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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General

The Koren Ani Tefilla Weekday Siddur - For Reflection, Connection and Learning (Paperback): The Koren Ani Tefilla Weekday Siddur - For Reflection, Connection and Learning (Paperback)
R405 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R51 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
German Reparations and the Jewish World - A History of the Claims Conference (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Ronald W. Zweig German Reparations and the Jewish World - A History of the Claims Conference (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Ronald W. Zweig
R3,338 Discovery Miles 33 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany so soon after Auschwitz. Concentrating on how the money was spent in rebuilding Jewish life, he also analyzes how the reparations payments transformed the relations bteween Israel and the diaspora, and between different Jewish political and ideological groups. This revised and expanded edition includes material on sensitive relief programmes from archives that have only recently been opened to researchers. In a new, extensive introductory essay the author reexamines the reparations, restitution and indemnification processes from the perspective of 50 years later.

The Oral Law of Sinai (Hardcover): Berel Wein The Oral Law of Sinai (Hardcover)
Berel Wein
R969 R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Save R209 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Subversive Sequels in the Bible - How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Hardcover): Judy Klitsner Subversive Sequels in the Bible - How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Hardcover)
Judy Klitsner
R534 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Sin - A History (Hardcover): Gary A. Anderson Sin - A History (Hardcover)
Gary A. Anderson
R700 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is sin? Is it simply wrongdoing? Why do its effects linger over time? In this sensitive, imaginative, and original work, Gary Anderson shows how changing conceptions of sin and forgiveness lay at the very heart of the biblical tradition. Spanning nearly two thousand years, the book brilliantly demonstrates how sin, once conceived of as a physical burden, becomes, over time, eclipsed by economic metaphors. Transformed from a weight that an individual carried, sin becomes a debt that must be repaid in order to be redeemed in God's eyes.

Anderson shows how this ancient Jewish revolution in thought shaped the way the Christian church understood the death and resurrection of Jesus and eventually led to the development of various penitential disciplines, deeds of charity, and even papal indulgences. In so doing it reveals how these changing notions of sin provided a spur for the Protestant Reformation.

Broad in scope while still exceptionally attentive to detail, this ambitious and profound book unveils one of the most seismic shifts that occurred in religious belief and practice, deepening our understanding of one of the most fundamental aspects of human experience.

The Satan - How God's Executioner Became the Enemy (Paperback): Ryan E Stokes The Satan - How God's Executioner Became the Enemy (Paperback)
Ryan E Stokes; Foreword by John J. Collins
R938 R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Save R209 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Between Dixie and Zion - Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel (Hardcover): Walker Robins Between Dixie and Zion - Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel (Hardcover)
Walker Robins
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explores the roots of evangelical Christian support for Israel through an examination of the Southern Baptist Convention. One week after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) repeatedly and overwhelmingly voted down resolutions congratulating fellow Southern Baptist Harry Truman on his role in Israel's creation. From today's perspective, this seems like a shocking result. After all, Christians - particularly the white evangelical Protestants that populate the SBC - are now the largest pro-Israel constituency in the United States. How could conservative evangelicals have been so hesitant in celebrating Israel's birth in 1948? How did they then come to be so supportive? Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel addresses these issues by exploring how Southern Baptists engaged what was called the 'Palestine question' whether Jews or Arabs would, or should, control the Holy Land after World War I. Walker Robins argues that, in the decades leading up to the creation of Israel, most Southern Baptists did not directly engage the Palestine question politically. Rather, they engaged it indirectly through a variety of encounters with the land, the peoples, and the politics of Palestine. Among the instrumental figures featured by Robins are tourists, foreign missionaries, Arab pastors, Jewish converts, biblical interpreters, fundamentalist rebels, editorialists, and, of course, even a president. While all revered Palestine as the Holy Land, each approached and encountered the region according to their own priorities. Nevertheless, Robins shows that Baptists consistently looked at the region through an Orientalist framework, broadly associating the Zionist movement with Western civilization, modernity, and progress over and against the Arabs, whom they viewed as uncivilized, premodern, and backward. He argues that such impressions were not idle - they suggested that the Zionists were fulfilling Baptists' long-expressed hopes that the Holy Land would one day be revived and regain the prosperity it had held in the biblical era.

