Download E-books Fathoming the heights, ascending the depths: Decoding the dogma within the enigma. The life, works and speculative piety of Rabbi Moses Cordoeiro (Safed 1522--1570) PDF

By Zohar Raviv

This dissertation addresses the reciprocal kin among rational hypothesis and devotional piety within the existence and regarded Rabbi Moses Cordoeiro (= Cordovero - RaMaK, Safed, 1522-1570), arguably an important mystical philosopher in Jewish heritage. through that includes a number of components from his writings of their first annotated English translation, this paintings is either the 1st large English examine on RaMaK and an access to his nuanced and sometimes inventive manipulations of the Hebrew language. the 1st bankruptcy charts RaMaK's biography, illuminating definite elements and correcting a few inaccurate facts nonetheless favourite in smooth scholarship. those are addressed in the broader old and phenomenological contexts which had formed RaMaK's international: the post-Expulsion new release, the height of Ottoman hegemony within the close to jap and Balkan spheres and the currents of eu Renaissance, which allowed demographic mobility and a wonderfully multihued correspondence among numerous theoretical and useful faculties. the second one bankruptcy examines the biographies of RaMaK's spouse and son. taking a look at their roles in RaMaK's piety and the later dissemination of his writings, it extra clarifies the $64000 status of girls within the Safedian society and investigates the evolution of RaMaK's Kabbalah relating to its Lurianic counterpart. The 3rd bankruptcy charts RaMaK's unmatched literary output whereas interpreting principal parts in his systematic hypothesis, thematic association and hermeneutical" strategy. It additionally corrects sure scholarly error in regards to the order, chronology and volume of RaMaK's writings, in addition to taking a look into sure unpublished sections from his texts. The fourth bankruptcy addresses RaMaK's composition Sefer Gerushin - a seminal and unstudied paintings thus far. It demonstrates the advanced family among texts, language, panorama, physique, soul and devotion in RaMaK's evolving process, and gives a detailed research of the ways that psychological houses and useful functionality are built-in in his total Kabbalah en path to epistemic readability and theurgic efficacy. The 5th bankruptcy examines RaMaK's theoretical skeleton and follows the hurdles in interweaving Aristotelian metaphysics, Neoplatonic doctrines and Zoharic theosophy. right here I introduce RaMaK's metatheosophical paradigm and show his view of the ten Sefirot because the useful theosophical manifestation of the metaphysical courting among potentiality and reality (10 = 1 = 0).

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Download E-books The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread PDF

By Maria Balinska

If smoked salmon and cream cheese convey just one factor to brain, you could count number your self one of the world’s thousands of bagel experts. yet few individuals are conscious of the bagel’s provenance, not to mention its adventuresome historical past. This fascinating e-book tells the amazing tale of the bagel’s trip from the tables of seventeenth-century Poland to the freezers of center the USA at the present time, a narrative of frequently fabulous connections among an inexpensive market-day snack and centuries of Polish, Jewish, and American history.


Research in overseas data and diverse own interviews discover the bagel’s hyperlinks with the defeat of the Turks through Polish King Jan Sobieski in 1683, the Yiddish cultural revival of the overdue 19th century, and Jewish migration around the Atlantic to the United States. There the tale strikes from the bakeries of latest York’s reduce East aspect to the Bagel Bakers’ neighborhood 388 Union of the Sixties, and the attentions of the mob. For all its modest measurement, the bagel has controlled to bridge cultural gaps, rescue kings from obscurity, cost the feelings, and problem bought knowledge. Maria Balinska weaves jointly a wealthy, quirky, and evocative background of East ecu Jewry and the unassuming ring-shaped roll the area has taken to its heart.


