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Download Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian by Liv Ingeborg Lied,Hugo Lundhaug PDF

By Liv Ingeborg Lied,Hugo Lundhaug

Scholars of early Christian and Jewish literature have for a few years all in favour of studying texts of their hypothetical unique types and contexts, whereas mostly overlooking very important points of the surviving manuscript proof and the tradition that produced it. This quantity of essays seeks to treatment this case by way of targeting the fabric features of the manuscripts themselves and the fluidity of textual transmission in a manuscript tradition. With an emphasis on approach and looking out at texts as they've been used and transmitted in manuscripts, this booklet discusses how we may well care for textual facts which could frequently be defined as mere snapshots of fluid textual traditions which have been deliberately tailored to slot ever-shifting contexts. The emphasis of the booklet is at the contexts and pursuits of clients and manufacturers of texts as they seem in our surviving manuscripts, instead of on unique authors and their intentions, and the essays offer either vital correctives to former textual interpretations, in addition to new insights into the societies and contributors that copied and skim the texts within the manuscripts that experience truly been preserved to us.

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Download Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: by Matthew Lynch PDF

By Matthew Lynch

Matthew Lynch examines ways in which the only God grew to become recognized and skilled via associations in accordance with the publication of Chronicles. Chronicles recasts Israel's past histories from the vantage element of full of life commitments to the temple and its assisting associations (the priesthood and royal house), and attracts out the varied ways in which these associations mediate divine energy and encourage nationwide cohesion. by way of figuring out and taking part within the reestablishment of those associations, Chronicles means that post-exilic Judeans might reconnect to the robust God of the earlier regardless of the appallingly impoverished country of post-exilic existence. even though, Chronicles contends that God used to be no longer beholden through these engaging within the temple approach. As such, it constitutes a through media among regnant views at the dating among biblical monotheism and particularism, one that sees in monotheism an inherent circulate past particularism, and one other which sees a complex attract monotheism to valid robust associations. whereas Chronicles provides expression to the profound resonances among institutional and divine greatness, it's also cautious to withstand linking divine strength and institutional strength in absolute terms.

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Download New Mexico's Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory by Mona Hernandez,Ori Z. Soltes,Cary Herz PDF

By Mona Hernandez,Ori Z. Soltes,Cary Herz

whereas photographing the Congregation Montefiore Cemetery in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1985, Cary Herz first heard whispers approximately 'the different people.' therefore all started a twenty-year look for descendants of crypto-Jews, the Sephardic Jews who have been pressured to transform to Catholicism in the course of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions centuries in the past. Many brazenly professed Catholicism, yet persisted to perform the Jewish religion privately.

Herz's photos and the accompanying essays honor the folk whose ancestors, via households' oral histories and genealogical documents, knew approximately their history. different New Mexican Hispanics have lately started to discover their households' customs and are just starting to research their attainable mixed lineage. to assist entire her exploration, Herz sought out symbols--gravesites, artifacts, and icons--that may well element towards the presence of the descendants of crypto-Jews who got here to the recent global. There has lately been a renewed curiosity in crypto-Jews, as DNA exams have published the Jewish history of a few Hispanic New Mexicans.

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Download The Kabbalah of Love: The Story of a Soul by Michael Gold PDF

By Michael Gold

Moshe is a truly winning rabbi of a suburban South Florida congregation. And he's in the course of a deep, religious malaise. He has forgotten the best way to love. His spouse and son ship him to Israel for a month with the desire that he can recharge his non secular batteries. And there, in a small café in Jerusalem, he meets a mathematician-kabbalist named Uri. for 5 days in a row, Uri tells Moshe the tale of a soul. And via the top of the tale, Moshe has realized how one can love once more.
according to the knowledge of Isaac Luria and the Jewish mystical culture, The Kabbalah of affection speaks of the 4 worlds of construction. It additionally speaks of the 5 degrees of the soul. It relates how those kabbalistic rules are mirrored in sleek technology – really relativity, quantum thought, and evolution. yet on the heart of the tale is a lesson in love. What does it suggest for one individual to hook up with one other in all the 4 worlds? How will we love with all the 5 degrees of the soul?
historical spirituality, smooth technological know-how, and the real that means of affection contact each other during this smooth fantasy of a rabbi’s look for a objective in lifestyles. this is often non secular fiction that's very real.

