Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in by Samuel C. Heilman

By Samuel C. Heilman

Hasidism, a flow many believed had handed its golden age, has had a rare revival because it was once approximately decimated within the Holocaust and repressed within the Soviet Union. Hasidic groups, now settled basically in North the USA and Israel, have reversed the losses they suffered and are growing to be exponentially. With strong attachments to the earlier, mysticism, neighborhood, culture, and charismatic management, Hasidism turns out the other of up to date Western tradition, but it has thrived within the democratic nations and tradition of the West. How? Who Will Lead Us? finds the solutions to this query within the interesting tale of 5 modern Hasidic dynasties and their dealing with of the fragile factor of management and succession.
 
Revolving round the critical determine of the rebbe, the publication explores dynasties with too few successors, with too many successors, and one who believes their last rebbe continues to steer them even after his demise. Samuel C. Heilman, famous as a most effective professional on sleek Jewish Orthodoxy, the following offers outsiders with the basic advisor to continuity within the Hasidic world.

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Jewish Blood: Reality and metaphor in history, religion and by Mitchell Hart

By Mitchell Hart

This booklet bargains with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, genuine and metaphorical. focusing on the that means or value of blood in Judaism, the publication strikes this hugely arguable topic clear of its conventional concentration, exploring how Jews themselves have interaction with blood and its function in Jewish id, ritual and tradition.



With contributions from major students within the box, the publication brings jointly a variety of views and covers groups in historic Israel, Europe and the United States, in addition to all significant eras of Jewish heritage: biblical, Talmudic, medieval and smooth. supplying ancient, non secular and cultural examples starting from the "Blood Libel" via to the poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg, this quantity explores the deep continuities in idea and perform on the topic of blood. additionally, it examines the continuities and discontinuities among Jewish and Christian principles and practices relating to blood, lots of which expand into the trendy, modern interval. The chapters examine not just the Jewish and Christian interplay, however the interplay among Jews and the person nationwide groups to which they belong, together with the advanced appropriation and rejection of ecu principles and photographs undertaken via a few Zionists, after which via the nation of Israel.



This broad-ranging and multidisciplinary paintings may be of curiosity to scholars of Jewish stories, historical past and Religion.

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Kosher by Timothy D. Lytton

By Timothy D. Lytton

In an period of hysteria concerning the defense and industrialization of the nutrients offer, kosher food—with $12 billion in sales—is substantial enterprise. Timothy Lytton tells a narrative of profitable private-sector rules: how self reliant certification businesses rescued U.S. kosher supervision from corruption and made it a version of nongovernmental administration.

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Ethnos und Herrschaft (Studia Judaica) (German Edition) by Benedikt Eckhardt

By Benedikt Eckhardt

within the approximately 2 hundred years among Antiochos III and Herod I, Judea skilled a quick shift in varieties of rule. but how did adjustments within the illustration of rule impact the perception of the Judaic ethnos held through rulers and topics? This exploration makes obvious the contingencies and variability of ethnic figurations.

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Le judaïsme (L'Atelier en poche) (French Edition) by Dominique de la Maisonneuve

By Dominique de la Maisonneuve

La proclamation de l’évangéliste Jean « Le salut vient des juifs » n’a guère retenu l’attention de l’Église pendant de nombreux siècles. Pour les chrétiens, le salut ne vient-il pas de Jésus-Christ ? Cette apparente contradiction ne peut se dépasser que par une meilleure connaissance du judaïsme. C’est précisément le propos de cet ouvrage.
Tout en retraçant l’histoire tragique des family members entre juifs et chrétiens, l’auteur présente los angeles plus ancienne faith monothéiste, sa référence à los angeles Tora, ses fêtes, ses rites. Le lecteur redécouvre ainsi « le lien qui, selon le concile Vatican II, relie spirituellement le peuple du Nouveau testomony avec l. a. lignée d’Abraham ».
Les déclarations de repentance de l. a. hiérarchie catholique – et des églises chrétiennes dans leur ensemble – ont ouvert le chemin de l. a. réconciliation. Cependant, l. a. query d’une meilleure prise en compte de los angeles judéité de Jésus par les chrétiens demeure. available à tous, cette nouvelle édition actualisée constitue une référence pour comprendre le judaïsme et son lien avec l’Église.
Dominique de los angeles Maisonneuve est religieuse de Notre-Dame de Sion. Diplômée de l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem, après vingt ans à l’Institut catholique de Paris, elle enseigne aujourd’hui l’hébreu et le judaïsme au Collège des Bernardins.

