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Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series)

By Francis Landy

This booklet is a set of Landy's reports at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The track of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the booklet of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet in particular its (often enigmatic) attractiveness. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical process attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's so much delicate and distinct literary critics.

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures (Routledge Literature Handbooks)

The Routledge guide to modern Jewish Cultures explores the range of Jewish cultures and methods of investigating them, providing the several methodologies, arguments and demanding situations in the self-discipline. Divided into themed sections, this booklet considers in turn:

  • How the person phrases "Jewish" and "culture" are outlined, taking a look at views from Anthropology, song, Literary stories, Sociology, spiritual experiences, background, artwork background, and picture, tv, and New Media Studies.
  • How Jewish cultures are theorized, key issues concerning energy, textuality, religion/secularity, reminiscence, our bodies, area and position, and networks.
  • Case reviews in modern Jewish cultures.

With essays via best students in Jewish tradition, this ebook bargains a transparent assessment of the sector and gives fascinating new instructions for the future.

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A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn

By David Silber

Hebrew and English textual content with new statement and essays.

Rabbi Silber has given us books in a single: the Haggadah itself, in English and Hebrew, together with his seder statement and a set of essays that offer shut readings of the vintage biblical and rabbinic texts that tell Seder-night ritual and narration. either elements paintings superbly jointly to light up the vital topics of Passover: peoplehood, Covenant, our courting to ritual, God’s presence in heritage, and different vital matters that resonate with us all. simply as midrash makes an attempt to bridge the space among old textual content and modern that means, Rabbi Silber’s Haggadah offers new resources of perception that deepen the Passover adventure for today’s readers.

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The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 1

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, initially released in German among 1874 and 1909 and in English among 1885 and 1891, is a severe presentation of Jewish heritage, associations, and literature from a hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. a hundred thirty five. It has rendered necessary prone to students for almost a century.

The current paintings deals a clean translation and a revision of the whole subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the resources are offered in line with the newest scholarly versions; and all of the new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary proof, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba files, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the development in old study, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, environment it inside of a much wider framework of up to date wisdom, and gives a origin on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus could build.

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« Eichmann était d'une bêtise révoltante » : Entretiens et lettres

By Hannah Arendt, Joachim C. Fest

Los angeles philosophe Hannah Arendt, auteur des Origines du totalitarisme, couvrit à sa demande le procès d’Eichmann à Jérusalem en 1961 pour le compte du New Yorker. Le livre qui en est l’aboutissement, Eichmann à Jérusalem, sous-titré Rapport sur los angeles banalité du mal, déclencha immédiatement los angeles polémique aux États-Unis puis lors de sa e-book en France en 1966, tandis que d’aucuns déconseillèrent même sa ebook en Allemagne (1964). Elle y soutenait qu’Eichmann n’était ni un Iago ni un Macbeth, imputant ses crimes à l. a. natural absence de pensée, ce qui, précisait-elle, n’équivalait nullement à los angeles « stupidité ». remark s’explique dès lors le titre du présent entretien qu’elle accorda à l’historien allemand Joachim Fest, auteur notamment des Maîtres du IIIe Reich ? De même remark expliquer que, bien qu’Eichmann lui répugnait, s’exprimant sur Albert Speer, l’architecte de Hitler qui devint ensuite ministre de l’Armement, elle puisse affirmer dans los angeles seconde partie de leur entretien : « L’homme me plaît, mais je ne parviens pas à le comprendre » ? Faut-il y voir une nouvelle provocation de los angeles half de celle qui pourtant, ne se targuait que de « dire los angeles vérité des faits » ? Ce livre rassemble l’entretien accordé par Hannah Arendt à Joachim Fest en 1964, leur correspondance, ainsi que les écrits qui ont amorcé l. a. controverse. S.C.-D.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) est considérée comme l'une des plus grandes philosophes du XXe siècle. On compte parmi ses grands textes Les Origines du totalitarisme, L’Humaine situation et, plus récemment, Écrits juifs.

