The Jewish People: Their History and Their Religion by David J. Goldberg, John D. Rayner

By David J. Goldberg, John D. Rayner

The 1st a part of this illustrated quantity bargains a survey of Jewish historical past and literature. the second one half provides what the preface describes as "a thematic research of the lessons and perform of Judaism".

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Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity by Howard Wettstein, Catherine M. Soussloff, Erich S. Gruen,

By Howard Wettstein, Catherine M. Soussloff, Erich S. Gruen, Bluma Goldstein, Murray Baumgarten, Daniel Schroeter, Irwin M. Wall, Diane Lauren Wolf, Bernard Susser, Louise Tallen, Kerri P. Steinberg

Diaspora, regarded as a context for insights into Jewish id, brings jointly a full of life, interdisciplinary crew of students during this leading edge quantity. Readers don't need to anticipate, in spite of the fact that, to discover effortless contract on what these insights are. the concept that "diaspora" itself has proved arguable; galut, the conventional Hebrew expression for the Jews' perennial situation, is healthier translated as "exile." The very contrast among diaspora and exile, even though tough to investigate, is necessary adequate to shape the foundation of numerous essays during this fantastic collection.

"Identity" is a good extra elusive proposal. The individuals to Diasporas and Exiles explore Jewish identity—or, extra safely, Jewish identities—from the jointly illuminating views of anthropology, paintings background, comparative literature, cultural stories, German heritage, philosophy, political idea, and sociology. those individuals carry interesting new emphases to Jewish and cultural stories, in addition to the rising box of diaspora experiences. Diasporas and Exiles mirrors the richness of expertise and the attendant digital impossibility of definition that represent the problem of knowing Jewish identity.

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Sephardic Jewry and Mizrahi Jews (Studies in Contemporary by Peter Y. Medding

By Peter Y. Medding

Quantity XXII of the celebrated annual reviews in modern Jewry explores the key and swift alterations skilled by means of a inhabitants recognized variously as "Sephardim," "Oriental" Jews and "Mizrahim" during the last fifty years. even supposing Sephardim are popularly believed to have originated in Spain or Portugal, nearly all of Mizrahi Jews this present day are literally the descendants of Jews from Muslim and Arab nations within the heart East, North Africa, and Asia. They represent a becoming percentage of Israeli Jewry and proceed to revitalize Jewish tradition in locations as diversified as France, Latin the US, and the USA. Sephardic Jewry and Mizrahi Jews deals a suite of latest scholarship at the problems with self-definition and identification dealing with Sephardic Jewry. The essays draw on various disciplines--demography, historical past, political technology, sociology, spiritual and gender reviews, anthropology, and literature. individuals discover the problems surrounding the emergence and more and more large utilization of "Mizrahi" as opposed to "Sephardic," in addition to the invigoration of Sephardic Judaism. they give the impression of being on the evolution of Sephardic politics in Israel in the course of the dramatic upward thrust and carrying on with impression of the Shas political get together and its non secular chief, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. different members study the variegated nature of Mizrahi immigration to Israel, fictional photos of woman Mizrahi immigrants to Israel within the Nineteen Forties and Fifties, modern Mizrahi Israel feminism, smooth Arab historiography's portrayal of Jews of Muslim lands, and the altering Sephardic halakhic culture.

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Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s by Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

By Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

Zionism in an Arab kingdom explores the relatives among the Zionist institution in Israel, and the Jewish group in Iraq. This courting is concentrated on enterprises: a Zionist move and a safety association. via reviewing the job of those firms, Esther Meir-Glitzstein examines the last decade previous mass immigration, and divulges the political, societal, fiscal and cultural advancements that formed the heritage of Iraqi Jewry during this an important period.Beyond the main target at the sphere of Zionist task, Meir-Glitzstein additionally uncovers the elemental difficulties that formed either the improvement of Iraqi Jewry within the Nineteen Forties and the coverage of the Zionist institution - trapped among Arab nationalism and Jewish nationalism. eventually, she elucidates the explanations and conditions that resulted in the mass immigration of Jews from Iraq to the country of Israel.

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The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Volume 2 (2nd Edition)

This new version of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is sort of double the scale of the unique three-volume variation. It beneficial properties fifty two new entries and comprises the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment version bargains an authoritative, entire, and systematic presentation of the present country of scholarship on primary problems with Judaism, either prior and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its heritage, this variation additionally contains valuable entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.

Articles are written in essay shape, and lots of are illustrated for extra emphasis. the frilly index enables prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different actual info. This precious reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and common readers alike.

‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is a vital source for these drawn to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish historical past, ny, 2001

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Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism by David Kraemer

By David Kraemer

There are numerous books dedicated to explicating Jewish legislation and customs on the subject of loss of life and mourning and a wealth of reviews addressing the importance of loss of life practices worldwide. in spite of the fact that, by no means ahead of has there been a learn of the dying and mourning practices of the founders of Judaism - the Rabbis of past due antiquity. The Meanings of dying in Rabbinic Judaism fills that gap.The writer examines the earliest canonical texts - the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Midrashim and the Talmud of the Land of Israel. He outlines the rituals defined in those texts, from training for dying to reburial of bones and the tip of mourning. David Kraemer explores the relationships among the texts and translates the rituals to discover the ideals which expert their beginning. He discusses the fabric facts preserved within the biggest Jewish burial advanced in antiquity - the catacombs at Beth Shearim. ultimately, the writer bargains an interpretation of the Rabbis' interpretations of dying rituals - these recorded within the Babylonian Talmud.The Meanings of demise in Rabbinic Judaism offers a entire and illuminating creation to the formation, perform and importance of loss of life rituals in Rabbinic Judaism.

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Golden Age Spain: by Henry Kamen

By Henry Kamen

Used to be the Golden Age of Spain within the 16th century an phantasm? via introducing and interpreting many of the key matters and issues concerned, Henry Kamen bargains a balanced dialogue of this question. the second one version of this ebook has been completely revised and rewritten within the mild of modern learn, whereas new chapters were further which hide such fabric as faith and tradition.

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Judaism (Britannica Guide to Religion)

With a Diaspora that has unfold to almost each continent, the Judaic culture has been an essential component of the background and improvement of societies across the world. because the oldest of the worlds 3 significant monotheistic religions, Judaism has survived centuries of trial and transformation, all whereas continually keeping a substantial following and id. This accomplished quantity examines the strong religious and cultural history of this wealthy and intricate religion in addition to the lives of previous and current figures whose management and highbrow contributions have formed its improvement.

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Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity, Volume 2: Separation and by Stephen G. Wilson

By Stephen G. Wilson

The interval because the shut of worldwide battle II has been agonizingly introspective—not least as a result of discomfort of reassessing Christianity’s perspective to Judaism. The early Christian fabrics have frequently been tested to evaluate their position within the long-standing adverse angle of Christians to Jews. the inducement for the early church’s occasionally harsh angle was once partially theological—it had to outline itself over opposed to its parent—and partially sociological—it had to clarify the road that divided the fledgling team of Christian believers fromt he crew with which it used to be probably to be burdened. This number of reports emphasizes the context and historical past of early Christianity in reconsidering a few of the vintage passages that experience contributed to the improvement of anti-Judaism in Christianity. the second one quantity during this two-volume paintings learning the preliminary advancements of anti-Judaism in the church examines the evolution of the Christian religion in its social context as printed by way of facts akin to early patristic and rabbinic writings and archaeological findings.

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