By Jonathan Stökl,Caroline Waerzeggers
Many books of the Hebrew Bible have been both composed in a few shape or edited through the Exilic and post-Exilic sessions between a neighborhood that used to be to spot itself as coming back from Babylonian captivity. whilst, a dearth of latest written facts from Judah/Yehud and its environs renders any specific knowing of the method inside its social, cultural and political context almost very unlikely. This has led a few to label the interval a dismal age or black field – as imprecise because it is vital for knowing the historical past of Judaism. in recent times, besides the fact that, archaeologists and historians have stepped up their attempt to seem for and learn fabric is still from the interval and combine the neighborhood background of Yehud, the go back from Exile, and the recovery of Jerusalem’s temple extra firmly in the local, and certainly worldwide, advancements of the time. even as, Assyriologists have additionally been introducing a variety of cuneiform fabric that illuminates the financial system, literary traditions, practices of literacy and the ideologies of the Babylonian host society – components that affected these taken into Exile in variable, altering and a number of methods. This quantity of essays seeks to use those quite a few advances.
By Jan Dušek
The authority of canonical texts, specifically of the Bible, is usually defined in static definitions. although, the authority of those texts was once bought in addition to exercised in a dynamic strategy of transmission and reception.
This ebook analyzes chosen points of this old process. cognizance is paid to biblical master-texts and to different texts on the topic of the “biblical worlds” in a number of ancient classes and contexts. The stories study specific texts, textual editions, translations, paraphrases and different parts within the means of textual transmission. the variety coated spans from the Iron Age, in the course of the outdated testomony texts, their manuscripts and different texts from Qumran, the Septuagint, all the way down to the hot testomony, Apocrypha, Coptic texts, Patristics, or even sleek translations of the Bible.
The e-book is especially meant for these drawn to the background of reception and transmission of biblical texts and within the textual criticism.
By Kenneth D. Roseman
"Of Tribes and Tribulations" is Kenneth D. Roseman's capstone paintings reflecting a fifty yr profession as university dean, congregational rabbi, pupil, and author. With an 'introduction' that finds a striking early life and schooling, its twelve chapters are choked with honesty, humor, humanity, and knowledge. the writer grapples with each significant Jewish non secular and ancient factor from the altering views of a rabbi, formed via yet transcending his Classical Reform upbringing. each one web page displays Roseman's 'religious humanism,' his considerate non secular interest, and his consistent quest to appreciate the covenant among God and the Jewish people."
--Lewis M. Barth, former Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, la, CA
"In those pleasant essays, Ken Roseman takes us on a private and highbrow trip in the course of the such a lot vexing questions of our time. half apologetic, half memoir, half name to motion, Of Tribes and Tribulations is full of knowledge, honesty, and tenderness. it's a considerate, relocating exploration of the which means and price of Jewishness within the twenty first century."
--Peter N. Moore, affiliate Professor of background, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman, PhD, has retired after fifty-three years of congregational and educational rabbinical provider within the towns of Cincinnati, long island, Madison, Dallas, and Corpus Christi. he's the writer of prize-winning books on Jewish background for youngsters and adults.
By Jean Baumgarten
Quels sont les fondements mystiques de l. a. société hassidique et sur quel modèle économique fonctionne-t-elle ? remark a émergé l. a. determine centrale du tsaddik, le juste, et quels sont les liens spirituels qui l'unissent à ses disciples ? Qu'estce qu'une cour hassidique et remark se sont constituées les dynasties, véritables chaînes de succession ?
Fondé sur l'analyse d'une abondante littérature, ce livre permet de situer le hassidisme dans l'histoire de los angeles mystique juive, d'en recomposer l. a. genèse, mais aussi de cerner los angeles nouveauté doctrinale des premiers maîtres, qui, notamment dans los angeles prière extatique, los angeles danse, le chant, cherchent à provoquer l'union du corps avec le monde divin. L'on comprend aussi remark, par rapport au judaïsme traditionnel et à los angeles sécularisation de l. a. société juive, l. a. « dissidence » hassidique est devenue une des forces vives de l'ultra-orthodoxie.
By Vassili Joannidès de Lautour
This ebook analyses the bearing of worldwide monotheistic faiths towards the philosophy and perform of checklist maintaining and accounting all through history. The writer deals a accomplished dialogue of the literal and figurative approaches of taking account and ascribing responsibility that link religions comparable to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters handle theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to illustrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate training religions. This booklet first highlights how the 4 monotheisms have seen and included accounting traditionally, after which seems ahead to the accounting debates, applied sciences and traditions in today’s international that derive from those spiritual customs. Drawing seriously at the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the writer demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have spiritual roots a ways past the Protestant ethic.
By David M. Freidenreich
By Jeffrey Gurock
By Carsten Schapkow,Corey Twitchell
By André Heinrich
By Steven Schwarzman
Shma Koleinu: A Jewish People's remark at the Siddur will take you thru deep reflections on prayers within the Jewish prayerbook, providing you with new insights into the prayers and new braveness to discover your own.
Rabbi Steven Schwarzman and different writers, together with rabbis, cantors, and "ordinary" humans - humans similar to you - delve deeply into the prayers, their texts, their historical past, their melodies - and simply as deeply into themselves.
As the Talmud says, come and listen to. Come and listen to those voices, and use them to reinforce your personal voice in deeper Jewish prayer.
"Shma Koleinu: A Jewish People's observation at the Siddur is simply what the Jewish neighborhood wishes: a observation that includes genuine and private prayer studies. this isn't a got rid of, ivory-tower, selection of philosophical theories, yet quite a suite of down-to-earth, engaged, deeply felt responses to the Jewish worship adventure. this is the reason it's so powerfully inspiring!" - Rabbi Jeff Hoffman, D.H.L., Rabbi-in-Residence and Professor of Liturgy on the Academy for Jewish faith, NY.
"Rabbi Steven Schwarzman has collected a fantastic selection of inspiring interpretations of a few of the most vital prayers within the Siddur. analyzing those significant and private readings at the Jewish treasure-house of petitions, supplications, and phrases of compliment, will tremendously increase the non secular event of any worshiper." - Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, writer, within the SPIRIT: INSIGHTS FOR non secular RENEWAL within the twenty first CENTURY