By Frida Kerner Furman
Examines Jewish id within the prosperous and expert group of a liberal reform synagogue. The e-book explores how one synagoue grapples with the method of identification development as a social phenomenon, revealing tensions among individualism and corporatism and different opposing elements.
By Michah Gottlieb
German Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is healthier identified within the English-speaking international for his Jerusalem (1783), the 1st try and current Judaism as a faith appropriate with the tips of the Enlightenment. whereas incorporating a lot of Jerusalem, Michah Gottlieb’s quantity seeks to extend wisdom of Mendelssohn’s suggestion through proposing translations of a lot of his different seminal writings from the German or Hebrew originals. those writings comprise essays, commentaries, unpublished reflections, and private letters.
Part One contains choices from the 3 significant controversies of Mendelssohn’s existence, all of which concerned polemical encounters with Christian thinkers. half offers decisions from Mendelssohn’s writings at the Bible. half 3 bargains texts that light up Mendelssohn’s techniques on a various diversity of spiritual themes, together with God’s lifestyles, the immortality of the soul, and miracles. Designed for sophistication adoption, the quantity includes annotations and an creation through the editor.
By E. P. Sanders
This booklet is dedicated either to the matter of Paul's view of the legislations as a complete, and to his considered and relation to his fellow Jews. construction upon his past learn, the seriously acclaimed Paul and Palestinian Judaism, E.P. Sanders explores Paul's Jewishness through targeting his total dating to Jewish culture and inspiration. Sanders addresses such themes as Paul's use of scripture, the measure to which he was once a practising Jew in the course of his profession as apostle to the Gentiles, and his concepts approximately his "kin through race" who didn't settle for Jesus because the messiah. briefly, Paul's concepts in regards to the legislations and his personal everyone is re-examined with new expertise and nice care. Sanders addresses an enormous bankruptcy within the heritage of the emergence of Christianity. Paul's position in that improvement -- especially in gentle of Galatians and Romans -- is now re-evaluated in a tremendous approach. This e-book is actually an important contribution to the research of the emergent normative self-definition in Judaism and Christianity through the first centuries of the typical period.
By Carolivia Herron
An aged black grandmother passes at the tale of the family's Jewish origins to her younger granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As kin flee the Spanish Inquisition, are abducted by means of pirates and at last sail to the United States, one daughter in each one iteration is given the identify Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit that means "peace," to honor the Jewish a part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed writer Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) stocks this attractive, multicultural story is predicated on her personal family's historical past.
By Noam J. Zohar
This discussion among the Jewish normative culture and Western ethical philosophy addresses crucial modern matters in clinical ethics.
Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics comprises a discussion among modern, Western ethical philosophy and the Jewish culture of legal/moral discourse (Halakha). spotting that no unmarried culture has a monopoly on legitimate ethical teachings, it seeks to complement our moral views via mutual trade.
This is facilitated by means of a non-authoritarian method of Judaism--a transparent substitute to the implicitly insular, "take-it-or-leave-it" process usually encountered during this box. Following within the footsteps of classical rabbinic discussions, normative pronouncements are grounded in purposes, open to severe exam. The "alternatives" are in the booklet as well--the presentation all through avoids one-sided conclusions, mentioning and studying or extra positions to make experience of the talk. those specific arguments also are associated with a bigger photo, contrasting easy topics: spiritual naturalism as opposed to spiritual humanism.
Concretely, the ebook addresses many of the important modern matters within the ethics of drugs. those comprise assisted suicide and euthanasia, donor insemination and "surrogate" motherhood, using human cadavers for studying and study, and allocation of scarce assets at either the person and social degrees.
By Nils H. Roemer
German Jews have been totally assimilated and secularized within the 19th century—or so it truly is quite often assumed. In Jewish Scholarship and tradition within the 19th Century, Nils Roemer demanding situations this assumption, discovering that non secular sentiments, innovations, and rhetoric came across expression via a newly rising theological historicism on the heart of recent German Jewish tradition. Modern German Jewish id constructed in the course of the fight for emancipation, debates approximately non secular and cultural renewal, and battles opposed to anti-Semitism. A key portion of this id was once historic reminiscence, which Jewish students had started to infuse with theological views starting within the 1850s. After German reunification within the early 1870s, Jewish intellectuals reevaluated their enthusiastic include of liberalism and secularism. with no leaving behind the perfect of tolerance, they asserted a correct to cultural non secular distinction for themselves--an excellent they held to much more tightly within the face of turning out to be anti-Semitism. This newly re-theologized Jewish background, Roemer argues, helped German Jews fend off anti-Semitic assaults by means of strengthening their very own feel in their tradition and culture.
By Lea Wernick Fridman
Connects Holocaust literature and picture to different works of "historical horror" so that it will learn the bounds that trauma imposes upon literary and creative expression.
Narratives of large-scale old horror and trauma pass a negative boundary in illustration. What varieties are enough to such adventure? What are the types that such narratives really take? Fridman is interested by the boundary that separates the representable from the unrepresentable and through the experience that literary works on both sides of this boundary are ruled through a distinct dynamic and algorithm from each other. shut readings of works by means of Aharon Appelfeld, Tadeusz Borowski, Paul Celan, Charlotte Delbo, Jerzy Kosinski, Claude Lanzmann, Dan Pagis, Piotr Rawicz, Andre Schwarz-Bart, and Elie Wiesel discover the artistic capacity through which those Holocaust writers strive against with stories that, in a really genuine feel, can't be positioned into phrases. a brand new interpreting of Joseph Conrad's middle of Darkness units the level for comparative and far-reaching literary insights into the thought and belief of nerve-racking narrative.
By John M. G. Barclay
The 1st publication to supply a finished survey of the background of the Jews within the Mediterranean Diaspora within the Hellenistic and early Roman interval. Uniquely, it combines a research of the entire very important Jewish groups with an intensive exam of the Diaspora literature as a whole.An very important reference for all students and scholars with an curiosity in moment Temple Judaism, Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity>