• Download Antisemitism: A History by Albert S. Lindemann,Richard S. Levy PDF

    By Albert S. Lindemann,Richard S. Levy

    Antisemitism: A background deals a readable review of a frightening subject, describing and interpreting the hatred that Jews have confronted from precedent days to the current. The essays contained during this quantity offer an excellent creation to the heritage and nature of antisemitism, stressing clarity, stability, and thematic coherence, whereas attempting to achieve far from the polemics and apologetics that so frequently cloud the subject.

    Chapters were written via top students within the box and keep in mind crucial new advancements of their parts of craftsmanship. jointly, the chapters conceal the total historical past of antisemitism, from the traditional Mediterranean and the pre-Christian period, in the course of the Medieval and Early smooth classes, to the Enlightenment and past. The later chapters specialise in the background of antisemitism by way of area, taking a look at France, the English-speaking international, Russia and the Soviet Union,
    Eastern Europe, and Nazi Germany, with contributions too at the phenomenon within the Arab global, either ahead of and after the basis of Israel.

    Contributors grapple with the use and abuse of the time period 'antisemitism', which used to be first coined within the mid-nineteenth century yet which has considering accumulated a number vague connotations and confusingly varied definitions, usually utilized retrospectively to traditionally far-off classes and tremendously diverse phenomena. in fact, as this ebook exhibits, hostility to Jews dates to biblical sessions, however the nature of that hostility and the various reasons to which it's been placed have different over time
    and usually been combined with admiration - a state of affairs which maintains within the twenty-first century.

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  • Download Jewish Humor on Your Desktop: The Complete Collection by Al Kustanowitz PDF

    By Al Kustanowitz

    Jewish Humor in your computing device is a chain of 7 interactive eBooks that deliver countless numbers of humorous Jewish video clips and anecdotes on your favourite display -- machine or notebook computer, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android mobilephone or pill. every one video is brought with a quick written remark explaining its again story.

    The anecdotes and video clips are according to 3 years and 900 entries from Jewish Humor crucial, a weblog written by way of Al Kustanowitz, who has been learning, chronicling, and providing Jewish humor for greater than 30 years.

    This anthology contains the total contents of all seven books within the sequence -- greater than four hundred anecdotes and greater than 20 hours of movies -- the easiest of Jewish Humor critical in a single handy package deal. we are hoping that it brings pleasure and laughter into your place and anyplace you hold your computer, capsule, and telephone – not only on Purim, yet through the year.

    The seven books within the sequence are:

    Vol. 1: outdated Jokes and New Comedians
    This is the 1st e-book within the sequence. It retells a few vintage previous Jewish jokes and introduces forty stand-up comedians who're rather new at the comedy circuit, with greater than 50 direct hyperlinks to videos in their acts.

    Vol. 2: Israel is a humorous Country
    This moment e-book within the sequence explores the multifaceted nature of humor in Israel, a few of that's intentional and a few of that is unintended. both method, the quirks of Israeli lifestyles give a contribution to creating that existence attention-grabbing and fulfilling.

    In the pages of this quantity, we look at funny slices of Israeli existence, humorous television ads, strange tales approximately foodstuff, striking rabbinic bans on day-by-day actions, simchas as they could in simple terms be celebrated in Israel, endearing points of Israeli tradition, a glance on the growing to be phenomenon of flash mobs, and a glimpse of some strange Israeli sports.

    Vol. three: Humor in Jewish lifestyles (You cannot Make these things Up)
    This 3rd ebook within the sequence explores the humorous, usually hilarious events that happen in daily Jewish existence, together with anecdotes from the day-by-day newspapers and blogs which are unimaginable yet real.

    The publication contains sixty seven anecdotes, such a lot associated with on-line movies totaling greater than three hours. It covers humorous incidents related to Jews of all denominations, strange non secular rituals, humorous tales regarding Jewish meals, weddings, television, track, dance, theater, tale telling, and seniors having fun.

