By Leibel Estrin
What Readers need to Say:
“Judaism from Above the Clouds presents a finished evaluate of all points of Judaism. it truly is extraordinary subject so gigantic should be lined so completely in one of these concise demeanour. now not needs to any Jew be intimidated through Torah-true Judaism. in its place, in a quick time period, he will be empowered to delve into higher observance. this can be a nice reference publication to start an exploration into all parts of Judaism.”
Michael L. Moritz, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis
Children's medical institution of Pittsburgh of UPMC
“The largest problem for any introductory textual content to Judaism is answering “why” no longer “what.” The limitless rituals and legislation of Judaism are primary to any pupil of faith, yet these observances threaten to turn into beside the point with no a few rationalization. In Judaism from Above the Clouds, Leibel Estrin grounds almost each ritual observance within the wealth of Chassidic philosophy that explains why every one culture is critical and the way all of them healthy jointly. consequently, it’s a necessary learn for any Jew who desires to open the door into his or her faith.”
Eric Lidji, author, columnist, Pittsburgh
“Judaism from Above the Clouds is tailored for those that have an interest in Judaism and wish to grasp the lay of the land. it's the perfect stepping stone when you are looking to pass further.”
David Sears, long island, writer of Compassion for Humanity within the Jewish culture, The imaginative and prescient of Eden; Animal Welfare and Vegetarianism in Jewish legislations and culture; the trail of the Baal Shem Tov; Breslov Pirke Avot, and others.
By Georg Schilling
- Wo findet er statt?
- used to be ist der ö "Koordinierungsausschuss für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit"?
- Wie ist besagter Ausschuss entstanden?
- used to be sind seine Ziele?
- was once kann guy Aussagen von "Bischof" Williamson konkret konstruktiv entgegenhalten?
- Wo kann guy sich als aktiver Christ oder Jude im interreligiösen Diskurs sachlich einbringen?
- Wie geht es seasoned futuro in Ö weiter ev?
Diesen Fragen geht die folgende Arbeit unter Würdigung ua der Arbeit von König, Schubert, Trinks, Wahle, Rosenkranz uva wissenschaftlich und klar nach. Dabei wird neben der "Genesis" des Koordinierungsausschusses ua auch auf die Theodizee-Frage im Lichte von zB Auschwitz, Theresienstadt eingegangen. Wie kann ein "Gott", nach KÖNIGs Worten ua ein "allmächtiger" und "barmherziger" Gott dies zulassen?
- Fernerhin wird ein geschichtlicher Abriss wichtiger Perso(e)n(lichkeit)en des ö Koordinierungsausschusses vorgenommen.
- Sodann werden "Testimonials" und Mitglieder der Gegenwart in Ihren Funktionen in Gesellschaft und Glaubensgemeinschaft dargestellt.
- Des weiteren wird, wie bereits in einer der Eingangsfragen angedeutet, der Frage, nach der Möglichkeit eines konstruktiven Engangements in dieser hochinteressanten, inter-religösen NGO und NPO nachgegangen: kann guy sich konstruktiv, partiell einbringen?
- Eine zentrale Frage dieser wissenschaftlichen, sachlichen und lebensnahen examine bildet die Frage:
wie kann guy als - uU (hochgradig) enttäuschte Christin (als uU sehr frustrierter Christ), etwa im Kontext rund um Aussagen von "Bischof" Williamson sowie etwa um die "Geisteshaltung(en)" etwa von Pfarrer Wagner (in OÖ) sachlich, nüchtern und konstruktiv-progressiv seinem Bedürfnis einer röm.-kath. Kirche, wie sie etwa insbesondere durch die Persönlichkeit Franz (Kardinal) KÖNIGs vermittelt wurde, positiv einen Beitrag leisten?
- Ferner wird ua folgender Frage wissenschaftlich und lebensnahe nachgegangen: Wie kann guy die Anliegen des II.Vatikanums fördern?
Wie kann guy - etwa iRd des Koordinierungsausschusses - die Botschaft des Konzilsdokuments "Nostra Aetate" (auf sachlicher, lebensnaher Ebene) - musikalisch gesprochen - zum "Klingen" bringen?
- Des weiteren wird besonders auf die Bedeutung der Reduzierung von Informationsasymmetrien eingegangen, wobei ua auch auf die Verdienste etwa Prof. Kurt Rosenkranz' eingegangen wird.
- Schließlich wird versucht, konstruktiv (potentielle) Verbesserungsnuancen auszuloten.
By Jack H Bloom
Written through a working towards scientific psychologist who spent 10 years as a congregational rabbi, The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar: through the facility Vested in Me provides optimistic ideas to the inevitable unwanted effects of symbolic exemplarhood, training rabbis via dilemmas of the inner soul. Being a rabbi skill serving as a Symbolic Exemplar of the easiest that's in humankind, being skilled and taken care of and anticipated to behave as a stand-in for God, and a jogging, conversing image of all that Jewish culture represents. the load of being a symbolic exemplar of God is notable, and the fight to reside as much as its requirements should be one among loneliness, frustration, and melancholy, alienating rabbis who tire of dwelling in a tumbler house.
