Dinah's Daughters: Gender and Judaism from the Hebrew Bible by Helena Zlotnick

By Helena Zlotnick

The prestige of girls within the historical Judaism of the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic texts has lengthy been a contested factor. What does being a Jewess entail in antiquity? males in old Jewish tradition are outlined basically by means of what tasks they're anticipated to accomplish, the plan of action that they take. The Jewess, against this, is certain by means of stricture.

Writing at the formation and transformation of the ideology of girl Jewishness within the old global, Zlotnick locations her remedy in a extensive, comparative, Mediterranean context, bringing in parallels from Greek and Roman resources. Drawing on episodes from the Hebrew Bible and on Midrashic, Mishnaic, and Talmudic texts, she can pay specific recognition to the ways that they try to confirm the limits of communal association via actual and perceived ameliorations among Israelites, or Jews, on one hand and non-Israelites, or Gentiles, at the other.

Women are frequently linked within the assets with the forbidden, and international girls are endowed with a curious freedom of motion and selection that's hardly shared through their Jewish opposite numbers. Delilah, for example, is without doubt one of the so much self sufficient ladies within the Bible, showing with no patronymic or family members ties. She additionally brings catastrophe. Dinah, the Jewess, against this, turns into an agent of self-destruction whilst she is going out to mingle with gentile lady acquaintances. In historical Judaism the teachings of such stories have been utilized as ideas to maintain club within the relations, the extended family, and the community.

While Zlotnick's valuable undertaking is to untangle the demanding situations of intercourse, gender, and the formation of nationwide identification in antiquity, her ebook is additionally a extraordinary research of intertextual kinfolk in the Jewish literary tradition.

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The Biblical Path to Psychological Maturity by Vivian Skolnick

By Vivian Skolnick

As an observant lady psychoanalyst—an anomaly to either my Orthodox acquaintances and psychoanalyst colleagues—I have tried to use the end result of my specialist education in revealing the psycho-dynamic underpinnings of Biblical occasions and figures. The synagogue’s cycle of weekly Sabbath Torah readings offers a realistic framework for the exam of the mental matters skilled through Torah figures.

Beginning with the ebook of Genesis, one unearths fertile floor for psychoanalytic explication. Adam and Eve are portrayed as beset via unrestrained narcissistic wants common of children. issues of excellent and evil are a international realm to them; they're being pushed by means of the necessity for immediate gratification. In succeeding chapters, from that of Cain and Abel, during the lives of the patriarchs and matriarchs within the booklet of Genesis, and during the lifetime of Moses concluding with the booklet of Deuteronomy, we see a trend of sluggish improvement of human power relocating towards maturity.

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Dominikaner und Juden / Dominicans and Jews: Personen, by Elias H. Füllenbach OP,Gianfranco Miletto

By Elias H. Füllenbach OP,Gianfranco Miletto

Als Johannes Pfefferkorn im Jahr 1507 seinen sogenannten "Judenspiegel" veröffentlichte, forderte dessen antijüdische Polemik den Widerspruch Johannes Reuchlins heraus und führte schließlich zu einer heftigen Kontroverse zwischen Dominikanern und Juden, an der die Kölner Dominikaner auf Seiten Pfefferkorns regen Anteil hatten. In Erinnerung an die Pfefferkorn-Reuchlin-Kontroverse vor nunmehr 500 Jahren behandelt dieser Sammelband das Verhältnis zwischen Dominikanern und Juden seit den Anfängen des Ordens im thirteen. Jahrhundert bis in die Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Neben Inquisitoren und Judenpredigern stellt der Band auch Theologen und Sprachforscher des Dominikanerordens vor, die mit Juden und der jüdischen culture in einem regen kulturellen Austausch standen. Die Autoren des Bandes sind foreign renommierte Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Bereichen Judaistik, Geschichte und Kirchengeschichte.

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Jesus, Q, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Judaic Approach to Q by Simon J. Joseph

By Simon J. Joseph

In his paintings, Simon J. Joseph proposes a brand new operating version for realizing the Jewish ethnicity, neighborhood, provenance, and compositional features in Q - the earliest and most beneficial resource for the Palestinian Jewish Jesus circulate. He significantly compares the key literary good points of Q 3-7, a piece which introduces John the Baptist and contains the Beatitudes and Jesus' respond to John in mild of the useless Sea Scrolls, the Essenes, and first-century Jewish knowledge traditions and messianism. via engaging in a serious comparative research of Q 6:20-23, Q 7:22, 4Q525, and 4Q521, this procedure successfully demanding situations the existing assumption that Q is a Galilean textual content representing a non-messianic and non-apocalyptic Galilean department of the early Jesus circulation that used to be dissociated from the early Jerusalem neighborhood and offers a brand new means of knowing the intimate dating among Early Judaism and Christianity.

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Daily Life in Biblical Times by Liora Ravid

By Liora Ravid

Why does the Bible help marriage to a number of other halves? Why does just one son inherit his father s estate? Is it attainable that the adventure s hardships and the serious scarcity of nutrition avoided Sarah from conceiving?
In The Bible particularly occurred, Dr. Liora Ravid follows within the footsteps of the biblical heroes, studying their tales according to the social and felony fact in their time. The publication reconstructs the ancient trip of Abraham and his relatives from Ur of the Chaldees to the land of Canaan from a land that worshipped a number of idols to the land of the single God, the birthplace of David, the judges, the prophets, and Jesus.

