By Eva Gruberová,Helmut Zeller
Mehr als seventy five Jahre nach Beginn des Holocaust reisen zwei Journalisten an die Orte, die vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Zentren des osteuropäischen Judentums waren. Sie wollen wissen, wie sich jüdisches Leben nach 1945 in sieben ehemals kommunistisch beherrschten Ländern im Osten Europas entwickelt hat.
Wurden Juden wieder in ihren Rechten anerkannt, ihr Eigentum restituiert und die Täter zur Rechenschaft gezogen? Verschwand der Antisemitismus oder wurde er verdrängt? Wie spielt sich jüdisches Leben heute ab in Krakau, Prag oder Budapest? Sie sprechen mit den letzten Überlebenden, mit Rabbinern, Gemeindevertretern, jüdischen Intellektuellen, Museumsgründern, Friedhofswärtern, mit den Heimkindern in Odessa und den Bewohnern von Altersheimen, sie erzählen von den Respekt und Bewunderung einflößenden Lebenserfahrungen im Strom der Regimewechsel, der Tauwetter und Repressionen, bis hin zur Auflösung der Sowjetunion und ihren Folgen. Für die jüdischen Gemeinden wird heute viel davon abhängen, ob die Länder Osteuropas bereit sind, der jüdischen Geschichte den ihr zustehenden Platz in den nationalen Erinnerungskulturen einzuräumen. Danach sieht es allerdings nicht aus. Manche glauben zwar an eine „Renaissance des Judentums“. Aber in das Europa des noch jungen 21. Jahrhunderts ist der Hass zurückgekehrt.
By Max I. Dimont
From the writer of Jews, God, and History: an outline of Judaism within the usa from colonial occasions to twentieth-century Zionism.
starting with the Sephardim who first reached the seashores of the USA within the 1600s, this interesting booklet through historian Max Dimont lines the adventure of the Jews within the usa. It follows some of the waves of immigration that introduced humans and households from Germany, Russia, and past; recounts the cultural achievements of these who escaped oppression of their local lands; and discusses the flow clear of Orthodoxy and the attitudes of yankee Jews—both non secular and secular—toward Israel.
From the writer of Jews, God, and History, which has offered a couple of million copies and used to be referred to as “unquestionably the easiest renowned background of the Jews written within the English language” by way of the LosAngeles Times, it is a compelling account through an writer who used to be himself an immigrant, raised in Helsinki, Finland, earlier than arriving at Ellis Island in 1929 and happening to serve in military intelligence in international battle II.
By Dr. Desmond Mattocks
In the face of those bold threats to religion, one is pushed to invite: are the church buildings this present day particularly because the German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche inferred, mere “tombs and sepulchers” of a demure religion? The modern church has overdone its impersonation of the society, in worship, marriage, tune, gown and nutrition? Plaintively I say, it has taken the issues which are permissive to extra, thereby fiddling with sin like a adored violin.
Ghastly and repugnant is the uprising, and poignant is the message from Dr. Mattocks, the realm is a spot divided, now not loads through races, yet through unbelief and warfare. merely in learning the technology of the pass, can the realm understand the wear and tear that sin has prompted.
Thus, i'm rather brilliant to the necessity for sharing my labors in print with a much wider neighborhood of individuals, in order to inspire repentance. via this, humans will make the most obvious hyperlink among their misfortunes and their transgressions. obviously, during this ebook, i've got stored the big proportions of life’s objective in view to the general public.
By a smart determination, i've got additionally selected to examine Abraham, now not in similarity of the realm, yet in stark distinction with intermittent backsliding of the society. Therein, we see unhappy and offended humans, which countenance discomfort, intonate hatred and frown at Divine legislation.
The pages of this e-book are crowded with purposes to make the hopeful melancholy, and but, the hopeless would definitely locate wish. it is going to convenience the discomforted and ache the comforted.
certainly, the booklet indicates that neither politics nor economics can coldly engineer the switch that's had to elevate the international locations from their ethical shut eye. doubtless, the realm is at that ethical position the place new release Noah used to be ahead of the nice flood, hapless and sinful
In this booklet, “Sons of Noah, kids of Abraham,” the rationale is to color a residing portrait of the ways that the US, whilst historic Babylon, has deserted divine assistance, on its technique to self-destruction. How Washington’s major occasions and personalities have formed own adventure. In track and the perverse arts, how the ethical philosophers are destructive our kids, within which the households of the United States are sullied.
This publication is diverse since it calls sin via its identify, there isn't any cause to camouflage the proof. additional, it acknowledges that the one desire for our state is whilst the hearts of individuals are became to the writer. The country is in convinced desire of a gorgeous ethical victory end result of the occasions within which we live.
By Jens Herzer
By Marek ?ejka,Roman Ko?an
The time period ‘rabbi’ predominantly denotes Jewish males certified to interpret the Torah and practice halacha, or these entrusted with the non secular management of a Jewish neighborhood. besides the fact that, the position of the rabbi has been understood otherwise around the Jewish global. whereas in Israel they regulate legally strong rabbinical courts and significant spiritual political events, within the Jewish groups of the Diaspora this function is frequently restricted through felony rules of person international locations. notwithstanding, the importance of prior and current rabbis and their non secular and political effect endures internationally.
