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Inspired By Leonard Cohen

by Arie Chark

<p>Leonard Cohen&apos;s strong spirituality was probably spiritually Jewish rather than Jewishly spiritual. Is that a useful comparison? I&apos;m not certain, but I don&apos;t think so. Spirit is also wind in Hebrew, and the wind blows when and ...

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Introducing The Messiah: An Interview

by King David

<p>God promises world peace someday soon: Isaiah JPS 1917 Edition 51:11 &quot;And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and ...

ISBN: 9781499904062

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Introducing Zeroa, Lechayayim and Keva

The National Birthright of Kohanim

by Peretz Rivkin

<p>The national obligation of the Jewish nation; Giving the Zeroa, Lechayayim and Keva (Foreleg, Cheeks, and Abomasum) from every kosher-slaughtered animal to kohanim. This version includes meeting transcripts of Igud HaKohanim's presentation to

ISBN: 1230002509334

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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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ISRAEL AGAINST ALL ODDS

Anti-Semitism From Its Beginnings to the Holocaust Years

by Christopher H. K. Persaud

<p>Jews are indisputably the most persecuted people in the annals of history. At the source of Jew-hatred in its myriad forms is anti-Semitism, a sinister and vile mindset that has existed since Old Testament times, that is, thousands of years. ...

ISBN: 1230003022948

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Israeli Judaism

The Sociology of Religion in Israel

by Shlomo Deshen

<p>This is an unusual and extremely timely collective effort. It appears at a moment in which Israelis not only must confront their Arab neighbors, but must deal with one another as Jews possessing radically different views on the present and ...

ISBN: 9781351293907

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Jadid al-Islam

The Jewish “New Muslims” of Meshhed

by Raphael Patai

In 1839, Muslims attacked the Jews of Meshhed, murdering 36 of them, and forcing the conversion of the rest. While some managed to escape across the Afghan border, and some turned into true believing Muslims, the majority adopted Islam only ...

ISBN: 9780814341858

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Jesus and the Judaism of His Time

by Irving M. Zeitlin

<p>The main aim of this work is to understand Jesus as he saw himself, and to compare that self-understanding with the ways in which others have grasped the nature of his mission.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780745669274

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Jew

by Baker, Cynthia M.

<DIV>This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the key word <I>Jew</I>&mdash;charting the past meanings, present usages, and possible futures of a term that lies not only at the heart of Jewish experience, but at the core of how Western ...

ISBN: 9780813563046

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Jew

by Cynthia M. Baker

<p><em>Jew</em>.  The word possesses an uncanny power to provoke and unsettle. For millennia, <em>Jew</em> has signified the consummate <em>Other</em>, a persistent fly in the ointment of Western civilization’s grand narratives and cultural ...

ISBN: 9780813573861

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Jewish History

by S.M. Dubnow

<p>“The popularization of history is by no means to be pursued to the detriment of its severely scientific treatment. What is to be guarded against is the notion that tedium is inseparable from the scientific method. I have always been of the ...

ISBN: 9781531286712

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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

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Jewish Memory And the Cosmopolitan Order

by Natan Sznaider

<p>Natan Sznaider offers a highly original account of Jewish memory and politics before and after the Holocaust. It seeks to recover an aspect of Jewish identity that has been almost completely lost today - namely, that throughout much of their ...

ISBN: 9780745637570

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Jewish Prayer Book

by Anonymous

<p>The Jewish Prayer Book is a large collection of prayers. Included in this collection are prayers for children, the sick, holidays such as Chanukah and Purim, and more.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781614307457

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Jewish Views of the Afterlife

by Simcha Paull Raphael

<p>Originally published in 1994, <em>Jewish Views of the Afterlife</em> is a classic study of ideas of afterlife and postmortem survival in Jewish tradition and mysticism.</p> <p>As both a scholar and pastoral counselor, Raphael guides the ...

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Jewish–Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity

Seven Twentieth-Century Converts

by Shalom Goldman

<p>This book is an exploration of what would seem to be a simple question, but is actually the object of a profound quest—“who is a Jew?” This is a deeply complex issue, both within Judaism, and in interactions between Jews and Christians. ...

ISBN: 9780739196090

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Jews and the Ends of Theory

by James I. Porter, Svetlana Boym, Elliot R. Wolfson & others

<p>Clarifies many aspects of the previously obscured or merely anecdotal relation between criticism and Jewishness in the twentieth century and beyond.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780823282012

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Jews and the Sporting Life

Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXIII

by Ezra Mendelsohn

<p>Volume XXIII of the distinguished annual <em>Studies in Contemporary Jewry</em> explores the role of sports in modern Jewish history. The centrality of sports in modern life--in popular and even in high culture, in economic life, in the ...

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Jews and Their Foodways

by Anat Helman

<p>Food is not just a physical necessity but also a composite commodity. It is part of a communication system, a nonverbal medium for expression, and a marker of special events. Bringing together contributions from fourteen historians, ...

ISBN: 9780190493592

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Jews in Arab Countries

The Great Uprooting

by Georges Bensoussan

<p>In this new history, French author Georges Bensoussan retells the story of what life was like for Jews in the Arab world since 1850. During the early years of this time, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews

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