By Frederik Poulsen
The prophetic books of the previous testomony supply a desirable choice of oracles, poetic photos, and theological rules. one of the such a lot trendy topics are these of judgment and salvation, in particular in regards to the destiny of Zion. This position, the place the folks of God reside, is alternately provided as both the article of divine wrath or just like a salvific ideal.
Representing Zion presents a radical and important learn of the pictures of Zion within the whole prophetic literature of the previous testomony. The e-book demanding situations conventional interpretations of Zion and provides a clean exploration of the literary and theological nature of the biblical writings. Zion has mostly been handled via students as a picture of the inviolable urban constantly and unambiguously utilized by outdated testomony authors. Representing Zion reveals the Zion motif to be contested, complicated and profoundly theological—a mirrored image of the ambiguous function of YHWH as pass judgement on and saviour.
By Daniel Kupfert Heller
How interwar Poland and its Jewish formative years have been instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism
By the overdue Thirties, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a formative years circulation identified for its help of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founding father of right-wing Zionism. Poland was once not just domestic to Jabotinsky’s biggest following. the rustic additionally served as an notion and incubator for the advance of right-wing Zionist principles. Jabotinsky’s Children attracts on a wealth of infrequent archival fabric to discover how the youth in Betar have been instrumental in shaping right-wing Zionist attitudes concerning the roles that authoritarianism and armed forces strength may play within the quest to construct and keep a Jewish state.
Recovering the voices of standard Betar contributors via their letters, diaries, and autobiographies, Jabotinsky’s Children paints a shiny portrait of younger Polish Jews and their turbulent lives at the eve of the Holocaust. instead of outline Jabotinsky as a firebrand fascist or steadfast democrat, the publication as an alternative unearths how he intentionally introduced a number of and contradictory messages to his younger fans, leaving it to them to interpret him as they observed healthy. Tracing Betar’s fabulous courting with interwar Poland’s authoritarian executive, Jabotinsky’s Children overturns well known misconceptions approximately Polish-Jewish kin among the 2 global wars and captures the fervent efforts of Poland’s Jewish adolescence to figure out, on their lonesome phrases, who they have been, the place they belonged, and what their destiny held in store.
Shedding severe gentle on an essential but missed bankruptcy within the historical past of Zionism, Jabotinsky’s Children offers important standpoint at the origins of right-wing Zionist ideals and their enduring attract in Israel today.
By Ariel Stone
By Paul D. Cohn
This little-known bankruptcy of the Diaspora tells the tale of younger Marcel Saulo and his sister Leah kidnapped with different kids from their synagogue in Lisbon and shipped by way of caravel 4,000 miles to the West-African island the place they undergo witness to the holocaust of African slavery. it is a ancient novel that chronicles one man's brave fight opposed to spiritual and racial persecution, torture, and sickness, and explores the abyss of Inquisition, Portuguese and Spanish global growth, and the blight of slavery fueled by means of the calamitous development of sugar commerce.
Now additionally released in Portuguese, October 15, 2008, entitled "Rapto em Lisboa" (Kidnapping in Lisbon)
By Cheryl Durham
By Miriam P. Polis
Insights, rules and actions for discussing with ladies what it
means to develop into a Jewish girl
A step by step consultant to inventive use of The JGirl’s Guide within the school room, synagogue and residential. every one lesson contains:
- A basically acknowledged objective
- A checklist of Hebrew phrases to enhance the ladies’ vocabulary
- A sequence of attractive questions and considerate activitiesA collection of Jewish resources when it comes to every one lesson’s subject
By Wallace P. Sillanpoa
By Robert E. Meditz
By Kenneth Chelst
By Reinhard Pummer
most folk affiliate the time period "Samaritan" solely with the hot testomony tales concerning the stable Samaritan and the Samaritan lady at Jacob's good. only a few are acutely aware small neighborhood of approximately 750 Samaritans nonetheless lives this present day in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves because the actual Israelites, having resided of their birthplace for millions of years and maintaining unchanged the revelation given to Moses within the Torah.
Reinhard Pummer, one of many world's most excellent specialists on Samaritanism, deals during this ebook a accomplished creation to the folks pointed out as Samaritans in either biblical and nonbiblical resources. in addition to studying the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological resources, he examines the Samaritans' heritage, their geographical distribution, their model of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their state of affairs this present day. there isn't any larger ebook on hand at the subject.
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