Jewish Women's Torah Study: Orthodox Religious Education and by Ilan Fuchs

By Ilan Fuchs

One of the cornerstones of the non secular Jewish event in all its diversifications is Torah research, and this studying is taken into account a principal criterion for management. Jewish Women’s Torah Study addresses the query of women's integration within the halachic-religious process at this pivotal intersection.

The modern debate relating to women’s Torah learn first emerged within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. As women’s prestige typically society replaced, providing elevated felony rights and possibilities for schooling, a debate at the have to swap women’s participation in Torah examine emerged. Orthodoxy used to be confronted with the query: which elements, if any, of modernity can be built-in into Halacha?

Exemplifying the full array of Orthodox responses to modernity, this e-book is a precious addition to the scholarship of Judaism within the glossy period and may be of curiosity to scholars and students of faith, Gender reviews and Jewish Studies.

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Torah and the Book of Numbers (Forschungen zum Alten by Christian Frevel,Thomas Pola,Aaron Schart

By Christian Frevel,Thomas Pola,Aaron Schart

The Documentary speculation, which within the twentieth century was once the traditional concept to give an explanation for the advance of the Pentateuch, has been challenged from varied angles. One vital textual content corpus the place new proposals were introduced into the controversy is the booklet of Numbers. The articles during this quantity tackle the formation of the publication of Numbers from the earliest to the newest strata. They specialise in issues just like the source-critical placement of the texts in Deuteronomy that retell occasions from Numbers, the prestige of the overdue priestly halakhic felony diversifications and their relation to the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the hunt for the redactor(s) who mixed the Priestly and the non-priestly fabric, the relation to the publication of Joshua, and the prestige of the very past due additions that shaped the Pentateuch as Torah for the neighborhood. therefore, the amount contributes to the dialogue at the normative history and identification formation within the past due Persian interval. certain recognition can also be given to the composition of the ultimate textual content of the booklet of Numbers and its figuring out of legislation and narrative.
The authors, between them impressive researchers within the box, partly contributed to a symposium at the subject 'Torah within the publication of Numbers' on the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, hung on April 12-13, 2011.

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Israel: Traum und Wirklichkeit des jüdischen Staates (German by Michael Brenner

By Michael Brenner

Juden waren über Jahrhunderte verfolgte Außenseiter. Die Gründung des Staates Israel sollte endlich eine ganz normale Heimat für sie schaffen. Doch heute sieht sich der jüdische Staat selbst in der Rolle des misstrauisch beobachteten Außenseiters. Michael Brenner erklärt, wie es dazu kommen konnte. Er verwebt auf meisterhafte Weise die politische und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung Israels mit der Geschichte seiner Selbstentwürfe, Träume und Traumata. Nur wer diese Tiefendimension kennt, kann das große kleine Land, das immer wieder die Welt in Atem hält, wirklich verstehen.

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A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time by Howard M. Sachar

By Howard M. Sachar

First released in 1976, Howard M. Sachar’s A historical past of Israel: From the increase of Zionism to Our Time was once appeared some of the most beneficial works to be had detailing the background of this nonetheless particularly younger nation. greater than 30 years later, readers can back be immersed during this enormous paintings. the second one version of this quantity covers subject matters equivalent to the 1st of the Aliyahs within the Eighties; the increase of Jewish nationalism; the start of the political Zionist circulation and, later, how the move replaced after Theodor Herzl; the Balfour statement; the standards that resulted in the Arab-Jewish war of words; Palestine and its position either throughout the moment international battle and after; the conflict of independence and the numerous wars that it over the following few a long time; and the advance of the Israeli republic and the numerous demanding situations it confronted, either family and international, and nonetheless faces today.

This is a really enriching and exhaustive historical past of a country that holds declare to at least one of the main advanced and arguable histories within the world.  

