Download E-books Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest) PDF

The Holocaust used to be perpetrated by way of the Nazis as a way of getting rid of the Jews from the planet. It was once an extraordinary occasion in heritage, inasmuch as a state nation had by no means sooner than specified a whole humans for extinction. but, greater than part a century later, there's a tendency to omit, if to not relativize, the Nazi extermination crusade opposed to the Jews. extra insidiously, a vicious attempt is being made in constrained circles to disclaim the Holocaust. The Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust is one other reminder of what occurred to the Jews and different sufferers of Nazi Germany's genocidal policies.

In the years because the ebook of the 1st variation of the Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust an important volume of scholarship has been released. the second one version expands upon the 1st with an up-to-date chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major occasions, personalities, concerns, and movies and literature―because a lot of the general public derive their knowing of the Holocaust from the humanities. Libraries will locate this booklet to be an vital learn device.

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Download E-books Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text PDF

By The Jewish Publication Society

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Regarded through the English-speaking global because the usual English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by way of students, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is a completely unique translation of the Holy Scriptures into modern English, in line with the Masoretic (the conventional Hebrew) textual content. it's the fruits of 3 a long time of collaboration by way of educational students and rabbis, representing the 3 biggest branches of prepared Judaism within the usa. no longer because the 3rd century b.c.e., while seventy two elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures referred to as the Septuagint has this sort of broad-based committee of Jewish students produced an incredible Bible translation.

In executing this enormous job, the translators made use of the total diversity of biblical interpretation, historic and sleek, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the most recent findings in linguistics and archaeology, in addition to the paintings of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The ensuing textual content is a triumph of literary variety and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and readability.

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Download E-books The Torah For Dummies PDF

By Arthur Kurzweil

An easy-to-understand advent to Judaism's such a lot sacred text

The beginning of Hebrew and Jewish faith, inspiration, legislation, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the textual content of the 5 Books of Moses that's positioned in each synagogue. This obtainable consultant explains the Torah in transparent language, even to those that weren't raised within the Jewish spiritual culture. Christians who need to know extra in regards to the Jewish roots of Christianity have to comprehend the Torah, as do fans of Islamic culture and people drawn to the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the background of the Torah, its constitution and significant ideas, and the way the Torah impacts the day-by-day lives of people that keep on with the Jewish method of life.

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Download E-books Davita's Harp PDF

By Chaim Potok

For Davita Chandal, growing to be up within the big apple of the Thirties and '40s is an event of pleasure and unhappiness. Her loving mom and dad, either fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely vivid desire of a brand new and higher international. yet because the deprivations of warfare and melancholy take a ruthless toll, Davita abruptly turns to the Jewish religion that her mom had in the past deserted, discovering there either a solace for her wondering internal soreness and a try of her budding spirit of independence.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Flavius Josephus (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

A world Josephus Colloquium met in Haifa on 2 - 6 July, 2006. It accrued students from Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Britain, Israel, and the us who represented diversified disciplines: bible, background, Judaism, and archaeology. The connecting constitution of all of the contributors used to be the traditional Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The fruit of this assembly is gifted in twenty 4 articles and an creation. "Flavius Josephus: Interpretation and heritage" is a multi-disciplinary number of examine on Josephus, the fellow, the historian, his period, and his writings. it will likely be of serious use to students in addition to most of the people, who take an curiosity within the literary paintings of 1 of the main debatable figures of his period.

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Download E-books Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) PDF

By David Assaf

This interesting quantity finds the various darkish, dramatic episodes hid within the folds of the hasidic cloak—shocking occasions and anomalous figures within the historical past of Hasidism. utilizing instruments of detection, Assaf extracts ancient fact from numerous assets by means of studying how a similar occasions are handled in numerous reminiscence traditions, no matter if hasidic, maskilic, or smooth old, and tells the tales of people from the hasidic elites who discovered themselves not able to stroll the trodden course. through putting those episodes and participants lower than his ancient lens, Assaf deals a extra nuanced old portrayal of Hasidism within the nineteenth-century context.

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Download E-books Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel: New Introduction by Norton Mezvinsky (2nd Edition) PDF

By Israel Shahak, Norton Mezvinsky

It is a new version of a vintage and hugely arguable publication that examines the background and outcomes of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel. totally up-to-date, with new chapters and a brand new advent by means of Norton Mezvinsky, it really is crucial analyzing for someone who desires an entire realizing of how spiritual extremism has affected the political improvement of the fashionable Israeli nation. Acclaimed author and human rights campaigner Israel Shahak was once, up util his dying in 2001, probably the most revered of Israel’s peace activists – he was once, within the phrases of Gore Vidal, ‘the most up-to-date – if now not the final – of the good prophets.’ Written through Shahak including American student Norton Mezvinsky, this books indicates how Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, as proven within the actions of spiritual settlers, is of serious political value. The authors hint the historical past and improvement of Jewish fundamentalism. They position the assassination of top Minister Rabin within the context of what they see as a practice of punishments and killings of these Jews seemed to be heretics. They finish that Jewish fundamentalism is largely adversarial to democracy.

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Download E-books The Jews of Islam (Princeton Classics) PDF

By Bernard Lewis

This landmark e-book probes Muslims' attitudes towards Jews and Judaism as a different case in their view of alternative spiritual minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic photo of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in a single hand and Qur'?n within the different, and the overly romanticized depiction of Muslim societies as interfaith utopias.

Featuring a brand new advent by way of Mark R. Cohen, this Princeton Classics variation units the Judaeo-Islamic culture opposed to a shiny history of Jewish and Islamic heritage. For these wishing a concise review of the lengthy interval of Jewish-Muslim relatives, The Jews of Islam continues to be a vital beginning point.

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Download E-books Two Tales: Betrothed & Edo and Enam PDF

Newly revised translations from the Hebrew, with new and illustrated annotations, of 2 novellas by way of Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon. tales sincerely in discussion with each other, sharing parts of moonstruck sleepwalkers, disengaged lecturers, and the ordinarily Agnonian unfulfilled love.

In Betrothed, Jacob Rechnitz, a marine biologist arrives in pre-World battle I Jaffa at the Mediterranean coast of the Land of Israel. His scholarly ambitions and mild dalliance with six women is interrupted by way of the arriving of his benefactor Ehrlich and his daughter Shoshanah, who's destined to awaken Jacob from his waking shut eye during the energy in their formative years betrothal oath.

The idyllic peace of Betrothed is counterpointed in Edo and Enam via restlessness resulting in tragedy. the students Ginat and Gamzu are wanderers; males just like the narrator himself, playing on shuttle for a few magical solution to their difficulties. satirically, Gamzu’s spouse Gemulah, a sleepwalker, places an finish to their quest in a way as tragic because it is unforeseen.

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Download E-books "Non-canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Jewish and Christian Text) PDF

This quantity attracts realization to historic non secular texts, specifically the so-called 'non-canonical' texts, by way of targeting how they have been used or functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. The members are biblical students who've selected a number of Jewish or Christian apocryphal or pseudepigraphical texts, with the purpose of describing their historical features of their rising social settings. those convey the fluidity of the thought of scripture within the early centuries of the Church and in Judaism of overdue antiquity, yet additionally they convey the worth of studying the traditional spiritual texts that weren't incorporated within the Jewish or Christian biblical canons. those chapters express that there's a lot that may be discovered from interpreting and evaluating those texts with canonical literature and comparing them of their social context. No historic textual content used to be created in a vacuum, and the non-canonical writings relief in our interpretation not just of many canonical writings, but in addition shed significant gentle at the context of either early Judaism and early Christianity.

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