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Download Enveloped in Light: A Tallit Sourcebook by Dov Peretz Elkins,Steven Schwarzman PDF

By Dov Peretz Elkins,Steven Schwarzman

A instructing anthology, together with all very important information regarding the tallit (tallis, Jewish prayer shawl), together with own tales, educational articles, and halakhic norms. Essays, sermons, poems, and tales from authors together with S.Y. Agnon, Yehuda Amichai, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Rabbi Reuven Hammer, Rabbi Jack Riemer, Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, and so on. perfect for bar and bat mitzvah scholars, excessive schoolers, and grownup education.

Contents:

* Introduction—Steven Schwarzman
* The Tallit and Its Messages—Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

The Tallit in Sermons and Commentaries
* A Message from Outer Space—Rabbi Jack Riemer
* Knots: A Sermon for Sh’lah—Rabbi Shamai Kanter
* “And the tzitzit will be for you”: A Bar Mitzvah D’var Torah—Alon Futterman
* curtailing Your Lustful Eyes—Rabbi Pinchas H Peli
* The Fringed Garment: The Mitzvah of Tzitzit—Rabbi Hershel Matt
* My Grandfather’s Tallis—Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
* The Tallit on Kol Nidre—Rabbi Steve Schwartz
* From Our personal garments to God’s personal Throne: the genuine that means of the Tallit—Rabbi Peretz Rodman
* Lehitatef Batzitzit: recuperating the which means of Tallit—Rabbi Kenneth R Leitner
* The Tallit and its Symbolism—Rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen
* Tekhelet – A Royal Reminder—Rabbi Mordecai M Kaplan
* To put on Tzitzit—Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
* A Union of Weavers—Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

The Tallit in Stories
* one other Tallit—SY Agnon
* A Stranger’s Tallit—Allan Rabinowitz
* My Father’s Tallit and the Sefer Torah—Ruthy Bodner
* The infants’ Aliyah in Jerusalem—Judith Weisberg
* Zayde’s Tallit—Karen Misler
* Tallit: Wings of Shekhinah—Susan Mitrani Knapp

The Tallit in Poetry
* Gods switch, Prayers are the following to Stay—Yehuda Amichai
* Jerusalem in Snow—Anat Bental
* Tallis: A Poem—Abraham Kinstlinger
* My Tallit—Ruth Brin

The Tallit in History
* clothing of Prayer—Rabbi Reuven Hammer
* looking for misplaced Hilazon—Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
* looking for Holy Snail—Rabbi Ari Zivotovsky

The Tallit in Halakhah and Practice
* The Tallit: A Halakhic Summary—Rabbi Menachem Raab
* On donning Tallit and Tefillin—Dvora E Weisberg
* From Tzitzit to Tallit—Rabbi Moshe Tutnauer
* may well You be Wrapped in Warmth—Susan Klingman

Acknowledgements
Contributors

From the Introduction:
“As a long way as we will be able to inform, this e-book is the 1st try to assemble a wide selection of assets on hand in English just about the tallit. within the pages that stick to, you'll find contributions by means of a Nobel Prize winner besides daily humans, rabbis and professors in addition to poets and net newshounds. via layout, we’ve integrated such diversified voices in hopes of manufacturing a composite photo; simply because the tallit is a truly democratic garment, making the audacious assertion that all people has inside of us the mark of royalty – whereas whilst, enveloping us in a coziness that marks our dating with God….
The tallit has been round for a couple of thousand years (as you are going to examine in a few of the historically-oriented contributions herein), yet there have additionally been a few interesting advancements in exactly the previous couple of many years because the recipe for tekhelet – the blue dye for tzitzit – has it appears been rediscovered and girls have began (or all started back, as you are going to read!) to put on tallitot in a few groups. we are hoping that this sourcebook may also help extra humans find out about the wonderful thing about the tallit and its wealthy capability as a ritual merchandise in including a religious and moral size to Jewish prayer and life.”

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Download The Hyena People: Ethiopian Jews in Christian Ethiopia by Hagar Salamon PDF

By Hagar Salamon

The Jews (Falasha) of northwestern Ethiopia are a different instance of a Jewish staff residing inside an old, non-Western, predominantly Christian society. Hagar Salamon offers the 1st in-depth examine of this workforce, referred to as the "Hyena humans" by way of their non-Jewish friends. in accordance with greater than a hundred interviews with Ethiopian immigrants now residing in Israel, Salamon's ebook explores the Ethiopia inside of as obvious during the lens of person stories and expressed via ongoing dialogues. it's an ethnography of the fantasies and fears that divide teams and, particularly, Jews and non-Jews.

Recurring styles may be visible in Salamon's interviews, which thematically contact on non secular disputations, purity and impurity, the idea that of blood, slavery and conversion, supernatural powers, and the metaphors of clay vessels, water, and fire.

The Hyena People is helping resolve the advanced nature of spiritual coexistence in Ethiopia and likewise offers vital new instruments for studying and comparing inter-religious, interethnic, and particularly Jewish-Christian kinfolk in quite a few cultural and ancient contexts.

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Download War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust by Doris L. Bergen PDF

By Doris L. Bergen

In interpreting one of many defining occasions of the 20 th century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its old, political, social, cultural, and army contexts. in contrast to many different remedies of the Holocaust, this revised, 3rd variation discusses not just the persecution of the Jews, but in addition different segments of society victimized through the Nazis: Roma, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the disabled, and different teams deemed bad. In transparent and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the 2 interconnected ambitions that drove the Nazi German software of conquest and genocide—purification of the so-called Aryan race and growth of its residing space—and discusses how those objectives affected the process international battle II. together with firsthand debts from perpetrators, sufferers, and eyewitnesses, her booklet is instant, human, and eminently readable.

