Download E-books Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition PDF

By David Nirenberg

“Exhilarating . . . a scholarly travel de strength. the tale Nirenberg has to inform isn't over.”―Adam Kirsch, Tablet

This incisive historical past upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes within the Western culture. With deep studying and magnificence, David Nirenberg indicates how foundational anti-Judaism is to the historical past of the West.

Questions of ways we're Jewish and, extra severely, how and why we aren't were churning in the Western mind's eye all through its background. old Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of each interval; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in developing their visions of the area. The thrust of this custom construes Judaism as an competition, a probability frequently from inside, to be criticized, attacked, and eradicated. The intersections of those rules with the area of power―the Roman destruction of the second one Temple, the Spanish Inquisition, the German Holocaust―are renowned. The methods of concept underlying those tragedies are available on the very origin of Western background. eight pages of illustrations

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Download E-books Suddenly, Love: A Novel PDF

A poignant, heartbreaking new paintings via “one of the simplest novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the tale of a lonely older guy and his committed younger caretaker who remodel every one other’s lives in methods they can by no means have imagined.
Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old pink military veteran from Ukraine who landed, virtually accidentally, in Israel after global struggle II. A retired funding adviser, he lives on my own (his first spouse and child daughter have been killed by means of the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish moment spouse) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena, in her mid-thirties, is the single daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been taking good care of Ernst on the grounds that his surgical procedure years previous; she arrives each morning quickly at 8 and typically leaves each afternoon at 3. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst’s mind. and because the months go, Ernst involves depend upon the mild younger girl who runs his condo, listens to him learn from his paintings, and sometimes bargains a lively statement on it.
But Ernst’s writing offers him no pride, and he's haunted by means of his godless, Communist previous. His future health, already bad, starts to become worse even extra; he turns into mired in melancholy and turns out to lose the need to stay. yet this is often whatever Irena won't enable. As she turns into an more and more very important a part of his life—moving into his domestic, encouraging him in his paintings, easing his pain—Ernst not just regains his experience of self and discovers the trail by which his writing can circulation yet he additionally discovers, to his amazement, that Irena is in love with him. And, much more magnificent, he realizes that he's in love along with her, too.

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Download E-books Divrei Yoel - Selected Teachings of the Satmar Rebbe - Sefer Bemidbar (Numbers) PDF

By Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Satmar Rebbe

Hasidic Teachings on Sefer Bemidbar - the ebook of Numbers, by means of his holiness, Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, zy"a, (1887-1979) chosen from his ebook Divrei Yoel, translated from Hebrew to English. modern Hasidic Bible statement.

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Download E-books The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal: King Manuel I and the End of Religious Tolerance (1496–7) (The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400–1500) PDF

By François Soyer

This ebook demanding situations regular assumptions about the persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal in 1496-7. It items jointly the advancements that resulted in the occasions of 1496-7 and offers an in depth reconstruction of the persecution itself.

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Download E-books Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today PDF

By Lawrence J. Epstein

From the biblical tale of Ruth to the famous person conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the tales of people that have switched over to Judaism all through historical past. The e-book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and stocks the 1st conversion tales of the folk who helped the early Jewish religion develop. next chapters hint the trajectory of Judaism during the a while whereas highlighting the tales of converts—both famous and lesser-known—and how they formed the culture. The e-book comprises not just the tale of Warder Cresson, who used to be wear trial for madness after changing to Judaism, but in addition recognized celebrities who grew to become Jewish akin to Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Written by way of a famous specialist at the conversion approach, Converts to Judaism serves as a special source to humans contemplating the difficult direction of conversion and an indication of the $64000, and occasionally brilliant, position Jewish converts have continually performed in Jewish life.

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Download E-books The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 3.i PDF

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, initially released in German among 1874 and 1909 and in English among 1885 and 1891, is a severe presentation of Jewish background, associations, and literature from one hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. a hundred thirty five. It has rendered worthy prone to students for almost a century.

The current paintings bargains a clean translation and a revision of the full subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the assets are provided based on the newest scholarly variations; and the entire new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary facts, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba records, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the development in historic learn, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, surroundings it inside of a much broader framework of latest wisdom, and offers a beginning on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus may perhaps build.

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Download E-books La historia de los judíos: En busca de las palabras, 1000AC - 1492 PDF

By Simon Schama

Una obra primary sobre una cultura, un pueblo y un mundo de uno de los historiadores más prestigiosos y estimulantes de los angeles actualidad

Simon Schama narra l. a. historia de los judíos a lo largo de tres milenios, desde sus orígenes como una tribu en l. a. Antigüedad hasta el presente; una historia única, de resistencia a los angeles desaparición, de creatividad bajo opresión, alegría en medio de las desgracias y afirmación de los angeles vida contra pronóstico.

Schama recorre los siglos y los continentes, desde los angeles India a Andalucia, de los bazares de El Cairo a las calles de Oxford; y visita lugares inimaginables: un reino judío en las montañas del sur de Arabia; una sinagoga siria recubierta por brillantes murales; las palmeras de los enterramientos judíos en los angeles catacumbas romanas. Y logra que las voces se oigan nítidas: los angeles severidad y el gozo de los autores de los angeles Biblia, o l. a. poesía amorosa de los aficionados al vino en un jardín de los angeles España musulmana.

