By Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove PhD,David J. Wolpe,Rabbi Carole B. Balin PhD,Bradley Shavit Artson,Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi,Daniel M. Bronstein,Simon Cooper,Elliot J. Cosgrove,Jonathan Crane,Tamar Elad-Appelbaum,Eitan Fishbane,Jeremy Gordon,Shai Held,James Ja
A strong and tough exam of what Jews think today—by a brand new generation's dynamic and leading edge thinkers.
At each severe juncture in Jewish historical past, Jews have understood a dynamic theology to be crucial for an important Jewish group. this crucial assortment units the subsequent level of Jewish theological proposal, bringing jointly a move portion of attention-grabbing new voices from all events in Judaism to encourage and stimulate dialogue now and within the years to come.
Provocative and wide-ranging, those invigorating and inventive insights from a brand new generation’s concept leaders offer a coherent and encouraging photograph of Jewish trust in our time.
By Ingo Schaaf
Als eines der Hauptmerkmale hellenistischer Dichtung gilt allgemein und unbestritten ihre Gelehrsamkeit, doch haben in der Forschung dabei nicht alle Bereiche alexandrinischer Bildung und Kultur gleichermaßen Berücksichtigung gefunden. So ist das bei Apollonios Rhodios durchgängig spürbare Interesse an geheimen Kulten, entlegenen Riten, Paradoxa und Magie bisher nur selten in den Blick genommen worden. In der hiermit vorgelegten Untersuchung wird das entsprechende fabric der Argonautika umfassend neu ausgeleuchtet und unter breiter Hinzuziehung literarischer wie außerliterarischer Zeugnisse sowohl lebensweltlich kontextualisiert als auch auf seine Funktion innerhalb des Werkganzen hin befragt. Aufgrund dieses komplementären methodischen Zuschnittes richtet sich das Buch an Religionshistoriker wie Literaturwissenschaftler gleichermaßen.
By C. D. Yonge,David M. Scholer,Foreword Scholer David M.
While it should now not be right to claim that Philo's works were "lost"—scholars have regularly recognized and used Philo—they have basically been "misplaced" so far as the common scholar of the Bible is anxious. Now the interpretation of the eminent classicist C. D. Yonge comes in an inexpensive, easy-to-read version, with a brand new foreword and newly translated passages, and containing meant fragments of Philo's writings from old authors corresponding to John of Damascus. The name and association of the writings were standardized in keeping with scholarly conventions.
A modern of Paul and Jesus, Philo Judaeus, of Alexandria, Egypt, is surely one of the most vital writers for historians and scholars of Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity. even though Philo doesn't explicitly point out Jesus, or Paul, or any of the fans of Jesus, Philo lived of their international. it's from Philo, for instance, that we know about how, just like the Gospel of John, Jews (and Greeks) within the Greco-Roman global said the artistic strength of God as God's emblems. Philo, too, employs interpretive techniques that parallel these of the writer of Hebrews. so much students might agree that Philo and the writer of Hebrews are drawing from an analogous, or at the least comparable, traditions of Hellenistic Judaism. With a lot of these connections to the area of Judaism and early Christianity, Philo can't be ignored.
C. D. Yonge (1812-1892), a famous classicist and writer of greater than thirty-five works, studied classics at St. Mary corridor, Oxford. A professor of contemporary background and English literature at Queen's university, Belfast, from 1866 until eventually the time of his dying, Yonge additionally compiled a Greek-English lexicon. the current translation of the works of Philo first seemed in 1854-1855 in four volumes in Bohn's Ecclesiastical Library.
By Irene Lancaster
By David Kraemer
The writer examines the earliest canonical texts - the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Midrashim and the Talmud of the Land of Israel. He outlines the rituals defined in those texts, from training for dying to reburial of bones and the top of mourning. David Kraemer explores the relationships among the texts and translates the rituals to discover the ideals which educated their origin. He discusses the fabric proof preserved within the biggest Jewish burial advanced in antiquity - the catacombs at Beth Shearim. eventually, the writer deals an interpretation of the Rabbis' interpretations of demise rituals - these recorded within the Babylonian Talmud.
