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Download The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an by Dolores Sloan PDF

By Dolores Sloan

ahead of 1492, Jews had flourished at the Iberian Peninsula for centuries. Marked through alternating cooperative coexistence and selective persecution along Christians and Muslims, this notable interval was once a golden age for Iberian Jews, with major and culturally different advances in sciences, arts and government.
This paintings lines the background of the Sephardic Jews from their golden age to their post–Columbian diaspora. It highlights achievements in technology, medication, philosophy, arts, economic system and executive, along a number of much less noble accomplishments, in either the land they left in the back of and within the lands they settled later. a number of major Sephardic Jews are profiled intimately, and later chapters discover the expanding regulations on Jews ahead of expulsion, the divergent fates of 2 diaspora groups (in Brazil and the Ottoman Empire), and the long-lasting legacy of Sephardic history.

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Download Holy Beggars: A Journey from Haight Street to Jerusalem by Aryae Coopersmith,Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi PDF

By Aryae Coopersmith,Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

The Sixties San Francisco non secular revolution – a view from inside.

Memoir a few non secular instructor and a pupil in Sixties San Francisco, a colourful forged – together with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Allen Ginsburg, Murshid Samuel Lewis ("Sufi Sam"), Swami Satchidananda, Ajari Warwick, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi Schachter, and lots of extra – and lives that have been replaced forever.

Aryae Coopersmith, a 22-year previous university pupil in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco, meets the charismatic rabbi and folks singer Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and comes to a decision to begin a neighborhood for him. He rents a home and strikes in together with his most sensible pals. earlier than lengthy they locate themselves – and their condominium – on the middle of the San Francisco non secular revolution as hundreds of thousands of kids – Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sufis, and fans of numerous specialists – flood in via their doors.

Giving concert events to packed halls worldwide, Shlomo is famous as Judaism’s such a lot influential musician, and certainly one of its maximum non secular leaders, of the overdue twentieth century. Their condominium – the home of affection and Prayer – turns into an old a part of the legend of Nineteen Sixties San Francisco.

Aryae and his fellow scholars who're operating different religious groups deliver their academics and specialists jointly to create an immense San Francisco occasion – the assembly of the methods – to rejoice the oneness of the world's non secular traditions and the entire world's people.

Aryae's most sensible associates Efraim and Leah depart San Francisco and head to Jerusalem, the place they develop into ultra-Orthodox Hasidim. Many others from the "House" stick with. Aryae remains in the back of and settles right into a secular lifestyles as a Silicon Valley company proprietor. After Shlomo dies, Aryae feels pressured to inform the tale. to aim to appreciate the lives of his outdated associates and pull jointly the scattered fragments of his personal, he travels to Jerusalem.

This profoundly relocating memoir tells a narrative of grace, loss, redemption, and finally of recognition. It invitations us to mirror on how the Nineteen Sixties non secular revolution – with its imaginative and prescient of the oneness people all – has impacted each one of our lives.

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Download Holocaust Scholars Write to the Vatican (Contributions to by Harry James Cargas PDF

By Harry James Cargas

If you had an opportunity to talk to the Pope, what could you are saying? this is often the query that thirteen famous Holocaust scholars―Christians of varied denominations and Jews (including a few Holocaust survivors)―address during this quantity. The Holocaust used to be a Christian in addition to a Jewish tragedy; still, the Roman Catholic hierarchy has provided little or no reputable discourse at the Church's position in it. those essays supply stable optimistic feedback and make an incredible contribution to either Holocaust and Christian studies.

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Download Speaking Torah Vol 1: Spiritual Teachings from around the by Dr. Arthur Green,Rabbi Ebn Leader,Ariel Evan Mayse,Rabbi Or PDF

By Dr. Arthur Green,Rabbi Ebn Leader,Ariel Evan Mayse,Rabbi Or N. Rose

The strongest Hasidic teachings made accessible—from the various world's preeminent experts on Jewish suggestion and spirituality.

