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The Feasts of Israel - Seasons of the Messiah (Paperback): Bruce Scott The Feasts of Israel - Seasons of the Messiah (Paperback)
Bruce Scott
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) 16 working days

Miss the Old Testament Pictures of Christ, and You're Missing a Big Part of the Story.

Many of the Bible's most incredible prophecies about Christ are intricately hidden within the Jewish holidays and feasts of the Old Testament. That's where you'll find little-known yet astounding pictures that point to Christ's deity --

-- His ministry

-- The Cross

-- His Resurrection

-- Even His Second Coming and future reign as King of kings and Lord of lords

Don't miss any part of the greatest story ever told . . . with author Bruce Scott's book, The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah!

The Torah - The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text... The Torah - The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text (Hardcover, 3)
Jewish Publication Society Inc
R616 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R135 (22%) 16 working days

Read our customer guide The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

The Night That Unites Passover Haggadah - Teachings, Stories, and Questions from Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Soloveitchik, and Rabbi... The Night That Unites Passover Haggadah - Teachings, Stories, and Questions from Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Soloveitchik, and Rabbi Carlebach (Paperback)
Aaron Goldscheider
R1,017 R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Save R228 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book is the first Haggadah that brings together the teachings of three of the most influential and brilliant Rabbinic personalities of the 20th century: Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. The Night That Unites also offers a special section of contemporary readings and stories related to the Land of Israel and the Holocaust. Suggested questions are offered as a way of encouraging and guiding discussion at the Seder that will enhance the Passover night experience, and illustrations depicting all 15 steps of the Seder are featured throughout.

What the Rabbis Said - The Public Discourse of 19th Century American Rabbis (Hardcover): Naomi W. Cohen What the Rabbis Said - The Public Discourse of 19th Century American Rabbis (Hardcover)
Naomi W. Cohen
R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 16 working days

aCohen breaks new ground by drawing from relatively unstudied sources: the sermons delivered in nineteenth-century synagogues.a
--Marc Saperstein, Principal, Leo Baeck College

What the Rabbis Said examines a relatively unexplored facet of the rich social history of nineteenth-century American Jews. Based on sources that have heretofore been largely neglected, it traces the sermons and other public statements of rabbis, both Traditionalists and Reformers, on a host of matters that engaged the Jewish community before 1900.

Reminding the reader of the complexities and diversity that characterized the religious congregations in nineteenth-century America, Cohen offers insight into the primary concerns of both the religious leaders and the laity--full acculturation to American society, modernization of the Jewish religious tradition, and insistence on the recognized equality of a non-Christian minority. She also discusses the evolution of denominationalism with the split between Traditionalism and Reform, the threat of antisemitism, the origins of American Zionism, and interreligious dialogue. The book concludes with a chapter on the professionalization of the rabbinate and the legacy bequeathed to the next century. On all those key issues rabbis spoke out individually or in debates with other rabbis. From the evidence presented, the congregational rabbi emerges as a pioneer, the leader of a congregation, as well as spokesman for the Jews in the larger society, forging an independence from his European counterparts, and laboring for the preservation of the Jewish faith and heritage in an unfamiliar environment.

Moadim l'Siha (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Moadim l'Siha (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R498 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R100 (20%) 16 working days
Hukey Hazugiut (Hardcover): Yitzhak Mandelbaum Hukey Hazugiut (Hardcover)
Yitzhak Mandelbaum
R321 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R61 (19%) 16 working days
Tshuvot Hageonim Hahadashot (Hardcover): Simcha Emanuel Tshuvot Hageonim Hahadashot (Hardcover)
Simcha Emanuel
R563 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R114 (20%) 16 working days
Panim El Panim (Paperback): Yonatan Feintuch Panim El Panim (Paperback)
Yonatan Feintuch
R365 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R69 (19%) 16 working days
Hidush Kamoni Lo Haya B'Olam (Paperback): Aryeh Kaplan Hidush Kamoni Lo Haya B'Olam (Paperback)
Aryeh Kaplan
R479 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R99 (21%) 16 working days
Rak Mitanyen (Paperback): Dror Yahav Rak Mitanyen (Paperback)
Dror Yahav
R577 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R125 (22%) 16 working days
Koren Mahzor Hamikdash for Yom Kippur, Sepharad (Hardcover): Koren Publishers Koren Mahzor Hamikdash for Yom Kippur, Sepharad (Hardcover)
Koren Publishers
R773 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R175 (23%) 16 working days
Some Unimaginable Animal (Paperback): David Ebenbach Some Unimaginable Animal (Paperback)
David Ebenbach
R294 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R58 (20%) 16 working days
Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation - Roasting Rome (Hardcover): Sarah Emanuel Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation - Roasting Rome (Hardcover)
Sarah Emanuel
R1,781 Discovery Miles 17 810 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Empire-critical and postcolonial readings of Revelation are now commonplace, but scholars have not yet put these views into conversation with Jewish trauma and cultural survival strategies. In this book, Sarah Emanuel positions Revelation within its ancient Jewish context. Proposing a new reading of Revelation, she demonstrates how the text's author, a first century CE Jewish Christ-follower, used humor as a means of resisting Roman power. Emanuel uses multiple critical lenses, including humor, trauma, and postcolonial theory, together with historical-critical methods. These approaches enable a deeper understanding of the Jewishness of the early Christ-centered movement, and how Jews in antiquity related to their cultural and religious identity. Emanuel's volume offers new insights and fills a gap in contemporary scholarship on Revelation and biblical scholarship more broadly.

Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (Paperback): Melissa R. Klapper Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (Paperback)
Melissa R. Klapper
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 16 working days

View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction.

aMasterfully weaving together stories of adolescent girls based on an analysis of their diaries, personal letters, and memoirs, Klapper illuminates the ways these young women grappled with contradictory feelings about their friends, family, and future...This compelling narrative deeply enriches our understanding of the intertwined roles played by gender, ethnicity, religion, and education in fostering American identity at the turn of the century.a
--"American Historical Review"

aMelissa R. Klapper has succeeded handsomely in surmounting the hurdles of her topic to create a coherent narrative of cultural change. She brings to her subject sensitivity to the stress of adolescence, mastery of her materials, and genuine affection for the experience of growing up female, Jewish, and American.a
--"Journal of American History"

aDrawing on diaries and magazines, historian Klapper recreates the world of Jewish girls in late 19th- and early 20th-century America. . . . This book's charm lies in its innovative and engaging focus on girlhood. Klapper . . . offers grace notes to a familiar narrative about the tensions between assimilation and tradition.a--"Publishers Weekly"

"Provides a revealing glimpse into the lives of adolescent girls at the turn of the century. Klapper's exhaustive search for the diaries of young Jewish women has produced a harvest of insights into their relationships to religion, to education, to domestic lives, and to girl culture."
--Alice Kessler-Harris, author of "In Pursuit of Equity"

"Melissa Klapper's pioneering volume, based on an astonishing wealth of primary sources, uncovers more than wehave ever known about the upbringing and education of Jewish girls in America from the Civil War to World War I. Covering everything from religious education to sex education, it explores what it meant to be a Jewish girl aged 12-20 during one of the most tumultuous eras in American history."
--Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University

"Brings to life the lives of the 'ordinary' young women whom we encounter in these pages. By exploring the diaries of Jewish girls who used these private and personal sources to think about their conflicting ideas about identities, families, and futures, Melissa Klapper has shown them to be historical actors, and as such anything but ordinary. By combining intellectual matters of several literatures-the history of education, women's history, American Jewish history, the history of the United States over the course of a crucial six decade period-Klapper has made a substantial contribution to our understanding of the past and those who peopled it."
--Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, New York University

"Klapper offers a thoughtful book on subjects too often ignored in both the literature of Jewish-Americans and of American girls."
-- "Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era"

Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 draws on a wealth of archival material, much of which has never been published--or even read--to illuminate the ways in which Jewish girls' adolescent experiences reflected larger issues relating to gender, ethnicity, religion, and education.

Klapper explores the dual roles girls played as agents ofacculturation and guardians of tradition. Their search for an identity as American girls that would not require the abandonment of Jewish tradition and culture mirrored the struggle of their families and communities for integration into American society.

While focusing on their lives as girls, not the adults they would later become, Klapper draws on the papers of such figures as Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah; Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Showboat; and Marie Syrkin, literary critic and Zionist. Klapper also analyzes the diaries, memoirs, and letters of hundreds of other girls whose later lives and experiences have been lost to history.

Told in an engaging style and filled with colorful quotes, the book brings to life a neglected group of fascinating historical figures during a pivotal moment in the development of gender roles, adolescence, and the modern American Jewish community.

Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs - Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History (Hardcover): Pini Dunner Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs - Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History (Hardcover)
Pini Dunner
R509 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R89 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Telling the Story - A Passover Haggadah Explained (Paperback): Barry Louis Polisar Telling the Story - A Passover Haggadah Explained (Paperback)
Barry Louis Polisar
R190 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R52 (27%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Authentic and simple, this retelling of the Passover story in the Haggadah is designed to guide Passover participants through the Seder while educating them about the practice. Detailing the meaning of the ceremony in the past and present, the book also discusses the authenticity of the ceremony and the story, allowing those with little or no experience conducting a Seder to do so with confidence. A phonetic version of the Hebrew text is also included to aid those unfamiliar with Hebrew pronunciation.

The Land of Truth - Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings (Paperback): Jeffrey L Rubenstein The Land of Truth - Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings (Paperback)
Jeffrey L Rubenstein
R482 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R99 (21%) 16 working days

Making the rich narrative world of Talmud tales fully accessible to modern readers, renowned Talmud scholar Jeffrey L. Rubenstein turns his spotlight on both famous and little-known stories, analyzing the tales in their original contexts, exploring their cultural meanings and literary artistry, and illuminating their relevance. Delving into both rabbinic life (the academy, master-disciple relationships) and Jewish life under Roman and Persian rule (persecution, taxation, marketplaces), Rubenstein explains how storytellers used irony, wordplay, figurative language, and other art forms to communicate their intended messages. Each close reading demonstrates the story's continuing relevance through the generations into modernity. For example, the story "Showdown in Court," a confrontation between King Yannai and the Rabbinic judges, provides insights into controversial struggles in U.S. history to balance governmental power; the story of Honi's seventy-year sleep becomes a window into the indignities of aging. Through the prism of Talmud tales, Rubenstein also offers timeless insights into suffering, beauty, disgust, heroism, humor, love, sex, truth, and falsehood. By connecting twenty-first-century readers to past generations, The Land of Truth helps to bridge the divide between modern Jews and the traditional narrative worlds of their ancestors.

Judaisms - A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities (Paperback): Aaron J Hahn Tapper Judaisms - A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities (Paperback)
Aaron J Hahn Tapper
R810 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R242 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What does it mean to be a Jew in the twenty-first century? Exploring the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community, Judaisms examines how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more. With each chapter revolving around a single theme (Narratives, Sinais, Zions, Messiahs, Laws, Mysticisms, Cultures, Movements, Genocides, Powers, Borders, and Futures) this introductory textbook interrogates and broadens readers' understandings of Jewish communities. Written for a new mode of teaching-one that recognizes the core role that identity formation plays in our lives-this book weaves together alternative and marginalized voices to illustrate how Jews have always been in the process of reshaping their customs, practices, and beliefs. Judaisms is the first book to assess and summarize Jewish history from the time of the Hebrew Bible through today using multiple perspectives. Ideal for classroom use, Judaisms: provides a synthetic and coherent alternative understanding of Jewish identity for students of all backgrounds; focuses on both the history of and potential futures for physical and ideological survival; includes an array of engaging images, many in color; and, offers extensive online resources including notes, key terms, a timeline of major texts, and chapter-by-chapter activities for teaching.

Introducing Judaism (Paperback, New): Eliezer Segal Introducing Judaism (Paperback, New)
Eliezer Segal
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Students will gain an understanding of how Judaism is lived by its adherents and the historical and geographical diversity of Jewish beliefs and practices. The book has a clear and accessible structure. Part One presents the historical context of Judaism, from the Biblical era, through the Medieval period and on to modern Judaism. Part Two surveys the distinctive values and beliefs of Judaism, including attitudes to God, Covenant, Israel, exile and homeland, the Torah, and its commandments, while Part Three presents Jewish Practices and Institutions, engaging with topics such as daily life, worship, temple and synagogue, law, ethics and education, the afterlife, and resurrection. Throughout the book, Eliezer Segal stresses the diversity of interpretations that have been generated by historical circumstances, differing theological and ideological outlooks, and the spiritual creativity of the religious community. Attention is paid to various models of piety, mysticism, scholasticism and folk religion, including the impact of Judaism on the daily life of believers and the experiences of Jewish women. Illustrated throughout, Introducing Judaism includes text boxes, a glossary, and a list of further reading to aid students' understanding and revision, providing a thorough overview of one of the first recorded monotheistic faiths and one of the oldest religions still practiced today. The accompanying website for this book can be found at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415440097.

