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Jewish Threads - A Hands-on Guide to Stitching Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts (Paperback): Diana Drew, Robert... Jewish Threads - A Hands-on Guide to Stitching Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts (Paperback)
Diana Drew, Robert Grayson
R477 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn how to make your own Jewish fabric crafts with spiritual intention venture into a world of creativity, imagination & inspiration.

Journey along with talented Jewish fabric craft artists from throughout the United States and Israel as they retrace their steps in the creative process used to make thirty evocative projects. Then tap into your inner creativity by following step-by-step instructions to fashion family heirlooms with your own personal flair. Inspirational and motivational, these projects and stories will resonate with your artistic soul and awaken a desire to hand-craft Jewish fabric keepsakes to pass down from generation to generation. Projects and techniques include:

Quilting Applique Embroidery Needlepoint Cross-stitch Knitting Crochet Felting Needle felting Tallitot Tallit bags Torah mantles Challah covers Seder plate Afikomen envelopes Torah table (shulchan) covers Tree of Life & shalom wall hangings Purim puppets And more "

A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic (Paperback): Larry A. Mitchel A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic (Paperback)
Larry A. Mitchel
R279 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This guide provides a vocabulary list of Hebrew and Aramaic words for students of the Old Testament language. Lists are based on frequency. Includes pronunciation guide.

Mesorat Harav Haggada (Hardcover): Joseph B. Soloveitchik Mesorat Harav Haggada (Hardcover)
Joseph B. Soloveitchik
R506 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R53 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 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
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

The Annotated and Illustrated Masekhet Yoma (Hardcover): Moshe Gross The Annotated and Illustrated Masekhet Yoma (Hardcover)
Moshe Gross; Illustrated by Hananel Turgeman
R392 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R35 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Creating Lively Passover Seders - A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David... Creating Lively Passover Seders - A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Arnow
R601 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A guide to help you invigorate your Seder, create lively discussions, and make personal connections with the Exodus story today.

For many people, the act of simply reading the Haggadah no longer fulfills the Passover Seder's purpose: to help you feel as if you personally had gone out of Egypt. Too often, the ritual meal has become predictable, boring, and uninspiring.

Creating Lively Passover Seders, Second Edition, is an innovative, interactive guide to help encourage fresh perspectives and lively dialogue. With three new chapters, this intriguing Haggadah companion has been revised, updated, and expanded, and offers thematic discussion topics, text study ideas, activities, and readings that come alive in the traditional group setting of the Passover Seder. Each activity and discussion idea aims to: Deepen your understanding of the HaggadahProvide new opportunities for engaging the themes of the Passover festivalDevelop familiarity with the Exodus story, as well as the life and times of the people who shaped the development of the Haggadah

Reliving the Exodus is not about remembering an event long ago, but about participating in a conversation that provides hope and strength for the struggle to make tomorrow a brighter day. With this complete resource, you can create more meaningful encounters with Jewish values, traditions, and texts that lead well beyond the Seder itself.

Havdalah is Coming (Board book): Tracy Newman Havdalah is Coming (Board book)
Tracy Newman
R167 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chosen Few - How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492 (Paperback): Maristella Botticini, Zvi Eckstein The Chosen Few - How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492 (Paperback)
Maristella Botticini, Zvi Eckstein
R478 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore. What caused this radical change? "The Chosen Few "presents a new answer to this question by applying the lens of economic analysis to the key facts of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish history. Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein offer a powerful new explanation of one of the most significant transformations in Jewish history while also providing fresh insights into the growing debate about the social and economic impact of religion.

Hidden Heretics - Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age (Hardcover): Ayala Fader Hidden Heretics - Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age (Hardcover)
Ayala Fader
R707 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R45 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A revealing look at Jewish men and women who secretly explore the outside world, in person and online, while remaining in their ultra-Orthodox religious communities What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family and the only way of life you had ever known? Hidden Heretics tells the fascinating, often heart-wrenching stories of married ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women in twenty-first-century New York who lead "double lives" in order to protect those they love. While they no longer believe that God gave the Torah to Jews at Mount Sinai, these hidden heretics continue to live in their families and religious communities, even as they surreptitiously break Jewish commandments and explore forbidden secular worlds in person and online. Drawing on five years of fieldwork with those living double lives and the rabbis, life coaches, and religious therapists who minister to, advise, and sometimes excommunicate them, Ayala Fader investigates religious doubt and social change in the digital age. The internet, which some ultra-Orthodox rabbis call more threatening than the Holocaust, offers new possibilities for the age-old problem of religious uncertainty. Fader shows how digital media has become a lightning rod for contemporary struggles over authority and truth. She reveals the stresses and strains that hidden heretics experience, including the difficulties their choices pose for their wives, husbands, children, and, sometimes, lovers. In following those living double lives, who range from the religiously observant but open-minded on one end to atheists on the other, Fader delves into universal quandaries of faith and skepticism, the ways digital media can change us, and family frictions that arise when a person radically transforms who they are and what they believe. In stories of conflicts between faith and self-fulfillment, Hidden Heretics explores the moral compromises and divided loyalties of individuals facing life-altering crossroads.