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Unusual Bible Interpretations:: Ruth, Esther, Judith by Israel Drazin

By Israel Drazin

This fourth quantity of the bizarre Bible Interpretations sequence explores the biblical books Ruth and Esther and the apocryphal ebook Judith, which Jews and Protestants didn't comprise within the Bible. just like Joshua and Judges, neither Ruth nor Esther exhibits any familiarity with the legislation within the 5 Books of Moses. Remarkably, Judith includes extra spiritual expressions than both Ruth or Esther. Why, then, did the rabbis exclude it from the Bible? After a close research of the tale, this publication deals a solution to this age-old query. the amount encompasses a plethora of unforeseen and thought-provoking proof, such as:
Although many rabbis recommend that Ruth switched over to Judaism, the tale stresses many times even on the finish that Ruth is a Moabite. No point out is made that she switched over. certainly, the perform of conversion probably didn't exist ahead of a hundred twenty five BCE.
Mordecai is the hero of Purim. it's he, now not Esther, whom the booklet praises in its end. in keeping with II Maccabees 15:36, Adar 14 used to be referred to as the Day of Mordecai.
Both Esther's and Mordecai's names, even if thought of Jewish names at the present time, are Persian names probably in line with the idols Ishtar and Marduk.
In the ebook of Judith, the Judeans prayerfully look ahead to God to save lots of them from the Assyrian siege. by contrast, Judith devises a plan to kill the overall and shop her people

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Love, Marriage, and Family in Jewish Law and Tradition by Michael Kaufman

By Michael Kaufman

Love, Marriage, and kinfolk within the JewishLaw and Tradition is every little thing you desired to find out about the Jewish view on marriage, sexuality, and baby bearing in transparent and concise language. This finished booklet appears to notify the reader approximately the entire Jewish legislation touching on relatives, marriage, procreation, and baby rearing.

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Léo Baeck: Repräsentant des liberalen Judentums (German by Maurice Ruben Hayoun,Alexandra Linder

By Maurice Ruben Hayoun,Alexandra Linder

Léo Baeck gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des liberalen Judentums in Deutschland und Europa. Lange Zeit battle er die unangefochtene Führungsfigur und der Repräsentant der deutschen Judenheit. Insbesondere in der Nachkriegszeit prägte Baeck als Überlebender des Konzentrationslagers Theresienstadt das Judentum und zählt zu den wichtigsten Erneuerern des Judentums in Europa nach dem Holocaust. Die vorliegende Biographie von Maurice Ruben Hayoun beschreibt in einem leicht zugänglichen und intestine lesbaren Stil, aber dennoch fachlich fundiert und anspruchsvoll das Leben Baecks von seiner Geburt 1873 in Schlesien bis zu seinem Tod in 1956 London und geht dabei auf all die Ereignisse und Begegnungen ein, die sein Denken und Handeln beeinflussten. Neben Baecks Leben wird auch sein Werk in den Blick genommen, sodass eine umfassende Biographie zu dieser bedeutenden Persönlichkeit der deutschen und jüdischen Geschichte entsteht.

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The Judaic Nature of Israeli Theatre: A Search for Identity by Dan Urian

By Dan Urian

Theatre has, because the time of the Jewish Enlightenment, served the secular neighborhood in its clash with the non secular. This e-book surveys the secular-religious rift after which describes the improved obstacle of the secular group in Israel for its personal Jewishness and its expression within the theatre - particularly following the 1967 conflict. It then strikes directly to a particular research of the play Bruira and eventually experiences the phenomenon of the go back to Orthodox Judaism via secular individuals.

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Philosophy in a Time of Crisis: Don Isaac Abravanel: by Seymour Feldman

By Seymour Feldman

The expulsion from Spain didn't merely bring about the destruction and dispersion of Spanish Jewry yet ended in a concern in Jewish religion. Don Isaac Abravanel supplied a scientific remedy of the most philosophical and theological ideals of Judaism in an try to get to the bottom of the internal doubts of his co-religionists. of their Italian exile his son Judah too well-known that Jews have been now residing in a brand new cultural global, yet he solid a special highway for Jews to pursue of their access into the tradition of the Renaissance. This publication offers an image of 1 relations dealing with the demanding situations of a brand new period in Jewish history.

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Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews by Peter Ochs

By Peter Ochs

How does Christianity relate to modern Judaism? during this publication a revered Jewish theologian learns a lesson from fresh Christian theology: God's love of Christ and the church doesn't exchange his love of Israel and the Jews. Ochs engages major postliberal Christian thinkers George Lindbeck, Robert Jenson, Stanley Hauerwas, John Howard Yoder, Daniel Hardy, and David Ford, who argue this aspect of their paintings. He analyzes fresh considering in Christology and pneumatology and gives a close examine of the stream of modern postliberal Christian theology within the US and united kingdom. Ochs's recognition that a few Christian thinkers keep a spot for the folks of Israel opens up the potential of new knowing and deepens the Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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