Download E-books Levinas and the Ancients (Studies in Continental Thought) PDF

The relation among the Greek and Judeo-Christian traditions is "the nice challenge" of Western philosophy, in accordance with Emmanuel Levinas. during this booklet Brian Schroeder, Silvia Benso, and a world workforce of philosophers handle the connection among Levinas and the realm of historic idea. as well as philosophy, topics relating faith, mythology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and politics also are explored. the quantity as an entire offers a unified and prolonged dialogue of the way an engagement among Levinas and thinkers from the traditional culture works to counterpoint understandings of either. This publication opens new pathways in historic and sleek philosophical reports because it illuminates new interpretations of Levinas' ethics and his social and political philosophy.

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Download E-books In God's Image: Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism PDF

By Yair Lorberbaum

The belief of construction within the divine picture has a protracted and complicated background. whereas its roots it appears lie within the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this booklet argues that it was once the biblical account of construction provided within the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the root for the perennial inquiry of the concept that within the Judeo-Christian culture. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the assumption of the construction of guy within the snapshot of God (tselem Elohim) attributed within the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic proposal, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its program within the normative, criminal, and formality nation-states.

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Download E-books Los judíos y las palabras (El Ojo del Tiempo) PDF

By Amos Oz, Fania Oz-Salzberger

«Los judíos y las palabras es apasionante y divertido y desafía clichés y estereotipos en cada una de sus páginas. Su tono es en parte serio y en parte jocoso, mezclando un gran dominio del tema con un toque casual. Promete ser muy controvertido y ampliamente leído.» Mario Vargas Llosa ¿Por qué las palabras son tan importantes para los judíos? El novelista Amos oz. y l. a. historiadora Fania Oz-Salzberger engranan hábilmente personalidades de todos los tiempos, desde el autor anónimo y probablemente femenino del Cantar de los Cantares hasta los oscuros talmudistas o los escritores contemporáneos, para explicar los angeles relación esencial que existe entre los judíos y las palabras. Mezclando los angeles narración y los angeles exertions de investigación, los angeles conversación y los angeles argumentación, padre e hija cuentan las historias que se ocultan tras los nombres, adagios, disputas, textos y chistes más perdurables del judaísmo. Ambos argumentan que estas palabras componen los angeles cadena que conecta a Abraham con los judíos de todas las generaciones posteriores. Con una prosa llena de conocimiento, de lírica y de sentido del humor, Los judíos y las palabras propone una visita extraordinaria a las palabras que conforman el corazón de l. a. cultura judía y tiende una mano al lector para que se una a l. a. conversación.

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Download E-books Jewish Views of the Afterlife PDF

By Simcha Paull Raphael

The second one version of the vintage Jewish perspectives of the Afterlife beneficial properties new fabric at the functional implications of Jewish afterlife ideals, together with funeral, burial, shiva, and extra. With an up to date examine how perspectives on existence after dying have replaced in recent times, Simcha Paull Raphael publications the reader via 4,000 years of Jewish concept at the afterlife by means of investigating pertinent sacred texts produced in every one period. via a compilation of rules present in the Bible, Apocrypha, rabbinic literature, medieval philosophy, medieval Midrash, Kabbalah, and Hasidism, the reader learns how Judaism conceived of the destiny of the person after loss of life all through Jewish history.

While many confirm a trust within the afterlife, a scarce few are conscious of the place those teachings are available in Jewish literature. one of the subject matters mentioned during this interesting quantity are heaven and hell, Olam Ha-Ba (The global to Come), Gan Eden, resurrection of the lifeless, immortality of the soul, and divine judgment sooner than loss of life. either historic and modern, this booklet presents a wealthy source for students and lay humans, for lecturers and scholars, and makes a huge Jewish contribution to the transforming into modern psychology of loss of life and death.

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Download E-books The Jews of Khazaria PDF

By Kevin Alan Brook

The Jews of Khazaria chronicles the background of the Khazars, a those that, within the early heart a long time, based a wide empire in jap Europe (located in present-day Ukraine and Russia). The Khazars performed a pivotal function in global heritage. Khazaria was once one of many largest-sized political formations of its time, an fiscal and cultural superpower attached to a number of vital alternate routes. It used to be specifically awesome for its spiritual tolerance, and within the ninth century, a wide component to the royal family members switched over to Judaism. the various nobles and commoners did likewise almost immediately thereafter. After their conversion, the Khazars have been governed by way of a succession of Jewish kings that started to undertake the hallmarks of Jewish civilization, together with the Torah and Talmud, the Hebrew script, and the observance of Jewish vacation trips. during this completely revised variation of a latest vintage, The Jews of Khazaria explores many fascinating new discoveries concerning the Khazars' non secular existence, economic system, army, govt, and tradition. It builds upon new experiences of the Khazars, comparing and incorporating contemporary theories, in addition to new documentary and archaeological findings. The publication supplies a complete accounting of the towns, cities, and fortresses of Khazaria, and contours a timeline summarizing key occasions in Khazar background.

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Download E-books The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary PDF

By Michael Strassfeld

The coeditor of the tremendously well known Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers comprehend extra absolutely the which means of our vacation trips and thereby to watch those fairs . . . 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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Download E-books The Jews: Story of a People PDF

By Howard Fast

A bright and eminently readable tale of Jewish historical past overlaying 4,000 years, and together with large illustrations and historic photographs

Howard speedy, the bestselling writer of Spartacus, tells the sweeping tale of the Jewish humans and Judaism over 4 millennia, from their nomadic beginnings and the increase of Moses, to the kings David and Solomon, throughout the Diaspora and the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust, culminating within the founding of the kingdom of Israel. Fast’s reward for storytelling is on complete show during this eminently readable and well-researched history.
 
This publication beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Howard quickly together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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Download E-books Idiot's Guides: Judaism PDF

By Jeffrey Wildstein

Idiot's publications: Judaism is written via a Rabbi/teacher for either a non-Jewish one that desires to know about Judaism, in addition to any Jewish one that needs to benefit extra. providing a radical exploration, this e-book covers:

• The 5 books of Moses, Jewish legislation, historical past, and the real Jewish scholars
• info on Jewish lifestyles, the house and household, and what to anticipate at synagogue.
• A consultant to celebrating the Jewish Holy Days and the what the vacations entail.
• Twenty commonly asked questions on Judaism, with speedy answers.
• wisdom on how Christianity and Judaism are related, but assorted.

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Download E-books Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today PDF

By Lawrence J. Epstein

From the biblical tale of Ruth to the megastar conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the tales of people that have switched over to Judaism all through heritage. The publication introduces readers to origins of Judaism and stocks the 1st conversion tales of the folks who helped the early Jewish religion develop. next chapters hint the trajectory of Judaism in the course of the a long time whereas highlighting the tales of converts—both recognized and lesser-known—and how they formed the culture. The e-book comprises not just the tale of Warder Cresson, who used to be wear trial for madness after changing to Judaism, but additionally recognized celebrities who grew to become Jewish comparable to Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Written via a famous specialist at the conversion procedure, Converts to Judaism serves as a special source to humans contemplating the not easy course of conversion and an indication of the real, and infrequently awesome, function Jewish converts have continually performed in Jewish life.

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