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Download On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and by Ephraim Shoham-Steiner,Haim Watzman PDF

By Ephraim Shoham-Steiner,Haim Watzman

In medieval Europe, the a lot higher Christian inhabitants looked Jews as their inferiors, yet how did either Christians and Jews believe approximately those that have been marginalized in the Ashkenazi Jewish group? In On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, insanity, and incapacity one of the Jews of Medieval Europe, writer Ephraim Shoham-Steiner explores the lifestyles and plight of 3 of those teams. Shoham-Steiner attracts on a large choice of late-tenth- to fifteenth-century fabric from either inner (Jewish) in addition to exterior (non-Jewish) assets to reconstruct social attitudes towards those “others,” together with lepers, madmen, and the bodily impaired. Shoham-Steiner considers how the outsiders have been taken care of by means of their respective groups, whereas additionally preserving a fragile stability with the encompassing non-Jewish community.

On the Margins of a Minority is based in 3 pairs of chapters addressing every one of those 3 marginal teams. the 1st pair offers with the ethical angle towards leprosy and its victims; the second one with the manifestations of insanity and its motives as visible by way of medieval women and men, and the impression those symptoms had at the remedy of the insane; the 3rd with impaired and disabled contributors, together with people with restricted mobility, guide disorder, deafness, and blindness. Shoham-Steiner additionally addresses questions of the non secular which means of impairment in gentle of spiritual conceptions of the proper physique. He concludes with a bibliography of assets and reviews that knowledgeable the learn, together with worthwhile midrashic, exegetical, homiletic, moral, and assistance literature, and texts from responsa and halakhic rulings.

knowing and exploring attitudes towards teams and participants thought of “other” by way of mainstream society presents us with information regarding marginalized teams, in addition to the interior social mechanisms at paintings in a bigger society. On the Margins of a Minority will entice students of Jewish medieval historical past in addition to readers drawn to the starting to be box of incapacity studies.

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Download On Being a Language Teacher: A Personal and Practical Guide by Norma López-Burton,Denise Minor PDF

By Norma López-Burton,Denise Minor

On Being a Language Teacher offers an leading edge, own method of second-language instructing. via illustrative own anecdotes, this article courses new and aspiring language lecturers via key pedagogical innovations whereas encouraging effective mirrored image by means of lecture room veterans. An ancillary site presents on-line video clips to enrich the textual content by means of exhibiting an skilled instructor utilizing the book’s lessons.
In a marketplace ruled by way of dense theoretical techniques to language pedagogy, this article presents an immediately obtainable, sensible set of educating instruments for educators in any respect degrees. Its available type and affordability provide it the flexibleness to function both a major or a supplemental textual content for educating assistants, scholars in credential courses, or undergraduates in utilized linguistics courses.

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Download Land and Temple: Sacred Real Estate and the Second Temple by Benjamin D. Gordon PDF

By Benjamin D. Gordon

Cults and temples of the traditional international usually held resources in land, frequently naming a consumer deity as landowner yet coping with the land themselves and affording it sanctity protections. preparations of the type provides crucial historical past to the Hebrew Bible’s statement that the Land of Israel is “God’s land.” they could additionally make clear the poorly understood references in biblical and early Jewish literature to the sacred landholdings of the Judean priesthood or Jerusalem temple. Such homes may well end result from endowments earmarked for priestly clans, pledges in alternate for loans issued from the holy treasuries, and crimes of fraud intended to hamper foreclosures via a creditor. those are yet a few of the ways that clergymen of the second one Temple interval (516 BCE–70 CE) have been desirous about the standard affairs of Jewish agriculturalists. In Egypt too the Oniad temple at Leontopolis looks to have commanded over a sacred section of land. This point of the early Jewish cult’s institutional succeed in some distance past the confines of its sanctuaries underscores its similarity to the spiritual businesses of the traditional Mediterranean global, fairly the good theocratic “temple states” of the East. concerning the fields of faith, archaeology, economics, and heritage, this primary book-length remedy of the topic demands a brand new realizing of the priesthood and temple in early Judaism.

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Download Research in Jewish Demography and Identity by Eli Lederhendler,Uzi Rebhun PDF

By Eli Lederhendler,Uzi Rebhun

This ebook includes fifteen unique papers masking, a extensive spectrum of subject matters in Jewish demography and id, contemplating either Diaspora groups and the inhabitants of Israel. whereas lots of the papers utilize quantitative facts, a few base themselves on qualitative and archive fabrics. The e-book is split into 5 components, reflecting the various complementary dimensions investigated: historic demography, historical past, and politics, immigration and immigrant version, transnationalism, and demography and id. This paintings is gifted to Professor Sergio Dellapergola upon his retirement from educating on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem.

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