• Religion

The Pentateuch and Haftorahs

Hebrew text, English translation and commentary
Author: Joseph Herman Hertz
Publisher: Bloch Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 1067
View: 6287
Previous Edition: London: Oxford University Press, 1929-1936/Includes index.

    • Religion

The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary


Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070248
Category: Religion
Page: 1120
View: 2910
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

    • Religion

The Torah

Portion by Portion
Author: Seymour Rossel
Publisher: Torah Aura Productions
ISBN: 9781891662942
Category: Religion
Page: 362
View: 1607
How shall we teach the Torah with integrity? How shall we bring the fruits of modern Bible study to teens and adult beginners? And how can we do this without losing sight of the traditional approaches that have enriched the lives of generations of our people? The answers may well be found in the new commentary, The Torah: Portion-by-Portion, by Seymour Rossel being released this August by Torah Aura Productions.

    • Religion

Reckless Rites

Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence
Author: Elliott S. Horowitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691124919
Category: Religion
Page: 340
View: 9055
Historical accounts of Jewish violence--particularly against Christians--have long been explosive material. Some historians have distorted these records for anti-Semitic purposes. Others have discounted, dismissed, or simply ignored the evidence, often for apologetic purposes. In Reckless Rites, Elliott Horowitz takes a new and forthright look at both the history of Jewish violence since late antiquity and the ways in which generations of historians have grappled with that history. In the process, he has written the most wide-ranging book on Jewish violence in any language, and the first to fully acknowledge and address the actual anti-Christian practices that became part of the playful, theatrical violence of the Jewish festival of Purim. He has also examined the different ways in which the book of Esther, upon which the festival is based, was used by Jews and Christians over the centuries--whether as an ancient mirror of modern tribulations or as the scriptural basis for anti-Semitic claims regarding the bloodthirstiness of the Jews. Reckless Rites reassesses the historical interpretation of Jewish violence--from the alleged massacre of thousands of Christians in seventh-century Jerusalem to later medieval attacks on Christian symbols such as the crucifix, transgressions that were often committed in full knowledge that their likely consequence would be death. A book that calls for major changes in the way that Jewish history is written and conceptualized, Reckless Rites will be essential reading for scholars and students of history, religion, and Jewish-Christian relations.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Catalogue of English Bible Translations

A Classified Bibliography of Versions and Editions Including Books, Parts, and Old and New Testament Apocrypha and Apocryphal Books
Author: William J. Chamberlin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031328041X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 898
View: 496
While other "Bible" catalogs are available, this comprehensive reference book is destined to become the standard in the field. Chamberlin's one-volume work traces the publication history of multiple editions of "Bible" translations and offers valuable decriptive annotations. The catalog not only includes complete Bibles, but also Old and New Testaments, partial texts, commentaries that include translations, children's "Bibles," Apocryphal writings, and the "Koran," as well. Other bibliographies are usually limited to editions commonly found in academic libraries, but Chamberlin's guide also includes Bibles found in private collections. Overall, this catalogue contains more than five times as many entries of different English translations as two other "Bible" bibliographies, those by Hill and Herbert, combined. The entries are grouped in 151 categories, and within each category entries are listed in chronological order. The accompanying annotations identify the translator and provide an overview of the contents of each work. The detailed indexes make this bibliography a convenient tool for researchers. Bible scholars, collectors, and rare book dealers will find this catalogue a necessary addition to their libraries.

    • Religion

Torah and Commentary

The Five Books of Moses : Translation, Rabbinic and Contemporary Commentary
Author: Sol Scharfstein
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602800205
Category: Religion
Page: 569
View: 2959

    • Interfaith marriage in the Bible

Strange Wives: The Paradox of Biblical Intermarriage


Author: Stanley Ned Rosenbaum, Ph.D,Rabbi Allen Secher
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0986322601
Category: Interfaith marriage in the Bible
Page: 366
View: 4417
Strange Wives: The Paradox of Biblical Intermarriage is an unorthodox look at a controversial subject. It is written in an unconventionally conversational style by a traditionally trained scholar and an ordained rabbi. The book traces the history of attitudes toward "marrying out" and demonstrates that the famous edict of Ezra that Jews divorce their "strange wives" was in fact a departure from earlier assumptions and practice. At the same time, it illuminates the nature of personal relationships and family interactions during the biblical period.

    • Religion

The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings

The Schocken Bible
Author: N.A
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805243232
Category: Religion
Page: 880
View: 9137
The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox’s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible. The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral dilemmas their stories illuminate, are part of the living consciousness of the Western world. From Joshua and the tumbling walls of Jericho to Samson and Delilah, the prophet Samuel and the tragic King Saul, David and Goliath, Bathsheba and Absalom, King Solomon’s temple, Elijah and the chariot of fire, Ahab and Jezebel—the stories of these men and women are deeply etched into Western culture because they beautifully encapsulate the human experience. The four books that comprise The Early Prophets look at tribal rivalries, dramatic changes in leadership, and the intrusions of neighboring empires through the prism of the divine-human relationship. Over the centuries, the faithful have read these narratives as demonstrations of the perils of disobeying God’s will, and time and again Jews in exile found that the stories spoke to their own situations of cultural assimilation, destruction, and the reformulation of identity. They have had an equally indelible impact on generations of Christians, who have seen in many of the narratives foreshadowings of the life and death of Jesus, as well as models for their own lives and the careers of their leaders. But beyond its importance as a foundational religious document, The Early Prophets is a great work of literature, a powerful and distinctive narrative of the past that seeks meaning in the midst of national catastrophe. Accompanied by illuminating commentary, notes, and maps, Everett Fox’s masterly translation of the Hebrew original re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays that rhetorically underscore its meaning and are intrinsic to a timeless text meant to be both studied and read aloud. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Religion

The Search for Ultimate Reality

Intertextuality Between the Genesis and Johannine Prologues
Author: Dan Lioy
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820481210
Category: Religion
Page: 223
View: 2225
In analyzing the intertextuality between the Genesis and Johannine Prologues, Dr. Lioy maintains that both passages utilize polemical theology to refute distorted views of ultimate reality. Furthermore, he theorizes that the author of the Johannine Prologue deliberately reflected the structure and themes found in the Genesis Prologue to emphasize that the God-man, Jesus Christ, created all things and is a new (spiritual) beginning for all who believe in Him. Ultimate reality is found through faith in the Son.

