Category «Judaism»

Download E-books The Ultimate Jewish Trivia Book: 500 Questions to Test Your Oy Q PDF

By Signe Bergstrom

Imagine you recognize every thing there's to grasp approximately being Jewish? Oy vey, enable me let you know, that's loads of "drek" to maintain in one's "Yiddisher kop"! yet why be in the dead of night? masking details on every thing from non secular historical past to the style global, the "Ultimate Jewish minutiae ebook "delves into the full "megillah" . . . after which some.

Yes, there are a ton of Jewish vacation trips and the traditions that flatter them, or even the uber-faithful occasionally get them combined up. "Sukkot"? genuine or imaginary? Cholent? a kind of competition, a stew, or both?
Jews were exciting the area at huge for hundreds of years. we now have best contenders and avid gamers in exactly approximately each media: heayy hitters like Neil Simon, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Silverman, and Zac Efron are all Jewish! are you able to identify a few others?

Jews in activities isn't really as infrequent because it sounds--ever heard of Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax?. during this e-book, we've incorporated minutiae on chess, poker, boxing, or even bullfighting. finally, any game is incomprehensible with out a little psychological competition...and an indignant bull or two.

Plus there also are enormous quantities of questions about technology, medication, company, and nutrition, plus a enjoyable online game of Who acknowledged That?: recognized Quotes.

And don't fail to remember, "the "Ultimate Jewish trivialities publication "" makes an excellent gift and is bound to enliven any get-together!

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Download E-books The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Tod Linafelt, Timothy Beal

Celebrating the 500th quantity, this Festschrift honors David M. Gunn, one of many founders of the magazine of outdated testomony reports, later the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old testomony reports, and gives essays representing state of the art interpretations of the David fabric within the Hebrew Bible and later literary and pop culture. Essays partially One, Relating to David, current David in dating to different characters in Samuel. those essays show the worth of shut interpreting, research of literary constitution, and artistic, disciplined readerly mind's eye in studying biblical texts quite often and figuring out the nature of David specifically. half , Reading David, expands the narrative horizon. those essays learn using the David personality in higher biblical narrative contexts. David is known as a literary icon that communicates and disrupts which means in several methods in numerous context. extra complicated modes of interpretation input in, together with theories of metaphor, reminiscence and historical past, psychoanalysis, and post-colonialism. half 3, Singing David, shifts the point of interest to the portrayal of David as singer and psalmist, interweaving in collectively informative methods either with visible proof from the traditional close to East depicting courtroom musicians and with the titles and language of the biblical psalms. half 4, Receiving David, highlights moments within the lengthy historical past of interpretation of the king in pop culture, together with poetry, visible artwork, theatre, and kid's literature. ultimately, the essays partially 5, Re-locating David, symbolize a few of the intellectually and ethically very important interpretative paintings happening in contexts outdoor the U.S. and Europe.

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Download E-books Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations PDF

By Martin Goodman

A magisterial heritage of the massive fight among the Roman and Jewish worlds that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally popular in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this clash, its explanations, and its results with unparalleled authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility among the cultural, political, and non secular ideals and practices of the 2 peoples and explains how Rome's pursuits have been served via a coverage of brutality opposed to the Jews. whilst, Christians started to distance themselves from their origins, turning into more and more adversarial towards Jews as Christian effect unfold in the empire. this can be the authoritative paintings of ways those nice civilizations collided and the way the reverberations are felt to today.

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Download E-books The Birthday Buyer PDF

Deeply moved through the unknown tale of Hurbinek, that three-year-old boy Primo Levi pointed out in "The Truce", the narrator will search to rescue his reminiscence from oblivion traveling to Auschwitz. A vehicle coincidence will prevent him from achieving his future. whereas in clinic, he will invent the prospective lives Hurbinek may have lived had he now not died within the camp.

