The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Volume 3 (2nd Edition)

This new version of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is sort of double the dimensions of the unique three-volume version. It positive aspects fifty two new entries and contains the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment variation bargains an authoritative, complete, and systematic presentation of the present kingdom of scholarship on primary problems with Judaism, either previous and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its heritage, this version additionally contains vital entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.

Articles are written in essay shape, and lots of are illustrated for additional emphasis. the flowery index allows prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different genuine info. This important reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and basic readers alike.

‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is a necessary source for these attracted to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish background, long island, 2001

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Suddenly, Love: A Novel

A poignant, heartbreaking new paintings by way of “one of the easiest novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the tale of a lonely older guy and his dedicated younger caretaker who remodel each one other’s lives in methods they can by no means have imagined.
Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old purple military veteran from Ukraine who landed, nearly accidentally, in Israel after international warfare II. A retired funding adviser, he lives by myself (his first spouse and child daughter have been killed by way of the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish moment spouse) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena, in her mid-thirties, is the single daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been caring for Ernst when you consider that his surgical procedure years past; she arrives each morning briskly at 8 and typically leaves each afternoon at 3. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst’s mind. and because the months go, Ernst involves rely on the mild younger girl who runs his condo, listens to him learn from his paintings, and sometimes bargains a lively statement on it.
But Ernst’s writing provides him no pride, and he's haunted by means of his godless, Communist earlier. His future health, already bad, starts off to become worse even additional; he turns into mired in melancholy and turns out to lose the need to stay. yet this can be whatever Irena won't permit. As she turns into an more and more vital a part of his life—moving into his domestic, encouraging him in his paintings, easing his pain—Ernst not just regains his experience of self and discovers the trail in which his writing can circulation yet he additionally discovers, to his amazement, that Irena is in love with him. And, much more marvelous, he realizes that he's in love together with her, too.

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures (Routledge Literature Handbooks)

The Routledge instruction manual to modern Jewish Cultures explores the variety of Jewish cultures and methods of investigating them, featuring the various methodologies, arguments and demanding situations in the self-discipline. Divided into themed sections, this publication considers in turn:

  • How the person phrases "Jewish" and "culture" are outlined, taking a look at views from Anthropology, track, Literary experiences, Sociology, non secular experiences, background, artwork heritage, and picture, tv, and New Media Studies.
  • How Jewish cultures are theorized, key issues concerning energy, textuality, religion/secularity, reminiscence, our bodies, area and position, and networks.
  • Case reviews in modern Jewish cultures.

With essays by way of top students in Jewish tradition, this publication bargains a transparent review of the sector and gives interesting new instructions for the future.

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The Everyday Torah: Weekly Reflections and Inspirations

“Like any vintage, the Torah looks in several guises with each one rereading. Its limitless layers of which means and intensity supply the chance to reap anew, with none worry of hard its offer of knowledge, counsel, and kedushah (holiness). to come across Torah is to come across God.”
--from the Introduction

In this inspiring assortment, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson illuminates the sacred textual content on the middle of Jewish spirituality. Enlightening and unique, The daily Torah brings the traditional textual content to lifestyles with poignant reflections that would advisor to you to a deeper knowing of the Torah, of Judaism, of your self.

"Torah is going its weekly manner, and we cross ours, and do the 2 paths ever move? They go usually in lots of minds and hearts, but if it's Bradley Shavit Artson who presents their element of intersection, the crossroads widens right into a city square."
--Jack Miles, writer of God: A Biography

"Every web page is a pleasure to learn. Many, many readers will treasure this book."
--Richard Elliott Friedman, writer of Commentary at the Torah and Who Wrote the Bible?

"Rabbi Bradley Artson continues to be probably the most inviting of recent day academics of Torah. This booklet will supply wanted advice and concept to all who flip its pages."
--Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Alchemy and Kabbalah

A groundbreaking textual content on alchemy through the prime student of Jewish mysticism is gifted right here for the 1st time in English translation. Scholem seems significantly on the connections among alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its christianized forms, resembling the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C.G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots embedded within the Kabbalah.

