Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations with Digital Media and by Heidi A Campbell

By Heidi A Campbell

In this quantity, participants examine the ways in which Jewish groups and clients of latest media negotiate their makes use of of electronic applied sciences in mild of concerns with regards to spiritual id, neighborhood and authority. Digital Judaism offers a huge research of the way and why quite a few Jewish teams negotiate with electronic tradition particularly methods, situating such observations inside of a much broader discourse of the way Jewish teams all through background have applied verbal exchange applied sciences to take care of their Jewish identities throughout time and house. Chapters tackle matters concerning the negotiation of authority among on-line clients and offline non secular leaders and associations not just inside of ultra-Orthodox groups, but in addition in the broader Jewish non secular tradition, taking into consideration how Jewish engagement with media in Israel and the diaspora increases a few very important matters on the topic of Jewish group and identification. that includes contemporary scholarship through prime and rising students of Judaism and media, Digital Judaism is a useful source for researchers in new media, faith and electronic culture.

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Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal by Michael Salamon

By Michael Salamon

during this consultant, psychologist Michael Salamon deals definitions of abuse and describes symptoms that are supposed to illustrate to mom and dad, lecturers, and faculty officers that abuse will be happening. uncomplicated information regarding on hand tools of remedy is equipped and the original cultural stipulations within the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that make prevention and therapy so tough is discussed.

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What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters by Udi Aloni,Slavoj Žižek,Alain Badiou,Judith Butler

By Udi Aloni,Slavoj Žižek,Alain Badiou,Judith Butler

"In this ebook Udi Aloni, inflicting an influence fault within the ruling liberal angle in terms of short-circuiting assorted degrees of ideology, artwork, and inspiration; rewrites the Oedipus fable and rejects liberal Zionism. Who yet Aloni can mix the great poetic energy of making new myths with the perspicuous brain of a chilly theoretician? Who yet Aloni can flooring his ruthless critique of Zionism into his unconditional constancy to the Jewish culture? If a person wishes an evidence that political theology is definitely and alive, the following it is!"—Slavoj Žižek

In the hopes of selling justice, peace, and cohesion for and with the Palestine humans, Udi Aloni joins with Judith Butler, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek to confront the middle problems with the Israeli-Palestinian clash. Their daring query: Will a brand new new release of Israelis and Palestinians dare to stroll jointly towards a joint Israel-Palestine? via a college of meditation, interview, diary, and essay, Aloni and his interlocutors current a private, highbrow, and altogether provocative account wealthy with the insights of philosophy and important conception. They finally foresee the emergence of a binational Israeli-Palestinian kingdom, incorporating the paintings of Walter Benjamin, Edward stated, and Jacques Derrida-as good as Jewish theology-to recast the clash in secular theological terms.

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The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish by Jody A. Barnard

By Jody A. Barnard

Jody A. Barnard examines the position of Jewish apocalyptic mysticism within the epistle to the Hebrews. Jewish apocalyptic mysticism is outlined as a phenomenon taking place in overdue moment Temple Judaism (including early Christianity), which unearths literary expression within the apocalypses and similar literature, and indicates a preoccupation with the realities of the heavenly realm, and the human adventure of this realm and its occupants. the writer demonstrates that there are lots of apocalyptic and mystical topics appropriated in Hebrews, and that there's facts to indicate that this isn't in simple terms a conceptual and literary phenomenon, yet is born out of, and expert via, mystical adventure. The cosmology, Christology, and soteriology of Hebrews all belong to the realm of Jewish apocalyptic mysticism and are considerably elucidated near to this context.

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Americans and the Birth of Israel by Lawrence J. Epstein

By Lawrence J. Epstein

Americans and the beginning of Israel tells the dramatic tale of ways a ragtag staff of usa citizens of all religions labored, frequently in mystery and dealing with the potential of arrest and imprisonment, to ensure that after the Holocaust a shelter for Jews will be born. it's a tale that's not recognized yet merits to be. The booklet tells the tale of ways americans raised cash, amassed munitions, ships, and planes, rescued Holocaust survivors and sneaked them previous the British patrols, helped Israel organize militarily, engaged in dramatic political efforts in Washington and the United countries to safe Israeli statehood, participated in cultural actions to help the Zionist reason, and in alternative ways made a decisive distinction in permitting Israel to be born. From famous figures like Golda Meir to little-known participants, Americans and the start of Israel brings those compelling tales to mild and explores the complicated courting among the us and Israel traditionally and today.

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Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Law: A Pound by Madeline Kochen

By Madeline Kochen

This booklet bargains a brand new thought of estate and distributive justice derived from Talmudic legislation, illustrated through a case examine regarding the sale of organs for transplant. even though organ donation didn't exist in overdue antiquity, this booklet posits a brand new method, drawn from the Talmud, to conceive of this contemporary technique of giving to others. Our universal realizing of organ transfers as both a present or sale is trapped in a dichotomy that's conceptually and philosophically proscribing. Drawing on Maussian reward concept, this e-book indicates a distinct felony and cultural that means for this estate move. It introduces the idea that of the 'divine lien', a duty to others in desire outfitted into the definition of all estate possession. instead of a present or sale, organ move is proven to exemplify an owner's voluntary popularity and fulfilment of this latent estate obligation.

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All the World: Universalism, Particularism and the High Holy by PhD, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

By PhD, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Why be Jewish?

A interesting discussion throughout denominations of the excessive Holy Days and their message of Jewish goal past mere survival.

Almost 40 individuals from 3 continents—men and girls, students and poets, rabbis and theologians, representing all Jewish denominations and perspectives—examine the stress among Israel as a specific humans known as through God, and that very calling as meant for a universalist finish, furthering God's imaginative and prescient for all of the international, not only for Jews by myself. This stability of perspectives arises evidently out of the prayers within the excessive Holy Day liturgy, coupled with insights from philosophy, literature, theology and ethics.