    Vol. four: Jewish strains in unforeseen Places
    This fourth ebook within the sequence offers anecdotes and linked videos that demonstrate the myriad ways in which Jewish tradition, faith, humor, tune, tune, and dance have stumbled on expression in components of the area that, first and foremost look, would possibly not look supportive of Jewish Life.

    Vol. five: Yiddish is a humorous Language
    This 5th booklet within the sequence provides anecdotes and linked videos that illustrate the colourful humor linked to the Yiddish language. even if it really is Yiddish jokes, Yiddish phrases and expressions, Yiddish tune and dance, Yiddish in theater and picture, or Yiddish cooking, you are going to laugh on the methods this language of an jap Europe that used to be regarded as long past has permeated smooth Jewish lifestyles all over the world today.

    Vol. 6: Jewish vacation Hilarity
    This is the 6th and longest e-book within the sequence, titled Jewish vacation Hilarity. This e-book provides greater than a hundred anecdotes and linked movies of Jewish vacation humor that may carry holiday-appropriate laughter into your place on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Tu B'Shvat, Purim, Passover, Lag B'Omer, and Shavuot. you will find plenty of hyperlinks to the preferred song movies and humorous parodies for every of the vacations, besides statement that fills in a number of the information about the singers, musicians, and comedians who created this vacation hilarity.

    Vol. 7: Yiddishe Nachas
    This final booklet within the sequence offers hyperlinks to videos and linked anecdotes that are supposed to give you the reader with a common feeling of heat, happiness, and Jewish pride.

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  • Download Paul and the Vocation of Israel: How Paul's Jewish Identity by Lionel J. Windsor PDF

    By Lionel J. Windsor

    The Apostle Paul used to be the best early missionary of the Christian gospel. He was once additionally, by way of his personal admission, an Israelite. How can either those realities coexist in a single person? This publication argues that Paul seen his challenge to the Gentiles, in and of itself, because the fundamental expression of his Jewish identification. the idea that of Israel’s divine vocation is used to shed clean gentle on a few much-debated passages in Paul’s letter to the Romans.

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  • Download Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish by Chaim M. Weiser PDF

    By Chaim M. Weiser

    Frumspeak examines the original linguistic conduct of Orthodox, native-born american citizens. This booklet seeks to attract comparisons with parallel phenomena of Jewish linguistic construction together with Yiddish and Ladino and reaches into the linguistic realization of the yank Orthodox group to bare how that neighborhood thinks, communicates, and educates.

    The Jewish faith molds the nature of this neighborhood and determines the way it works, builds a house lifestyles, celebrates, and educates kids. through concentrating on Jewish schooling, the neighborhood fosters an intimacy with the vintage basic texts of Judaism. those texts are replete with memorable linguistic formulations, bright imagery, and technical terminology, all of which govern the ways that Orthodox Jews face the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

    Orthodox childrens frequently achieve educational publicity to classy innovations years prior to they need to adopt the obligations of maturity. With each one new stumble upon a connection with rabbinic literature is drawn upon, and the classical phrases develop into linked to tangible event. the result's the English, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish amalgam that this ebook phrases Yeshivish.

    Yeshivish grows more and more standard because the American Orthodox group keeps to develop right into a powerful, equipped physique liable for its personal schooling and welfare. Frumspeak examines the origins of Yeshivish and makes an attempt to figure out its position in non secular and linguistic thought.

    As a dictionary, Frumspeak offers definitions for Yeshivish phrases and indicates an English similar for every. each access lines the etymology of the unique observe to the purpose at which the observe enters the language. All definitions comprise a sentence drawn from real adventure, to exemplify each one that means and to tell apart it from others.

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  • Download Lights of Teshuvah by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook,Yaacov David Shulman PDF

    By Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook,Yaacov David Shulman

    Teshuvah skill “return.”
    It is the go back to God,
    The go back to healthiness,
    The go back to our soul,
    The go back to the universe,
    The go back to a mended planet,
    The go back to happiness,
    The go back to home.

