New PDF release: Juvenile Sexuality, Kabbalah, and Catholic Reformation in

By Weinstein

ISBN-10: 9004167579

ISBN-13: 9789004167575

This booklet presents the 1st book of the tract Tiferet Bahurim (The Glory of Youth) which used to be written within the mid-seventeenth century by means of R. Pinhas Barukh ben Pelatiyah Monselic in Ferrara, Italy. The tract was once written as a advisor for younger males approximately to marry concerning their relatives lifestyles and their sexual deportment. by way of studying the Tiferet Bahurim Roni Weinstein addresses the next questions: What was once the resource of the starting to be curiosity in sexuality, and controlling juvenile sexuality? How is that this tract on the topic of centuries-old Jewish moral literature, in addition to literature in modern Catholic Italy? Is the Tiferet Bahurim a part of the spiritual and cultural fermentation of the Counter-Reformation? eventually, did Jewish mysticism and pietism of Kabbalah culture play a job within the composition of this tract?

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La présence de Dieu dans l'histoire by Emil Fackenheim PDF

By Emil Fackenheim

ISBN-10: 2864328429

ISBN-13: 9782864328421

Remark un juif de l’étude peut-il comprendre Auschwitz ? Quelle est l. a. position de los angeles Shoah dans l’histoire millénaire et souvent tragique d’Israël comme dans l’histoire du monde ? Emil Fackenheim – héritier de los angeles pensée de Franz Rosenzweig et de Martin Buber – interroge le Midrach, le Talmud ainsi que l. a. philosophie occidentale. Il montre que seule los angeles culture juive peut répondre à cette very unlikely query : malgré le mal, Dieu est-il présent dans l’histoire ? Cette étude courageuse va à los angeles resource métaphysique du judaïsme pour trouver le moyen de parler aujourd’hui de l. a. disaster d’Auschwitz.

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New PDF release: La historia de los judíos: En busca de las palabras, 1000AC

By Simon Schama

ISBN-10: 8499925391

ISBN-13: 9788499925394

Una obra primary sobre una cultura, un pueblo y un mundo de uno de los historiadores más prestigiosos y estimulantes de l. a. actualidad

Simon Schama narra l. a. historia de los judíos a lo largo de tres milenios, desde sus orígenes como una tribu en los angeles Antigüedad hasta el presente; una historia única, de resistencia a l. a. desaparición, de creatividad bajo opresión, alegría en medio de las desgracias y afirmación de l. a. vida contra pronóstico.

Schama recorre los siglos y los continentes, desde l. a. India a Andalucia, de los bazares de El Cairo a las calles de Oxford; y visita lugares inimaginables: un reino judío en las montañas del sur de Arabia; una sinagoga siria recubierta por brillantes murales; las palmeras de los enterramientos judíos en los angeles catacumbas romanas. Y logra que las voces se oigan nítidas: los angeles severidad y el gozo de los autores de l. a. Biblia, o los angeles poesía amorosa de los aficionados al vino en un jardín de l. a. España musulmana.

En La historia de los judíos el Talmud arde en las calles de París, los patíbulos presiden las plazas del Londres medieval, un artesano mallorquín dibuja el mundo de nuevo; se encienden velas, se cantan salmos, se cargan mulas y naufragan barcos llenos de especias y joyas.

Así se despliega una historia extraordinaria. No los angeles de una cultura distinta, como a menudo se supone, sino de un mundo judío inmerso y marcado por los pueblos entre los que han habitado, de los egipcios a los griegos, de los árabes a los cristianos. Porque los angeles historia de los judíos es también l. a. historia de todos los demás, nuestra historia.

La crítica ha dicho...

«Un espléndido trabajo que desmonta los estereotipos y cuenta los triunfos y las tragedias con brío y elocuencia.»
David Abulafia, Financial Times

«Schama escribe los angeles historia desde abajo, y desde el medio, y desde otros ángulos inesperados, recuperando lo no registrado u olvidado hace tiempo, y analizando las fuerzas sociales y culturales que modelaron las vidas de sus personajes. Es un logro lleno de gracia literaria y estilo personal.»
New York instances ebook Review

«Una exuberante obra maestra.»
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily Mail

«El mejor Schama, un obra hecha con cuidado y cariño, tan repleta de anécdotas memorables como una novela de Bellow y más inteligente que una película de Woody Allen.»
Daniel Johnson, The Times

«La historia de los judíos de Schama es una obra modélica de divulgación histórica. Animada, culta, atenta a l. a. historiografía más reciente y, en ocasiones, encantadoramente subjetiva.»
New York Times

«En esta brillante historia de los judíos, el profesor heterodoxo logra de alguna manera ser simultáneamente sentimental y subversivo, moderado y disidente, y los lectores salimos ganando.»
Haaretz

«Emotiva y fascinante.»
Los Angeles Times

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Download e-book for kindle: The Story of the Scrolls by Geza Vermes

By Geza Vermes

ISBN-10: 0141046155

ISBN-13: 9780141046150

The invention of the lifeless Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was once one of many maximum archaeological unearths of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves via an historical Jewish sect, those mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our realizing of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian global.