"The teachings of Torah, from starting to finish, are learn the following as a direction towards liberation, a fashion of uplifting your soul and permitting it to trip homeward, again to its resource within the oneness of all being. Or, even higher, to find that oneness the following, in a loving yet transformative embody of either global and self."
—from "To the Reader"

While Hasidic stories became widely recognized to trendy audiences, the profound religious teachings that stand on the very middle of Hasidism have remained a closed ebook for all other than students. This attention-grabbing selection—presented in volumes following the weekly Torah examining and the vacation cycle, and featured in English and Hebrew—makes the lessons obtainable in a rare way.

Volume 1 covers Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus, and contains a background of early Hasidism and a precis of imperative non secular teachings of the Maggid's institution. quantity 2 covers Numbers and Deuteronomy and the vacation cycle, and contains short biographies of the Hasidic figures. each one educating is gifted with a clean translation and modern statement that builds a bridge among the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries. and every instructing concludes with a dynamic round-table dialogue among unusual Jewish student Arthur eco-friendly and his closest students—the editors of this quantity. They spotlight the knowledge that's so much significant for them, therefore serving as a latest circle's reflections at the unique mystical circle of grasp and disciples who created those teachings.

Volume 1 of a 2-volume set

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Download Toward a Jewish (M)Orality: Speaking of a Postmodern Jewish by S.Daniel Breslauer PDF

By S.Daniel Breslauer

Moving the point of interest clear of the exposition of 1 specific philosopher, this certain publication bargains a confident, postmodern method of modern Jewish considering mixed with research of recent Jewish concept, reflections on Jewish legislations, mysticism, heritage, and theology. This exploration of postmodernism in Judaism and its relevance as an ethical commonplace concentrates on 3 uncomplicated components in postmodernism: cognizance to different, utilizing the textual content as a prism for producing trade realities, and popularity of the impossibility of absolute wisdom. whereas guarding opposed to Jewish dogmatism, this process concurrently stimulates Jewish creativity. glossy and postmodern methods to Judaism which are tested comprise these of Leo Baeck, Martin Buber, Hermann Cohen, Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, and Franz Rosenzweig. contemporary contributions contain thinkers resembling Eugene B. Borowitz, J. David Bleich, David Novak, and Edith Wischograd.

The assorted chapters within the ebook will entice a various scholarly viewers. Jewish students and other people attracted to glossy Jewish inspiration will enjoy the diversity of matters addressed within the textual content. The e-book assumes that readers have little wisdom of both Judaism or postmodernism so those phrases are defined, which make the paintings obtainable to the standard reader. The e-book demanding situations the modernism of mainstream modern Jewish ethics, accordingly, all readers will learn how to recognize the impression and cost of the rising postmodern method of Jewish ethical thought.

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Download Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar by Alan Morinis PDF

By Alan Morinis

Mussar is an illuminating, approachable, and hugely functional set of teachings for cultivating own progress and religious awareness in the course of day by day existence. this is an available and encouraging creation to this Jewish religious course, which until eventually in recent times has been most sensible recognized on the planet of Orthodox Judaism. The middle educating of Mussar is that our inner most essence is inherently natural and holy, yet this internal radiance is obscured via extremes of emotion, hope, and undesirable behavior. Our paintings in lifestyles is to discover the bright gentle of the soul. The Mussar masters built transformative teachings and practices—some of that are contemplative, a few of which specialize in how we relate to others in day-by-day life—to aid us to heal and refine ourselves.

To research extra in regards to the writer, stopover at his site: www.mussarinstitute.org

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Download The Fruits of the Tree of Life: The Cabbalistic Tradition: by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov PDF

By Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

‘The sephirotic Tree, the cabbalistic Tree of existence, is a picture of the universe, which God dwells in and imbues together with his essence. it's a symbolic illustration of the divine lifestyles that flows in the course of the entire of production. The Tree of existence is a procedure which might be of great value in aiding us to prevent dispersing our non secular job. in the event you paintings with this Tree for years, when you research it and get pleasure from its culmination, you can be introducing the stability and concord of cosmic existence into your personal lives.’

