Download The Story of Hebrew by Lewis Glinert PDF

By Lewis Glinert

A precise historical past of the Hebrew language from biblical occasions to the fashionable Jewish state

This ebook explores the intense carry that Hebrew has had on Jews and Christians, who've invested it with a symbolic strength a long way past that of the other language in heritage. Preserved by way of the Jews throughout millennia, Hebrew continued lengthy after it ceased to be a mom tongue, leading to probably the most extreme textual cultures ever identified. It was once a bridge to Greek and Arab technology. It unlocked the biblical resources for Jerome and the Reformation. Kabbalists and humanists sought philosophical fact in it, and Colonial americans used it to form their very own Israelite political id. this present day, it's the first language of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.

The tale of Hebrew takes readers from the hole verses of Genesis--which probably describe the construction of Hebrew itself--to the reincarnation of Hebrew because the daily language of the Jewish country. Lewis Glinert explains the makes use of and meanings of Hebrew in historical Israel and its position as a medium for knowledge and prayer. He describes the early rabbis' protection of Hebrew following the Babylonian exile, the demanding situations posed via Arabic, and the prolific use of Hebrew in Diaspora paintings, spirituality, and technological know-how. Glinert appears on the conflicted dating Christians had with Hebrew from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation, the language's deadly competition with Yiddish, the dreamers and schemers that made sleek Hebrew a truth, and the way a misplaced pre-Holocaust textual ethos is being renewed this day by way of Orthodox Jews.

A significant paintings of scholarship, The tale of Hebrew is an unforgettable account of what one language has intended to these owning it.

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Download The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, by Pawel Maciejko PDF

By Pawel Maciejko

In 1756, the Jewish heretical chief Jacob Frank used to be stumbled on best a bunch of fellow tourists in a suspect spiritual carrier. on the request of the neighborhood rabbis, Polish gurus arrested the contributors. Jewish gurus contacted the bishop in whose diocese the provider had taken position and argued that because the rites of Frank's fans concerned the perform of magic and immoral behavior, either Jews and Christians may still condemn them and burn them on the stake. The scheme backfired, because the Frankists took the chance to best friend themselves with the Church, featuring themselves as Contra-Talmudists who believed in a triune God.

Who have been Jacob Frank and his fans? To such a lot Christians, they appeared to be contributors of a Jewish sect; to Jewish reformers, they shaped a gaggle creating a valiant if inaccurate try to carry an finish to the facility of the rabbis. according to broad archival study in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, the USA, and the Vatican, The combined Multitude is the 1st accomplished learn of Frank and Frankism in additional than a century and provides a major new standpoint on Jewish-Christian kinfolk within the Age of Enlightenment.

The combined Multitude was once offered the Salo Baron Prize through the yank Academy of Jewish study and the Polonsky Prize via the Hebrew college of Jerusalem

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Download Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah PDF

Saying a wise, bold, unique new tackle the Torah. think: fifty four prime younger Jewish writers, artists, photographers, screenwriters, architects, actors, musicians, and photograph artists grappling with the 1st 5 books of the Bible and giving new desiring to the fifty four Torah parts which are characteristically learn over the process a 12 months. From the foundational tales of Genesis and Exodus to the legalistic trivialities of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Unscrolled is a reinterpreting, a reimagining, an artistic and eclectic social gathering of the Jewish Bible.

Here’s a graphic-novel model of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments, by way of Rebecca Odes and Sam Lipsyte. misplaced writer Damon Lindelof writing approximately Abraham’s determination to sacrifice his son. Here’s Sloane Crosley bringing Pharaoh into the twenty first century, the place he’s trying out “boils,” “lice,” and “plague of frogs” on WebMD. Plus there’s Joshua Foer, Aimee Bender, A. J. Jacobs, David Auburn, Jill Soloway, Ben Greenman, Josh Radnor, Adam Mansbach, and more.

Edited through Roger Bennett, a founding father of Reboot, a community of younger Jewish creatives and intellectuals, Unscrolled is a meeting of superb, different voices that might converse to an individual attracted to Jewish inspiration and identity―and, with its singular layout and use of colour all through, the fitting bar and bat mitzvah present. First it provides a synopsis of the Torah component, written by way of Bennett, after which the tale is reinterpreted, in types that diversity from the aforementioned picture novel to transcripts, tales, poems, memoirs, letters, performs, infographics, monologues―each designed to offer the reader a clean new tackle a few of the oldest, wisest, and infrequently most eldritch tales of the Western international, whereas inspiring new rules in regards to the Bible and its that means, price, and position in our lives.

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Download Divrei Yoel - Selected Teachings of the Satmar Rebbe - Sefer by Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Satmar Rebbe, Joseph Kolakowski PDF

By Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Satmar Rebbe, Joseph Kolakowski

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Selected teachings from his holiness, Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, zy"a, (1887-1979) on Sefer Shmos, the booklet of Exodus. Biblical insights from a modern Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic point of view, according to Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah, Rishonim, Acharonim, Mussar, and Hassidic Masters.