Ravid questions why the Bible starts with tales of the forefathers and foremothers, describing them as basic shepherds. Why have been they so vital? Ravid demonstrates that in keeping with the pedigree in Genesis, the forefathers and foremothers originated from one noble kin, the relations that gave upward thrust to King David, ancestor of the Messiah, and in line with the hot testomony, to Jesus as well.

Readers of the English Bible are usually ignorant of the exact writing sort of the unique Hebrew, which makes use of wealthy wordplay and double entendre so as to add a number of layers of colour and intensity to the textual content. in particular for the non-Hebrew reader, the writer opens a window in this hidden global in the words.

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The Jewish Political Tradition, Vol.1: Authority by Michael Walzer et al.,Michael Walzer,Mr. Menachem

By Michael Walzer et al.,Michael Walzer,Mr. Menachem Lorberbaum,Mr. Noam J. Zohar,Yair Loberbaum

This booklet launches a landmark four-volume collaborative paintings exploring the political considered the Jewish humans from biblical instances to the current. every one quantity contains a choice of texts from the Bible and Talmud, midrashic literature, felony responsa, treatises, and pamphlets annotated for contemporary readers and followed by means of new commentaries written by way of eminent philosophers, attorneys, political theorists, and different students operating in numerous fields of Jewish reports. those members sign up for the arguments of the texts, agreeing or disagreeing, elaborating, refining, qualifying, and occasionally repudiating the political opinions of the unique authors. The sequence brings the little-known and unexplored Jewish culture of political considering and writing into the sunshine, exhibiting the place and the way it resonates within the country of Israel, the executive diaspora settlements, and, extra largely, sleek political adventure. the 1st quantity, Authority, addresses the elemental query of who should rule the neighborhood: what claims to rule were recommend from the time of the exodus from Egypt to the institution of the nation of Israel? How are such claims disputed and defended?
What constitutes valid authority? The authors speak about the authority of God, then the claims of kings, clergymen, prophets, rabbis, lay leaders, gentile rulers (during the years of exile), and the Israeli country. the amount concludes with numerous views at the factor of no matter if a latest nation might be either Jewish and democratic. imminent volumes will deal with the topics of club, neighborhood, and political imaginative and prescient. one of the participants to this quantity are: Amy Gutmann, Moshe Halbertal, David Hartman, Moshe Idel, Sanford Levinson, Susuan Neiman, Hilary Putnam, Joseph Raz, Michael Sandel, Allan Silver, Yael Tamir.

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The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture by Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin

By Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin

The Cambridge consultant to Jewish historical past, faith, and tradition is a finished and fascinating evaluation of Jewish existence, from its origins within the historic close to East to its influence on modern pop culture. The twenty-one essays, prepared traditionally and thematically, and written especially for this quantity by way of top students, learn the advance of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish historical past and tradition over many centuries and in a number of locales. They emphasize the continuing range and creativity of the Jewish event. in contrast to past anthologies, which pay attention to elite teams and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic tradition, this quantity additionally contains the diversity of reports of normal humans and appears on the lives and achievements of ladies in each position and period. the numerous illustrations, maps, timeline, and thesaurus of vital phrases increase this book's accessibility to scholars and basic readers.

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Jewish Continuity in America: Creative Survival in a Free by Abraham J. Karp

By Abraham J. Karp

Jewish Continuity in the USA provides an summary of a life's paintings by way of a preeminent pupil and brings new perception to the problem of yankee Jewish continuity.

Jews have traditionally lived inside of a paradox of religion and worry: religion that they're an everlasting humans and worry that their new release could be the final. within the usa, the Jewish group has confronted to a heightened measure the long-lasting query of id and assimilation: How does the Jewish neighborhood during this loose, open, pluralistic society observe or create factors-both ideological and existential-that make staff survival useful to the bigger society and lucrative to the person Jew?

Abraham J. Karp's Jewish Continuity in the US specializes in the 3 significant resources of yankee Judaism's carrying on with power: the synagogue, the rabbinate, and Jewish spiritual pluralism. rather illuminating is Karp's exam of the coexistence and unity-in-diversity of yank spiritual Jewry's 3 divisions-Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative-and of the way this Jewish non secular pluralism matches into the bigger photograph of yankee spiritual pluralism.

Informing the bigger firm via sharp and whole delineation of discrete endeavors, the essays gathered in Jewish Continuity in America-some already said as classics, a few showing right here for the 1st time-describe artistic person and communal responses to the problem of Jewish survival. because the name indicates, this e-book argues that continuity in a loose and open society calls for a excessive order of creativity, a creativity that, to be practicable, has to be anchored in associations totally pledged to continuity.


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The Gates of Repentance by Rabbeinu Yonah,Yaakov Feldman

By Rabbeinu Yonah,Yaakov Feldman

The Gates of Repentance (Sha'arei Teshuvah), through Rabbeinu Yonah of Geronah (d. 1263), is among the most vital books of Jewish literature. Now to be had in a latest English translation, this quantity probes the profound proposal of teshuvah, frequently translated as "repentance" yet in truth way more complicated and refined than the easy that means of "regret for sin" or "contrition." Rabbi Feldman furnishes the reader with an eminently readable translation and gives notes without delay on-site while problems come up within the textual content. He offers a normal advent in addition to brief introductions to every gate, by way of a synopsis of every gate for overview and evaluation. exact to this paintings are the scholarly notes Rabbi Feldman presents, which permit the reader to stick to issues in the course of the paintings, get a greater figuring out of different sages' insights, and improve to a better point the tips mentioned in The Gates of Repentance.

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