Human Nature & Jewish Thought - Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Paperback): Alan L. Mittleman Human Nature & Jewish Thought - Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Paperback)
Alan L. Mittleman
R465 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R83 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores one of the great questions of our time: How can we preserve our sense of what it means to be a person while at the same time accepting what science tells us to be true--namely, that human nature is continuous with the rest of nature? What, in other words, does it mean to be a person in a world of things? Alan Mittleman shows how the Jewish tradition provides rich ways of understanding human nature and personhood that preserve human dignity and distinction in a world of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and pervasive scientism. These ancient resources can speak to Jewish, non-Jewish, and secular readers alike. Science may tell us what we are, Mittleman says, but it cannot tell us who we are, how we should live, or why we matter. Traditional Jewish thought, in open-minded dialogue with contemporary scientific perspectives, can help us answer these questions. Mittleman shows how, using sources ranging across the Jewish tradition, from the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud to more than a millennium of Jewish philosophy. Among the many subjects the book addresses are sexuality, birth and death, violence and evil, moral agency, and politics and economics. Throughout, Mittleman demonstrates how Jewish tradition brings new perspectives to--and challenges many current assumptions about--these central aspects of human nature. A study of human nature in Jewish thought and an original contribution to Jewish philosophy, this is a book for anyone interested in what it means to be human in a scientific age.

The Lost Matriarch - Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash (Paperback): Jerry Rabow The Lost Matriarch - Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash (Paperback)
Jerry Rabow
R532 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R106 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Lost Matriarch" offers a unique response to the sparse and puzzling biblical treatment of the matriarch Leah. Although Leah is a major figure in the book of Genesis, the biblical text allows her only a single word of physical description and two lines of direct dialogue. The Bible tells us little about the effects of her lifelong struggles in an apparently loveless marriage to Jacob, the husband she shares with three other wives, including her beautiful younger sister, Rachel. Fortunately, two thousand years of traditional and modern commentators have produced many fascinating interpretations (midrash) that reveal the far richer story of Leah hidden within the text.

Through Jerry Rabow's weaving of biblical text and midrash, readers learn the lessons of the remarkable Leah, who triumphed over adversity and hardship by living a life of moral heroism. "The Lost Matriarch" reveals Leah's full story and invites readers into the delightful, provocative world of creative rabbinic and literary commentary. By experiencing these midrashic insights and techniques for reading "between the lines," readers are introduced to what for many will be an exciting new method of personal Bible interpretation.

Shalom Rav (Hardcover): Shalom Rosner Shalom Rav (Hardcover)
Shalom Rosner
R717 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yearning to Return (Hardcover): Yemima Mizrachi Yearning to Return (Hardcover)
Yemima Mizrachi
R360 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Married to the Rabbi - Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words (Paperback): Naomi Patz, Judith Maslin Married to the Rabbi - Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words (Paperback)
Naomi Patz, Judith Maslin
R605 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New): David Patterson Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New)
David Patterson
R931 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber. In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fackenheim's writing sheds light on the tensions between Jewish thinking and German philosophy, illustrating how elements of the latter were used by the Nazis to justify Jewish annihilation. In addition, he emphasizes the important implications of defining Jewish philosophy as its own entity, separate from the tenets of the Jewish cultural tradition.

Pilgrimage - the Sacred Art - Journey to the Center of the Heart (Paperback): Sheryl A Kujawa-Holbrook Pilgrimage - the Sacred Art - Journey to the Center of the Heart (Paperback)
Sheryl A Kujawa-Holbrook
R399 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explore the many dimensions of the pilgrimage experience and change your orientation to the world.

"Pilgrimage is an opportunity for pilgrims to cultivate their inner life (or inner voice) in a way that leads to a greater sense of peace and compassion a sense that pervades all of life."

From Chapter 6, Preparing to Practice

Pilgrimage is a spiritual practice of nearly every major religion of the world. If you are a Christian you may travel to sites associated with the life of Jesus; Jews might visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem and other sacred places in the Holy Land of Israel; Muslims participate in the Hajj, the journey to Mecca; Buddhists visit the sacred sites related to the life of Buddha. Even if you practice no religion at all you will still find that you most likely participate in this practice the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, and Lenin's tomb in Moscow are considered national pilgrimage sites. As a spiritual practice, pilgrimage transcends religious, national, cultural and linguistic boundaries.

This fascinating look at the sacred art of pilgrimage integrates spirituality, practice, spiritual formation, psychology, world religions and historical resources. It examines how the world s religious pilgrimages evolved as central spiritual practices and the relationship between pilgrimage and transformation. It explains what makes a place holy, and why and how some sites are so compelling that they attract thousands, even millions of pilgrims each year."