Joachim Fest (1926-2006), historien et essayiste allemand, a notamment écrit Les Maîtres du IIIe Reich (1963). Traduit de l’allemand et de l’anglais (américain) par Sylvie Courtine-Denamy.

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The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

In The Formation of the Hebrew Bible David Carr rethinks either the equipment and ancient orientation issues for study into the expansion of the Hebrew Bible into its current shape. development on his earlier paintings, Writing at the capsule of the center (Oxford, 2005), he explores either the probabilities and boundaries of reconstruction of pre-stages of the Bible. the strategy he advocates is a ''methodologically modest'' research of these pre-stages, using standards and versions derived from his survey of documented examples of textual revision within the old close to East. the result's a brand new photo of the formation of the Hebrew Bible, with insights at the preliminary emergence of Hebrew literary textuality, the improvement of the 1st Hexateuch, and the ultimate formation of the Hebrew Bible.

the place a few have recommended courting the majority of the Hebrew Bible in one interval, no matter if particularly early (Neo-Assyrian) or overdue (Persian or Hellenistic), Carr uncovers particular proof that the Hebrew Bible comprises texts relationship throughout Israelite heritage, even the early pre-exilic interval (10th-9th centuries). He strains the influence of Neo-Assyrian imperialism on 8th and 7th century Israelite textuality. He makes use of reports of collective trauma to spot marks of the reshaping and number of traditions in accordance with the destruction of Jerusalem and Babylonian exile. He develops an image of assorted Priestly reshaping of narrative and prophetic traditions within the moment Temple interval, together with the circulation towards eschatological and apocalyptic topics and genres. And he makes use of manuscript facts from Qumran and the Septuagint to discover clues to the ultimate literary shaping of the proto-Masoretic textual content, most probably less than the Hasmonean monarchy.

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Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

By Martin Goodman

A magisterial historical past of the immense fight among the Roman and Jewish worlds that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally well known in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this clash, its factors, and its results with exceptional authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility among the cultural, political, and non secular ideals and practices of the 2 peoples and explains how Rome's pursuits have been served by way of a coverage of brutality opposed to the Jews. while, Christians started to distance themselves from their origins, turning into more and more opposed towards Jews as Christian effect unfold in the empire. this is often the authoritative paintings of the way those nice civilizations collided and the way the reverberations are felt to today.

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Tzili: The Story of a Life

The youngest, least-favored member of an jap eu Jewish family members, Tzili is taken into account a humiliation via her mom and dad and older siblings. Her education has been a failure, she is straightforward and meek, and she or he turns out extra at domestic with the animals within the box than with humans. And so while her panic-stricken kinfolk flees the encroaching Nazi armies, Tzili is left in the back of to fend for herself. at the beginning looking shelter with the neighborhood peasants, she is ultimately pressured to flee from them in addition, and she or he takes to the wooded area, dwelling a solitary life until eventually she is found via one other Jewish refugee, a guy who's as by myself on this planet as she is. As she matures into womanhood, they fall in love. And notwithstanding their time jointly is tragically short, their love for every different imbues Tzili with the power to outlive the warfare and start a brand new lifestyles, including different survivors, in Palestine. Aharon Appelfeld imbues Tzili’s tale with a harrowing good looks that's emblematic of the destiny of a whole humans.

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The Path of the Just (Mesilas Yesharim) (English Translation)

By Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Yosef Liebler

A totally redone model of a valuable vintage. This newly translated quantity, entire with dealing with Hebrew-English textual content and shoulder captions for readability, revitalizes the examine of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto's vintage moral paintings. the trail of the simply has lengthy been considered as the crown-jewel of mussar learn. The Gaon of Vilna always stored a duplicate of Mesillas Yesharim at his part, and but the piercing knowledge of the Ramchal is simply as proper to our personal lives. the writer lightly courses the reader via quite a few degrees of personality refinement, shining a beacon of lifestyles at the route to perfection.

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