Download E-books A passion for truth PDF

By Abraham Joshua Heschel

It is relatively effortless to evangelise pleasure and fervor, yet to call for fact is like shaping marble with out instruments. And so [the Kotzker] went trying to find a number of surging humans and known as loudly upon their souls to bend their conceit and spot the reality underneath the soil....

This used to be no longer a philosophical inquiry into the character of fact yet a scrutiny of men’s lives in relation to fact. faith, the Kotzker maintained, was once no longer easily an act of adopting a process of ideals and likely modes of behavior; try out and trial have been wanted, and one needed to make certain via introspection even if one’s ideals have been actual or no longer, and even if one acted out fact or lived a lifetime of pretense....

Kierkegaard made it his job “to reintroduce Christianity into Christendom.” The Kotzker sought to reintroduce authenticity to Jewish existence. Kierkegaard’s posthumous effect has been strong. yet has the Kotzker affected Jewish self-understanding?
―from A ardour for Truth

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Download E-books Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain PDF

By Norman Roth

This particular examine examines the lengthy historical past of the Jews in Spain, focusing particularly on their fortunes through the harmful years among the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. Sections research the early levels of conversion, the Converso carrier of the church and country and Converso authors and chroniclers. ultimately, Roth considers the Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews. valuable information regarding literature, the 15th-century Jewish and Converso inhabitants and significant Converso households is gifted in appendices.

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Download E-books Scripture in Transition: Essays on Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of Raija Sollamo (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

This choice of forty six essays in honour of Raija Sollamo illuminates the dynamic nature of scripture within the moment Temple interval. The Septuagint because the first biblical translation, the residing traditions within the Hebrew scriptures, and the lifeless Sea Scrolls are investigated to complement our wisdom of scripture that used to be and is in transition.

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Download E-books Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 BCE-66 CE PDF

During this now-classic paintings, E. P. Sanders argued opposed to winning perspectives in regards to the Judaism of the second one Temple interval, for instance, that the Pharisees ruled Jewish Palestine or that the Mishnah deals an outline of common perform. against this, Sanders rigorously indicates that what was once very important used to be the “common Judaism” of the folks with their observances of standard practices and the ideals that educated them. Sanders discusses early rabbinic felony fabric no longer as principles, yet as debates in the context of genuine existence. He units Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes in terms of the Judaism of normal monks and folks. the following then is a remarkably complete presentation of Judaism as a functioning faith: the temple and its regimen and fairs; questions of purity, sacrifices, tithes, and taxes; universal theology and hopes for the longer term; and outlines of some of the events and teams culminating in an exam of the query “who ran what?” Sanders deals a close, transparent, and well-argued account of all elements of Jewish faith of the time.

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Download E-books A New Kabbalah for Women PDF

By Perle Besserman

The pink bracelet: it graces the wrists of various celebrities--from Madonna to Britney Spears--who have switched over to Kabbalah. yet what's Kabbalah and the way can girls use it on their very own lives? In A New Kabbalah for Women, bestselling writer Perle Besserman stocks a female method of Kabbalah. because the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to ladies, and the female facet of God has been compelled underground. Now, many ladies are adapting conventional practices in radical new methods. Besserman is on the vanguard of this revolution. Combining Kabbalistic practices with meditation and memoir, Besserman walks readers via step by step rituals to discover their very own own connections to the divine.

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Download E-books Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism PDF

By Jonathan Klawans

This ebook examines the ways that targeted biblical conceptions of impurity-"ritual" and "moral"-were interpreted within the Hebrew Bible, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, and the recent testomony. In reading the evolution of old Jewish attitudes in the direction of sin and defilement, Klawans sheds gentle on a desirable yet formerly overlooked topic.

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Download E-books Franz Rosenzweig and Jehuda Halevi: Translating, Translations, and Translators PDF

Galli's fundamental goal is to discover Rosenzweig's assertion that his notes to Halevi's poems exemplify a realistic software of the philosophic procedure he set out within the famous person of Redemption. via a longer, multifaceted research of Rosenzweig's suggestion, Galli uncovers his philosophy of translation, out of which she determines and unravels his philosophic end and his trust that there's just one language. within the ultimate chapters, she concentrates at the notes to the poems, and in doing so makes an attempt to philosophize in response to Rosenzweig's personal mandate: complete speech is notice and response.

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Download E-books After the Holocaust: The Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the Path to Affliction PDF

The Holocaust marks a decisive second in glossy affliction within which it turns into nearly most unlikely to discover which means or redemption within the adventure. during this research, C. Fred Alford bargains a brand new and considerate exam of the event of anguish. relocating from the ebook of activity, an account of significant discomfort in a God-drenched international, to the paintings of Primo Levi, who tried to discover that means within the Holocaust via absolute readability of perception, he concludes that neither method works good in modern-day international. more advantageous are the day by day coping practices of a few survivors. Drawing on tales of survivors from the Fortunoff Video information, Alford additionally applies the paintings of Julia Kristeva and the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot to his exam of a subject matter that has been and remains to be imperative to human adventure.

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Download E-books Scripture and Interpretation (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) PDF

By Liora Goldman

A few of the useless Sea Scrolls are texts which rewrite the Hebrew Bible. They vary from the literary items of the Qumran ascetic neighborhood via lacking the sectarian specific type and terminology. those rewritten Bible texts may well as a result make clear the origins and assets of this neighborhood. many of the scholarly realization has been considering the bigger specimens of this style, reminiscent of Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon. the current quantity assembles for the 1st time 11 smaller texts of this sort and analyzes them to be able to see how they healthy into the broader photo of the scrolls.

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