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Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the by John J. Collins

By John J. Collins

One of the main artistic and consequential collisions in Western tradition concerned the come across of Judaism with Hellenism. during this broadly acclaimed learn of the Jews who lived in Hellenistic Egypt, “between Athens and Jerusalem,” John J. Collins examines the literature of Hellenistic Judaism, treating not just the introductory questions of date, authorship, and provenance but additionally the bigger query of Jewish id within the Greco-Roman world.

First released in 1984, this landmark examine via one of many world's prime specialists in Hellinistic Judaism is now totally revised and up-to-date take into consideration the simplest of contemporary scholarship.

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Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Period (Beihefte by Joseph Blenkinsopp

By Joseph Blenkinsopp

The essays care for advancements in the course of the interval from the liquidation of the Judean kingdom to the conquests of Alexander the nice. This used to be a serious time within the close to East and the Mediterranean international mostly. It marked the tip of the nice Semitic empires till the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.,decisive alterations in faith, with attract a creator-deity in Deutero-Isaiah, Babylonian Marduk cult, and Zoroastrianism.For the survivors of the Babylonian conquest in a post-collapse society the problem of continuity, with diversified teams claiming continuity with the previous and ownership of the traditions, there constructed a state of affairs beneficial to the emergence of sects. the main urgent query, even if, was once what to do confronted with the overpowering strength of empire, first Babylonian, then Persian. ultimately, with the extinction of the local dynasty and the whole equipment of a geographical region, the temple turned the point of interest and logo of workforce identity.

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Peshat Isn't So Simple by Hayyim Angel

By Hayyim Angel

even supposing peshat usually is translated because the simple or easy feel of the textual content, there's not anything undeniable or uncomplicated approximately it once we take it heavily. Sifting via many centuries of scholarship and technique coupled with pursuing modern techniques and learn is a life-long exercise, as we proceed our makes an attempt to refine fact and procedure God’s note via our everlasting sacred texts.

In his fourth selection of essays on Tanakh, Rabbi Hayyim Angel provides 11 reviews on constructing a spiritual method that's rooted in Jewish culture and within the ideas of scholarship hired by means of our classical commentators. The contributions of serious medieval figures resembling Rambam, Abarbanel, and Sforno; coupled with the newest advancements within the literary-theological college of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, are defined in an available demeanour. He follows these reviews with ten essays on particular biblical texts, utilising the methodological rules from the 1st section.

By drawing from the easiest of conventional and educational scholarship, those essays serve to bridge humans of all backgrounds and degrees of spiritual observance in an energetic, engaged courting with our such a lot sacred text.

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On the Question of the 'Cessation of Prophecy' in Ancient by L. Stephen Cook

By L. Stephen Cook

Many Jewish texts from the second one Temple and rabbinic classes appear to mirror the view that Israelite prophecy ceased round the starting of the second one Temple period. Stephen cook dinner examines those writings for you to determine attitudes in regards to the prestige of prophets and prophecy during the moment Temple interval, and in addition to handle the query of no matter if students this day should still view prophecy as having ceased in that era.
the writer first provides the major passages from antiquity, besides a precis of the seminal discussions of those texts from the final one hundred fifty years. He then analyzes all the proper old our bodies of Jewish literature, and isolates key streams of proposal inside historic Judaism which aid tackle the query of the way prophecy's prestige was once seen. In a 3rd half, he eventually addresses the query of if it is acceptable this day to carry that Israelite prophecy ceased in antiquity.

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THINKING JEWISH: THE ART OF LIVING IN TWO CIVILIZATIONS by Ronald A. Brauner

By Ronald A. Brauner

we're rather a lot like our neighbors...yet we're so diversified! This e-book, in a chain of probing,entertaining and informative essays, goals at assisting the reader comprehend whatever approximately Jewish differentness, anything approximately how Jews imagine, what Jews think and what Jews have contributed to the world.This booklet is ready what Jews have in universal, it's a examine anything of the essence of Jewishness...of an identical issues Gentiles examine yet seeing them differently.

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