En La historia de los judíos el Talmud arde en las calles de París, los patíbulos presiden las plazas del Londres medieval, un artesano mallorquín dibuja el mundo de nuevo; se encienden velas, se cantan salmos, se cargan mulas y naufragan barcos llenos de especias y joyas.

Así se despliega una historia extraordinaria. No l. a. de una cultura distinta, como a menudo se supone, sino de un mundo judío inmerso y marcado por los pueblos entre los que han habitado, de los egipcios a los griegos, de los árabes a los cristianos. Porque los angeles historia de los judíos es también l. a. historia de todos los demás, nuestra historia.

La crítica ha dicho...

«Un espléndido trabajo que desmonta los estereotipos y cuenta los triunfos y las tragedias con brío y elocuencia.»
David Abulafia, Financial Times

«Schama escribe l. a. historia desde abajo, y desde el medio, y desde otros ángulos inesperados, recuperando lo no registrado u olvidado hace tiempo, y analizando las fuerzas sociales y culturales que modelaron las vidas de sus personajes. Es un logro lleno de gracia literaria y estilo personal.»
New York occasions ebook Review

«Una exuberante obra maestra.»
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily Mail

«El mejor Schama, un obra hecha con cuidado y cariño, tan repleta de anécdotas memorables como una novela de Bellow y más inteligente que una película de Woody Allen.»
Daniel Johnson, The Times

«La historia de los judíos de Schama es una obra modélica de divulgación histórica. Animada, culta, atenta a l. a. historiografía más reciente y, en ocasiones, encantadoramente subjetiva.»
New York Times

«En esta brillante historia de los judíos, el profesor heterodoxo logra de alguna manera ser simultáneamente sentimental y subversivo, moderado y disidente, y los lectores salimos ganando.»

«Emotiva y fascinante.»
Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books History of the Yiddish Language, Volume 1 PDF

By Max Weinreich

Max Weinreich’s heritage of the Yiddish Language is a vintage of Yiddish scholarship and is the single complete scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its beginning to the current. A huge, definitive paintings, historical past of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from different languages, its special homes, and its versatility and variety in either spoken and written shape. initially released in 1973 in Yiddish by means of the YIVO Institute for Jewish learn and in part translated in 1980, it's now being released in complete in English for the 1st time. as well as his textual content, Weinreich’s copious references and footnotes also are incorporated during this two-volume set.

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Download E-books A Chosen Calling: Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century (Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context) PDF

By Noah J. Efron

Scholars have struggled for many years to give an explanation for why Jews have succeeded extravagantly in smooth technology. numerous arguable theories―from such intellects as C. P. Snow, Norbert Wiener, and Nathaniel Weyl―have been promoted. Snow hypothesized an developed genetic predisposition to medical good fortune. Wiener recommended that the breeding conduct of Jews sustained hereditary features conducive for studying. Economist and eugenicist Weyl attributed Jewish highbrow eminence to "seventeen centuries of breeding for scholars."

Rejecting the concept Jews have performed good in technological know-how due to uniquely Jewish features, Jewish brains, and Jewish behavior of brain, historian of technology Noah J. Efron ways the Jewish affinity for technology in the course of the geographic and cultural situations of Jews who have been forced to settle in new worlds within the early 20th century.

Seeking aid from spiritual persecution, hundreds of thousands of Jews resettled within the usa, Palestine, and the Soviet Union, with huge concentrations of settlers in big apple, Tel Aviv, and Moscow. technology performed a wide function within the lives and livelihoods of those immigrants: it used to be a common strength that transcended the arbitrary previous global orders that had lengthy ensured the exclusion of all yet a number of Jews from the seats of strength, wealth, and public esteem. even though the 3 locations have been some distance aside geographically, the hyperlinks one of the groups have been enduring and lively. This shared experience―of dealing with the longer term in new worlds, either actual and conceptual―provided a iteration of Jews with possibilities not like any their mom and dad and grandparents had known.

The tumultuous fresh century of Jewish historical past, which observed either a methodical crusade to blot out Europe's Jews and the inexorable absorption of Western Jews into the societies during which they now stay, is illuminated by way of where of honor technological know-how held in Jewish imaginations. technology was once important to their goals of constructing new worlds―welcoming worlds―for a persecuted people.

This provocative paintings will attract historians of technology in addition to students of faith, Jewish reviews, and Zionism.

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Download E-books Flavius Josephus (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

A world Josephus Colloquium met in Haifa on 2 - 6 July, 2006. It accumulated students from Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Britain, Israel, and the united states who represented various disciplines: bible, historical past, Judaism, and archaeology. The connecting constitution of the entire members was once the traditional Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The fruit of this assembly is gifted in twenty 4 articles and an advent. "Flavius Josephus: Interpretation and background" is a multi-disciplinary number of study on Josephus, the fellow, the historian, his period, and his writings. will probably be of significant use to students in addition to most of the people, who take an curiosity within the literary paintings of 1 of the main arguable figures of his period.

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