The Formation of Genesis 1-11 - Biblical and Other Precursors (Hardcover): David M. Carr The Formation of Genesis 1-11 - Biblical and Other Precursors (Hardcover)
David M. Carr
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

There is general agreement in the field of Biblical studies that study of the formation of the Pentateuch is in disarray. David M. Carr turns to the Genesis Primeval History, Genesis 1-11, to offer models for the formation of Pentateuchal texts that may have traction within this fractious context. Building on two centuries of historical study of Genesis 1-11, this book provides new support for the older theory that the bulk of Genesis 1-11 was created out of a combination of two originally separate source strata: a Priestly source and an earlier non-Priestly source that was used to supplement the Priestly framework. Though this overall approach contradicts some recent attempts to replace such source models with theories of post-Priestly scribal expansion, Carr does find evidence of multiple layers of scribal revision in the non-P and P sources, from the expansion of an early independent non-Priestly primeval history with a flood narrative and related materials to a limited set of identifiable layers of Priestly material that culminate in the P-like redaction of the whole. This book synthesizes prior scholarship to show how both the P and non-Priestly strata of Genesis also emerged out of a complex interaction by Judean scribes with non-biblical literary traditions, particularly with Mesopotamian textual traditions about primeval origins. The Formation of Genesis 1-11 makes a significant contribution to scholarship on one of the most important texts in the Hebrew Bible and will influence models for the formation of the Hebrew Bible as a whole.

Job - A New Translation (Hardcover): Edward L. Greenstein Job - A New Translation (Hardcover)
Edward L. Greenstein
R495 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R105 (21%) 16 working days

This revelatory new translation of Job by one of the world's leading biblical scholars will reshape the way we read this canonical text The book of Job has often been called the greatest poem ever written. The book, in Edward Greenstein's characterization, is "a Wunderkind, a genius emerging out of the confluence of two literary streams" which "dazzles like Shakespeare with unrivaled vocabulary and a penchant for linguistic innovation." Despite the text's literary prestige and cultural prominence, no English translation has come close to conveying the proper sense of the original. The book has consequently been misunderstood in innumerable details and in its main themes. Edward Greenstein's new translation of Job is the culmination of decades of intensive research and painstaking philological and literary analysis, offering a major reinterpretation of this canonical text. Through his beautifully rendered translation and insightful introduction and commentary, Greenstein presents a new perspective: Job, he shows, was defiant of God until the end. The book is more about speaking truth to power than the problem of unjust suffering.

Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 25 - Menahot Part 1, English, (Hardcover, Noy ed): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 25 - Menahot Part 1, English, (Hardcover, Noy ed)
Adin Steinsaltz
R904 R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Save R189 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Koren Talmud Bavli, Noe Edition, Vol 35 - Menahot Part 1, Hebrew/English, Daf Yomi B&w (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, Noe Edition, Vol 35 - Menahot Part 1, Hebrew/English, Daf Yomi B&w (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R781 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R147 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
A State at Any Cost - The Life of David Ben-Gurion (Hardcover): Tom Segev A State at Any Cost - The Life of David Ben-Gurion (Hardcover)
Tom Segev
R756 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R154 (20%) 16 working days

Tom Segev's page-turning book casts the history of Israel and its founder in a bracing new light. Using previously unrevealed archival material, Segev demonstrates Ben-Gurion's power, skills and achievements, as well as his limitations and failures. He reveals for the first time Ben-Gurion's secret negotiations with the British on the eve of Israel's independence, his willingess to countenance the forced transfer of Arab neighbours, his relative indifference to the status of Jerusalem and Israel's nuclear programme, and his occassional nutty moments from UFO sightings to a plan for Israel to acquire territory in South America.

Many admired Ben-Gurion in his day, and many now miss his vision and inspiration, his boldness and integrity. Others have vilified him as an aggressive, divisive, dour, and often capricious politician. But only a few have really grasped the most intimate and guarded aspects of his complex character, the man behind the myth.

Kosher USA - How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Hardcover): Roger Horowitz Kosher USA - How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Hardcover)
Roger Horowitz
R726 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R164 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers (principally African Americans); the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements into food manufacturing; and the difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside the American culinary consensus. Kosher USA is filled with big personalities, rare archival finds, and surprising influences: the Atlanta rabbi Tobias Geffen, who made Coke kosher; the lay chemist and kosher-certification pioneer Abraham Goldstein; the kosher-meat magnate Harry Kassel; and the animal-rights advocate Temple Grandin, a strong supporter of shechita, or Jewish slaughtering practice. By exploring the complex encounter between ancient religious principles and modern industrial methods, Kosher USA adds a significant chapter to the story of Judaism's interaction with non-Jewish cultures and the history of modern Jewish American life as well as American foodways.

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