Jews and Words

By Amos Oz, Fania Oz-Salzberger

A celebrated novelist and an acclaimed historian of principles, father and daughter, resolve the chain of phrases on the middle of Jewish existence, heritage, and culture

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The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Classics)

The most crucial textual content in Judaism after the previous Testament—available for the 1st time in Penguin Classics

One of the main major spiritual texts within the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the lessons of significant Jewish students from the vintage interval of rabbinic Judaism. In various types, together with remark, parables, proverbs, and anecdotes, it offers assistance on all features of daily life. this option of its so much illuminating passages makes obtainable to fashionable readers the centuries of Jewish suggestion contained inside. Norman Solomon's lucid translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) is observed by way of an creation on The Talmud's association, social and old history, reception, and authors.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume II

By Aharon Ziegler

In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, insights into Jewish legislation from the preeminent determine of twentieth-century sleek Orthodoxy are awarded in a transparent and concise demeanour. generally known as "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, has inspired and prompted the highbrow brain and touched the delicate hearts of hundreds of thousands of people.

While he used to be now not inevitably referred to as a decisor, or poseik, of halakha, he was once widely known as anyone who had the uncanny skill to conceptualize the spirit of Jewish legislations on a common point. all through his lifetime, the Rav released few works, transmitting his Torah wisdom via sessions and lectures as a substitute. As a scholar of Rabbi Soloveitchik for a few years, Rabbi Aharon Ziegler collected an unlimited library of notes and tapes at the Rav's halakhot. during this quantity he stocks the Rav's targeted and maybe lesser recognized halakhic positions on quite a lot of subject matters, together with:

*The process for lighting fixtures candles on Friday evening;
*Celebrating Thanksgiving and consuming turkey;
*Using grape juice for the 4 cups of wine at a Seder;
*Giving an aliyah on Mincha Yom Kippur to anyone who can't quickly;
*Covering one's head in the course of davening;
*Fast days and pregnant girls;
*Bris Milah via a nonobservant Mohel;
*Discarding outdated, tired tzitzis; and
*Many different matters concerning the Sabbath, vacations, prayer, and existence cycle occasions.

Whether studied within the synagogue, institution, or Jewish domestic, those phrases of knowledge from the Rav offer glimpses into the phenomenal brain of 1 of the best thinkers in Jewish background.

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Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto

By Tim Cole

Drawing from the guidelines of serious geography and in accordance with huge archival study, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto in the course of the Holocaust, focusing totally on the ghetto in Budapest, Hungary--one of the biggest created throughout the struggle, yet hardly tested. Cole maps the town illustrating how spaces--cafes, theaters, bars, bathhouses--became divided in . during the ebook, Cole discusses how the production of this Jewish ghetto, like the others being equipped throughout occupied Europe, tells us very much concerning the nature of Nazism, what existence was once like below Nazi-occupation, and the position the ghetto truly performed within the ultimate answer.

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The Rhetoric of the Babylonian Talmud, Its Social Meaning and Context (Studies in Christianity and Judaism)

By Jack N. Lightstone

almost from its redaction concerning the 6th century A.D., the Babylonian Talmud turned the rabbinic rfile par excellence. via its lens just about all prior canonical rabbinic culture was once refracted. examine and mastery of the Talmud marked one as a rabbi, a “master.” This publication examines the nature, use and social that means of the formalized rhetoric which pervades the Babylonian Talmud. It explores, first, how the editors of the Talmud hire a constant and hugely laconic code of formalized linguistic phrases and literary styles to create the Talmud’s (renowned) dialectical, analytic “essays.” moment, the paintings considers the social meanings implicitly communicated by way of this rhetoric, which not just supplied an authoritative version for modes of suggestion and for therapy of prior authoritative Judaic culture, but in addition mirrored, strengthened or helped engender new social definitions.

via comparability of the Talmud’s rhetoric with that of different, prior rabbinic records and by means of putting the modifying of the Talmud opposed to the backdrop of the social and political scenario of Rabbinism within the overdue Persian Empire, the publication relates the Talmud’s production and promulgation to an enormous shift in Rabbinism’s realizing of the social position, “rabbi,” and to the emergence and ascendancy of the talmudic academy (the Yeshiva) because the basic establishment of Rabbinism towards the tip of past due Antiquity. In its time table, and methodological and theoretical views, The Rhetoric of the Babylonian Talmud brings jointly the insights and instruments of old, literary and rhetorical research of the recent testomony and of early rabbinic literature, at the one hand, and the sociological and anthropological examine of faith, at the different.