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Download E-books Hush PDF

By Eishes Chayil, Judy Brown

Inside the closed group of Borough Park, the place so much Chassidim dwell, the foundations humans stay by way of are decided through an historical script written millions of years ago―and abuse hasn't ever been part of it. but if thirteen-yearold Gittel learns that her ally has suffered abuse by the hands of a friend, the adults in her group try and convince Gittel, and themselves, that not anything occurred. pressured to stay silent, Gittel starts off to question every thing she was once raised to think. This nuanced exploration of a posh world―one of humor, knowing, and horror―illuminates the clash among yesterday's traditions and trendy reality.

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Download E-books « Eichmann était d'une bêtise révoltante » : Entretiens et lettres PDF

By Hannah Arendt, Joachim C. Fest

Los angeles philosophe Hannah Arendt, auteur des Origines du totalitarisme, couvrit à sa demande le procès d’Eichmann à Jérusalem en 1961 pour le compte du New Yorker. Le livre qui en est l’aboutissement, Eichmann à Jérusalem, sous-titré Rapport sur los angeles banalité du mal, déclencha immédiatement los angeles polémique aux États-Unis puis lors de sa e-book en France en 1966, tandis que d’aucuns déconseillèrent même sa ebook en Allemagne (1964). Elle y soutenait qu’Eichmann n’était ni un Iago ni un Macbeth, imputant ses crimes à los angeles natural absence de pensée, ce qui, précisait-elle, n’équivalait nullement à l. a. « stupidité ». remark s’explique dès lors le titre du présent entretien qu’elle accorda à l’historien allemand Joachim Fest, auteur notamment des Maîtres du IIIe Reich ? De même remark expliquer que, bien qu’Eichmann lui répugnait, s’exprimant sur Albert Speer, l’architecte de Hitler qui devint ensuite ministre de l’Armement, elle puisse affirmer dans l. a. seconde partie de leur entretien : « L’homme me plaît, mais je ne parviens pas à le comprendre » ? Faut-il y voir une nouvelle provocation de los angeles half de celle qui pourtant, ne se targuait que de « dire l. a. vérité des faits » ? Ce livre rassemble l’entretien accordé par Hannah Arendt à Joachim Fest en 1964, leur correspondance, ainsi que les écrits qui ont amorcé l. a. controverse. S.C.-D.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) est considérée comme l'une des plus grandes philosophes du XXe siècle. On compte parmi ses grands textes Les Origines du totalitarisme, L’Humaine situation et, plus récemment, Écrits juifs.

Joachim Fest (1926-2006), historien et essayiste allemand, a notamment écrit Les Maîtres du IIIe Reich (1963). Traduit de l’allemand et de l’anglais (américain) par Sylvie Courtine-Denamy.

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Download E-books Judaism For Dummies (2nd Edition) PDF

By David Blatner, Rabbi Ted Falcon

Your plain-English advisor to Judaism

Whether you're attracted to the faith or the spirituality, the tradition or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the whole spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the paranormal, meditative, and non secular intensity of the religion and the practice.

In this hot and inviting ebook, you'll locate assurance of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as an everyday perform; the nutrition and upholstery of Judaism; Jewish marriage ceremony ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of ache, disappointment, triumph, and pleasure; nice Jewish thinkers and old celebrities; and masses more.

• Updates to the "recent history" part with discussions of what has occurred within the first decade of the twenty-first century together with: the growth of orthodox political strength in Israel; growth of interfaith paintings; unlucky contemporary anti-Semitic occasions; and different news
• improved insurance of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has develop into more and more renowned in contemporary years
• New insurance on Jewish perspectives of morality, together with contraception, homosexuality, and environmental concerns
• Revised recipes for standard Jewish cooking, up-to-date key vocabulary, and Yiddish words all people may still know

Jews have lengthy unfolded to the corners of the area, so there are major Jewish groups on many continents. Judaism For Dummies deals a glimpse into the rituals, principles, and phrases which are woven into the historical past and daily lives of Jewish humans as close to as our personal neighborhoods and as far-reaching as the world over.

