By Steven Fine
By Steven Fine
By Roger David Aus
By Victor Malka,Moshe Idel
Bien des mystères entourent l. a. inspiration même de kabbale. Rares sont ceux qui connaissent vraiment ses origines, ses méthodes, ses promesses. Que dit-elle exactement, quelle est son histoire ? remark a-t-elle vécu ses grandes heures et ses siècles obscurs ? Qui sont ses grands maîtres et remark vivent-ils au quotidien ? Les idées de los angeles kabbale, enfin, ont-elles encore quelque pertinence dans le monde d'aujourd'hui ? Sur ces thèmes controversés, Moshé Idel, le plus grand spécialiste contemporain en matière de recherche kabbalistique, aussi érudit que Gershom Scholem dont il fut l'interlocuteur, s'entretient avec Victor Malka, écrivain et journaliste.
Traitant de questions essentielles comme los angeles création du monde, le bien et le mal, los angeles violence, los angeles résurrection, l'exil, le pouvoir, le rituel mais aussi los angeles musique ou l'érotisme, ce discussion passionnant constitue une remarquable creation au monde complexe et fascinant de ce que l. a. culture juive appelle "la technology des secrets".
By Roger David Aus
By Seymour Hoffman
By David P. Wright
By Anathea E. Portier-Young,John J. Collins
The yr 167 b.c.e. marked the start of a interval of excessive persecution for the folk of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes tried -- forcibly and brutally -- to eliminate conventional Jewish spiritual practices. In Apocalypse opposed to Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historic occasions and key gamers during this worrying episode in Jewish background and offers a cosmopolitan therapy of resistance in early Judaism.
construction on a superior contextual origin, Portier-Young argues that the 1st Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. She makes a robust case for this argument by means of reading 3 extant apocalypses, giving cautious recognition to the interaction among social idea, background, textual experiences, and theological research. specifically, Portier-Young contends, the booklet of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the booklet of goals have been written to provide an oppressed individuals with a effective antidote to the harmful propaganda of the empire -- renewing their religion within the God of the covenant and answering country terror with radical visions of hope.
By John M. Efron
In the eighteenth and 19th centuries, as German Jews struggled for criminal emancipation and social attractiveness, additionally they launched into a software of cultural renewal, key dimensions of which have been distancing themselves from their fellow Ashkenazim in Poland and giving a different position to the Sephardim of medieval Spain. the place they observed Ashkenazic Jewry as insular and backward, as a result of Christian persecution, they depicted the Sephardim as worldly, morally and intellectually more desirable, and lovely, items of the tolerant Muslim setting within which they lived. during this elegantly written e-book, John Efron seems extensive on the specified attract Sephardic aesthetics held for German Jewry.
Efron examines how German Jews idealized the sound of Sephardic Hebrew and the Sephardim's actual and ethical attractiveness, and indicates how the attract of the Sephardic discovered expression in neo-Moorish synagogue structure, old novels, and romanticized depictions of Sephardic background. He argues that the shapers of German-Jewish tradition imagined medieval Iberian Jewry as an exemplary Jewish group, certain via culture but totally at domestic within the dominant tradition of Muslim Spain. Efron argues that the parable of Sephardic superiority used to be truly an expression of withering self-critique via German Jews who, by means of trying to rework Ashkenazic tradition and win the recognition of German society, was hoping to go into their very own golden age.
Stimulating and provocative, this ebook demonstrates how the aim of this aesthetic self-refashioning used to be no longer assimilation yet fairly the production of a brand new type of German-Jewish identification encouraged through Sephardic beauty.
By Petra M. Schweitzer
By Eugene B. Borowitz
In this pioneering attempt, famous Jewish thinker Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the principles during which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on within the Talmud, the foundational rfile of rabbinic and all later Judaism. those findings are in comparison with the aggadah (the realm during which just about all specific statements approximately vintage Jewish spiritual trust happen) of a few different early rabbinic writings. matters force Borowitz’s inquiry: What, if something, constrains the unparalleled freedom of this realm? and the way may perhaps one absolutely represent the aggadah? Borowitz introduces us to the rabbis not just of their outstanding profundity, but additionally of their unguarded humanity. He concludes with a mirrored image on how this outdated Jewish language-game may still impact modern Jewish notion, and, possibly, different spiritual concept as well.
Eugene B. Borowitz is distinct collage Professor and the Sigmund L. Falk exclusive Professor of schooling and Jewish non secular inspiration on the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith. he's the writer of many books, together with stories within the which means of Judaism and The masks Jews put on: The Self-Deceptions of yank Jewry, winner of the nationwide Jewish booklet Award within the realm of Jewish thought.