Download Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation on by Hayim Herring,Ellie Roscher PDF

By Hayim Herring,Ellie Roscher

conserving religion in Rabbis: A neighborhood dialog on Rabbinical schooling is an unique ebook of essays by means of rabbis, teachers and lay leaders who discover the query, “What is going into the making of a twenty first Century rabbinical leader?” conserving religion in Rabbis confronts the demanding situations of spiritual management with aid and suggestions written by means of those that reside these demanding situations each day.

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Download Judaism, Philosophy, Culture: Selected Studies by E. I. J. by Erwin Rosenthal PDF

By Erwin Rosenthal

one of many notable interpreters of Jewish tradition within the 20th century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This publication comprises a few of his so much influential paintings, starting from the character of Jewish political inspiration, either classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to various techniques to the research of the Bible.

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Download La médecine du Talmud: Au commencement des sciences modernes by Ariel Toledano PDF

By Ariel Toledano

Qu'en est-il des connaissances médicales dans le Talmud ?

Quelle effect ont european les médecins grecs ou romains sur ceux de l'époque talmudique ? remark ce savoir médical - retranscrit entre l'an 2 hundred et 500 après J.-C. - pourrait-il être précurseur des sciences modernes ?

Pour répondre à ces questions, Ariel Toledano nous entraîne dans une plongée au cœur de cet océan de connaissances qu'est le Talmud, véritable encyclopédie des traditions du peuple juif, où le médecin est un des acteurs de l. a. société juive de l'époque.
Anatomie, règles d'hygiène et de meals, sexualité, grossesse, naissance, maladies, traitements... les sages du Talmud nous instruisent sur chacun de ces facets. Bien des fois, leurs observations et leurs conseils nous saisissent par leur instinct, leur justesse et leur modernité.

Étudier les maladies en fonction de l'atteinte de tel ou tel organe, c'est exactement l'objet de l. a. médecine moderne. Ainsi, le yet religieux que poursuivaient les rabbins du Talmud les a guidés sur le chemin des sciences modernes et de l. a. médecine d'aujourd'hui. Une ambitious aventure médicale, intellectuelle et humaine que ce livre suggest d'explorer.

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Download The Myths of Zionism by John Rose PDF

By John Rose

This publication is a severe account of the ancient, political and cultural roots of Zionism. John Rose exhibits how this strong political strength is predicated in mythology; historical, medieval and glossy. a lot of those tales, as with different mythologies, haven't any foundation actually. besides the fact that, simply because Zionism is a residing political strength, those myths were used to justify very genuine and political ends -- specifically, the expulsion and carrying on with persecution of the Palestinians.

Rose scrutinises the roots of the myths of Zionism. Mobilising fresh scholarship, he separates truth from fiction proposing a close research in their origins and improvement. This features a problem to Zionism's biblical claims utilizing very fresh and intensely startling Israeli archaeological conclusions.

This e-book exhibits sincerely how Zionism makes many fake claims on Jewish faith and history.

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Download Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal by Michael Salamon PDF

By Michael Salamon

during this advisor, psychologist Michael Salamon bargains definitions of abuse and describes symptoms that are supposed to illustrate to mom and dad, academics, and faculty officers that abuse may be taking place. simple information regarding on hand equipment of therapy is equipped and the original cultural stipulations within the Orthodox Jewish group that make prevention and remedy so tricky is discussed.

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Download Jewish Philadelphia: A Guide to Its Sights & Stories by Linda Nesvisky PDF

By Linda Nesvisky

event Philadelphia's Jewish heritage with a nine-site jogging travel in the course of the city's oldest streets. detect the treasures of the Rosenbach Museum and Library and tales of the immigrant event on the new nationwide Museum of yank Jewish historical past. learn the way the freedom Bell grew to become inscribed with a passage from the Torah and the place to discover the very best Reubens within the urban. inspired through Penn's constitution of non secular tolerance, Jewish humans have flocked to Philadelphia given that prior to the innovative conflict, and in flip they've got made notable contributions to the town of concord. With a jogging journey and a sequence of interesting vignettes, journey consultant Linda Nesvisky leads readers down colonial streets to find the astonishing historical past of the Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia into the twenty-first century.

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Download Jews and Power (Jewish Encounters Series) by Ruth R. Wisse PDF

By Ruth R. Wisse

Part of the Jewish stumble upon series

Taking in every thing from the dominion of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse deals an intensive new approach to take into consideration the Jewish dating to energy. conventional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the main robust strength within the universe; this later remodeled itself right into a trust that, unburdened via an army, Jews might pursue their spiritual project on a simply ethical simple. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at Harvard, demonstrates how Jewish political weak spot either elevated Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking countries to solid Jews as perpetual targets.

Although she sees wish within the nation of Israel, Wisse questions the best way the suggestions of the Diaspora proceed to force the Jewish country, echoing Abba Eban's statement that Israel used to be the single state to win a warfare after which sue for peace. after which she attracts a persuasive parallel to the USA this day, because it struggles to determine how a liberal democracy can face off opposed to enemies who view Western morality as weak spot. This deeply provocative booklet is bound to stir debate either in and out the Jewish global. Wisse's narrative bargains a compelling argument that's wealthy with background and bristling with modern urgency.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric: Sophistic Education and by Richard Hidary PDF

By Richard Hidary

education in rhetoric - the paintings of persuasion - shaped the foundation of schooling within the Roman Empire. The classical highbrow international founded round the debate among philosophers, who boasted wisdom of aim fact, and sophists, who may perhaps debate each side of any factor and who attracted huge audiences and paying scholars. the jobs of the Talmudic rabbis as public orators, academics, and jurists, parallel that of Roman orators. Rabbinic literature followed and tailored numerous points of the classical rhetorical culture, as is confirmed within the Talmudic penchant for disagreeing either side of hypothetical circumstances, the midrashic hermeneutical equipment, and the constitution of synagogue sermons. whilst, the rabbis additionally resisted the extraordinary epistemological relativism of rhetoric as is clear of their restraint on theoretical argumentation, their depiction of rabbinic and divine court docket strategy, and their dedication to the biblical prophetic culture. Richard Hidary demonstrates how rabbis succeeded in navigating a singular direction among platonic fact and rhetorical relativism.

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Download Qabalah: A Magical Primer by John Bonner PDF

By John Bonner

While it all started as a paranormal interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, at the present time Qabalah is far extra. As John Bonner writes in his creation, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or relatively a theosophy, that units out to reply to a sequence of significant questions concerning the nature of God, His production, and where of guy in His divine plan." it's a residing, becoming method of private improvement. additionally, a lot of latest Western magick is based at the paintings of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise, which established its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly advent explores the mysteries of Qabalah in the course of the symbolism of the Tree of lifestyles and its 4 detailed components: the 3 Pillars of Manifestation, the 10 Holy Sephiroth, the trails that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. for every Sephirah, Bonner presents designated details on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences - in addition to how assorted spiritual traditions relate to the options contained in every one.

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