    Lights of Teshuvah is the fundamental paintings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), first leader Rabbi of the holy land, who was once a Talmudic genius, a communal chief, a saintly character, an impassioned visionary, a fighter for social justice, a poet and–most of all–a mystic. He was once additionally a deeply unique philosopher, the breadth, inclusive spirit and transcendent ecstasy of whose teachings include the whole lot of production.

    Rabbi Kook was once a poet of the soul and a spokesperson for a whole human spirit that embraces contradiction, that reconciles the poles of this-worldly and other-worldly event. His writings have fun the union of legalism and poetry, particularism and universalism, religion hidden in atheism and atheism hidden in religion, the spirit printed from the flesh, and wonder published via ugliness.

    Rabbi Kook sang of common creativity, of an unceasing fecundity that's the average track of all being.

    He championed the poetic and artistic spirit inside every one person. “Every time our middle beats with a real expression of spirituality,” he wrote, “every time a brand new and exalted suggestion is born, we pay attention the likeness of a Godly angel’s voice on the doorways of our soul asking that we permit him access in order that he might sound to us within the totality of his beauty.”

    Ultimately, Rabbi Kook’s strong message is certainly one of lifestyles and development, wish and optimism. “Death is a fake phenomenon,” he taught, and “to the measure that the amount of circulation towards wholeness grows, evil decreases and goodness is revealed.”

    “Yaacov Dovid Shulman is a grasp translator who's in a position to trap the language, the poetry and the great thing about Rav Kook’s Hebrew. on the grounds that Rav Kook is usually very tough to learn within the Hebrew unique, even by means of those who are very literate in Hebrew, getting access to this fabric in English should be very useful.”
    —Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, vp of the Orthodox Union (OU).

    “Mr. Shulman’s translations are exact and transparent, forthright and poetic. Mr. Shulman screens a sensitivity to the nuances of Rabbi Kook’s frequently sophisticated teachings, and a capability to show to the reader the eagerness and dialectical stability in these writings. those writings of Rabbi Kook are frequently tricky, confounding even the convinced Hebrew reader. In one of these case, the translator has a particularly nice problem in identifying the purpose of the writer after which conveying it sincerely and easily, whereas ultimate trustworthy to the complexity and eloquence of the unique. Mr. Shulman’s translations meet that challenge.”
    —Prof. Howard Schwartz, three-time winner of the nationwide Jewish ebook Award, writer of Leaves from the backyard of Eden, Tree of Souls, and so forth.

    “Yaacov Shulman’s translations of Rav Kook are enticing and transparent. He even succeeds in conveying a feeling of the poetry of the unique text—no suggest feat. I hugely suggest his work.”
    —Rabbi Chanan Morrison, writer of Gold from the Land of Israel and webmaster of ravkooktorah.org.


    Yaacov David Shulman is the writer, translator and editor of 50 books of Jewish non secular and literary that means. His translations of Rav Kook can be found at ravkook.net, and his most modern paintings is out there at dotletterword.com. For an entire directory of his paintings, stopover at his Amazon author’s web page or shulman-writer.com. you could succeed in him at yacovdavid@ gmail.com.

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  • Download The Eve of Islam: Images of Hawa’ in the Muslim Tradition by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche PDF

    By Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

    Eve is a hugely major personality in all societies and cultures prompted via the ‘Abrahamic’ religions. all through background, her picture has either mirrored and prompted gender relatives and the illustration of girls on many features. Muslim Eve, although, has thus far obtained little realization through smooth students, who usually depict her picture in the course of the prism of the biblical Paradise story.
    The current examine examines the Muslim photograph of Eve because it emerges from medieval Islamic spiritual resources. Its reconstruction of Eve comprises (a) the contextualisation of Eve-related texts inside of their fast Islamic contexts (Qur'an, tafsir, hadith and historiography), and (b) an intertextual analyzing of those texts inside broader literary and spiritual contexts (Near Easter religions; people literature). This mixed method unearths a hugely complicated photograph of Eve in Islam, stretching from a temptress to a prophetess. This procedure allows a greater figuring out of this complexity and its features inside Islam, and highlights common issues to which the Muslim Eve relates.
    This e-book can be appropriate for these attracted to Islam, spiritual stories, Gender and people literature — and the interactions among those disciplines.