Rabbis of Our Time presents a entire evaluation of the main influential rabbinical professionals of Judaism within the twentieth and twenty first Century. via focussing at the such a lot theologically influential rabbis of the modern period and studying their political influence, it opens a broader dialogue of the connection among Judaism and politics. It appears to be like on the a variety of centres of present Judaism and Jewish considering, specifically the kingdom of Israel and america, in addition to finding rabbis in numerous time classes. via interviews and extracts from spiritual texts and books authored by way of rabbis, readers will realize extra a couple of variety of rabbis, from these prior to the formation of Israel to the main recognized leader Rabbis of Israel, in addition to those that didn't succeed in the top country spiritual capabilities, yet inspired the relation among Judaism and Israel via different capacity. The rabbis chosen symbolize all significant modern streams of Judaism, from ultra-Orthodox/Haredi to Reform and Liberal currents, and jointly create a broader photo of the scope of latest Jewish pondering in a theological and political context.
An large and particular resource of data at the forms of Jewish considering influencing modern Judaism and the fashionable country of Israel, this ebook is of curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish reviews, in addition to faith and Politics.
By Gertrude Schneider
When Hitler marched into Austria in March 1938, the country's Jewish inhabitants numbered approximately 200,000. these Jews who have been capable of finding shelter in impartial international locations have been secure; those that fled to nations thus overrun by means of the Nazis have been finally hunted down. among 1938 and 1945, greater than 50,000 Austrian Jews have been deported; not more than 2,000 again. The estimate of Jews stuck by means of the Nazis in neighboring nations is 17,000. consequently, greater than one-third of Austria's Jewish inhabitants have been killed in this period.
After broad study of the files on the numerous documentation facilities and utilizing basic in addition to secondary assets, Schneider relates how Jews lived in Austria until eventually both flight or deportation; she follows the transports to their vacation spot and, utilizing the destiny of friends and family as examples, describes the reviews within the camps, in addition to the homecoming of the survivors. within the approach, Schneider presents the main unique account on hand at the destiny of exiles and sufferers from Austria. She concludes with an entire checklist of all camp survivors. A gripping historic checklist for all scholars of the Holocaust and glossy eu history.
By Nathan Mastnjak
By Deborah Dash Moore
---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of yank heritage, college of California, Berkeley
---Beth S. Wenger, Katz relatives affiliate Professor of yankee Jewish heritage and Director of the Jewish experiences software, college of Pennsylvania
Arnold M. Eisen
Sylvia Barack Fishman
Paula E. Hyman
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Jonathan D. Sarna
Stephen J. Whitfield
By Elias J. Bickerman
This vital interval in Jewish historical past is tough to check as a result scarcity of assets and the shortcoming of significant predicament. by means of carrying on with pleasant to Jews Persian rules, Greeks were capable of generate plenty of reliable will at the a part of the Jewish humans until eventually the surprising and probably inexplicable switch and cruel persecution of the Judaism.
Bickerman makes an attempt to lead a reader to the certainty of ways anything like that can occurred and gives a few rules that experience no longer met common approval, particularly that the persecution will be considered extra in mild of intra-Jewish strength fight, instead of due to Antiochus anti-Semitism.
"Every scholar of Hellenism should still learn this e-book. it's simply the main obtainable account of Judaism during this interval, and as such may be on the most sensible on any examining list... Bickerman's paintings is jam-packed with insights that finished students may gain advantage from."
-- William H. King
Comparative Civilizations Review
By William Gaventa
Few everyone is untouched by means of the problem of incapacity, no matter if in my view or via a pal or relative. Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity stocks relocating insights from world wide and around the extensive spectrum of Judaism on how and why the Jewish group is incomplete with out the presence and participation of the disabled. Authors representing all the 3 major routine of JudaismOrthodox, Conservative, and Reformexamine theology, scripture, ethics, functional theology, non secular schooling, and private event to appreciate and practice the teachings and knowledge of the earlier to problems with the present.
Authors from Israel, the USA, the uk, and Australia think of their theological understandings of particular disabilities and on incapacity as a complete. Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity re-examines culture, teachings, and ideology to shatter stereotypes of Judaism and customary interpretations of scripture. This distinctive ebook addresses a number of disabilities (blindness, deafness, highbrow disabilities, autism, studying disabilities), and quite a lot of subject matters, together with human rights and disabilities, Jewish legislation referring to niddah, misconceptions approximately disabilities within the Hebrew Bible, Jewish neighborhood courses to incorporate individuals with disabilities, and the necessity to train American Jews approximately Jewish genetic diseases.
Jewish views on Theology and the Human event of incapacity examines:
- 3 tools that permit Jews who're unaware of perform the Torah service
- the religious wishes of individuals with studying disabilities
- the perspective of Jewish legislations towards marriage and parenthood on individuals with highbrow disabilities
- how the rabbis of the Mishnah included Greco-Roman ideals concerning the connections among listening to, speech, and intelligence into Jewish law
- a sampling of evaluations issued on concerns touching on disabilities by way of the Responsa Committee of the critical convention of yank Rabbis
- how the Jewish sages have made participation through individuals with disabilities possible
- and masses more
Jewish views on Theology and the Human adventure of incapacity additionally contains experiences of Judaism and incapacity: Portrayals in historic Texts from the Tanach during the Bavil and Disability in Jewish Law, in addition to entire source collections. This booklet is an important learn for clergy and lay leaders fascinated with the aid of individuals with disabilities, for the households of individuals with disabilities, and for an individual operating with the disabled.