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By Leibel Estrin

trying to find a advisor to Judaism that offers easy accessibility to this usually misunderstood faith, but doesn't skimp on intensity and spirituality? this is your go-to advisor for every thing on Judaism! comprehend the mechanics of Jewish legislation, the fundamentals of Kabbalah, the heritage of the folk and the spirituality in the back of all of it during this tremendous simple consultant. Written for novices, even long-time scholars or practitioners of Judaism will locate detailed vistas and robust views all through this excellent tome.

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Associate Professor, Pediatrics
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“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.”
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Download e-book for kindle: „Schalom und Grüß Gott“? – Die NGO „Koordinierungsausschuss by Georg Schilling

By Georg Schilling

Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Judaistik, Universität Wien (-), Veranstaltung: variety, Diskurs und conversation in der Relation Judentum - Christentum in Österreich, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: - was once bedeutet "Dialog" zwischen Christen und Juden in Ö?
- 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.

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New PDF release: The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar: By the Power Vested in Me

By Jack H Bloom

the answer to the starting to be challenge of pressure and burnout in rabbis!

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.

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Download e-book for kindle: If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir by Ilana Kurshan

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.

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Download e-book for kindle: Rabbinic Authority, Volume 1: The Vision and the Reality by A. Yehuda Warburg

By A. Yehuda Warburg

Introducing English-speaking readers to the parameters and scope of rabbinic authority ordinarily, and the workings of the establishment of the beit din—the Jewish courtroom of law—in specific, this ebook provides 10 rulings in circumstances of Jewish civil legislation that the writer passed down as a member of a beit din panel. those judgements contact on concerns concerning employment termination, tenure rights and severance pay, rabbinic contracts, concerns within the not-for-profit boardroom, actual property brokerage fee, drafting a halakhic will, a revocable residing belief contract, the department of marital resources upon divorce, spousal abuse, and a father's accountability to help his estranged little ones. Accompanying those displays is an exam of the inspiration of rabbinic authority, the enterprise judgment rule, and an agunah's skill to recuperate for the infliction of emotional stress.

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Get Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in PDF

By Simone Gigliotti,Jacob Golomb,Caroline Steinberg Gould

The American-Jewish thinker Berel Lang has left an indelible impact on an strangely huge diversity of fields that few students can rival. From his earliest thoughts in philosophy and meta-philosophy, to his ground-breaking paintings on illustration, ancient writing, and artwork after Auschwitz, he has contributed unique and penetrating insights to the philosophical, literary, and ancient debates on ethics, artwork, and the illustration of the Nazi Genocide.

In honor of Berel Lang’s 5 a long time of scholarly and philosophical contributions, the editors of Ethics, 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.

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Download e-book for kindle: Sefer Shimmush Tehillim - Buch vom magischen Gebrauch der by Bill Rebiger

By Bill Rebiger

Der Sefer Shimmush Tehillim (das 'Buch vom magischen Gebrauch der Psalmen') ist ein im Judentum teilweise bis heute populäres Handbuch, in dem den biblischen Psalmen magische Verwendungen zugeordnet werden. Die Anfänge seiner Redaktion reichen bis in die Spätantike und in den ägyptisch-palästinischen Raum zurück. Die ältesten erhaltenen Textzeugen stammen aus der Kairoer Geniza, sind in einer hebräisch-aramäischen Mischsprache verfaßt und wurden in einer repräsentativen Auswahl in Magische Texte aus der Kairoer Geniza , Bd. three, hrsg. von Peter Schäfer und Shaul Shaked, Tübingen 1999 [TSAJ 72], erstmals ediert. Das Ende der hier umfassend dokumentierten, komplexen Redaktionsgeschichte dieses Manuals wird einerseits durch den Erstdruck Sabbioneta 1551, der zum textus receptus wurde, und andererseits durch die sefardische Rezension, die nur handschriftlich bezeugt ist, bezeichnet. In der vorliegenden Veröffentlichung ediert invoice Rebiger mittelalterliche und frühneuzeitliche Handschriften sowie die editio princeps synoptisch. In einer zweispaltigen Synopse übersetzt er den Erstdruck und die sefardische Rezension ins Deutsche und kommentiert in Anmerkungen Probleme der Übersetzung. In einem separaten Einzelkommentar widmet er sich ausführlich den Beziehungen zwischen dem textual content eines Psalms und seiner jeweiligen magischen Verwendung sowie zwischen den Rezensionen, den textual content- und traditionsgeschichtlichen Entwicklungen, den Paralleltexten aus der magischen Literatur und der ritualtheoretischen examine der Handlungsanweisungen. Eine allgemeine und forschungsgeschichtliche Einleitung und verschiedene Indices komplettieren dieses Buch.

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Download PDF by Cohen Rabbi Herbert J.: Texas Torah: The Interface of the Weekly Torah Portion with

By Cohen Rabbi Herbert J.

are looking to locate that means in Biblical narratives? are looking to realize functional advice for daily life? Then flip to Texas Torah: the Interface of the Weekly Torah component with daily life. initially written via Rabbi Herb Cohen as a typical column within the Texas Jewish publish, the weekly discussions of the Torah component offer fertile floor for serious-minded humans of all faiths to discover everlasting knowledge within the Biblical textual content.

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

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Read e-book online JPS TANAKH: The Holy Scriptures (blue): The New JPS PDF

By Jewish Publication Society Inc.,Inc. Jewish Publication Society

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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.

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New PDF release: The Four Species: The Symbolism of the Lulav & Esrog and

By DovBer Pinson

each one autumn we rejoice Sukkos anew, and with it many strange and exciting Mitvos, together with the Mitzvah of accumulating the 4 Species. The Arba Minim, or 4 Species, have encouraged numerous commentaries and traditions and intrigued students and mystics alike. With their wealthy symbolism they invoke ask yourself, and evoke our senses. during this little masterpiece of knowledge ­- either profound and functional - Rav DovBer Pinson explores the deep symbolic roots and nature of the 4 Species. The Na'anuim, or ritual of the Lulav circulation, is meticulously targeted and Kavanos, or meditations, are provided to be used with the perform. comprises an illustrated advisor to the Lulav Movements.

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