Enoch and Daniel: A Form Critical and Sociological Study of by Stephen Reid

By Stephen Reid

Moment version looking to get well the experience of shape feedback as understood through Gunkel, Reid compares 3 old apocalypses of the second one century BCE present in the books of Enoch and Daniel and inquires into their sociological environment. Reid’s research shows that not just was once Judaism of that interval heterogeneous, yet that even inside Jewish apocalypticism there have been various responses to the present political and spiritual setting. An past model of this learn was once submitted as a doctoral dissertation at Emory college, written less than the path of Professor Gene M. Tucker.

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Levinas and Theology by Michael Purcell

By Michael Purcell

Emmanuel Levinas used to be an important contributor to the sector of philosophy, phenomenology and faith. A key interpreter of Husserl, he under pressure the significance of attitudes to folks in any philosophical method. For Levinas, to be an issue is to take accountability for others in addition to your self. He appeared ethics because the origin for all different philosophy, yet later admitted it will probably even be the root for theology. Michael Purcell outlines the elemental issues of Levinas' suggestion and the ways that they could be deployed in primary and useful theology, and the research of the phenomenon of faith.

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To Life by Ruth Minsky Sender

By Ruth Minsky Sender

"WE ARE FREE!"
while Russian infantrymen unlock Grafenort, the Nazi hard work camp the place she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation does not imply the top of her hassle and anguish.
chilly and ravenous, threatened with rape via an identical Russian infantrymen who have been her saviors, Riva makes her solution to her previous domestic in Poland, looking like such a lot of others for kinfolk who can have survived. reinforced via her mother's credo, as lengthy as there's existence, there's hope, and by means of the promise of a brand new love and a brand new existence, Riva endures the lengthy years of looking ahead to genuine freedom and a true domestic.
identifying up the place her acclaimed memoir The Cage leaves off, Ruth Minsky Sender has written one other inspirational rfile of the facility of wish and love over unspeakable cruelty.

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Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers by Dan Cohn-Sherbok

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

The oldest of the world’s significant faiths, Judaism as practiced this present day represents a convention that is going again approximately 6,000 years. available and wide-ranging, Judaism: the fundamentals is a must have source protecting the tales, ideals and expressions of that tradition.

Key issues coated include:

  • the Torah
  • Israel – the country and its people
  • Passover
  • Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism and Zionism
  • the influence of the Holocaust.

With a word list of phrases and large feedback for additional interpreting, Judaism: the fundamentals is an important advisor in the course of the wealthy intricacies of the Jewish religion and people.

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The Talmud for Beginners, Volume 1: Prayer by Judith Z. Abrams

By Judith Z. Abrams

The Talmud is stuffed with wisdom, thought, and insights that improve all aspects of Jewish lifestyles. but many are intimidated through the idea of learning its textual content, and their hesitancy prevents them from experiencing the knowledge of its phrases. during this new quantity, Rabbi Judith Abrams takes readers along with her on a trip via one quantity of the Talmud, supplying reassuring tips and making it significant and obtainable to all.

The Talmud for Beginners–Volume 1: Prayer is the 1st booklet in a chain by way of Rabbi Abrams. For lay readers who're strange with Talmud, this paintings serves as an advent to talmudic concept. should you are conversant in talmudic technique, this quantity will function a handy assessment of 1 ebook of the Talmud, Berachot (literally, "blessings").

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The Essential Talmud (30th Anniversary Edition) by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

By Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Amazon.com blurb:

The crucial Talmud is a masterful creation by way of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to the nice repository of Jewish knowledge, the Talmud. A e-book of profound scholarship and concise pedagogy, the basic Talmud succinctly describes the Talmud’s background, constitution, and technique. It summarizes the Talmud’s major rules, demonstrates its modern relevance, and captures the spirit of this targeted and paradoxical sacred textual content as a human expression of divine law.

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Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland by William Stadiem, Sandra Lansky

By William Stadiem, Sandra Lansky

Book Details:

ISBN: 160286215X
EAN: 9781602862159
ASIN: 160286215X
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Number of Pages: 264
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Sandi Lansky Lombardo grew up the one daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky. Raised in upper-class Jewish beauty, first on the Majestic resort after which on the Beresford, at completing faculties and fancy stables, Sandi used to be the wild baby of the past due 40's, the 50's, and the early 60's. She was once the Paris Hilton of her day, partying until eventually sunrise at El Morocco and the Stork membership, courting the most important celebrities of the period. Her existence was once no longer with no heartbreak and tragedy, together with the madness of her mom, and the crippling handicap of her child brother – let alone his drug addiction.

Sandi was once aware of her father's secrets and techniques in addition to his unforeseen tenderness. She consistently caught heavily to the stern code of omerta. In Daughter of the King, Sandi groups up with Nick Pileggi (author of the seminal Wise Guy, maybe the best-selling mob publication ever) and a number of time New York Times Bestselling author invoice Stadiem. Nick has made a occupation in books and flicks chronicling the mob, and invoice has emerged as a grasp of recreating the glamour and romance of the golden period of yank tradition with bestsellers like Mr. S and George Hamilton's Don't brain if I Do.

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Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View by Lionel Kochan

By Lionel Kochan

The biblical prohibition of pictures units Judaism aside, including Islam, from all different non secular structures. This publication makes an attempt to give an explanation for the explanations for the prohibition - in addition to its limits - after which indicates how influential it's been in picking features of Jewish considering with regards to such key thoughts as holiness, symbolism, mediation among guy and God, aesthetics and the position of reminiscence in faith. Why is song the only artwork to which Judaism is hospitable? Is Judaism a faith of the ear instead of the attention? what's the actual factor at stake within the age-old debate among Jerusalem and Athens? How do those concerns relate to the iconoclastic pursuits in Byzantine Christianity and the Reformation? Lionel Kochan makes transparent that to the prohibition of the graven picture there's greater than meets the eye.

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Future Tense: Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first by Jonathan Sacks

By Jonathan Sacks

The most famous non secular thinkers of our time concerns a decision for international Jewry to reject the self-fulfilling snapshot of “a humans on my own on this planet, surrounded through enemies” and to reclaim Judaism’s unique experience of function: as a associate with God and with these of different faiths within the endless fight for freedom and social justice for all.
 
We are at risk, says Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, of forgetting what Judaism’s position is in the worldwide venture of humankind. over the last thousand years, Jews have lived via persecutions that may have spelled the tip of so much international locations, yet they didn't see anti-Semitism written into the cloth of the universe. They knew they existed for a function, and it was once now not for themselves on my own. Rabbi Sacks believes that the Jewish humans have misplaced their manner, that they should recommit themselves to the duty of constructing a simply international within which the divine presence can reside between us. 
 
Without compromising one iota of Jewish religion, Rabbi Sacks broadcasts, Jews needs to stand along their friends—Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and secular humanist—in protection of freedom opposed to the enemies of freedom, in confirmation of existence opposed to those that desecrate existence. and so they may still do that to not win neighbors or the admiration of others yet since it is what a humans of God is meant to do.
 
Rabbi Sacks’s robust message of tikkun olam—using Judaism as a blueprint for repairing a less than excellent world—will resonate with humans of all faiths.

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