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Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

by Chad Alan Goldberg

<p>In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominent social thinkers in France, Germany, and the United States sought to understand the modern world taking shape around them. Although they worked in different national traditions ...

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Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script

Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism

by Elias Sacks

<p>Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, ...

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My Handwriting Saved Me: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

by Albert Halm

<p>Albert Halm, Holocaust survivor tells the fascinating story of his family carving out a meager life on the farm in the Carpathian Mountains, in what was then Czechoslovakia, taken away and being interned in three Nazi camps, and ultimately ...

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My Handwriting Saved Me: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

by Albert Halm

<p>Albert Halm, Holocaust survivor tells the fascinating story of his family carving out a meager life on the farm in the Carpathian Mountains, in what was then Czechoslovakia, taken away and being interned in three Nazi camps, and ultimately ...

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Nationalizing a Borderland

War, Ethnicity, and Anti-Jewish Violence in East Galicia, 1914–1920

by Alexander Victor Prusin

<p><em>Nationalizing a Borderland</em> enriches understanding of ethnic conflict by examining the factors in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia between 1914 and 1920 that led to the rise of xenophobic nationalism and to the ethnocide of ...

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Nationalizing Judaism

Zionism as a Theological Ideology

by David Ohana, Ari Barell & Michael Feige

<p>This new book by historian David Ohana analyzes Zionism and the Israeli state as a theological ideology. The book pursues this provocative end by showing the dialectical tension between Judaism and Zionism. How has Zionism molded perceptions ...

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On Judaism

by Martin Buber

<p>Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer<br /> With a new Foreword by Rodger Kamenetz<br />  <br /> “The question I put before you, as well as before myself, is the question of the meaning of Judaism for the Jews. Why do we call ourselves Jews? I want ...

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On the Word of a Jew

Religion, Reliability, and the Dynamics of Trust

by Nina Caputo & Mitchell B. Hart

<p>What, if anything, does religion have to do with how reliable we perceive one another to be? When and how did religious difference matter in the past when it came to trusting the word of another? In today’s world, we take for granted that ...

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Orot

by Kook, Abraham Isaac Hakohen & Naor, Bezalel

<p>Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook was the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Erets Israel. Orot is his seminal work of thought, a poetic vision of grandeur of the Nation of Israel reborn in its ancient land.</p> ...

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Patterns in Jewish History

by Wein, Berel

<p>Patterns in Jewish History&nbsp;is Rabbi Berel Wein's masterful history of the Jewish people. Through the prism of timeless themes: education, customs, anti-Semitism, assimilation, the role of teachers and rabbis, the land of Israel and more,

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Philo's Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism

by Louis H. Feldman

Philo's Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism presents the most comprehensive study of Philo's De Vita Mosis that exists in any language. Feldman, well known for his work on Josephus and ancient Judaism, here paves new ground ...

ISBN: 9780268159528

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Pious Irreverence

Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism

by Dov Weiss

<p>Judaism is often described as a religion that tolerates, even celebrates arguments with God. Unlike Christianity and Islam, it is said, Judaism endorses a tradition of protest as first expressed in the biblical stories of Abraham, Job, and ...

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Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

by Seán Hand & Steven T. Katz

<p>Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe’s Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population ...

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Prayer as Divine Experience in 4 Ezra and John’s Apocalypse

Emotions, Empathy, and Engagement with God

by David Seal

<p>Do humans have a special capacity designed to foster experiences of God? What role do specific bodily actions or emotions play in the cultivation of a divine experience? Prayer as Divine Experience in 4 Ezra and John’s Apocalypse: Emotion, ...

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Prolegomena to the History of Israel

by Julius Wellhausen

<p>Prolegomena To The History Of Israel by the German biblical scholar and orientalist, Julius Wellhausen.In the course of his career, he moved from Old Testament research through Islamic studies to New Testament scholarship. Wellhausen ...

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Rabbi Akiva, Bar Kokhba Revolt, and the Ten Tribes of Israel

by Alexander Zephyr

<p>Alexander Zephyr is the author of The State of Israel: Its Friends and Enemies. Prophetic Future. Like his previous work, Rabbi Akiva, the Bar Kokhba Revolt and the Ten Tribes of Israel focuses on the fate and destiny of the so-called Lost ...

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Rabbinic Judaism

Space and Place

by David Kraemer

<p>In the aftermath of the conquest of the Holy Land by the Romans and their destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, Jews were faced with a world in existential chaos—both they and their God were rendered homeless. In a religious tradition

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Revelation and Authority

Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition

by Benjamin D. Sommer

<div>At once a study of biblical theology and modern Jewish thought, this volume describes a “participatory theory of revelation” as it addresses the ways biblical authors and contemporary theologians alike understand the process of revelation ...

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Role Model and Countermodel

The Golden Age of Iberian Jewry and German Jewish Culture during the Era of Emancipation

by Carsten Schapkow

<p>This book explores the “Golden Age” of Sephardic Jewry on the Iberian Peninsula and its perception in German Jewish culture during the era of emancipation. For Jews living in Germany, the history of Sephardic Jewry developed into a historical

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Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

<p>The history of Algerian Jews has thus far been viewed from the perspective of communities on the northern coast, who became, to some extent, beneficiaries of colonialism.  But to the south, in the Sahara, Jews faced a harsher colonial ...

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