From ghetto to emancipation: historical and contemporary by David N. Myers, William Rowe

By David N. Myers, William Rowe

The significant addressed the convention query by means of suggested on during this booklet was once posed through Salo Wittmayer Baron, then a tender Jewish historian, in his 1928 essay "Ghetto and Emancipation". In it he challenged what he known as "the lachrymose perception" of Jewish background during which the Jewish heart a while have been all evil and Jewish post-Emancipation was once all solid. In announcing that medieval Jews possessed "more rights than the good bulk of the population...and loved complete inner autonomy" within the corporatist order of medieval civilization, he additionally stumbled on a lot to criticize within the lack of communal autonomy and the recasting of Judaism right into a slim confessional mould within the wake of the Enlightenment. In different phrases, how can a bunch looking to protect a degree of collective identification continue to exist inside a liberal society that values person rights and tasks especially else? This grew to become the foundation for a convention in 1995 on the collage of Scranton attended via a special roster of students on a number of fields of Jewish reviews from around the usa.

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Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in by Matthew Shaer

By Matthew Shaer

Inside the hidden global of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn's Crown Heights--a close-knit yet divided community.

On a chilly evening in December, the participants of a Hasidic anti-crime patrol known as the Shomrim are summoned to a yeshiva dormitory in Crown Heights. There to wreck up a brawl, the Shomrim in its place locate themselves embroiled in a spiritual schism which has break up the neighborhood and became roommate opposed to roommate, neighbor opposed to neighbor. on the heart of the hurricane is Aron Hershkop, the landlord of an auto-repair enterprise and the chief of the Shomrim. Hershkop watches because the NYPD builds a felony case opposed to his brothers and associates, it appears with the aid of a number of neighborhood citizens, who've taken the infrequent step of forgoing a ruling from the neighborhood rabbinical council. quickly, each side are squaring off in a Brooklyn legal court docket, with the Shomrim dealing with gang attack fees and many years in felony. What clash might run so deep it left each side airing their soiled laundry so publicly? This compelling tale takes you to the private corners of a in most cases hidden world.

  • Features fast paced writing and a real tale with impressive twists, own conflicts, and a demanding trial
  • Offers a glimpse in a quite often sheltered and personal group many see, yet few be aware of a lot approximately.
  • Centers on an strange guy dealing with a common clash: do you do what’s easy and expedient, or do you do stick to our center, your culture, and your faith?

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The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary by Michael Strassfeld

By Michael Strassfeld

The coeditor of the drastically well known Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers comprehend extra totally the that means of our vacation trips 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 ny together with his spouse, Rabbi
Joy Levitt, and their 5 children.

Originally released in 1985.
E-published in 2011.

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The unbinding of Isaac : a phenomenological midrash of by Stephen J. Stern

By Stephen J. Stern

In The Unbinding of Isaac, Stephen J. Stern upends conventional understandings of this debatable narrative via a phenomenological midrash or interpretation of Genesis 22 from the Dialogic and Jewish philosophies of Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and, such a lot significantly, Emmanuel Levinas. With nice originality, Dr. Stern intersects Jewish reports, religious study, and philosophy in a literary/midrashic kind that demanding situations conventional Western philosophical epistemology. in the course of the biblical narrative of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebecca, Dr. Stern explains that Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas Judaically workout and provide another epistemic orientation to the research of ethics than that of conventional Western or Hellenic-Christian philosophy. The Unbinding of Isaac makes the works of those 3 thinkers available to these outdoor philosophy and Jewish stories whereas additionally introducing readers to the playfulness of ways Jewish culture midrashically addresses the Bible.

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Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

By Michael Lowenthal

Charity lady examines a dismal interval in our historical past, whilst worry and patriotic fervor ended in devastating results. in the course of international struggle I, the U.S. executive waged an ethical and scientific crusade, incarcerating and quarantining fifteen thousand younger ladies who have been stumbled on to have venereal disease.

Frieda Mintz is a seventeen-year-old Jewish package wrapper at Jordan Marsh in Boston; she struck out on her personal within the wake of her mother's selection to marry her off to a prosperous guy two times her age. Then she spends one impuslive evening with "a mensch, a U.S. military inner most, able to courageous the trenches Over There." regrettably, Felix Morse leaves Frieda not only with shiny stories yet with an unspeakable affliction. quickly after, she is tracked down and despatched to a makeshift prison, the place she suffers invasive actual checks, the self-discipline of an overbearing matron, and a painful erosion of self worth. She's buoyed, although, by means of the robust girls round her -- her fellow sufferers and a sympathetic social employee -- who, in reckoning on each other, search to forge a brand new independence.