The Meanings of dying in Rabbinic Judaism offers a entire and illuminating creation to the formation, perform and value of demise rituals in Rabbinic Judaism.
By William B. Silverman
By Michael Prior
This thought-provoking examine examines the ways that the Bible has been used to legitimize the implementation of the ideological and political programme of Zionism, and the results this has had.
By Moshe Trop
Questions approximately evolution have been raised and ideas have been consolidated or rendered fake. As may be anticipated the viewers was once encouraged to revisit commonplace ideals. reaction from the media and politicians was once energetic: "How dare we query the method of evolution?" Even colleagues from the college of traditional Sciences criticized Trop's rules – brushing aside "freedom of educational research".
Even this present day we will be able to witness the rejection of latest theories in regards to the "sacred" traditions of proposal which symbolize the sector of Science.
This ebook serves as a complete resolution, based at the Torah's layout, vis a vis the atheistic trust systems.
Professor Moshe Trop, now retired, with a PhD from Hebrew collage in Jerusalem (1970) in biochemistry, was once a researcher at Rockefeller college in ny, Ben Gurion collage and Tel Chai collage in Israel. He wrote medical books concerning the starting place of lifestyles, in addition to ebook chapters and over 100 articles released in clinical journals.
By Ingrid L Anderson
For many, the Holocaust made puzzling over ethics in conventional methods very unlikely. It referred to as into query the predominance of speculative ontology in Western notion, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to common ethics have been either a reason and an influence of eu civilization's cave in within the 20th century.
Emmanuel Levinas, Elie Wiesel and Richard Rubenstein reply to this challenge by means of insisting that ethics needs to be Western thought's first challenge. not like prior thinkers, they find humanity's resource of common moral legal responsibility within the temporal global of expertise, the place human ache, instead of metaphysics, presents the floor for moral engagement. All 3 thinkers contend that Judaism’s key lesson is that our fellow human is our accountability, and use Judaism to enhance a latest ethics that can function without or with God. Ethics and pain because the Holocaust explores chosen works of Levinas, Wiesel, and Rubenstein for sensible purposes in their ethics, interpreting the position of discomfort and interpreting the use each one philosopher makes of Jewish assets and the benefits and downsides of this use. ultimately, it indicates how the paintings of Jewish thinkers dwelling within the wake of the Holocaust should be of specified price to these drawn to the matter of ethics within the 20th and twenty-first centuries.
Presenting a radical research of the paintings of Levinas, Wiesel and Rubinstein, this ebook is of key curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish experiences, in addition to Jewish ethics and philosophy.
By Robert Graves
Venerable classicist and historian Robert Graves recounts the traditional Hebrew tales, either imprecise and commonly used, with a wealthy feel of storytelling, tradition, and spirituality. This ebook is bound to be riveting to scholars of Jewish or Judeo-Christian historical past, tradition, and religion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Graves (1895–1985) was once an English novelist, poet, and translator of Classical Greek and Roman literature, and essentially the most admired English writers of the twentieth century. He was once an incredibly prolific author, who released greater than one hundred forty novels and collections of poetry. as well as novels and poetry, he released groundbreaking research of Greek mythology, in addition to a memoir of his time in strive against in the course of international battle I, the place he used to be gravely wounded on the conflict of the Somme. Graves is healthier identified for his historic novels, which come with I, Claudius, Claudius the God, The Golden Fleece, King Jesus, and Count Belisarius. In 1934, Robert Graves used to be provided the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his historic novels facing the Roman Emperor Claudius.
Raphael Patai (1910–1996) used to be a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, Orientalist and anthropologist. whereas Patai’s paintings used to be frequent, starting from the advance of old Israelite tradition to fashionable Arab stories, his basic concentration and primary ardour was once Jewish folklore. between his different books are Myth and Legend of historical Israel, The Hebrew Goddess, and The delusion of the Jewish Race. He used to be a professor on the Hebrew collage in Jerusalem and based the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, the place he served because the learn director for 4 years. After he turned a U.S. citizen he held vacationing professorships at many esteemed universities, together with Princeton, Columbia, ny collage, and the college of Pennsylvania. In 1936, Raphael was once granted the Bialik Prize for Jewish suggestion together with Moshe Zvi Segal.