The Jewish Cultural Tapestry

Author: Steven M. Lowenstein
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195158008
Size: 13,48 MB
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This compact volume showcases the customs and folkways of a people united by tradition yet scattered to the far corners of the Earth on five continents. Lowenstein describes the widely varying regional Jewish cultures with needlepoint accuracy. 75 halftones.

Mediating Modernity

Author: Lauren B. Strauss
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814333952
Size: 17,77 MB
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A landmark collection of essays by prominent academics in modern Jewish and German-Jewish history, honoring Michael A. Meyer, a pioneer in those fields.

The Oxford Handbook Of Global Religions

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199727619
Size: 13,47 MB
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The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.

A Jew To The Jews

Author: David J. Rudolph
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498296165
Size: 14,44 MB
Format: PDF
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David J. Rudolph raises new questions about Paul's view of the Torah and Jewish identity in this post-supersessionist interpretation of 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Paul's principle of accommodation is considered in light of the diversity of Second Temple Judaism and Jesus' example and rule of accommodation.

The Jewish Year Book

Author: Stephen W. Massil
Editor: Vallentine Mitchell
ISBN: 9780853035152
Size: 15,38 MB
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A record of the organisation, people and events in the contemporary jewish World.

The Jewish Quarterly

Size: 10,40 MB
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In Every Tongue

Author: Diane Tobin
Editor: Inst for Jewish & Community
Size: 20,77 MB
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Jews have always resembled the peoples among whom they live, whether in Africa, Asia, or Europe. Why should American Jews be an exception? In a land where racial and ethnic boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred, the American Jewish community is also shifting. In Every Tongue is both a groundbreaking look at the changing faces of the Jewish people and an examination of the timelessness of those changes. Ranging from distinct communities of African American Jews and adopted children of color in white Jewish families to the growing number of religious seekers of all races who hope to find a home in Judaism, In Every Tongue explores the origins, traditions, challenges, and joys of diverse Jews in America.This book explodes the myth of a single authentic Judaism and shines a bright light on the thousands of ethnically and racially diverse Jews in the United States who live full and rich Jewish lives. It is impossible to read In Every Tongue without coming away with a deeper respect for and a broader understanding of the Jewish people today. In a time when Jewish community leaders decry the shrinking of the Jewish population, In Every Tongue imagines a vibrant and daring future for the Jewish people: becoming who they have always been.

The Shabbat Elevator And Other Sabbath Subterfuges

Author: Alan Dundes
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Size: 20,73 MB
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This book focuses on the topic of circumventing custom with special emphasis on the ingenious ways Orthodox (and other) Jews have devised to avoid breaking the extensive list of activities forbidden on the Sabbath. After examining the sources of Sabbath observance as set forth in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and rabbinical writings, some of the most salient forms of circumvention are described. Then drawing on Freud's insights as to the obsessive nature of religious ritual and his persuasive delineation of anal erotic character, an attempt is made to analyze such facets of Jewish character (in addition to circumvention) as an undue concern with purity, and a long-established tradition of indulging in nit-picking and argumentation.