Category «Judaism»

Download E-books The Wandering Who PDF

By Gilad Atzmon

An research of Jewish id politics and Jewish modern ideology utilizing either pop culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identification is tied up with probably the most tough and contentious problems with at the present time. the aim during this booklet is to open lots of those concerns up for dialogue. considering Israel defines itself brazenly because the ‘Jewish State’, we should always ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish tradition’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal features embedded in Jewish secular discourse, either Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the that means of ‘history’ and ‘time’ in the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled inside of diversified kinds of secular Jewish political discourse or even in the Jewish left. He questions what it really is that leads Diaspora Jews to spot themselves with Israel and associate with its politics. The devastating nation of our international affairs increases an instantaneous call for for a conceptual shift in our highbrow and philosophical angle in the direction of politics, id politics and history.

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Download E-books Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe PDF

By Jo Roberts

2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize — Nonfiction Runner Up

The advanced histories and stories of Jewish and Palestinian Israelis at the present time body Israel’s destiny chances for peace.

1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, fight towards the recent kingdom of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many lower than duress. Sixty years later, the reminiscence of trauma has formed either peoples’ collective knowing of who they're.

After a battle, the victors write historical past. How used to be the tale of the exiled Palestinians erased – from textbooks, maps, even the land? How do Jewish and Palestinian Israelis now have interaction with the histories of the Palestinian Nakba ("Catastrophe") and the Holocaust, and the way do those echo in the course of the political and actual landscapes in their nation?

Vividly narrated, with wide unique interview fabric, Contested Land, Contested Memory examines how those tangled histories of discomfort tell Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli lives this present day, and body Israel’s probabilities for peace.

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Download E-books History of the Yiddish Language, Volume 2 PDF

By Max Weinreich

Max Weinreich’s historical past of the Yiddish Language is a vintage of Yiddish scholarship and is the one accomplished scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its beginning to the current. A huge, definitive paintings, heritage of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from different languages, its detailed houses, and its versatility and variety in either spoken and written shape. initially released in 1973 in Yiddish by means of the YIVO Institute for Jewish study and partly translated in 1980, it's now being released in complete in English for the 1st time. as well as his textual content, Weinreich’s copious references and footnotes also are integrated during this two-volume set.

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Download E-books Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah PDF

One of many nice masterpieces of Western spiritual inspiration, the Zohar represents an try and discover hidden meanings in the back of the area of appearances. it's the vital paintings within the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical culture.

This quantity of chosen passages from the Zohar, culled through the best authority on Jewish mysticism, bargains a sampling of its certain imaginative and prescient of the esoteric wonders of production; the existence and future of the soul; the confluence of actual and divine love; discomfort and loss of life; exile and redemption.

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Download E-books Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking PDF

By Michael Fishbane

This can be a entire research of delusion within the Hebrew Bible and fable and mythmaking in classical rabbinic literature (Midrash and Talmud) and within the classical paintings of medieval Jewish mysticism (the ebook of Zohar). Michael Fishbane offers a detailed examine of the texts and theologies concerned and the primary function of exegesis within the improvement and transformation of the topic. Taken up are problems with delusion and monotheism, fantasy and culture, and fantasy and language. The presence and energy of fantasy in successive cultural stages is handled, emphasizing yes paradigmatic acts of God and contours of the divine personality.

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Download E-books Falling Out of Time (Vintage International) PDF

By David Grossman

In this compassionate and genre-defying drama the the world over acclaimed writer of To the tip of the Land weaves an incandescent story of parental grief. a strong distillation of the adventure of figuring out and popularity, and of art’s overcome loss of life, Falling Out of Time is a component play, half prose, and natural poetry. As Grossman’s characters eventually locate solace and wish via their communal acts of mourning, readers will locate convenience of their clamorous energy, and within the reward of storytelling—a realm the place loss isn't really a lack, yet a existence strength in its personal right.

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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 l. a. relación esencial que existe entre los judíos y las palabras. Mezclando los angeles narración y los angeles exertions de investigación, l. a. conversación y l. a. 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 l. a. 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 los angeles conversación.

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Download E-books The Radetzky March (Works of Joseph Roth) PDF

By Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel

The Radetzky March , Joseph Roth's vintage saga of the privileged von Trotta family members, encompasses the total social cloth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire earlier than global conflict I.

The author's maximum fulfillment, The Radetzky March is an unprecedented portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a common tale for our occasions.

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Download E-books The First Jewish Revolt: Archaeology, History and Ideology PDF

The 1st Jewish rebellion opposed to Rome is arguably the main decisive occasion within the heritage of Judaism and Christianity. The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE by way of the Roman common Titus pressured a change in constitution and shape for either one of those fraternal religions. but regardless of its value, little has been written at the First riot, its factors, implications and the evidence surrounding it.
In this quantity, Andrea M. Berlin and J. Andrew Overman have accumulated the key students at the interval to debate and debate this pivotal old occasion. The contributions discover either Roman and Jewish views at the rebellion, taking a look at its background and archaeology, and eventually interpreting the ideology and interpretation of the rebellion in next historical past and fantasy.

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