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Download Midrash and Multiplicity (Studia Judaica) by Steven Daniel Sacks PDF

By Steven Daniel Sacks

Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer represents a past due improvement in ""midrash"", or classical rabbinic interpretation, that has enlightened, intrigued and annoyed students of Jewish tradition for the previous centuries. Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer??s problem to scholarship contains such matters because the work??s authorship and authenticity, an asymmetrical literary constitution in addition to its ambiguous courting with quite a few rabbinic, Islamic and Hellenistic works of interpretation. This cluster of concerns has contributed to the confusion in regards to the work??s constitution, origins and id. Midrash and Multiplicity addresses the issues raised through this equivocal paintings, and makes use of Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer that allows you to check the character of ""midrash"", and the renewal of Jewish interpretive tradition, in the course of its transition to the medieval period of the early ""Geonim"".

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Download Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition by David Nirenberg PDF

By David Nirenberg

A magisterial heritage, starting from antiquity to the current, that unearths anti-Judaism to be a method of idea deeply embedded within the Western tradition.

There is a frequent tendency to treat anti-Judaism - even if expressed in an informal comment or applied via pogrom or extermination crusade - as in some way extraordinary: an unlucky indicator of non-public prejudice or the surprising final result of an extremist ideology married to power.

But, as David Nirenberg argues during this ground-breaking learn, to restrict anit-Judaism to the margins of our tradition is to be dangerously complacent. Anti-Judaism isn't an irrational closet within the gigantic edifice of Western proposal, yet really one of many simple instruments with which that edifice was once developed.

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Download The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom from the by Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer PDF

By Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer

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Gnosticism used to be a wide-ranging spiritual circulate of the 1st millennium CE—with prior antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation via wisdom and private spiritual adventure. Gnostic writings provide remarkable views on either early Christian and non-Christian inspiration. for instance, a few gnostic texts recommend that god may be celebrated as either dad and mom, and that self-knowledge is the preferrred route to the divine. simply some time past fifty years has it develop into transparent how a long way the gnostic effect unfold in historical and medieval religions—and what a wonderful physique of scriptures it produced. this is often the 1st time that this kind of wealthy and numerous choice of gnostic texts were introduced jointly in one quantity, in translations that permit the spirit of the unique texts to polish. the decisions collected right here, in poetic, readable translation, symbolize Jewish, Christian, airtight, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their areas of beginning contain Egypt, the Greco-Roman international, the center East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. additionally incorporated are introductions, notes, an in depth thesaurus, and a wealth of feedback for extra reading.

LETTING within the gentle: TRANSLATING HOL Y TEXTS • Willis Barnstone

Early knowledge Gospels
1. The Gospel of Thomas
2. The Gospel of John

Literature of Gnostic Wisdom

3. The ebook of Baruch • Justin

4. the key ebook of John
5. the truth of the Rulers
6. The Revelation of Adam
7. 3 varieties of First Thought
8. the 3 Steles of Seth
9. The imaginative and prescient of the Foreigner
10. The Sermon of Zostrianos
11. The Baptismal rite of the Gospel of the Egyptians
12. Thunder
13. The Letter of Peter to Philip

14. The Gospel of Truth
15. The Gospel of Philip
16. The Letter to plants • Ptolemy
17. statement at the Gospel of John • Herakleon
18. The Treatise on Resurrection
19. The Prayer of the Messenger Paul
20. Valentinian Liturgical Readings
21. the key ebook of James
22. The around Dance of the Cross

23. The Songs of Solomon
24. The music of the Pearl
25. The e-book of Thomas

26. The Exegesis at the Soul
27. at the starting place of the World
28. The Paraphrase of Shem
29. the second one Treatise of the nice Seth
30. The Gospel of Mary
31. The Naassene Sermon

Hermetic Literature
INTRODUCTION • Willis Barnstone
32. Poimandres
33. The Discourse at the 8th and Ninth
34. The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Mandaean Literature
INTRODUCTION • Nathaniel Deutsch
35. The Ginza
36. Hibil's Lament from the booklet of John
37. Songs from the Mandaean Liturgy

Manichaean Literature
38. at the foundation of His Body
39. the tale of the loss of life of Mani
40. Kephalaia
41. The Coptic Manichaean Songbook
42. Parthian Songs
43. the nice track to Mani

Islamic Mystical Literature
44. the mum of Books

Cathar Literature
INTRODUCTION • Willis Barnstone
45. The Gospel of the key Supper
46. The publication of the 2 Principles
47. A Nun's Sermon

EPILOGUE: ancient MEDITATION at the internal mild OF GNOSIS • Willis Barnstone



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Download Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s by Esther Meir-Glitzenstein PDF

By Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

Zionism in an Arab state explores the kinfolk among the Zionist institution in Israel, and the Jewish group in Iraq. This dating is concentrated on agencies: a Zionist flow and a security association. through reviewing the job of those agencies, Esther Meir-Glitzstein examines the last decade previous mass immigration, and divulges the political, societal, financial and cultural advancements that formed the background of Iraqi Jewry during this the most important period.Beyond the main target at the sphere of Zionist task, Meir-Glitzstein additionally uncovers the fundamental difficulties that formed either the improvement of Iraqi Jewry within the Forties and the coverage of the Zionist institution - trapped among Arab nationalism and Jewish nationalism. ultimately, she elucidates the explanations and situations that resulted in the mass immigration of Jews from Iraq to the country of Israel.

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