Primäre und sekundäre Religion als Kategorie der by Andreas Wagner

By Andreas Wagner

A quantity bringing jointly papers from various disciplines (Theology/Old testomony reports, Egyptology, historical jap reports, Classical experiences and spiritual stories) studying the query of even if the class of "primary and secondary faith" (T. Sundermeier/J. Assmann) will be utilized to the non secular background of the previous testomony (and in historical japanese Studies).

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The Shabbat Elevator and other Sabbath Subterfuges: An by Alan Dundes

By Alan Dundes

There are actually enormous quantities if no longer millions of books written approximately Judaism and Jews, yet this publication is in contrast to any formerly released. It makes a speciality of the subject of 'circumventing customized' with detailed emphasis at the creative methods Orthodox (and different) Jews have devised to prevent breaking the vast record of actions forbidden at the Sabbath. After reading the assets of Sabbath observance as set forth within the previous testomony, the recent testomony, and rabbinical writings, one of the most salient kinds of circumvention are defined. those comprise: driving a different Shabbat elevator, unscrewing the lightbulb within the fridge, developing an eruv (a house extending one's dwelling house in order that gadgets will be carried open air the home), and hoping on the companies of the so-called 'Shabbes Goy,' between others. Dundes respectfully analyzes such aspects of Jewish features as an undue obstacle with purity, and a original culture of indulging in nit-picking and argumentation. the consequent photograph of Jewish personality is drawn from an strange mix of non secular written texts and oral culture (jokes and proverbs). The resources variety from old Israel to works from the twenty-first century. in lots of methods, it really is an actual and remarkable Jewish self-portrait that's painted for the first actual time during this interesting volume.

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Second Temple Songs of Zion: A Literary and Generic Analysis by Ruth Henderson

By Ruth Henderson

Although in moment Temple literature we discover quite a few songs eager about the way forward for Jerusalem, little test has been made to examine those relatively as a prevalent workforce. during this learn, 3 songshave been chosen at the foundation in their similarity fashionable, rules and their obvious unique composition in Hebrew.The texts were subjected to a literary research either separately after which relatively.

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The Wed-Locked Agunot: Orthodox Jewish Women Chained to Dead by Susan Aranoff,Rivka Haut

By Susan Aranoff,Rivka Haut

The affliction persisted by means of agunot (chained) Orthodox Jewish girls trapped in unsatisfied or defunct marriages via husbands who refuse to offer them a gett (divorce) finds the ability of non secular legislation even if it conflicts with glossy societies’ ethical and felony norms. those girls might be politely divorced yet needs to petition rabbinic courts of their quest to procure a gett. In those courts ladies are topic to monetary calls for, confused to drop fees of family violence and pedophilia opposed to their husbands and to concede custody and visitation rights to not worthy fathers.
This e-book takes the reader contained in the rabbinic courts, into civil divorce courts and legislatures that cope with this challenge and into the lives of victimized ladies and kids. Well-versed in Jewish divorce legislations, the authors have suggested millions of agunot and challenged the Orthodox rabbinate’s state of being inactive in line with the injustices confronted by means of those women.

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The Jewish Concern for the Church: How Far Have We Drifted by Christine Graef

By Christine Graef

The voices of Messianic rabbis and believers were amassed during this quantity to proportion issues in regards to the hole that is still among Jews and the church. For the earlier fifteen centuries, the church has been predominantly Gentile. Jews of religion weren't thought of Jews, yet as "converted." this day, as Messianic congregations multiply and church denominations try and locate their as far back as the unique ideas of the early church, the church is challenged to fix this dating, deepen its figuring out of the apostles' imaginative and prescient of 1 new guy, and be edified by means of the that means in appointed observances that prolonged to graft within the wild olive branches. "For he himself is our peace, who has made the 2 teams one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility" (Eph 2:14).

"The suggestions and educating in The Jewish situation for the Church are either Biblical and profound. As you learn this remarkable e-book your worldview of Christianity and our Creator's cause for his church could swap. learn, discover, and research what real peace, precise Christianity, and real reconciliation suggest from Jesus' viewpoint. this is often a fully steered learn for all who're basically looking for real which means in a stressed world."
--Thom Mc Donald, President, nice Peace local Fellowship of Canada and USA

Christine Graef is writer of Mending the damaged Land, the adventure to the sting of the Woods, Our bushes of lifestyles, and More Than the Sound of Many Waters. She lives via the St. Lawrence River in northern New York.