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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

By Sarah Silverman

From the outrageously filthy and oddly blameless comedienne and famous person of the strong 2015 movie I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is straight away shockingly own, unusually poignant, and nonetheless pee-in-your-pants humorous. in case you like Sarah’s tv exhibit The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs corresponding to Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too fats to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

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In God's Image: Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism

By Yair Lorberbaum

The assumption of construction within the divine picture has a protracted and complicated heritage. whereas its roots it sounds as if lie within the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this publication argues that it used to be the biblical account of production awarded within the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the root for the perennial inquiry of the idea that within the Judeo-Christian culture. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the assumption of the production of guy within the photograph of God (tselem Elohim) attributed within the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic idea, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its software within the normative, criminal, and formality nation-states.

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The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People (Compass)

By Jonathan Kirsch

Who's a Jew? during this colourful, eye-opening paintings, bestselling writer and lecturer Jonathan Kirsch takes us on a three-thousand-year journey of Jewish identification and variety and gives solutions to this complicated and hard query. Kirsch finds that Judaism hasn't ever been a faith of strict and slender orthodoxy. for each authorized culture in Jewish religion there are countertraditions rooted in biblical antiquity: the Maccabee freedom warring parties who closed the Bible and collected swords, dervish-like ecstatics who claimed to take pleasure in direct communique with God even when they have been excommunicated by way of a distrustful rabbinate, and brave women and men who have been the forgotten heroes of the Holocaust. With drama and narrative verve, Kirsch explores those and lots of different "Judaisms" that make up the wealthy tapestry of Jewish identification.

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« Eichmann était d'une bêtise révoltante » : Entretiens et lettres

By Hannah Arendt, Joachim C. Fest

L. a. philosophe Hannah Arendt, auteur des Origines du totalitarisme, couvrit à sa demande le procès d’Eichmann à Jérusalem en 1961 pour le compte du New Yorker. Le livre qui en est l’aboutissement, Eichmann à Jérusalem, sous-titré Rapport sur los angeles banalité du mal, déclencha immédiatement l. a. polémique aux États-Unis puis lors de sa book en France en 1966, tandis que d’aucuns déconseillèrent même sa book en Allemagne (1964). Elle y soutenait qu’Eichmann n’était ni un Iago ni un Macbeth, imputant ses crimes à los angeles natural absence de pensée, ce qui, précisait-elle, n’équivalait nullement à los angeles « stupidité ». remark s’explique dès lors le titre du présent entretien qu’elle accorda à l’historien allemand Joachim Fest, auteur notamment des Maîtres du IIIe Reich ? De même remark expliquer que, bien qu’Eichmann lui répugnait, s’exprimant sur Albert Speer, l’architecte de Hitler qui devint ensuite ministre de l’Armement, elle puisse affirmer dans los angeles seconde partie de leur entretien : « L’homme me plaît, mais je ne parviens pas à le comprendre » ? Faut-il y voir une nouvelle provocation de los angeles half de celle qui pourtant, ne se targuait que de « dire l. a. vérité des faits » ? Ce livre rassemble l’entretien accordé par Hannah Arendt à Joachim Fest en 1964, leur correspondance, ainsi que les écrits qui ont amorcé l. a. controverse. S.C.-D.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) est considérée comme l'une des plus grandes philosophes du XXe siècle. On compte parmi ses grands textes Les Origines du totalitarisme, L’Humaine situation et, plus récemment, Écrits juifs.

Joachim Fest (1926-2006), historien et essayiste allemand, a notamment écrit Les Maîtres du IIIe Reich (1963). Traduit de l’allemand et de l’anglais (américain) par Sylvie Courtine-Denamy.

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Number the Stars

By Lois Lowry

As the German troops commence their crusade to "relocate" all of the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s kinfolk takes in Annemarie’s ally, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as a part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch because the Danish Resistance smuggles nearly the whole Jewish inhabitants of Denmark, approximately seven thousand humans, around the sea to Sweden. The heroism of a complete state reminds us that there has been satisfaction and human decency on the earth even in the course of a time of terror and war.

With a brand new creation by means of the author.

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