• Download An Orphan in History: One Man's Triumphant Search for His by Paul Cowan,Rabbi Rachel Cowan PDF

    By Paul Cowan,Rabbi Rachel Cowan

    occasionally we needs to check out the previous with a purpose to face the longer term.

    After turning out to be up as an absolutely assimilated Jew, Paul Cowan embarked in his mid-thirties upon a trip to find and delight in his real id and history. This“orphan in historical past” relates his look for those roots, detailing the trail he took from his Park street domestic to nineteenth-century Lithuania to a modern Israeli kibbutz, resulting in notable own discoveries that might stream all people who has yearned to understand extra approximately their previous.

    An Orphan in History is a classically attractive, inspiring tale of ways one guy developed from describing himself as “an American Jew” to “an American and a Jew.”

    This tale will encourage you to trip looking for your precise self.

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  • Download Wrestling with God: Jewish Theological Responses during and by Steven T. Katz,Shlomo Biderman,Gershon Greenberg PDF

    By Steven T. Katz,Shlomo Biderman,Gershon Greenberg

    This quantity offers a wide-ranging choice of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. will probably be the main whole anthology of its variety, bringing jointly for the 1st time: (1) a wide pattern of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a considerable choice of essays by means of Israeli authors, additionally translated from the Hebrew; (3) a huge sampling of works written in English via American and ecu authors. those assorted choices symbolize almost each major theological place that has been articulated by means of a Jewish philosopher in keeping with the Holocaust. integrated are hardly studied responses that have been written whereas the Holocaust was once happening.

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  • Download The Promise by Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger PDF

    By Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger

    Because in their religion within the crucified Messiah, the Christian countries are indebted to Israel. but they've got mostly marginalized or even rejected God's selected humans. during this quantity Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger displays on a couple of topics and issues universal to either Christians and Jews -- the 10 Commandments, achievement of biblical prophecy, Christian anti-Semitism, and more.

    As a Jewish-born Roman Catholic priest, Cardinal Lustiger has a special perspective. He turned Archbishop of Paris and a cardinal whereas ultimate keenly conscious of his indelible Jewish identification and of the very important Jewish roots of Christianity. acutely aware that his reflections will be arguable -- potentially offending Jewish and Christian readers alike -- he still boldly stocks his views in The Promise, hoping that readers will see him as conversing and writing in stable religion, within the carrier of the be aware of God given for the happiness and salvation of all.

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  • Download The Tree of Life: Talks by Buntie Wills by Buntie Wills,Books Group,Jean Simpson PDF

    By Buntie Wills,Books Group,Jean Simpson

    initially those talks have been written via the writer to be used with a gaggle of people that grew to become often called the ‘Monday team’ and since she approved the Tree of existence or Qabalah to be the widest attainable procedure of data, she selected to take advantage of it because the floor plan on which to base her paintings with this workforce over many years.
    In the talks Buntie used to be enthusiastic about either own improvement and the contributors non secular existence – going in contact with it, nourishing it, extending the bounds of information into these nation-states and drawing new energy from them. In different phrases, starting to be the private and fullest existence attainable. For them, the Tree of lifestyles was once a map with which they set out on a treasure hunt – a quest, a mental trip, a residing trip inward towards
    Later, the total worth of those talks was once realised as containing the genuine essence of Buntie’s way of living; reviews, and the educating that persisted all through her lifestyles, and accordingly they have been for that reason released. It used to be then discovered that her extraordinary method of operating with consumers and teams, gave the cloth a much broader attraction for any-one drawn to, or learning, the Tree of existence as a method of non-public development.
    They comprise loads of realizing – and masses heart.

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  • Download Revelation and the God of Israel by Norbert M. Samuelson PDF

    By Norbert M. Samuelson

    Revelation and the God of Israel explores the idea that of revelation because it emerges from the Hebrew Scriptures and is interpreted in Jewish philosophy and theology. the 1st half is a examine in highbrow historical past that makes an attempt to reply to the query, what's the absolute best figuring out of revelation. the second one half is a examine in confident theology and makes an attempt to reply to the query, is it average to verify trust in revelation. right here Norbert M. Samuelson makes a speciality of the demanding situations given from various modern educational disciplines, together with evolutionary psychology, political ethics, analytic philosophy of faith, and resource severe experiences of the Bible. this significant booklet bargains a distinct method of theological questions and clean options to them and may attract these attracted to the historical past of philosophy, spiritual idea, and Judaism.

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  • Download The Vision in Job 4 and Its Role in the Book: Reframing the by Ken Brown PDF

    By Ken Brown

    close to the start of the Joban Dialogues, Job's buddy Eliphaz is attributed a remarkably subversive imaginative and prescient (Job 4:12-21). Laced with pictures of divine judgment and deception, this imaginative and prescient undermines the very beginning of the chums' theology, and heavily conforms to Job's. specifically, the vision's targeted corporeal imagery and its end that anyone can unexpectedly perish mirror Job's attribute kind, and shape the root for his accusations of divine injustice. during this examine, Ken Brown argues that the tensions among the vision's current attribution to Eliphaz and its function within the discussion run a lot deeper than is usually perceived, and will simply be resolved via a reassessment of the book's improvement, either synchronic and diachronic. Brown means that the current order of task 3-4 and 25-27 is neither unique nor unintended, yet displays an intentional reframing of the discussion, and anticipates comparable strikes around the earliest reception of the book.
    This paintings was once presented the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise 2016.