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

By Yair Lorberbaum

The assumption of production within the divine photo has an extended and intricate historical past. whereas its roots it sounds as if lie within the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this e-book argues that it was once the biblical account of construction awarded within the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the foundation for the perennial inquiry of the idea that within the Judeo-Christian culture. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the assumption of the production of guy within the photograph of God (tselem Elohim) attributed within the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic suggestion, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its software within the normative, felony, and formality nation-states.

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Download E-books The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times PDF

At a time whilst hostilities and violence within the heart East and Persian Gulf consistently threaten the area with warfare, an individual trying to comprehend the present scenario needs to get to grips with the interrelationships of the Jewish and Arab cultures. This e-book makes a speciality of the forces, occasions, and personalities that during the last one hundred fifty years have formed the Jewish groups of the Arab international, altering the family among Jews and Arabs extra considerably than something because the upward thrust of Islam approximately 1400 years in the past. Norman A. Stillman is the Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic background on the college of Oklahoma and is an the world over famous authority at the historical past and tradition of the Islamic global and on Sephardic and Oriental Jewry.

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Download E-books Jewish Studies at the Turn of the 20th Century (Volume 2 : Judaism from the Renaissance to Modern Times) PDF

By Judit Targarona Borras, Angel Saenz-Badillos

In July of 1998 the ecu organization for Jewish experiences celebrated its 6th Congress in Toledo, with nearly 400 members. In those lawsuits were accrued 169 papers and communications learn throughout the convention. regularly, they provide a large, practical viewpoint at the advances, achievements and anxieties of Judaic reports on the flip of the twentieth century, at the eve of the recent millennium. They symbolize the viewpoint of the ecu students, enriched with striking contributions by way of colleagues from different continents.
One quantity contains papers facing Jewish stories on biblical, rabbinical and medieval instances, in addition to with a few normal topics, equivalent to Jewish languages and bibliography. A moment quantity is devoted to the Judaism of contemporary instances, from the Renaissance to our days.

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Download E-books The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation PDF

By Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

The Jewish examine Bible is a one-volume source adapted specially for the wishes of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. approximately 40 students world wide contributed to the interpretation and interpretation of the Jewish examine Bible, representing the easiest of Jewish biblical scholarship on hand this day. A committee of highly-respected biblical students and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism events produced this contemporary translation.

No wisdom of Hebrew is needed for one to use this designated quantity. The Jewish learn Bible makes use of The Jewish ebook Society TANAKH Translation.

Since its ebook, the Jewish research Bible has turn into the most renowned volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. the standard of scholarship, easy-to-navigate structure, and colourful supplementary positive aspects deliver the traditional textual content to lifestyles.

* Informative essays that deal with a wide selection of subject matters when it comes to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible during the a while.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and bankruptcy variations.
* desk of Scriptural Readings.
* word list of technical phrases.
* An index to the entire examine fabrics.
* complete colour New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.

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Download E-books In the Margins of Deconstruction: Jewish Conceptions of Ethics in Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida (Contributions To Phenomenology,Volume 33) PDF

By M.C. Srajek

Even if this booklet is a research of the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, it'd be unsuitable to consult it as a comparability. The publication develops a framework which would aide the reader of Levinas and Derrida in settling on the scope and importance in their respective initiatives so far as a discourse of the sacred is worried. It does so via emphasizing their prestige as philosophers whose concept correlates yet doesn't evaluate. inside of this correlation, with out obscuring both their modifications or similarities, we will see a standard framework that comprises the next parts. First, it really is transparent from what and the way Derrida and Levinas have written that the overall import in their paintings lies within the sector of ethics. even if, in lots of methods it'd be justifiable to claim that their paintings isn't really approximately ethics in any respect. Neither of them proposes an ethical thought; nor is drawn to discussing the query of values vs. social norms, responsibility vs. advantage and different concerns that may pertain to the realm of ethics. to make certain, those matters do arise of their paintings, but they're taken care of in a particularly varied method. For Derrida and Levinas, ethics isn't really quite a bit an inquiry into the issues of correct and mistaken yet an inquiry into the matter of the moral constitutedness of people.

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