By Hayim Greenberg,Mark A. Raider,Paul Mendes-Flohr
This number of completely annotated essays, spanning the Nineteen Twenties to the early Fifties, comprises Greenberg’s meditations on socialism and ethics, profiles of polarizing twentieth-century figures (among them Trotsky, Lenin, and Gandhi), and a number of other essays investigating the compatibility of socialism and communism. Greenberg continually circles again, besides the fact that, to the habitual query of the way Jews may perhaps situate themselves in modernity, either prior to and after the Holocaust, and the way exertions Zionist ideology may possibly reshape the imbalances of Jewish fiscal life.
Alongside his position as an American Zionist chief, Greenberg maintained a lifelong dedication to the energy of the Jewish diaspora. instead of selling Jewish autonomy and statehood, he argued for constancy to the Jewish spirit. This volume not purely seeks to revive Greenberg to his past stature within the box of Judaic studies but additionally to come a necessary and real voice, lengthy quieted, to the continued debate over what it skill to be Jewish.
The crucial Hayim Greenberg presents an available textual content for students, historians, and scholars of Jewish stories, faith, and theology.
By Jeffrey S. Gurock
By Terence L. Donaldson
By Hannes Bezzel
By Roy E. Gane,Ada Taggar-Cohen
New instructions and clean perception for students and students
The unmarried maximum catalyst and contributor to our constructing knowing of priestly literature has been Jacob Milgrom (1923–2010), whose seminal articles, provocative hypotheses, and comprehensively probing books drastically improved and considerably altered scholarship relating to priestly and similar literature. Nineteen articles construct on Milgrom's paintings and glance to destiny instructions of study. Essays disguise quite a number subject matters together with the translation, composition and literary constitution of priestly and holiness texts in addition to their relationships to deuteronomic and extra-biblical texts. The booklet encompasses a bibliography of Milgrom’s paintings released among 1994 and 2014.
Roy E. Gane is Professor of Hebrew Bible and old close to japanese Languages at Andrews college. he's the writer of Cult and personality: Purification choices, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy (Eisenbrauns, 2005) and Leviticus, Numbers (Zondervan, 2004).
Ada Taggar-Cohn is Professor within the institution of Theology at Doshisha collage, Japan. She is the writer of Hittite Priesthood (Universitatsverlag wintry weather, 2007).
By Aaron W. Hughes
In this complete biography, Aaron Hughes indicates Neusner to be even more than a pupil of rabbinics. he's a social commentator, a post-Holocaust theologian, and used to be an outspoken political determine throughout the peak of the cultural wars of the Eighties. Neusner’s lifestyles displays the tale of what occurred as Jews migrated to the suburbs within the past due Nineteen Forties, bold to visualize new lives for themselves as they effectively built-in into the material of yank society. it's also the tale of ways American Jews attempted to make feel of the realm within the aftermath of the extermination of eu Jewry and the next production of the country of Israel in 1948, and the way they sought to outline what it intended to be an American Jew.
Unlike different nice American Jewish thinkers, Neusner was once born within the united states, and his Judaism was once proficient by means of an American ethos. His Judaism is open, expert by way of and informing the realm. it really is an American Judaism, one who has enabled American Jews—the freest in history—to be absolutely American and completely Jewish.
By DMin, Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater,Dr. Arthur Green,Rabbi Nancy Flam MA
Find proposal for a lovely religious lifetime of perform throughout the mix of up to date mindfulness meditation and classical Hasidic spirituality.
"The classes in Kedushat Levi weren't initially meant as highbrow curiosities or as demonstrations of R. Levi Yitzhak's brilliance. They have been intended to motivate spiritual ardour and deeper religious perform. i feel that those teachings will come to lifestyles in us after we carry them into our lives in practice."
—from the Introduction
The soul yearns to think attached to whatever higher and to grasp happiness regardless of own affliction and probably never-ending want. strangely, the views of the past due eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Hasidic religious lecturers supply a appreciably various Jewish theology that speaks on to today’s non secular seekers whose religion has been shattered through either modernity and the Holocaust. those masters taught of interdependence, interconnectedness, selflessness, provider and pleasure, awaiting the insights of up to date technological know-how and twenty-first-century spirituality.
Bringing jointly the lessons of liked Hasidic grasp Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev (1740–1809) and the perform of mindfulness meditation, Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater unearths a brand new front into Jewish non secular lifestyles. overlaying the 5 Books of Moses, those volumes current obtainable translations of choices from Kedushat Levi, R. Levi Yitzhak’s Hasidic Torah observation, which emphasizes our religious skill to rework cognizance and so our existence adventure. the decisions are paired with Rabbi Slater’s commentaries to light up their message.
By Harry James Cargas
If you had an opportunity to talk to the Pope, what may you assert? this can be the query that thirteen famous Holocaust scholars―Christians of varied denominations and Jews (including a few Holocaust survivors)―address during this quantity. The Holocaust used to be a Christian in addition to a Jewish tragedy; still, the Roman Catholic hierarchy has provided little or no authentic discourse at the Church's function in it. those essays offer strong optimistic feedback and make a massive contribution to either Holocaust and Christian studies.
By Matthias Henze
during this ebook, Matthias Henze bargains an in depth analyzing of a few of the vital passages in Second Baruch , exposes its major issues, explains the apocalyptic application it advocates, attracts a few parallels with different texts, Jewish and Christian, and locates Second Baruch 's highbrow position within the rugged terrain of post-70 C.E. Jewish literature and concept. for contemporary readers attracted to Judaism of the overdue moment Temple interval, within the Jewish global from which early Christianity emerged, and within the origins of rabbinic Judaism, Second Baruch is a useful source.