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Britain's Naval and Political Reaction to the Illegal by Fritz Liebreich

By Fritz Liebreich

This booklet presents a massive shift within the research of Britain's coverage in the direction of the unlawful postwar Jewish immigration into Palestine. It charts the advance of Britain's reaction to Zionist immigration, from the preliminary sympathy, as embodied within the Balfour assertion, via makes an attempt at blockade, refoulement and eventually disengagement.
The e-book exposes transformations in coverage pursued via the nice departments of country just like the overseas, Colonial and conflict places of work and their felony advisors, and people applied by means of the Admiralty. The publication argues that the eventual failure of Britain's immigration coverage used to be inevitable in view of the hostility proven by way of many eu international locations, and the USA, in the direction of Britain's ambition to keep her place within the center East.

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Contemporary Jewish Writing: Austria After Waldheim by Andrea Reiter

By Andrea Reiter

This booklet examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, interpreting filmic and digital media along extra conventional e-book codecs over the past 25 years. starting with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical reaction by means of the 3 such a lot well-known contributors of the survivor iteration (Leon Zelman, Simon Wiesenthal and Bruno Kreisky) writer Andrea Reiter units a classy commonplace for ‘who is Jewish’ and what constitutes a ‘Jewish response.’ She reformulates the suggestions of spiritual and secular Jewish cultural expression, slicing throughout gender and Holocaust reviews. The paintings proceeds to questions of enacting or appearing id, specifically Jewish identification within the Austrian atmosphere, how those Jewish writers and filmmakers in Austria ‘perform’ their Jewishness not just of their public appearances and engagements but in addition of their works. by way of enticing with novels, poems, and flicks, this quantity demanding situations the dominant declare that Jewish tradition in vital Europe is sort of completely borne through non-Jews and ate up by way of non-Jewish audiences, constructing a brand new counter-discourse opposed to resurging anti-Semitism within the media.

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The Women of the Talmud by Judith Z. Abrams

By Judith Z. Abrams

during this distinct quantity Judith Abrams, writer of the very hot sequence The Talmud for Beginners, examines the episodes recorded in rabbinic literature that recommend the activities of the ladies of these instances.

By overlooking what the sages thought of ladies, or what they believed girls should do in thought, and by way of focusing upon the situational and behavioral styles of those girls, Abrams has developed a reputable and possible account of what ladies belonging to the rabbinic period have been really like and the way within which they carried out themselves each day.

Upon taking a look at the fabrics provided, the reader will locate that ladies have been every piece as different a gaggle then as ladies are this day; a few have been pious and respectful of the sages and a few passed over them; a few have been bad and others wealthy; a few longed to be married whereas others yearned for divorce. might be the best shock to the reader could be getting to know the big quantity of strength and keep watch over ladies had over their very own lives. faraway from passive, those ladies weren't the powerless figures the reader can have suggestion them to be.

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Jewish Travel in Antiquity (Texts and Studies in Ancient by Catherine Hezser

By Catherine Hezser

This booklet offers the 1st accomplished research of Jewish shuttle and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman instances, according to a severe research of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological resources and a social-historical review of the cloth. Catherine Hezser indicates that convinced segments of historical Jewish society have been rather cellular. Mobility turns out to have elevated within the later Roman interval, while an intensive street method facilitated shuttle in the province of Syria-Palestine and the neighbouring center jap areas. moment Temple Judaism was once centralized, with Jerusalem as its significant house and seat of priestly authority. In post-70 rabbinic Judaism, however, connections among rabbis will be verified via mutual visits and moment- and third-degree contacts basically. Mobility shaped the foundation of the institution of a decentralized rabbinic community in Palestine and Babylonia in past due antiquity. a variety of narrative and halakhic traditions point out the significance of mobility for conversation and the trade of data among rabbis. it really is argued that the rabbis who have been such a lot cellular sat on the nodal issues of the rabbinic community and elicited the most important quantity of impression. they'd have mixed enterprise go back and forth with scholarly alternate. students' trips among Palestine and Babylonia are considered in the wider context of Rome and Persia's fiscal and cultural alternate during which Jews, similar to Christians, could have performed the function of intermediaries.

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Bring Out the Best: A Jewish Guide to Building Family Esteem by Yiroel Roll,Reuven Feinstein

By Yiroel Roll,Reuven Feinstein

each father or mother yearns to instill fit, robust vainness of their youngsters and a favorable perspective of worthy to the kinfolk as a complete, and with this priceless e-book in hand, that target turns into eminently on hand! Drawing at the teachings of the regulate of Slobodka, the writer outlines a pragmatic, concrete plan for households to interact to foster and enhance a healthy kinfolk tradition and kinfolk esteem.

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