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Download Semicha aid for learning the Laws of Shabbos Volume 2 by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein PDF

By Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein

A Semicha textbook:
An English instruction for studying Hilchos Shabbos wanted for Semicha, and for daily studying o Hilchos Shabbos. makes a speciality of the Shulchan Aruch Harav. cut up into volumes. This moment quantity comprises the entire legislation in Shulchan Aruch Chapters 313-317 and 319-330 and 334
The legislation comprise:
Building
Trapping
Killing
Tying
Borer
Winnowing
Squeezing
Melting
Molid Reich
Dying
Salting
Grinding
Kneading
Bathing
Medicine
Childbirth

The following are many helpful positive aspects supplied within:
Translation of every Halacha from the Hebrew textual content in Shulchan Aruch Harav!
Compilation of the legislation according to subject: again and again the entire info relating to a particular legislations being learnt within the Shulchan Aruch of Admur isn't really absolutely handled in that legislation, and is quite expounded on in later legislation or chapters and every now and then even in one other topic all jointly. therefore we took upon ourselves to bring together the entire information of a legislation pointed out via Admur below the subject of that legislations. hence the learner can come to a formal end of the subject of the Halacha being learned.

Explanation: time and again we have now additional phrases into the interpretation to aid the reader stream throughout the textual content, and upload right knowing to the legislations being learn. All phrases additional via the translator inside of a translated Halacha were positioned in brackets so the reader can fluctuate among the translated phrases utilized by Admur, and that further via the writer. we've got additionally taken the freedom of explaining tricky legislation in the many footnotes further into the interpretation.

Summary: surely, one of many significant gains of the publication is its concise precis which follows each legislation that is discovered. within the Shulchan Aruch there are every now and then many critiques, many info and purposes pointed out in a given legislations which impact one’s knowing of the result of the ultimate ruling. The precis sifts via the entire info pointed out in a given Halacha and brings out a transparent ultimate Halachic ruling which ends up from the above.

The Q&A: The Q&A which keep on with every one precis lend the learner a significantly wanted base wisdom for useful program of the ensuing legislation realized inside of a subject. time and again even after one has sifted and comprehended the ultimate ruling of Admur, its impression inside of useful instances stay imprecise. this can be in addition to for the truth that discovering a question among the ocean of Poskim is either time comprising in addition to now not constantly useful. We accordingly have compiled many significant functional Halachic questions which connect to a given Halacha that used to be realized. The solutions given were compiled from quite a few resources, together with Shabbos Kehalacha, Piskeiy Teshuvos, Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa in addition to the various assets of Poskim introduced inside of those Sefarim.

Haskamas: The Sefer contins Haskamas from Rabbi Boaz Yurkavitch, Rav of Chabad in Lud. And Rabi M.M. Gluchovsky, the Chabad Rav of Rechovot, and memer of Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad.

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Download "Endlösung": Das Schicksal der Juden 1933 bis 1948 (German by David Cesarani,Klaus-Dieter Schmidt PDF

By David Cesarani,Klaus-Dieter Schmidt


Noch ein Buch zum Holocaust? Ja, unbedingt. Es hat in den vergangenen Jahren eine Fülle neuer Forschungen, Spezialstudien und Zeitzeugnisse gegeben, die kaum mehr zu überblicken sind und einer fachkundigen Zusammenführung und qualifizierten Gesamtdarstellung bedürfen. Diese legt der britische Historiker und weltweit renommierte Holocaust-Experte David Cesarani nun vor. Sie wird für viele Jahre das maßgebliche Standardwerk zum Thema sein.

Neben den neuen Erkenntnissen der Forschung erschließt Cesarani umfangreiche Qellen aus Osteuropa, die erst nach dem Untergang der Sowjetunion zugänglich wurden, sowie jüngst freigegebenes Geheimdienstmaterial aus Ost und West. Daraus ergeben sich neue Einblicke in das Ausmaß des Völkermords, das Wissen darüber seitens der Deutschen wie der Alliierten, die Befehls- und Entscheidungsprozesse der NS-Täter sowie die kriegsbedingten und ökonomischen Aspekte des Holocaust. Überzeugend legt Cesarani dar, dass die Ermordung der europäischen Juden nicht allein der NS-Rassenideologie geschuldet struggle, sondern vor allem als pervertiertes device der Machtausübung, Kriegführung und Eroberung diente.

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