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Download Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrian by William Horbury PDF

By William Horbury

significant Jewish risings opposed to Rome happened within the years following the destruction of Jerusalem – the 1st in the course of Trajan's Parthian battle, and the second one, led via Bar Kokhba, below Hadrian's principate. The influence of those risings not just on Judaea, but in addition on Cyrene, Egypt, Cyprus and Mesopotamia, is proven via debts in either historical Jewish and non-Jewish literature. ancient overview has veered among remorse for a unnecessary massacre and admiration for sustained resistance. William Horbury deals a brand new historical past of those risings, offering a clean evaluate of assets and interpretations. Horbury takes under consideration extra lately found resources, together with letters and files from warring parties and refugees, and inscriptions testifying warfare and recovery. Horbury explores the interval of Jewish conflict below Trajan and Hadrian not only because the finish of an period, but in addition as a time of continuity in Jewish lifestyles and improvement in Jewish and Christian origins.

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Download The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and by Leonora Leet PDF

By Leonora Leet

finds the transformative non secular paintings in which the soul can achieve ever better dimensions of realization.

• Relates the soul degrees of the Zohar to a number of the paths the soul may perhaps shuttle towards final awareness.

• Introduces a brand new meditative strategy referred to as "the Transformative Moment".

Throughout the heritage of the Jewish esoteric culture, humankind has been understood to play a pivotal function within the perfection of the cosmos, uniting the finite with the limitless within the perfection of divine character. operating from an unique synthesis of the most important kabbalistic traditions of cosmology derived from the Bible, the Zohar, and the college of Isaac Luria, Leonora Leet has erected a brand new framework for knowing the mechanism of the transformative religious paintings that permits the human soul to arrive more and more better dimensions of cognizance. This research extends the frontiers of Leet's earlier works at the Kabbalah to supply a brand new illumination of human chances.

Leet first considers the fake temptations of worldly energy and enjoyment that result in the autumn of the soul after which the technique of its redemption. She develops a robust meditative process known as "the Transformative Moment," whose workings are exemplified by way of Jacob and Joseph and that permit the person to growth via the entire better degrees of the soul, even very likely to achieve the fabulous powers of the mythical religious masters. She additional correlates the hierarchy of soul degrees with Ezekiel's Throne imaginative and prescient to teach a number of the paths the soul may perhaps shuttle towards self-realization: intercourse, love, energy, wisdom, holiness, and unification. the 1st 4 paths relate to the four-faced dwelling creatures (Chayot) of Ezekiel's Throne vision--the bull-ox, lion, eagle, and guy. the ultimate paths correlate to the prophet and the expected guy at the throne he acknowledges to be his divine larger self, the data that defines the key doctrine of the entire of the Jewish mystical culture culminating within the Kabbalah.

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Download The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. -350 C.E.: by Marc Hirshman PDF

By Marc Hirshman

Drawing at the nice growth in Talmudic scholarship during the last century, The Stabilization of Rabbinic tradition is either an creation to an in depth studying of rabbinic literature and an indication of the advance of rabbinic suggestion on schooling within the first centuries of the typical period. In Roman Palestine and Sasanid Persia, a small team of roughly thousand Jewish students and rabbis sustained a thriving nationwide and academic tradition. They procured loyalty to the nationwide language and oversaw the retention of a countrywide identification. This accomplishment was once particular within the Roman close to East, and few actual artifacts stay. The scope of oral instructing, although, was once large and was once dedicated to writing simply within the excessive heart a while. The content material of this oral culture continues to be the staple of Jewish studying via glossy times.

Though oral studying was once universal in lots of historical cultures, the Jewish technique has a unique theoretical foundation and various goals. Marc Hirshman explores the evolution and institutionalization of Jewish tradition in either Babylonian and Palestinian resources. At its center, he argues, the Jewish cultural thrust within the first centuries of the typical period was once a sustained attempt to maintain the language of its tradition in its so much pristine shape. Hirshman lines and descriptions the beliefs and practices of rabbinic studying as awarded within the rather few large discussions of the topic in overdue old rabbinic assets. The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture is a pioneering try and signify the original method of studying built by way of the rabbinic management in overdue antiquity.

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Download The Writings of the Last Generation by Rav Yehuda Ashlag PDF

By Rav Yehuda Ashlag

On June five, 1940, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, often called Baal HaSulam (author of the Ladder) for his Sulam (ladder) statement at the ebook of Zohar, released the 1st reproduction of the paper, The country. In it, he attempted to supply a long-lasting method to the factors of the Holocaust, and to unite the folk of Israel, for he perceived its fragmentation as its major obstacle to happiness. His efforts, even though, have been thwarted by way of Jews who adversarial his perspectives, and that first factor turned the one factor ever to be printed.

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Download HIV/Aids - Ethische Perspektiven (German Edition) by Stefan Alkier,Kristina Dronsch PDF

By Stefan Alkier,Kristina Dronsch

The struggle opposed to HIV and Aids contains not just clinical matters, but in addition increases basic moral questions. as a result, instead of imminent the socially major topic of HIV/Aids basically from a scientific or technical learn point of view, this quantity intentionally examines it as a box of ethics. Contributions from the fields of theology, spiritual stories, philosophy, jurisprudence, media experiences, political stories, medication and economics were compiled right here in one quantity for the 1st time, so as to handle the moral views of HIV and Aids.

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Download From Enemy to Brother by John Connelly PDF

By John Connelly

In 1965 the second one Vatican Council declared that God loves the Jews. but the Church had taught for hundreds of years that Jews have been cursed via God, and had more often than not stored silent as Jews have been slaughtered by means of Nazis. How did an establishment whose knowledge is related to be unchanging adopt one of many biggest, but such a lot undiscussed, ideological swings in glossy history?

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