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Holiness in Jewish Thought

by Alan L. Mittleman

<p>Holiness is a challenge for contemporary Jewish thought. The concept of holiness is crucial to religious discourse in general and to Jewish discourse in particular. &quot;Holiness&quot; seems to express an important feature of religious ...

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Holocaust Scholarship

Personal Trajectories and Professional Interpretations

by Michael R. Marrus, Milton Shain, Christopher R. Browning & others

<p>Leading international Holocaust scholars reflect upon their personal experiences and professional trajectories over many decades of immersion in the field. Changes are examined within the context of individual odysseys, including shifting ...

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Holy War in Judaism

The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

by Reuven Firestone

<p>Holy war, sanctioned or even commanded by God, is a common and recurring theme in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbinic Judaism, however, largely avoided discussion of holy war in the Talmud and related literatures for the simple reason that it became ...

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I Am Jewish Teacher's Guide

by Jewish Lights Publishing

<p><strong>Being Jewish. What does it mean—for today, and for the future?</strong></p> <p>A companion teacher's guide to the best-selling <em>I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl</em> this collection of ...

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Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art

by Ben Schachter

<p>Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandment’s prohibition of graven images. Arguing that this disregards ...

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Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

by Jonathan Klawans

<p>This book examines the ways in which two distinct biblical conceptions of impurity-&quot;ritual&quot; and &quot;moral&quot;-were interpreted in the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, and the New Testament. In examining ...

ISBN: 9780190285241

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In God's Image

Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism

by Yair Lorberbaum

<p>The idea of creation in the divine image has a long and complex history. While its roots apparently lie in the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this book argues that it was the biblical account of creation presented in the first chapters

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Inconsistency in the Torah

Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

by Joshua A. Berman

<p><em>Inconsistency in the Torah</em></p> ...

ISBN: 9780190658823

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Interpreting Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Overlapping Inquiries

by Mordechai Z. Cohen & Adele Berlin

<p>This comparative study traces Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural interpretation from antiquity to modernity, with special emphasis on the pivotal medieval period. It focuses on three areas: responses in the different faith traditions to

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Inventing God's Law

How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

by David P. Wright

<p>Most scholars believe that the numerous similarities between the Covenant Code (Exodus 20:23-23:19) and Mesopotamian law collections, especially the Laws of Hammurabi, which date to around 1750 BCE, are due to oral tradition that extended ...

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Islam and its Past

Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

by Carol Bakhos & Michael Cook

<p>Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an brings together scholars from various disciplines and fields to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur'an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of ...

ISBN: 9780191081668

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Israel Mission Leader's Guide

to Israel—A Spiritual Travel Guide, 2nd Edition

by Rabbi Elliott Kleinman

<p>This guide will assist mission leaders in transforming ordinary trips into spiritual pilgrimages. Includes thoughts as to how <em>Israel—A Spiritual Travel Guide</em> can be used with your group, as well as a section on visiting the grave of ...

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

how the ancient city ignited our modern world

by James Carroll

<p>James Carroll’s urgent, masterly <em>Jerusalem, Jerusalem</em> uncovers the ways in which the city became a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervour unlike anywhere else on earth. He shows how the conflicts within this holiest of ...

ISBN: 9781921942204

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Jesus and the Temple

The Crucifixion in its Jewish Context

by Simon J. Joseph

<p>Most Jesus specialists agree that the Temple incident led directly to Jesus' arrest, but the precise relationship between Jesus and the Temple's administration remains unclear. Jesus and the Temple examines this relationship, exploring the ...

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Jesus, Sin, and Perfection in Early Christianity

by Jeffrey S. Siker

<p>The first full-length study to trace how early Christians came to perceive Jesus as a sinless human being. Jeffrey S. Siker presents a taxonomy of sin in early Judaism and examines moments in Jesus' life associated with sinfulness: his birth ...

ISBN: 9781316403976

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Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine

by Richard Kalmin

<p>The Babylonian Talmud was compiled in the third through sixth centuries CE, by rabbis living under Sasanian Persian rule in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. What kind of society did these rabbis inhabit? What effect did that ...

ISBN: 9780199885589

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Jewish Bioethics

Rabbinic Law and Theology in their Social and Historical Contexts

by Dr Yechiel Michael Barilan

<p>This book presents the discourse in Jewish law and rabbinic literature on bioethical issues, highlighting practical problems in their socio-historical contexts. Yechiel Michael Barilan discusses end-of-life care, abortion, infertility ...

ISBN: 9781107502093

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Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues

by J. David Bleich & Arthur J. Jacobson

<p>Organized as a series of authoritative discussions, this book presents the application of Jewish law - or Halakhah - to contemporary social and political issues. Beginning with the principle of divine revelation, it describes the contents and

ISBN: 9781316348734

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Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

by Steven Kepnes

<p>Liturgy, a complex interweaving of word, text, song, and behavior is a central fixture of religious life in the Jewish tradition. It is unique in that it is performed and not merely thought. Because liturgy is performed by a specific group at

ISBN: 9780190295325

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Jewish Messianic Thoughts in an Age of Despair

by Kenneth Seeskin

<p>Belief in the coming of a Messiah poses a genuine dilemma. From a Jewish perspective, the historical record is overwhelmingly against it. If, despite all the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, no legitimate Messiah has come ...

ISBN: 9781139210171

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