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Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

Is there a destiny after loss of life and what does this destiny seem like? what sort of lifestyles do we count on, and in what sort of global? Is there one other, expectantly larger global than the only we are living in? The articles gathered during this quantity, all written by way of prime specialists within the box, take care of the query how historic Jewish and Christian authors describe otherworldly areas and occasions . They examine why a variety of different types of texts have been created to deal with the questions above, how those texts functioned, and the way they must be understood. it truly is proven how historical descriptions of the otherworld are taking on and remodeling present motifs, varieties and genres, but additionally that they replicate concrete difficulties, principles, reviews, and questions in their authors and the 1st readers."

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Jews, Judaism, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany

This ebook represents a multi-disciplinary method of the matter of the Jews and the German Reformation. The contributions come from either senior and rising students, from North the USA, Israel, and Europe, to make sure a breadth in point of view. The essays during this quantity are prepared lower than 4 extensive headings: 1. the line to the Reformation (late medieval theology and the humanists and the Jews); 2. The Reformers and the Jews (essays on Luther, Melanchthon, Bucer, Zwingli, Calvin, Osiander, the Catholic Reformers, and the unconventional Reformers); three. Representations of Jews and Judaism (the portrayal of Judaism as a faith, photos of the Jews within the visible arts, and in sixteenth-century German literature); and four. Jewish Responses to the Reformation. participants contain: Dean Phillip Bell, Jay Berkovitz, Robert Bireley, Stephen G. Burnett, Elisheva Carlebach, Achim Detmers, Yaacov Deutsch, Maria Diemling, Michael Driedger, R. Gerald Hobbs, pleasure Kammerling, Thomas Kaufmann, Hans-Martin Kirn, Christopher Ocker, Erika Rummel, Petra Schoner, Timothy J. Wengert, and Edith Wenzel."

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Jewish Views of the Afterlife

By Simcha Paull Raphael

The second one variation of the vintage Jewish perspectives of the Afterlife positive aspects new fabric at the functional implications of Jewish afterlife ideals, together with funeral, burial, shiva, and extra. With an up to date examine how perspectives on lifestyles after demise have replaced in recent times, Simcha Paull Raphael courses the reader via 4,000 years of Jewish proposal at the afterlife through investigating pertinent sacred texts produced in every one period. via a compilation of rules present in the Bible, Apocrypha, rabbinic literature, medieval philosophy, medieval Midrash, Kabbalah, and Hasidism, the reader learns how Judaism conceived of the destiny of the person after loss of life all through Jewish history.

While many verify a trust within the afterlife, a scarce few are conscious of the place those teachings are available in Jewish literature. one of the issues mentioned during this attention-grabbing quantity are heaven and hell, Olam Ha-Ba (The global to Come), Gan Eden, resurrection of the useless, immortality of the soul, and divine judgment ahead of dying. either historic and modern, this ebook offers a wealthy source for students and lay humans, for academics and scholars, and makes a tremendous Jewish contribution to the transforming into modern psychology of loss of life and loss of life.

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Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

By Aharon Ziegler

In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, insights into Jewish legislation from the preeminent determine of twentieth-century sleek Orthodoxy are provided in a transparent and concise demeanour. generally known as "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt" l, has encouraged and prompted the highbrow brain and touched the delicate hearts of hundreds of thousands of individuals. whereas he was once now not inevitably referred to as a decisor, or poseik, of halakha, he was once well known as someone who had the uncanny skill to conceptualize the spirit of Jewish legislation on a common point. all through his lifetime, the Rav released few works, transmitting his Torah wisdom via sessions and lectures in its place. As a pupil of Rabbi Soloveitchik for a few years, Rabbi Aharon Ziegler accrued an enormous library of notes and tapes at the Rav's halakhot. during this quantity he stocks the Rav's precise and maybe lesser recognized halakhic positions on a variety of themes, together with: *The process for lighting fixtures candles on Friday evening; *Celebrating Thanksgiving and consuming turkey; *Using grape juice for the 4 cups of wine at a Seder; *Giving an aliyah on Mincha Yom Kippur to somebody who can't quick; *Covering one's head in the course of davening; *Fast days and pregnant ladies; *Bris Milah via a nonobservant Mohel; *Discarding previous, tired tzitzis; and *Many different concerns concerning the Sabbath, vacation trips, prayer, and existence cycle occasions. even if studied within the synagogue, institution, or Jewish domestic, those phrases of knowledge from the Rav offer glimpses into the phenomenal brain of 1 of the best thinkers in Jewish heritage.

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