Download E-books From Mesopotamia To Modernity: Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature PDF

By Burton Visotzky

From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one quantity advent to either Jewish background and literature from its earliest occasions as much as the current. prime specialists in each one box of Jewish background and literature give a contribution unique and complete essays introducing their matters. starting readers will study the rudiments for extra research, and students may be refreshed via the balanced, but demanding remedies stumbled on here.These introductory essays disguise so much significant elements of Jewish reports from the Bible and its time as much as glossy Judaism. The paintings is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate classes in Judaism in addition to Church and Synagogue grownup learn classes. perfect for examining teams, this paintings will lead readers to additional learn of the numerous topics thought of. each one essay covers the elemental box, be it in a given period of Jewish heritage or in an outlined zone of Jewish literature. feedback for additional analyzing will support the reader in relocating past this quantity to discover a given sector in additional aspect. The introductions diversity from encyclopedic element via elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the sector thought of. The authors carry positions in significant educational associations during the usa and Israel.

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Download E-books The Unknown Neighbour: The Jew in the Thought of Isidore of Seville (Medieval Mediterranean, No. 59) PDF

By Wolfram Drews

This booklet offers an in depth research of Isidore of Seville's perspective in the direction of Jews and Judaism. beginning out from his anti-Jewish paintings De fide catholica contra Iudaeos, the writer places Isidore's argument into the context of his complete literary construction. additionally, he explores where of Isidore's pondering in the modern scenario of Visigothic Spain, investigating the political functionalization of faith, so much fairly the pressured baptisms ordered via King Sisebut, whose consultant Isidore was once suggestion to were. It turns into transparent that Isidore's fundamental target is to provide a brand new "Gothic" identification for the lately validated Catholic "nation" of Visigothic Spain; to this finish he makes use of anti-Jewish stereotypes inherited from the culture of Catholic anti-Judaism.

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Download E-books Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam PDF

By Raphael Israeli

Hatred, Lies, and Violence on the earth of Islam examines the torrential flood of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, and anti-Zionist propaganda that permeates many Muslim societies. Raphael Israeli locates the resource of this anti-Semitic sentiment within the inadequacies and insecurities of Muslim states. via demonizing and delegitimizing Israel and Jews, they search to do away with a profitable counterexample in their personal disasters, hence placing an finish to their very own "humiliation."

Beyond mapping the distribution of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda within the Arab and Islamic worlds, Israeli makes use of case-studies to demonstrate the premises of this learn: the Palestinians, who've an instantaneous stake in scuffling with Israel; Turkey, which now claims management of the Arab and Sunni Muslim worlds; and Shi’ite Iran, which supplies a extra severe instance of either hatred and disrespect for truth and background whereas threatening to ruin Israel.

Israeli files the global collaboration among Jew-haters of all types, explaining the exponential progress of Jew-hatred on the web, with millions of latest hate websites further each year, outpacing Jew-hatred within the conventional media. He locations anti-Semitism in a broader culture of political lies and political deceit. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Israeli considers the opportunity of reversing anti-Jewish agitation in Muslim international locations, which he unearths not going simply because such a lot of of the region’s regimes are outfitted on foundations of anti-Semitism.

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Download E-books The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Bavli PDF

This severe research lines the improvement of the literary kinds and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, studying these types as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which developed among the 3rd and 6th centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the main accomplished of all records produced by means of rabbinic Jews in overdue antiquity. It grew to become the authoritative criminal resource for medieval Judaism, and for a few its evaluations stay definitive this present day. Kraemer the following examines the attribute choice for argumentation and technique over settled conclusions of the Bavli. by way of tracing the evolution of the argumentational variety, he describes the special eras within the improvement of rabbinic Judaism in Babylonia. He then analyzes the which means of the disputational shape and concludes that the talmudic shape implies the inaccessibility of excellent fact and that because of this opinion, the pursuit of fact, within the attribute talmudic main issue for rabbinic strategy, turns into the last word act of rabbinic piety.

