapper

Jewish women Coming of Age in the USA, 1860—1920 attracts on a wealth of archival fabric, a lot of which hasn't ever been published—or even read—to remove darkness from the ways that Jewish ladies’ adolescent studies mirrored better concerns on the subject of gender, ethnicity, faith, and education.

Klapper explores the twin roles women performed as brokers of acculturation and guardians of culture. Their look for an identification as American ladies that may now not require the abandonment of Jewish culture and tradition reflected the fight in their households and groups for integration into American society.

While targeting their lives as women, now not the adults they might later turn into, Klapper attracts at the papers of such figures as Henrietta Szold, founding father of Hadassah; Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Showboat; and Marie Syrkin, literary critic and Zionist. Klapper additionally analyzes the diaries, memoirs, and letters of 1000's of different women whose later lives and reports were misplaced to history.

Told in an enticing sort and packed with colourful prices, the ebook brings to existence a missed staff of interesting ancient figures in the course of a pivotal second within the improvement of gender roles, youth, and the fashionable American Jewish community.

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Divine Command Ethics: Jewish and Christian Perspectives by Michael J. Harris

By Michael J. Harris

The relevant target of this booklet is to try to figure out the reaction of the vintage texts of Jewish traditions to the well-known limitation posed in Plato's Euthyphro: Does God freely verify morality, or is morality self sustaining of God? the writer argues that the image that emerges from Jewish texts is considerably extra advanced and nuanced than lots of the modern Jewish philosophical literature is ready to concede. whereas offering an in depth dialogue of the viewpoint of Jewish culture on divine command ethics, this booklet develops a place that's unique from and significant of alternative perspectives that experience lately been complicated in Jewish scholarship. whilst, the e-book presents a considerable research of a few Christian views on divine command ethics. proper biblical, rabbinic and later Jewish texts are mentioned, in addition to a number of the proper perspectives which have been taken in philosophical literature and in Christian and Jewish concept.

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Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate by Jon D. Levenson

By Jon D. Levenson

This provocative quantity explores the origins of the Jewish doctrine of the resurrection of the lifeless. Jon D. Levenson argues that, opposite to a really common false impression, the traditional rabbis have been keenly dedicated to the assumption that on the finish of time, God might repair the deserving lifeless to lifestyles. in truth, Levenson issues out, the rabbis observed the Hebrew Bible itself as devoted to that idea.The writer meticulously strains the assumption in resurrection backward from its undoubted attestations in rabbinic literature and within the e-book of Daniel, displaying the place the assumption stands in continuity with prior Israelite tradition and the place it departs from that tradition. concentrating on the biblical roots of resurrection, Levenson demanding situations the proposal that it was once a overseas import into Judaism, and within the technique he develops a missed continuity among Judaism and Christianity. His ebook will shake the taking into consideration students and lay readers alike, revising the way in which we comprehend the heritage of Jewish principles approximately lifestyles, loss of life, and the future of the Jewish humans.

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The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 3, The Early Roman by William Horbury, W. D. Davies, John Sturdy

By William Horbury, W. D. Davies, John Sturdy

This quantity covers the heritage of Judaism within the Roman interval. Political historical past is taken care of from Pompey to Vespasian, yet many chapters on Jewish existence and proposal transcend the interval of the Flavian emperors to give topics and proof of value for Judaism as much as the third century CE. The technique has targeting the examine of associations and colleges of proposal via attention of archaeological unearths and inscriptions. Jewish-Gentile family, temple and synagogue, teams and faculties of suggestion - Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Baptist sects, the 'fourth philosophy' and comparable teams, Samaritans and the Christian move - are tested. An strange characteristic of the quantity is its historic therapy of Christianity in the context of historical Judaism. The Qumran texts, Philo and Josephus obtain recognition as does Jewish society in Judaea and Galilee.

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Guides for an age of confusion: studies in the thinking of by Jack J. Cohen

By Jack J. Cohen

Courses for an Age of bewilderment compares and contrasts the perspectives of the 2 nice Jewish philosophers Avraham Y. Kook and Mordecai M. Kaplan. even if those thinkers stand at contrary ends of the spectrum of Jewish suggestion, they're united of their love for the Jewish humans and of their trust within the want for Jewish solidarity. Following an advent to either males, the writer, a disciple of Kaplan's, explores their perspectives concerning probably the most very important concerns confronting the Jewish buyers. those comprise traditions similar to Israel's chosenness; the prestige of the Halakhah, conventional Jewish legislation, in modern society; prayer and its revitalization; repentance (Teshuvah) resulting in the go back to God; and the position of Eretz Yisrael within the lifetime of the Jewish humans. different subject matters lined are the assumption of and the hunt for God, the placement of girls in Jewish society, and philosophies of schooling, in addition to an exploration of esthetics in Jewish lifestyles and the demanding situations of democracy. every one bankruptcy offers an summary of the topic after which discusses the divergent perspectives of the 2 thinkers, in addition to their parts of contract. ultimately, the e-book endeavors to painting the way forward for Jewish existence as envisaged in the course of the eyes of those nice males. within the author's view, a discussion has to be verified among the fans of either Kook and Kaplan. in simple terms during this means can Jewish harmony be maintained and the Jewish destiny secured. This e-book is an attempt to open that discussion.

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

By Tom Segev

Original yr of publication: 1999; 2000 - translation/pb

A panoramic and provocative background of existence in Palestine in the course of the 3 strife-torn yet romantic a long time while 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 heritage of Israel. Now Segev explores the dramatic interval earlier than the construction of the country, whilst Britain governed over "one Palestine, complete" (as famous within the receipt signed by way of the excessive Commissioner) and while its promise to either Jews and Arabs that they'd inherit the land set in movement the clash that haunts the zone to this day.

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival fabrics, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous period (1917 to 1948) of unlimited chances 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 enthusiasts. He tracks the regular boost of Jews and Arabs towards disagreement and along with his hallmark originality places ahead a thorough new argument: that the British, faraway from being pro-Arab, as mostly concept, regularly favorite the Zionist place, and did so out of the mistaken—and anti-Semitic trust that Jews grew to become the wheels of history.

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

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