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  • Download Jews Without Judaism: Conversations With an Unconventional by Daniel Friedman PDF

    By Daniel Friedman

    "It may well really be stated that faith performs nearly no half within the lives of so much American Jews." So starts off Daniel Friedman's provocative dialogue of yank Judaism. Friedman, a rabbi for nearly 40 years, has suggested millions of Jews at the which means of being Jewish. From this wealth of expertise he has created this interesting sequence of fictional conversations, each one of them a distillation of many real conversations.

    Should Jews marry open air the religion, and if this is the case, what are the most likely effects? How may still Jews take care of anti-Semitism, or assessment their demanding ancient dating with Christianity? Can one be Jewish with no being non secular; with no trust in God; certainly, with no Judaism? Are all values relative if one doesn't think in God?

    In modern society those well timed questions are of significant value to either practising and nonpracticing Jews. all the fictional conversations completely explores those matters with sensitivity and provides a lot invaluable suggestion culled from Rabbi Friedman's a long time of considering what it potential to be Jewish in an earthly age.

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  • Download Who Is A Jew?: Reflections on History, Religion, and Culture by J. Greenspoon Leonard PDF

    By J. Greenspoon Leonard

    Jewish id is a perennial predicament, as Jews search to outline the key positive factors and standing of these who “belong,” whereas even as draw differences among contributors and teams at the “inside” and people at the “outside.” From various views, scholarly in addition to confessional, there's excessive curiosity between non-Jewish and Jewish commentators alike within the uncomplicated query, “Who is a Jew?”

    This choice of articles attracts various old, cultural, and non secular insights from students who symbolize quite a lot of educational and theological disciplines. the various authors at once deal with the problem of Jewish id because it is being performed out at the present time in Israel and Diaspora groups. Others glance to prior time classes or societies as precious assets for stronger and deepened research of latest matters.

    All authors during this assortment make a concerted attempt to offer their proof and their conclusions in a fashion that's available to most people and legitimate for different students. the result's a richly textured method of an issue that turns out continually suitable. If, as is the case, no unmarried resolution appeals to the entire authors, this can be correctly. all of us achieve from the appliance of a couple of methods and views, which improve our appreciation of the folk whose lives are affected, for greater or worse, by means of real-life discussions of this factor and the ensuing activities towards exclusivity or inclusivity.

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  • Download For Decades I Was Silent: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey by Baruch G. Goldstein PDF

    By Baruch G. Goldstein

    In 1939, Baruch Goldstein was once a religiously observant adolescent resident of the Jewish neighborhood in Mlawa, a city that was once then in East Prussia. After battle broke out, the Jewish group there has been rather sheltered, as that sector was once integrated into the German Reich instead of into the final executive (the German run-fragment of pre-war Poland, the place stipulations have been harsh for everyone). although in 1942, Goldstein used to be despatched to Auschwitz, the place he stayed two-and-a-half years. His family members used to be scattered all to their deaths, yet he survived the war--barely. For many years i used to be Silent is an account of existence in a small Polish-German city and offers info at the spiritual lifetime of the Jewish electorate. This e-book creates a right away feel of the random, mystifying own violence participants felt by the hands of Germans--not the nameless commercial dying desktop, yet instant, face-to-face violence.


    After the struggle, Goldstein drifted as a refugee to UNRR camps in Italy. over the years, younger Goldstein needed to face the truth that all of his used to be misplaced and he had merely the probabilities of Palestine or aid from far away kin within the usa as a destiny. His American family recommended him to go into the us as a yeshiva pupil, and at last he turned a rabbi and began a relatives. As a tender rabbinical scholar, after which as a rabbi, Goldstein was once pressured to confront the occasions of the Holocaust and the wear and tear performed to his religion. This well-written and evocative booklet eloquently handles Goldstein’s story.

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