Gishat Hatemorot (Paperback): Hezi Cohen, Aviad Evron Gishat Hatemorot (Paperback)
Hezi Cohen, Aviad Evron
R477 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hilkhot Avelut - Understanding the Laws of Mourning (Hardcover): David Brofsky Hilkhot Avelut - Understanding the Laws of Mourning (Hardcover)
David Brofsky
R639 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R109 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
From Things Lost - Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (Paperback): Shirli Gilbert From Things Lost - Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (Paperback)
Shirli Gilbert
R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An intimate history of the Holocaust that casts new light on our understanding of victimhood and survival.

Modern Conservative Judaism - Evolving Thought and Practice (Paperback): Elliot N Dorff Modern Conservative Judaism - Evolving Thought and Practice (Paperback)
Elliot N Dorff; Foreword by Julie Schonfeld
R947 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R156 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A major Conservative movement leader of our time, Elliot N. Dorff provides a personal, behind-the-scenes guide to the evolution of Conservative Jewish thought and practice over the last half century. His candid observations concerning the movement's ongoing tension between constancy and change shed light on the sometimes unified, sometimes diverse, and occasionally contentious reasoning behind the modern movement's most important laws, policies, and documents. Meanwhile, he has assembled, excerpted, and contextualized the most important historical and internal documents in modern Conservative movement history for the first time in one place, enabling readers to consider and compare them all in context. In "Part 1: God" Dorff explores various ways that Conservative Jews think about God and prayer. In "Part 2: Torah" he considers different approaches to Jewish study, law, and practice; changing women's roles; bioethical rulings on issues ranging from contraception to cloning; business ethics; ritual observances from online minyanim to sports on Shabbat; moral issues from capital punishment to protecting the poor; and nonmarital sex to same-sex marriage. In "Part 3: Israel" he examines Zionism, the People Israel, and rabbinic rulings in Israel.

Judaism'S 10 Best Ideas - A Brief Guide for Seekers (Paperback): Arthur Green Judaism'S 10 Best Ideas - A Brief Guide for Seekers (Paperback)
Arthur Green
R337 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah - On Becoming Jewish After Fifty (Paperback): Mary E. Carter A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah - On Becoming Jewish After Fifty (Paperback)
Mary E. Carter
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 In stock
Revelation - A Love Letter From God (Paperback): Katheryn Maddox Haddad Revelation - A Love Letter From God (Paperback)
Katheryn Maddox Haddad
R259 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R48 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition) (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Geza Vermes The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition) (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Geza Vermes
R379 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Probably the most important archaeological find in history ... Vermes' translations are a standard in the field' Los Angeles Times The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes has established itself as the classic version of these texts. Translated and edited with an Introduction and Notes by Geza Vermes

Simply Delicious - Creative Cooking for the Kosher Kitchen (Hardcover): Mindy Ginsberg Simply Delicious - Creative Cooking for the Kosher Kitchen (Hardcover)
Mindy Ginsberg
R366 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R111 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From bean stew to brandied apples, from quinoa to butterscotch brownies, the book contains delicious recipes for all your cooking needs! Complete with an introductory guide to herbs and legumes, Simply Delicious makes cooking a delight.

History of Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover): Daniel Frank, Oliver Leaman History of Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover)
Daniel Frank, Oliver Leaman
R5,402 Discovery Miles 54 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion, rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right. This volume explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from the Bible as a source for philosophical interpretation up to Jewish feminist thought. It includes:
* detailed discussions of the most important Jewish philosophers, from Moses Maimonides to Spinoza and Leo Strauss
* chapters on key concepts in Jewish thought, such as mysticism, orthodoxy or zionism
* descriptions of the social and cultural contexts in which Jewish philosophical thought developed throughout the centuries
* a detailed and extensive bibliography
* contributions by 40 leading experts from Britain, Israel and the United States
The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context emerge, so that an accurate view of the place of Jewish philosophy in the development of philosophy as a whole results.

Historical Tour of the Holy Land (Paperback): Beryl Ratzer Historical Tour of the Holy Land (Paperback)
Beryl Ratzer
R478 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R154 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hebrew Scriptures Greeks Canaanites Israelites Romans Christians Muslims Crusaders. You will meet them all in this lively guide book, as you tour from event to event in the history of this small piece of land, wedged between Egypt and the Fertile Crescent. Guide and teacher Beryl Ratzer covers this history-worn land chronologically from the Book of Genesis to the peace agreement with Jordan. A practical blend of history, religion and guiding tips, this is a book to refer to again and again.

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