The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar examines how the symbolic function that serves because the resource of the rabbi’s authority and tool may end up in disillusionment and disenchantment. writer Jack H Bloom attracts on his personal event as a rabbi who watched the winning profession he loved become one he desperately desired to forsake and the way he was once encouraged to turn into an athletic trainer for rabbis. This designated booklet info how symbolic exemplarhood is created, what its draw back is, what strength it deals, the way it can be utilized successfully, how rabbis can take care of their internal lives, and what could be performed to aid rabbis remain human whereas retaining their leadership.
The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar is both powerful as a whole textual content or as a resource of stand-alone chapters on particular subject matters, including:
- targeted tensions of being a rabbi
- results of symbolic exemplarhood at the rabbi’s family
- instructing rabbis on their power
- education suggestions
- curing and healing
- and the 10 Commandments for rabbis
The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar is key studying for rabbis, rabbinical scholars, congregants, Christian clergy, seminarians and somebody attracted to what it's to be a clergy individual and the way they could help the paintings clergy do. The booklet educates either clergy and laity at the humanity of clergy.
Visit the author’s site at http://jackhbloom.com
By Ilana Kurshan
At the age of 27, by myself in Jerusalem within the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s greatest ebook membership, studying daf yomi, Hebrew for “daily web page" of the Talmud, a publication of rabbinic teachings spanning approximately six hundred years and the root for all codes of Jewish legislations. A runner, a reader and a romantic, Kurshan tailored to its speed, attuned her ear to its poetry, and came upon her passions in its pages. She introduced the Talmud along with her anywhere she went, learning in airplanes, grocery store strains, and over a plate of pasta at domestic, cautious to not drip tomato sauce upon discussions concerning the sprinkling of blood at the Temple altar. by the point she accomplished the Talmud after seven and a part years, Kurshan was once remarried with 3 teenagers. With every one being pregnant, her Talmud sat perched atop her transforming into belly.
This memoir is a story of heartache and humor, of affection and loss, of marriage and motherhood, and of studying to place one foot in entrance of the opposite by means of turning web page after web page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply available and private guided journey of the Talmud, laying off new mild on its tales and providing insights into its arguments—both for these already conversant in the textual content and in case you have by no means encountered it. for individuals of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If the entire Seas have been Ink is a party of learning—through literature—how to fall in love as soon as again.
By A. Yehuda Warburg
By Simone Gigliotti,Jacob Golomb,Caroline Steinberg Gould
In honor of Berel Lang’s 5 a long time of scholarly and philosophical contributions, the editors ofEthics, artwork and Representations of the Holocaust invited seventeen eminent students from worldwide to debate Lang’s impression all alone study and to mirror on how the Nazi genocide maintains to resonate in modern debates approximately antisemitism, commemoration and poetic representations. Resisting what Alvin Rosenfeld warned as “the finish of the Holocaust”, the essays during this assortment sign the Holocaust as an occasion with out closure, of tolerating resonance to new generations of students of genocide, Jewish experiences, and philosophy.
Readers will locate unique and provocative essays on issues as different as Nietzsche’s reputed Nazi leanings, Jewish anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, wartime rescue in Poland, philosophical responses to the Holocaust, hidden diaries within the Kovno Ghetto, and analyses of reactions to trauma in vintage literary works by means of Bernhard Schlink, Sylvia Plath, and Derek Walcott.
By Bill Rebiger
By Cohen Rabbi Herbert J.
Inside you are going to discover...
why God consulted with the angels prior to growing guy
what the Torah can educate us approximately iconic motion picture stars Paul Newman, Richard Burton, and Marlon Brando
the Bible’s first “drum circle”
the origins of My house
what a trip to Graceland can train the religious seeker
why it’s by no means a good suggestion to retire
what certain classes converts can train born Jews
what the Bible says approximately what sort of outfits to wear
By Jewish Publication Society Inc.,Inc. Jewish Publication Society
Regarded in the course of the English-speaking international because the usual English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by means of students, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is a wholly unique translation of the Holy Scriptures into modern English, in keeping with the Masoretic (the conventional Hebrew) textual content. it's the end result of 3 many years of collaboration by way of educational students and rabbis, representing the 3 biggest branches of equipped Judaism within the usa. now not because the 3rd century b.c.e., whilst seventy two elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures referred to as the Septuagint has this type of broad-based committee of Jewish students produced a massive Bible translation.
In executing this enormous job, the translators made use of the full diversity of biblical interpretation, historical and sleek, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the most recent findings in linguistics and archaeology, in addition to the paintings of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The ensuing textual content is a triumph of literary type and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and readability.
Ebook types of this name might be bought from so much publication vendors.
By DovBer Pinson