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Download E-books The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840 PDF

By David Sorkin

This learn analyzes the transformation of German Jewry within the interval from 1780-1840 with the intention to clarify why the character of the main obvious Jewry in smooth Europe remained basically invisible to its personal individuals and to next generations. German Jewry used to be the main seen of the fashionable ecu Jewries simply because in its background the entire hallmarks of modernity appeared to have converged of their fullest and such a lot unstable kinds. The Transformation of German Jewry 1780-1840 completely explores this time period while huge numbers of Jews have been built-in right into a non-Jewish society. Sorkin examines the revolution of German Jewry in the course of the research of journals, sermons, novels, and theological popularizations that constituted this new German-Jewish "public sphere." This learn can also be utilized past the confines of Jewish heritage, for it's a examine within the afterlife of the German Enlightenment, the Aufklärung, within the tradition of liberalism.

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Download E-books The Last Jews in Berlin PDF

By Leonard Gross

In February 1943, 4 thousand Jews went underground in Berlin. by means of the tip of the conflict, all yet a couple of hundred of them had died in bombing raids or, generally, in loss of life camps. this can be the real-life tale of a few of the few of them - a tender mom, a student and his countess lover, a black-market jeweler, a manner fashion designer, a Zionist, an opera-loving service provider, a teen-age orphan - who resourcefully, boldly, defiantly, fortunately survived. In hiding or in masquerade, through their wits and occasionally through conscience-stricken German gentiles, they survived. They survived the consistent risk of discovery by means of the Nazi experts or by way of the sinister handful of turncoat Jewish "catchers" who could ship them to the gasoline chambers. They survived to inform this story, which reads like a mystery and triumphs like a miracle. "The author's skillful number of element and his narrative force have created the kind of footnote [to history] that illuminates a complete subject." - big apple instances publication evaluate "A journey de strength . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] beautiful aspect, of Capote's In chilly Blood" - la occasions "An historian's e-book, a storyteller's e-book, and - so much of all - a reader's e-book . . . the entire real-life stuff of a John le Carré novel" - la bring in Examiner

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Download E-books Nietzsche and Jewish Culture PDF

Friedrich Nietzsche occupies a contradictory place within the historical past of rules: he got here up with the idea that of a grasp race, but an eminent Jewish student like Martin Buber translated his Also sprach Zarathustra into Polish and remained in a lifelong highbrow discussion with Nietzsche. Sigmund Freud well-known his highbrow braveness and used to be under no circumstances reluctant to confess that Nietzsche had expected lots of his uncomplicated ideas.
This precise selection of essays explores the reciprocal dating among Nietzsche and Jewish tradition. it truly is geared up in components: the 1st examines Nietzsche's attitudes in the direction of Jews and Judaism; the second one Nietzsche's impression on Jewish intellectuals as diversified and as recognized as Franz Kafka, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Sigmund Freud. each one conscientiously chosen essay explores one point of Nietzsche's relation to Judaism and German highbrow historical past, from Heinrich Heine to Nazism.

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Download E-books Jews, Judaism, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany PDF

This e-book represents a multi-disciplinary method of the matter of the Jews and the German Reformation. The contributions come from either senior and rising students, from North the USA, Israel, and Europe, to make sure a breadth in standpoint. The essays during this quantity are prepared less than 4 extensive headings: 1. the line to the Reformation (late medieval theology and the humanists and the Jews); 2. The Reformers and the Jews (essays on Luther, Melanchthon, Bucer, Zwingli, Calvin, Osiander, the Catholic Reformers, and the unconventional Reformers); three. Representations of Jews and Judaism (the portrayal of Judaism as a faith, pictures of the Jews within the visible arts, and in sixteenth-century German literature); and four. Jewish Responses to the Reformation. individuals contain: Dean Phillip Bell, Jay Berkovitz, Robert Bireley, Stephen G. Burnett, Elisheva Carlebach, Achim Detmers, Yaacov Deutsch, Maria Diemling, Michael Driedger, R. Gerald Hobbs, pleasure Kammerling, Thomas Kaufmann, Hans-Martin Kirn, Christopher Ocker, Erika Rummel, Petra Schoner, Timothy J. Wengert, and Edith Wenzel."

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Download E-books The Jewish State PDF

By Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish nation grew out of his conviction that Jews might by no means be assimilated into preexisting populations. His influential 1896 polemic discusses the political and historical rationales for a Jewish place of origin. this glorious translation contains an creation by way of Louis Lipsky and a biography of the author.

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