Feminism and Modern Jewish Theological Method: Lori Krafte-Jacobs
Cliff Shelters and Hiding Complexes: The Jewish Defense Methods in Galilee During the Roman Period:The Speleological and Archaeological Evidence Yinon Shivti´el
The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography provides an overview of Jewish history from the biblical to the contemporary period, while simultaneously placing Jewish history into conversation with the most central historiographical methods and issues and some of the core source materials used by scholars within the field.The field of Jewish history is profitably interdisciplinary. Drawing from the historical methods and themes employed in the study of various periods and geographical regions as well as from academic fields outside of history, it utilizes a broad range of source materials produced by Jews and non-Jews. It grapples with many issues that were core to Jewish life, culture, community, and identity in the past, while reflecting and addressing contemporary concerns and perspectives. Divided into four parts, this volume examines how Jewish history has engaged with and developed more general historiographical methods and considerations. Part I provides a general overview of Jewish history, while Parts II and III respectively address the rich sources and methodologies used to study Jewish history.Concluding in Part IV with a timeline, glossary, and index to help frame and connect the history, sources, and methodologies presented throughout, The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography is the perfect volume for anyone interested in Jewish history.
Rewriting Ancient Jewish History:The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method Amram Tropper
Jesus was a figure thoroughly grounded in the religious traditions of Judaism, and his Jewish context illuminates his mission and ministry. Two millennia after the death of Jesus of Nazareth, the story of his life and teachings continues to compel scholars and the faithful alike to seek more information about him as a person - living in a particular place at a particular time. Under the guidance of award-winning historian David Zachariah Flanagin (PhD, University of Chicago), you will consider the fascinating body of research that definitively places Jesus within the world of first-century Palestine. As you survey the methods and assumptions underlying the quest to discover one of the Western world’s most enigmatic figures, you’ll gain a rich perspective on the insights and uncertainties surrounding the question of who Jesus was. The Historical Jesus in His Jewish Context is part of a larger audio course titled The Historical Jesus. We invite you to explore the other segments of this course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. David Zachariah Flanagin PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000837/bk_nykm_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You shall be holy, teaches the Bible. The masters of the Jewish Mussar tradition have crafted a roadmap to help people approach that lofty goal. Mussar is a system of introspective practices that can help you identify and break through the obstacles to your inherent holiness, using methods that are easy to integrate into daily life. Every Day, Holy Day is an essential companion for anyone who wants to experience the life-changing gifts of Mussar. The program laid out in this audiobook focuses on 26 traits (middot) - such as loving-kindness, strength, generosity, compassion, honor, and equanimity - each of which takes center stage for a week of contemplation and exercises, in order to develop and refine that quality in yourself. Alan Morinis invites you to follow the Mussar path with him for a year. It is remarkably simple, and also remarkably effective in helping you overcome negative tendencies and strengthen positive ones - and to reveal your innate holiness in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019875/bk_adbl_019875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The multi part series I´ve been working on since July, 2012 came to an end in November, 2012. I expect to continue to post this series on the Jewish community´s complaint regarding bullying Jewish Students on University Campuses, and the new use of Title VI 1964 Civil Rights action to affect this problem of bullying students on University campuses. This standpoint of a large if not majority segment of the established Jewish Community in the United States is a report on a given point of view that finds Israel part of this conversation and also the point of view this behavior represents anti-Semitism…a collection of voices in interview from American Jewish Community regarding the real concern by them of bullying Jewish students on some University campuses plays a significant role in unmasking anti-Israel actions and behavior as anti-Semitism. That is the Jewish Community thesis and argument brought to legal remedy through Federal Law that is the theme of this series. The basis for this kind of hate and anti-Semitism, bad behavior at best and hateful activity at worst, is evident in the practiced belief that Zionism is an evil belief by those whose actions show them as performing the Jewish bullying. Free speech is one type of cherished speech, but there are others. Intelligent speech is just as important, ideas of merit and weight, based in fact, and accumulated knowledge. Honest speech is essential. Telling lies and cloaking them in historical or scientific method is appalling. Manipulating or fabricating debate is unacceptable. Civil speech is critical, exchanging ideas in a safe environment. Bad manners, intellectual intimidation, and physical harassment have no place in higher education. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Tritle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014490/bk_acx0_014490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peace between Arabs and Jews seems forever out of reach, both sides caught in a never-ending cycle of violence and revenge. But while treaties and other top-down solutions have had little lasting effect, peacemakers on the ground are creating real change - within themselves and with their enemies. In Bridges Across an Impossible Divide, American professor Marc Gopin offers an unprecedented exploration of the spiritual lives of Arab and Jewish peacemakers who have evolved deep friendships despite decades of war and suffering on all sides. Through trial and error the peacemakers in this book have devised their own unique methods of looking inward and reaching out across enemy lines. Gopin provides insightful analysis of the lessons to be learned from these peace builders, outlining the characteristics that make them successful. He argues that lasting conflict and misery between enemies is the result of an emotional, cognitive, and ethical failure to self-examine, and that the true transformation of a troubled society is brought about by the spiritual introspection of extraordinary, determined individuals. The book is unique in that its central body is the actual words of peacemakers themselves as they speak of their struggles to overcome the death of loved ones and to find common ground with adversaries. Most of these accounts are from peacemakers who have hardly written before. This is a treasure trove for scholars and the general public who seek to understand the conflict and its peacemakers at a far deeper level. These remarkable stories reveal a level of inner examination that is rarely encountered in the literature of political science, international relations, or even conflict resolution theory. They show how building friendships invigorates the effort to bring equality, nonviolent social change, and reconciliation to warring peoples. Bridges Across an Impossible Divide takes listeners beyond the rhetoric of political leaders into the spi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014009/bk_adbl_014009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why are so many Jews millionaires? Jews are estimated to make up less than 1% of the world´s population, yet approximately 25% of the world´s billionaires are Jewish. Jews are always found on lists of the world´s richest people. In 2009, 139 of the Forbes 400 were Jewish. Jews also comprise a very large number of history´s most important figures, people who have had a profound impact on humanity. Approximately 35% of Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Jews. No other ethnic group has even come close to matching the abilities and accomplishments of Jews. Since such a large percent of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world are Jewish, a common question the world over is, ´´Why are so many Jews so wealthy?´´ Their secret lies not in their genetics or intelligence, as some have believed, but in their religion. Many of the wealthiest Jews use a code based on Judaism. You do not need to convert to Judaism or believe in religion to use the Money Code. ´´Religion has preserved history´s greatest wisdom teachings,´´ says religious studies scholar Huston Cummings Smith. There are various methods of wealth creation; however, many are short-lived, unfulfilling, or hazardous. The ideal circumstance is to create long-lasting wealth, accompanied by peace of mind and fulfillment. This book will reveal the code that many Jews understand and use to their great advantage. The Money Code can be used by absolutely anyone to achieve long-term wealth and success in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saethon Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108032/bk_acx0_108032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.