By Alan Levin
By Alan Levin
By Victor Malka,Moshe Idel
Bien des mystères entourent l. a. concept même de kabbale. Rares sont ceux qui connaissent vraiment ses origines, ses méthodes, ses promesses. Que dit-elle exactement, quelle est son histoire ? remark a-t-elle vécu ses grandes heures et ses siècles obscurs ? Qui sont ses grands maîtres et remark vivent-ils au quotidien ? Les idées de l. a. kabbale, enfin, ont-elles encore quelque pertinence dans le monde d'aujourd'hui ? Sur ces thèmes controversés, Moshé Idel, le plus grand spécialiste contemporain en matière de recherche kabbalistique, aussi érudit que Gershom Scholem dont il fut l'interlocuteur, s'entretient avec Victor Malka, écrivain et journaliste.
Traitant de questions essentielles comme los angeles création du monde, le bien et le mal, los angeles violence, l. a. résurrection, l'exil, le pouvoir, le rituel mais aussi los angeles musique ou l'érotisme, ce discussion passionnant constitue une remarquable creation au monde complexe et fascinant de ce que l. a. culture juive appelle "la technological know-how des secrets".
By Dorit Lemberger,Edward Levin
Ludwig Wittgenstein, the crucial founding father of the linguistic flip and the foundation of numerous works, evokes the quest of this booklet for numerous linguistic services: Dialogic, aesthetic and mystical. the quest investigates 4 glossy Hebrew poets: Zelda, Yehuda Amichai, Admiel Kosman, and Shimon Adaf in response to their relations resemblance of intertextuality of their language-games. The e-book resists social-cultural categorizations as non secular vs. secular poetry or Mizrahi vs. Ashkenazi literature, and as a substitute, makes a speciality of Wittgenstein's features, suggesting common interpretation of those corpuses.
By Nathalie Cohen
By Joseph Telushkin
As he did so brilliantly in his bestselling booklet, jewish literacy,Joseph Teluslikin once more mines a subject matter of, Jewish historical past and faith so richly that his booklet turns into an inspiring spouse and a basic reference. In Biblical Lileracy, Telushkin turns his cognizance to the Hebrew Bible (also often called the outdated Testament), the main iniluential sequence of books in human heritage. besides the 10 Commandments, the Bible's most famed rfile, no piece of laws ever enacted has inspired human habit up to the biblical injunction to "Love your neighbor as yourself." No political tract has stimulated humans in such a lot of various societies to struggle for political freedom because the Exodus tale of God's liberation of the Israelite slaves--which indicates that God intends that, eventually, humans be free.
The Bible's effect, in spite of the fact that, has conveyed as a lot via its narratives as its legislation. Its undying and relocating stories concerning the human and man's courting to God have lengthy formed Jewish and Christian notions of morality, and proceed to stir the sense of right and wrong and mind's eye of believers and skeptics alike.
There is a universality in biblical stories:
The homicide of Abel via his brother Cain is a profound tragedy of sibling jealousy and relatives love long past awry (see pages 11-14).
Abraham',s problem to God to save lots of the lives of the evil humans of Sodom is a fierce drama of guy in war of words with God, suggesting the human correct to deal with the Almighty whilst it really is feared he's performing unjustly (see pages 32-34).
Jacob's, deception of his blind father, Isaac increases the undying query: Do the ends justify the skill whilst the destiny of the realm is at stake (see pages 46-55).
Encyclopedia in scope, yet dynamic and unique in its observations and association, Biblical Lileracy makes to be had in a single quantity the Bible's undying tales of affection, deceit, and the human situation; its most vital legislation and ideas; and an annotated directory of all 613 legislation of the Torah for either layman undefined, there is not any different reference paintings or interpretation of the Bible really like this beautiful volume.
By Garrett Green
By John J. Collins
Jewish knowledge flourished below Hellenism within the books of Ben Sira and the knowledge of Solomon, in addition to in a lately came upon sapiential textual content from Qumran. during this ebook, now on hand as a casebound, across the world identified writer John Collins offers a compelling description and research of those 3 texts and their carrying on with knowledge traditions.
The previous testomony Library offers clean and authoritative remedies of vital facets of outdated testomony learn via commentaries and normal surveys. The individuals are students of overseas standing.
By Faith Rogow,Joan Bronk
"A complete historical past of the oldest non secular Jewish women's association within the US, exploring the council's uniquely lady method of such concerns as immigrant relief, relationships among German and japanese eu Jews, and the ability fight among the Reform move and extra conventional interpretations of Judaisms."
—Reference and examine publication News
"Rogow truly has mastered the historical past of yank ladies and the heritage of the Jewish humans in the United States, and she or he has laid out the tale of 1 of the main major and definitely enduring Jewish women's organizations."
—American ancient Review
By Stefan C. / Lehnardt, Andreas / Bar-Levav, Avriel Reif
By Jacob Neusner