This 5th quantity within the Prayers of Awe sequence offers the proper conventional prayers within the unique Hebrew, along a brand new and annotated translation. It explores the query "Why be Jewish?" in a time whilst universalist dedication to our planet and its humans has in simple terms grown in value, while particularist questions of Jewish continuity became ever extra urgent.

Prayers of Awe: A multi-volume sequence designed to discover the excessive Holy Day liturgy and improve the praying event for everyone—whether skilled worshipers or visitors who stumble upon Jewish prayer for the first actual time.


Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL

Rabbi Tony Bayfield, CBE, DD

Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Dr. Annette M. Boeckler

Dr. Erica Brown

Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander, CM, DHL, DD

Rabbi Lisa Exler

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Rabbi Laura Geller

Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL

Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, PhD

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD

Rabbi Walter Homolka, PhD, DHL

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, DHL

Rabbi Reuven Kimelman, PhD

Dr. Mark L. Kligman

Rabbi Noa Kushner

Rabbi Daniel Landes

Rabbi Asher Lopatin

Catherine Madsen

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, PhD

Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD

Ruth Messinger

Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, PhD

Rabbi Jay Henry Moses

Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum

Rabbi Jack Riemer

Rabbi Jeffrey ok. Salkin, DMin

Rabbi Marc Saperstein, PhD

Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso, DMin

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, DMin

Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, DMin

Rabbi David A. Teutsch, PhD

Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, DD

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Dr. Wendy Zierler

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Would You Like To Be Jewish? by Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

My spouse, Revi and that i have been touring up the interstate while immediately we stumbled on this massive signal. We have been knowledgeable that shall we now not get off our basic position of go out. It was once closed for upkeep. Now we'd be pressured to stick to this detour that went on for miles. We finally reconnected with the line we might have exited at. Oh aid, not more detour. highway Closed indicators and detours will be very complicated.

Many readers of do you want To Be Jewish understand what it seems like to be put on this eternal highway of detours in the direction of their target of changing to Judaism. a few of you visited with a Rabbi who could have acknowledged, anything like this, 'Why do you need to transform? Why do you need to be Jewish? we do not do conversions in Judaism.' You ended up strolling away dissatisfied, angered, exasperated, pissed off and intensely disenchanted. ultimately you discover a rabbi that is of the same opinion to do the conversion. then you definitely discover he fees millions of greenbacks to do conversions and the dialog will take a number of years. Now you're steaming. you think that, how can this be? these kinds of detours preserve shooting up!

Some of the detours or street closed symptoms are the results of what we understand Judaism to think and to educate. during this ebook we convey readability. We shut the gaps and fill in clean pages. I clarify why we've concerns with Jesus. We conscientiously evaluate some of these matters. while the reader is aware our concerns then our concerns could be come the reader's concerns. you'll comprehend and establish. We research thought and revelation. We talk about and examine the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Writings. have you learn the NIV Bible's creation to every e-book within the Christian Writings? learn writer and Date. remove the idea, the theories, the conjectures and the guesses and loads of what's left is clean. We pass backstage to benefit how the Bible was once written and copied. What precautions have been to get rid of mistakes and so on. whilst one sees how this comes jointly street closed symptoms are got rid of. person objections… ideals… doctrines that experience held one again from their heart's wish to convert to Judaism scale down to a measurement the place we will be able to care for them.

Dear Reader while you are alleged to go back to Judaism or to transform to Judaism my booklet can help you. in case your soul stood at Mount Sinai to obtain the Observances then this ebook could be priceless. no matter if you do not need to be Jewish yet are looking to know about Judaism my booklet could be important. might the writer of the Universe aid each one folks be the folks we're imagined to be. each one booklet during this sequence will display better aspect as we research alongside jointly. I percentage a few tales and insights.

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The Lonely Man of Faith by Joseph B. Soloveitchik

By Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the rabbi referred to as “The Rav” through his fans all over the world, used to be a number one authority at the that means of Jewish legislations and well-known strength in construction bridges among conventional Orthodox Judaism and the trendy global. within the LONELY guy of religion, a hovering, eloquent essay first released in Tradition journal in 1965, Soloveitchik investigates the fundamental loneliness of the individual of religion in our narcissistic, materially orientated, utilitarian society. during this glossy vintage, Soloveitchik makes use of the tale of Adam and Eve as a springboard, interweaving insights from such vital Western philosophers as Kierkegaard and Kant with leading edge readings of Genesis to supply tips for the trustworthy in today’s international. He explains prayer as “the harbinger of ethical reformation,” and discusses with empathy and realizing the depression and exasperation of people who search own redemption via direct wisdom of a God who turns out distant and unapproachable. He indicates that whereas the devoted may perhaps develop into contributors of a non secular neighborhood, their precise house is “the dwelling house of loneliness.” In a relocating own testimony, Soloveitchik demonstrates a deep-seated dedication, highbrow braveness, and integrity that individuals of all religions will reply to.

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The Path of Kabbalah: Revealing the Hidden Wisdom by Rav Michael Laitman

By Rav Michael Laitman

"Thou shalt now not make unto thee a graven photograph, nor any demeanour of likeness" (Exodus 20:3). This commandment from the Bible is the foundation of the Kabbalistic knowledge, for Kabbalists be aware of that the single real fact is that of His Essence, the higher strength. after we settle for this idea, we will turn into actually open to the possibility of freedom for everyone, for each kingdom, and for the complete international. whereas the constitution of fact and the way we understand it are on the floor of this ebook, it's the underlying tale of the human soul that actually captivates us: this is often approximately you and me, and we all. it really is concerning the approach we have been, the way in which we're, and how we'll be

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