Luke the Historian of Israel’s Legacy, Theologian of by David Paul Moessner

By David Paul Moessner

Luke the Historian and Theologian appears globally over "written texts" which are being learn as authoritative scripture and publicizes them as pointing jointly. He argues that either Hellenistic rhetorical historiography and Israel's scriptural historical past distinguish the ever exciting panorama that we name Luke-Acts and, via a thematic move of its personal, brings either dimensions into daring, coherent reduction.

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Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the by Bonnie J. Morris

By Bonnie J. Morris

Lubavitcher ladies in the USA deals an extraordinary examine the realm of Hasidic ladies activists due to the fact global warfare II. The revival of ultra-Orthodox Judaism within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century has baffled many assimilated American Jews, particularly these Jewish feminists opposed to Orthodox interpretations of women's roles. this article offers voice to the lives of these Hasidic ladies who served the overdue Lubavitcher Rebbe as educators and outreach activists, and examines their usually profitable efforts to recruit different Jewish girls to the Lubavitcher neighborhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. valuable to this ebook is how Lubavitcher girls have "talked again" to American feminist notion. Arguing that American feminism can't release Jewish women--that a particularly Jewish spirituality is extra applicable and fulfilling--Lubavitcher girls have helped to swell the ranks in their Rebbe's fans by way of aggressively selling the charm of conventional, dependent Jewish observance. The e-book hence bargains a special examine lady anti-feminist spiritual rhetoric, articulately awarded through Jewish "fundamentalists.

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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Brant Pitre

By Brant Pitre

In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once more faucets into the wells of Jewish Scripture and culture, and unlocks the secrets and techniques of what's arguably the main famous image of the Christian religion: the go of Christ. during this exciting exploration, Pitre indicates how the soreness and dying of Jesus used to be excess of a sad Roman execution. in its place, the fervour of Christ was once the achievement of historical Jewish prophecies of a wedding, while the God of the universe could wed himself to humankind in an enduring nuptial covenant.
 
to ensure, such a lot Christians are acquainted with the apostle Paul’s instructing that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. yet what does this relatively mean? And what might ever own Paul to match the demise of Christ to the affection of a husband for his spouse? for those who might were on the Crucifixion, with Jesus placing there demise, is that how you might have defined it? How may possibly a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions have been, have ever in comparison the execution of Jesus to a marriage? And why does he check with this because the “great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32)?
 
As Pitre indicates, the main to unlocking this secret are available via going again to Jewish Scripture and culture and seeing the total historical past of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story among writer and creature, among God and Israel, among Christ and his bride—a tale that involves its climax at the wooden of a Roman cross. 
 
within the pages of Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of commonly used passages within the Bible—the Exodus, the tune of Songs, the marriage at Cana, the girl on the good, the final Supper, the Crucifixion, or even the second one Coming on the finish of Time—are without notice reworked sooner than our eyes. certainly, while visible within the gentle of Jewish Scripture and culture, the lifetime of Christ is not anything below the best love tale ever informed.

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Food by Gil Marks

By Gil Marks

A entire, A-to-Z consultant to Jewish meals, recipes, and culinary traditions
Food is greater than simply sustenance. It's a mirrored image of a community's historical past, tradition, and values. From India to Israel to the USA and all over the place in among, Jewish nutrition looks in lots of various varieties and diversifications, yet all comparable in its achievement of kosher legislation, Jewish rituals, and vacation traditions. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food explores either distinctive cultural culinary traditions in addition to those who unite the Jewish people.

[#] Alphabetical entries—from Afikomen and Almond to Yom Kippur and Za'atar—cover components, dishes, vacation trips, and nutrition traditions which are major to Jewish groups round the world
[#] This easy-to-use reference comprises greater than 650 entries, three hundred recipes, plus illustrations and maps throughout
[#] either a accomplished source and engaging interpreting, this publication is ideal for Jewish chefs, nutrients fans, historians, and a person attracted to Jewish historical past or food

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food is an informative and eye-opening advisor to the culinary middle and soul of the Jewish humans.

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Rewriting the Sacred Text: What the Old Greek Texts Tell Us by Kristin De Troyer

By Kristin De Troyer

Even though such a lot remedies of the ancient improvement of the Hebrew Bible concentration virtually completely on Hebrew witnesses, previous Greek witnesses paint an image of the expansion of the Bible that's either interesting and numerous. 4 diversified styles of improvement are tested and evaluated during this research: a rewritten Hebrew biblical textual content; a proto-Masoretic biblical textual content; a rewritten Greek biblical textual content; and a misplaced Hebrew Vorlage. Readers who imagine that the Bible was once composed in Hebrew after which translated into Greek and different languages in a roughly linear type should be shocked to determine the advanced direction that many biblical witnesses traveled among unique composition and inclusion within the Jewish or Christian canons of Scripture.

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The Everyday Torah: Weekly Reflections and Inspirations by Bradley Artson

By Bradley Artson

“Like any vintage, the Torah looks in several guises with each one rereading. Its limitless layers of which means and intensity provide the chance to reap anew, with none worry of laborious its provide of knowledge, advice, and kedushah (holiness). to come across Torah is to come across God.”
--from the Introduction

In this inspiring assortment, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson illuminates the sacred textual content on the middle of Jewish spirituality. Enlightening and unique, the standard Torah brings the traditional textual content to existence with poignant reflections that may consultant to you to a deeper knowing of the Torah, of Judaism, of your self.

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An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy by Norbert M. Samuelson

By Norbert M. Samuelson

The booklet is split into 3 sections. the 1st offers a common ancient evaluation for the Jewish proposal that follows. the second one summarizes the range of uncomplicated varieties of renowned, optimistic Jewish dedication within the 20th century. The 3rd and significant part summarizes the fundamental considered these glossy Jewish philosophers whose proposal is technically the simplest and/or the main influential in Jewish highbrow circles. The Jewish philosophers coated contain Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Mordecai Kaplan, and Emil Fackenheim.

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The Wisdom of Talmud by Ben Zion Bosker

By Ben Zion Bosker

Discover the traditional knowledge and ancient effect of a cornerstone of JudaismThe knowledge of the Talmud provides a radical background and evaluate of the Talmud, the rabbinical observation at the Torah that used to be built within the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the shut of the Biblical canon to the tip of the 5th century, Jewish students studied the scripture and labored to develop'and debate'supplementary understandings of the Torah's instructions on quite a few issues. From man's objective and miracles, to marriage and wellbeing, to cognizance and group, the Talmud considers what it ability to perform religion every day and during a altering world.This ebook is a vital and approachable advisor for figuring out how interpretation of the Torah has guided Jewish existence for hundreds of thousands of years.This publication contains a new foreword, photo gallery, and checklist of proverbs and sayings of the rabbis.

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Things Revealed: Studies in Early Jewish and Christian by Esther G Chazon, David Satran, Ruth Clements

By Esther G Chazon, David Satran, Ruth Clements

This wealthy selection of articles devoted to Michael E. Stone by means of his colleagues and scholars honors his contributions to the learn of Judaism and Christianity. a number of the articles talk about apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works stemming from Jewish or Christian authors and transmitted basically yet now not solely by means of Christian scribes. really well-represented are the earliest books of one Enoch and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. a few articles introduce newly to be had fabric from the lifeless Sea Scrolls whereas others care for Philo, Hellenistic Judaism, and early Christianity. problems with biblical interpretation, tradition-history, literary transmission, and social context determine prominently. This ebook is a better half to the learn of apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, useless Sea Scrolls, early Judaism, and early Christianity.

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