In clever, strangely decided Frieda Mintz, Michale Lowenthal has deftly created a such a lot profitable heroine during which to inform this troubling story. Charity woman lays naked an unpleasant a part of our earlier whilst the govt. exercised a questionable point of authority on the fee of a few of its such a lot susceptible electorate; it additionally casts lengthy shadows, exploring well timed questions of hope, identification, and the stability among the general public sturdy and person freedom.

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Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah by Moshe Idel

By Moshe Idel

This ebook provides vital issues in regards to the extra mystical pattern of Kabbalah--the ecstatic Kabbalah. It comprises the magical union, the area of mind's eye, and focus as a religious process. The emphasis within the textual content is at the interplay among the "original" Spanish level of Kabbalah and Muslim mysticism within the East, as a rule within the Galilee. The effect of the Kabbalistic-Sufic synthesis at the later advancements of Jewish mysticism is traced, thereby supplying a extra particular realizing of the heritage of Kabbalah as an interaction among the theosophical and ecstatic mystical reports.

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Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism (Robert & Arlene Kogod by Moshe Idel

By Moshe Idel

Moshe Idel more and more is noticeable as having accomplished the eminence of Gershom Scholem within the research of Jewish mysticism. Ben, his e-book at the notion of sonship in Kabbalah, is a rare paintings of scholarship and imaginitive surmise. If an highbrow Judaism is to outlive, then Idel turns into crucial studying, no matter what your personal non secular allegiances.—Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale collage whereas many facets of sonship were analyzed in books on Judaism, this ebook, Moshe Idel's magnum opus, constitutes the 1st try and handle the class of sonship in Jewish mystical literature as an entire. Idel's goal is to show the various circumstances the place Jewish thinkers resorted to thoughts of sonship and their conceptual backgrounds, and hence to teach the lifestyles of a wide selection of understandings of hypostatic sons in Judaism. via this survey, not just can the paranormal sorts of sonship in Judaism be higher understood, however the proposal of sonship in faith in most cases can be enriched.

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Art and Architecture of the Synagogue in Late Antique by David Milson

By David Milson

This learn is a re-evaluation of the effect of Christian artwork and structure on synagogues in overdue old Palestine, focussing on good points universal to either church buildings and synagogues. Why did radical adjustments look in Jewish paintings and structure in the course of a interval of festival with Christians?

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Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion (Religion in by Ann Braude

By Ann Braude

"Women are the spine of the church," says an previous African-American aphorism. because the 1660s, girls have made up nearly all of participants in just about all American spiritual teams. they've got supplied crucial monetary and social help and labored tirelessly within the history of church-based actions. all through American heritage, ladies have raised funds for church buildings and synagogues, embroidered altar cloths, taught Sunday institution, ready parish nutrition, and sung within the choir. they've got trained their kids of their ideals and brought them to their locations of worship. but it's essentially males who've traditionally occupied the excessive rungs of church hierarchy and made the real judgements affecting their congregations. Ann Braude examines the valuable position of ladies in American spiritual background, concentrating on their efforts to accomplish better reputation and equivalent rights, their contemporary admission to non secular management, and the emergence of feminist theology within the overdue twentieth century. Colonist Margaret Winthrop, African-American preacher Jarena Lee, Christian technological know-how founder Mary Baker Eddy, and Zionist chief Henrietta Szold are one of the ladies mentioned in those pages who've made significant contributions to the religious and fabric progress of non secular firms in the United States.

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Tanakh: Interactive Hebrew Bible by Varda Books

By Varda Books

Nice variation of the Jewish Bible (or TaNaKh, or outdated testomony) in line with the oldest entire extant variation, the Leningrad Codex (the Aleppo Codex is famously lacking lots of the Pentateuch) that dynamically hyperlinks to this publisher's types of the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon and a number of other classical Jewish commentators.
The lexicon are available the following:

A model that incorporates the 1917 English translation of the Jewish book Society are available the following:

About Hebrew text

Using Michigan-Claremont ASCII textual content, the preliminary Hebrew model of this Tanakh used to be created through Varda photos in 1998 to compare the first textual witness, the so-called Leningrad Codex, and in some way Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensia (BHS) which bases itself on it.

Since then the textual content has considerably advanced via incorporating hundreds of thousands of corrections urged to Varda Graphics' through its personal staff, editors of the United Bible Society, David Stein--during Varda Graphics' typesetting of the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh,--and, extra lately, by way of computer-comparison performed via the past due Rabbi Mordechai Breuer in the course of his paintings on Keter Yerushalaim (these effects were merely in part integrated as far as the paintings on them continues). in the course of its education, the Hebrew textual content used to be reformatted in response to standards of the Jewish law.

Source: Publisher's internet portal.

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