    • Religion

Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere


Author: Birgit Meyer,Annelies Moors
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253111722
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 9093
"... one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with." -- Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic. Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk-shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation-state. How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere? How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment? The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions.

    • Religion

Etz Hayim


Author: David L. Lieber,Jules Harlow
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America
ISBN: 9780827608047
Category: Religion
Page: 1400
View: 5388
JPS is pleased to make available a new, more compact edition of the landmark publication, Etz Hayim: A Torah Commentary. This book, a publication of the Conservative movement, was produced through a joint venture of the Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and The Jewish Publication Society. hardcover edition and is ideal for personal study and travel. It contains all the material in the original, excerpt for the essays. The Bible text, translations, and commentaries as well as the blessings, artwork, maps, glossary and other reference tools for the worshiper and student of Torah reader are included. use.

    • Religion

Commentary on the Torah


Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062240935
Category: Religion
Page: 704
View: 2882
In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text -- "to shed new light on the Torah and, more important, to open windows through which it sheds its light on us." While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This landmark work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come.

    • Bible

Hebrew-English Torah

The Five Books of Moses
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781590459348
Category: Bible
Page: 418
View: 7623
Hebrew-English Torah: The Five books of Moses is a Study Edition of the traditional Masoretic text, placed next to the classic "word-for-word" Jewish translation; it features the most authoritative Hebrew text -- based on the Leningrad Codex and complete with cantillation marks, vocalization and verse numbers. The large format and the use of good paper are part of the design to allow a diligent Torah student to write on margins for more efficient learning. This printed edition comes with a free downloadable PDF edition of the title provided by Varda Books upon presenting to it the proof of purchase.

    • History

The Talmud ? A Biography

Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn't suppress
Author: Harry Freedman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905954
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 8537
Containing nearly two million words in 37 volumes, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It is a highly complex, profoundly logical and frequently impenetrable work with a history like no other. In its 1500 year history the Talmud has been banned, censored and burned, dissected by scholars and rabbis, probed by philosophers, poets, republicans and kings. In The Talmud ? A Biography, Jewish scholar Harry Freedman tells the engrossing story of an ancient classic, the legal and mystical pillar of Judaism and recounts the story of a book which, in many ways, parallels the history of the Jewish people. From its origins as a record of discussions amongst scholars in towns and villages close to modern-day Baghdad, Freedman traces the spiraling paths of the Jewish diaspora and explores the story of the Talmud's early origins in Babylon, its role during the Enlightenment and its influence over traditional Judaism. A compelling fusion of law, storytelling and spirituality, the Talmud's story is a fascinating insight into the history of Judaism and Harry Freedman's The Talmud ? A Biography is a remarkable account of one of the most important cultural, historical and religious works of our time.

    • Bibles

The Jewish Study Bible

Second Edition
Author: Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199393877
Category: Bibles
Page: 2400
View: 3381
First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.

    • Religion

חמשה חומשי תורה

מתורגם ומבואר מאת שמשון בן רפאל הירש ; תורגם לאנגלית ע"י דניאל הברמן
Author: Samson Raphael Hirsch,Daniel Haberman
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9781583307465
Category: Religion
Page: 880
View: 1747
Since it first appeared, nearly 150 years ago, the Hirsch Commentary on Chumash has gained worldwide popularity for the breathtaking scope of insight and information it offers to scholar, student, and layman alike.This expansive work combines history, halacha, hashkafa, and Ta'amei HaMitzvos into one magnificent pattern that stretches brilliantly across all of Chamisha Chumshai Torah. And underlying the commentary is Rav Hirsch's unique approach to Lashon HaKrah: his profound analysis of the letters, root words, and structure of words found in Chumash.To better accommodate today's English speaking public, we proudly present this new translation, designed to clearly and accurately convey the meaning of the original text, in its entirety. We invite you to open the new Hirsch Chumash and experience the length and breadth of this magnificent work as never before.The volumes will appear in the following order:Shemos: Now available Vayikra: March 2008Bamidbar: May 2008Bereishis: October 2008Devorim, and complete set: December 2008

    • Religion

Bible

The Story of the King James Version 1611 — 2011
Author: Gordon Campbell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191624799
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 7517
This is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating and complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, of who the translators were, and of how the translation was accomplished. The story does not end with the printing of that first edition, but introduces the subsequent generations who edited and interacted with the text. The present text of the King James Version differs in thousands of small details from the original edition. Campbell traces the textual history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769. Attitudes to the King James Version have shifted through time and territory, ranging from adulation to deprecation and attracting the attention of a wide variety of adherents. It is more widely read in America today than in any other country, and its particular history in there is given due attention. Generously illustrated with reproductions taken from early editions, this volume helps to explain the enduring popularity of the King James Version throughout the world today.

Daily Prayer Book

Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem
Author: Philip Birnbaum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258852443
Category:
Page: 816
View: 8504
This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

The Shema (p)


Author: N.A
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827610620
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9935