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  • Download Jewish in America: Living George Washington's Promise by Richard Rubin PDF

    By Richard Rubin

    In a 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island, President George Washington promised that America’s Jews might consistently benefit from the complete rights, privileges, and protections of U.S. citizenship. considering that auspicious starting, Jews have flourished in the United States as they've got nowhere else within the smooth global. The final half-century particularly has been one of those “Golden Age” for American Jews, within which they've got completed exceptional degrees of social attractiveness, expert luck, and political and cultural influence.

    But has all that come on the price of Jewish forte? Many Jewish leaders at the present time could solution certain. They aspect to declining non secular observance and emerging charges of intermarriage as proof that Jewish american citizens are wasting a feeling of themselves as Jews, and they aren't any longer passing on a feeling of Jewish id to their young children and grandchildren.

    But in Jewish in the USA: residing George Washington’s Promise, Richard L. Rubin deals a much less pessimistic view. even though it really is precise, he writes, that most of Jews in our state were in a few feel “Americanized,” they remain formed through Jewish background, tradition, and faith in ways in which impact every thing from their social attitudes to their child-rearing tips on how to their balloting styles. in addition, as items of a “fusion” among uniquely American values and ordinarily Jewish ones, they're targeted not just from non-Jewish americans yet from Jews in different lands. it really is this “hybrid” Jewish identification that they need to proceed to domesticate, and bequeath to destiny generations.

    Delving deep into Jewish heritage and drawing at the most up-to-date social-science learn, Rubin offers solutions to many exciting questions. for example: Why have Jews absolutely embraced, as few Gentiles have, the Protestant beliefs of pluralism and tolerance woven into our structure? How did the Jewish adventure of oppression, persecution and genocide result in the disproportionate involvement of yankee Jews within the civil rights flow and different socially liberal factors? What bills for Jewish prominence in academia, enterprise, the scientific and criminal professions, the humanities, and different fields—and what can this train non-Jewish americans, particularly these from traditionally marginalized groups?

    But Jewish in the US doesn’t forget about the location of Jews in different places within the world—such as in France, the place anti-Semitic terrorism is at the upward thrust, and in ceaselessly embattled Israel. What accountability, Rubin asks, do American Jews undergo towards their brethren in a foreign country? Is it time for Jews to depart Europe? and eventually, does the USA have a declare equivalent to Israel’s as a Jewish “promised land” and position of refuge?

    Insightful and unique, Jewish in the US will problem readers to determine Jewish american citizens as distinctively Jewish and distinctively American, owning an id that displays either their historic history and their adoptive nation.

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  • Download Judaism: History, Belief and Practice by Dan Cohn-Sherbok PDF

    By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Written by means of an skilled collage instructor, who's additionally a pupil and rabbi, this broad textbook provides an unrivalled advisor to the background, trust and perform of Judaism. starting with the traditional Near-Eastern heritage, it covers early Israelite historical past, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the increase of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It additionally explores the early glossy interval and the improvement of Jewry during the 19th and 20th centuries. Extracts from basic assets are used to brighten up the narrative and supply concrete examples of Jewish civilization. Judaism:

    • introduces texts and commentaries, together with the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology

    • provides the abilities essential to comprehend those step-by-step

    • explains how one can interpret the key occasions in nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history

    • supports learn with dialogue questions about the important historic and spiritual matters, contains key analyzing for every bankruptcy and an intensive bibliography

    • illustrates the improvement of Judaism, its innovations and observances, with approximately 2 hundred maps and photographs.

    A better half site hyperlinks every one bankruptcy to different on-line assets, and offers assistance on actions and aid for teachers.

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  • Download Shalom Bayis With a Twist of Humor by Joe Bobker PDF

    By Joe Bobker

    "Uniquely insightful and pleasing the best way to a fit Jewish marriage, sprinkled with humor and Torah anecdotes... including:
    Rav Rafoel Levin at the compulsory smile
    Rav Shmuel Aron Yudelevitz on conflict
    the Vizhnitz Rebbe, shalom bayis, and jewelry
    Rav Avraham Pam on communication
    the Ponevezher Rav on preserving a home tidy
    the Gerrer Rebbe on what you could have in the event you don t have peace
    Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch on selecting a wife
    Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapira on how you can admire one s wife
    the Lubavitcher Rebbe on spending time along with your wife
    Rabbi Acha on Eishes Chayil ...
    And a lot, a lot more!

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  • Download Living Letters of the Law: Ideas of the Jew in Medieval by Jeremy Cohen PDF

    By Jeremy Cohen

    In Living Letters of the Law, Jeremy Cohen investigates the pictures of Jews and Judaism within the works of medieval Christian theologians from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas. He finds how—and why—medieval Christianity formed a Jew at the foundation of its examining of the Bible, and the way this hermeneutically crafted Jew assumed precise personality and tool in Christian concept and culture.

    Augustine's doctrine of Jewish witness, which developed the Jews with the intention to mandate their survival in a safely ordered Christian global, is the start line for this illuminating examine. Cohen demonstrates how variations of this doctrine mirrored swap within the self-consciousness of early medieval civilization. After exploring the impact of twelfth-century Europe's come upon with Islam at the price of Augustine's Jewish witnesses, he concludes with a brand new evaluate of the reception of Augustine's rules between thirteenth-century popes and friars.

    Consistently linking the medieval proposal of the Jew with broader problems with textual feedback, anthropology, and the philosophy of background, this booklet demonstrates the complicated importance of Christianity's "hermeneutical Jew" not just within the historical past of antisemitism but in addition within the wide scope of Western highbrow history.

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