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Download E-books Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet PDF

By Seth Rogovoy

Bob Dylan and his inventive accomplishments were explored, tested, and dissected 12 months in and yr out for many years, and during virtually each lens. but hardly ever has a person delved widely into Dylan's Jewish historical past and the impression of Judaism in his paintings. In "Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet," Seth Rogovoy, an award-winning critic and professional on Jewish tune, rectifies that oversight, providing a desirable new examine probably the most celebrated musicians of all time. Rogovoy reveals a number of the strands of Judaism that seem all through Bob Dylan's songs, revealing the ways that Dylan walks within the footsteps of the Jewish Prophets. Rogovoy explains the profound intensity of Jewish content material -- drawn from the Bible, the Talmud, and the Kabbalah -- on the center of Dylan's track, and demonstrates how his songs can basically be absolutely favored in gentle of Dylan's courting to Judaism and the Jewish topics that tell them. From his adolescence becoming up the son of Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, who have been on the heart of the small Jewish group in his fatherland of Hibbing, Minnesota, to his widespread visits to Israel and involvement with the Orthodox Jewish outreach stream Chabad, Judaism has permeated Dylan's lifestyle and paintings. Early songs like "Blowin' within the Wind" derive vital imagery from passages within the books of Ezekiel and Isaiah; mid-career numbers like "Forever younger" are infused with topics from the Bible, Jewish liturgy, and Kabbalah; whereas late-period efforts have published a brain formed by means of Jewish techniques of construction and redemption. during this context, even Dylan's so-called born-again interval is visible as a logical, virtually inevitable improvement in his progress as a guy and artist wrestling with the load and inheritance of the Jewish prophetic culture. "Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet" is a clean and illuminating examine one in all America's most famed -- and one in all its so much enigmatic -- skills.

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Download E-books Without Red Strings or Holy Water: Maimonides' Mishne Torah (Judaism and Jewish Life) PDF

By H. Norman Strickman

Maimonides was once one of many maximum Jewish personalities of the center a long time: a halakhist par excellence, a very good thinker, a political chief of his neighborhood, and a mum or dad of Jewish rights. In 1180 CE, Maimonides composed his Halakhic magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, which might be defined with no exaggeration because the maximum code of Jewish legislation to be composed within the post-Talmudic period, distinct in scope, originality, and language. as well as facing an important number of Jewish legislation, from the legislation of Sabbath and competition observances, nutritional rules, and kin among the sexes, to the sacrifi cial approach, the development of the Temple, and the making of priestly clothing, the Mishneh Torah represents Maimonides’ belief of Judaism. Maimonides held that the model of Judaism believed in and practiced via many pious Jews of his new release were contaminated with pagan notions. within the Mishneh Torah, he aimed toward detoxing Judaism from those non-Jewish practices and ideology and impressing upon readers that Jewish legislations and formality are loose from irrational and superstitious practices. with no purple Strings or Holy Water explores Maimonides’ perspectives concerning God, the commandments, astrology, medication, the evil eye, amulets, magic, theurgic practices, omens, speaking with the lifeless, the messianic period, midrashic literature, and the oral legislation. with out pink Strings or Holy Water could be of curiosity to all who're drawn to the highbrow historical past of Judaism.

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Download E-books Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources PDF

By Bill T. Arnold

The historical past of Israel is a much-debated subject in previous testomony reviews. On one part are minimalists who locate little of old worth within the Hebrew Bible. at the different facet are those that suppose the biblical textual content is an exact historic list. Many critical scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would get advantages from a cautious exploration of matters in Israelite history.

This major background of Israel textbook values the Bible's ancient contribution with out overlooking serious concerns and demanding situations. that includes the newest scholarship, the ebook introduces scholars to the present nation of analysis on matters proper to the examine of old Israel. The editors and individuals, all most sensible biblical students and historians, speak about ancient facts in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.

Illustrative goods, reminiscent of maps and pictures, visually help the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are incorporated.

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