Geza Vermes is the world's top lifeless Sea Scrolls pupil, whose English translations introduced those impressive records to millions, and whose lifestyles has been inextricably interwoven with the scrolls for over sixty years. during this illuminating publication he relates the arguable tale in their discovery and booklet all over the world, revealing cover-ups, errors and educational in-fighting, but in addition the fervour and commitment of a lot of these concerned. He stocks what he has realized in regards to the scrolls and, comparing passages from them, provides his perspectives on their actual importance and what they could train us, in addition to these components the place scholarly consensus has no longer but been reached. Few students were as heavily linked to the lifeless Sea Scrolls as Vermes. Writing with candor and distinct authority, he has created an incredible creation to realizing those surprising files.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Cultures of Maimonideanism by James T. Robinson

By James T. Robinson

ISBN-10: 9004174508

ISBN-13: 9789004174504

Within the background of Jewish concept, no person pupil has exercised extra impact than Maimonides (1138-1204) - thinker and health professional, criminal pupil and communal chief. This choice of papers, originating on the 2007 EAJS colloquium, locations fundamental emphasis in this impact - no longer on Maimonides himself however the many events he encouraged. utilizing Maimonideanism as an interpretive lens, the authors of this quantity - representing numerous fields and disciplines - boost new ways to and clean views at the bizarre dynamic of Judaism and philosophy. targeting social and cultural techniques in addition to philosophical principles and arguments, they element towards an unique reconceptualization of Jewish idea.

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Download PDF by Walter S. Wurzburger: Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches to

By Walter S. Wurzburger

ISBN-10: 0827605145

ISBN-13: 9780827605145

ISBN-10: 1590454316

ISBN-13: 9781590454312

Not like many conventional Jewish thinkers who contend that simply halachic norms dictate issues of ethics and morality, Wurzburger argues that cultivation of a moral character is a spiritual relevant. This e-book bridges the distance among liberal Jewish philosophy and smooth Orthodoxy.

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Download e-book for kindle: Reviewing the Covenant: Eugene B. Borowitz and the by Peter Ochs

By Peter Ochs

ISBN-10: 079144533X

ISBN-13: 9780791445334

In Reviewing the Covenant, six Jewish philosophers--and one Christian colleague--respond to the paintings of the popular Jewish theologian Eugene B. Borowitz, one of many best figures within the circulation of "postmodern" Jewish philosophy and theology. The name remembers Borowitz's previous ebook, Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew, during which he lent this circulation a theological schedule, and the essays during this ebook reply to Borowitz's name: to revitalize modern Judaism via renewing the covenant that binds glossy Jews to re-live and re-interpret the traditions of Judaism's previous.

Together with the introductory and responsive essays by means of Peter Ochs and Borowitz himself, the essays supply a neighborhood of discussion, an try and reason-out how Jewish religion is feasible after the Holocaust and the way cause itself is feasible after the issues of the nice "-isms" of the fashionable global. This discussion is performed less than the banner of "postmodern Judaism," a frightening time period that through the top of the e-book gets an incredibly direct which means, specifically, the situation of disillusionment and loss out of which Jews can and needs to discover a 3rd means out of the trendy deadlock among boastful rationalism and smug faith. Representing a big highbrow reaction to the prime theologian of liberal Judaism, the booklet presents an important indication of destiny instructions in Jewish spiritual idea.

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Read e-book online The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion PDF

By Mordecai M Kaplan, Mel Scult

ISBN-10: 0814325521

ISBN-13: 9780814325520

During this ebook, Kaplan enlarges on his suggestion of practical reinterpretation after which really applies it to the complete ritual cycle of the Jewish year-a rarity in sleek Jewish notion. This paintings keeps to operate as a important textual content for the Reconstructionist move, whose effect keeps to develop in American Jewry.

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Download e-book for kindle: Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides by Kenneth Seeskin

By Kenneth Seeskin

ISBN-10: 019512846X

ISBN-13: 9780195128468

Monotheism is generally thought of Judaism's maximum contribution to international tradition, however it is much from transparent what monotheism is. This paintings examines the proposal that monotheism isn't really lots a declare in regards to the variety of God as a declare concerning the nature of God. Seeskin argues that the belief of a God who's break free his production and particular isn't just an abstraction yet an appropriate foundation for worship.

He examines this end within the contexts of prayer, construction, sabbath observance, repentance, spiritual freedom, and love of God. Maimonides performs a valuable function within the argument either due to his value to Jewish self-understanding and since he bargains with the query of the way philosophic principles are embodied in non secular ritual.

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