A Spiritual Life - Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition, Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Merle Feld A Spiritual Life - Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition, Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Merle Feld
R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.

The Invention of Judaism - Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Paperback): John J. Collins The Invention of Judaism - Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Paperback)
John J. Collins
R759 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R216 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most people understand Judaism to be the Torah and the Torah to be Judaism. However, in The Invention of Judaism, John J. Collins persuasively argues this was not always the case. The Torah became the touchstone for most of Judaism's adherents only in the hands of the rabbis of late antiquity. For 600 years prior, from the Babylonian Exile to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple, there was enormous variation in the way the Torah was understood. Collins provides a comprehensive account of the role of the Torah in ancient Judaism, exploring key moments in its history, beginning with the formation of Deuteronomy and continuing through the Maccabean revolt and the rise of Jewish sectarianism and early Christianity.

Haroset - A Taste of Jewish History (Hardcover): Susan Weingarten Haroset - A Taste of Jewish History (Hardcover)
Susan Weingarten
R491 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R53 (11%) 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
R3,297 Discovery Miles 32 970 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.

Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 (Hardcover): Sean Hand, Steven T. Katz Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 (Hardcover)
Sean Hand, Steven T. Katz
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe's Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population perished, France had a significant post-war Jewish community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 offers new insight on key aspects of French Jewish life in the decades following the end of World War II. How Jews had been treated during the war continued to influence both Jewish and non-Jewish society in the post-war years. The volume examines the ways in which moral and political issues of responsibility combined with the urgent problems and practicalities of restoration, and it illustrates how national imperatives, international dynamics, and a changed self-perception all profoundly helped to shape the fortunes of postwar French Judaism.Comprehensive and informed, this volume offers a rich variety of perspectives on Jewish studies, modern and contemporary history, literary and cultural analysis, philosophy, sociology, and theology. With contributions from leading scholars, including Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay Winter, the book establishes multiple connections between such different areas of concern as the running of orphanages, the establishment of new social and political organisations, the restoration of teaching and religious facilities, and the development of intellectual responses to the Holocaust. Comprehensive and informed, this volume will be invaluable to readers working in Jewish studies, modern and contemporary history, literary and cultural analysis, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

Halakhah - The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Paperback): Chaim N. Saiman Halakhah - The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Paperback)
Chaim N. Saiman
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything Typically translated as "Jewish law," halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. This is because the rabbinic legal system has rarely wielded the political power to enforce its rules, nor has it ever been the law of any state. Even more idiosyncratically, the talmudic rabbis claim the study of halakhah is a holy endeavor that brings a person closer to God-a claim no country makes of its law. Chaim Saiman traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature. Guiding readers across two millennia of richly illuminating perspectives, this panoramic book shows how halakhah is not just "law" but an entire way of thinking, being, and knowing.

The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World (Hardcover): Jordan D. Rosenblum The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World (Hardcover)
Jordan D. Rosenblum
R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how cultures critique and defend their religious food practices. In particular he focuses on how ancient Jews defended the kosher laws, or kashrut, and how ancient Greeks, Romans, and early Christians critiqued these practices. As the kosher laws are first encountered in the Hebrew Bible, this study is rooted in ancient biblical interpretation. It explores how commentators in antiquity understood, applied, altered, innovated upon, and contemporized biblical dietary regulations. He shows that these differing interpretations do not exist within a vacuum; rather, they are informed by a variety of motives, including theological, moral, political, social, and financial considerations. In analyzing these ancient conversations about culture and cuisine, he dissects three rhetorical strategies deployed when justifying various interpretations of ancient Jewish dietary regulations: reason, revelation, and allegory. Finally, Rosenblum reflects upon wider, contemporary debates about food ethics.

Genius and Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Hardcover): Norman Lebrecht Genius and Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Hardcover)
Norman Lebrecht 1
R531 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka. Between the middle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a few dozen men and women changed the way we see the world. But many have vanished from our collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. These visionaries all have something in common - their Jewish origins and a gift for thinking outside the box. In 1847 the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world's population, and yet they saw what others could not. How?

Dear Zealots - Letters from a Divided Land (Paperback): Amos Oz Dear Zealots - Letters from a Divided Land (Paperback)
Amos Oz; Translated by Jessica Cohen
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Challenge and Continuity - Rabbinic Responses to Modernity, Science and Tragedy (Paperback): Yoni Birnbaum Challenge and Continuity - Rabbinic Responses to Modernity, Science and Tragedy (Paperback)
Yoni Birnbaum
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Koren Rav Kook Siddur (Hardcover): Avraham Yitzhak Hakohen Kook Koren Rav Kook Siddur (Hardcover)
Avraham Yitzhak Hakohen Kook
R731 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R95 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 2, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Quamran Community (Hardcover, The Princeton S):... The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 2, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Quamran Community (Hardcover, The Princeton S)
James H Charlesworth
R2,430 R1,936 Discovery Miles 19 360 Save R494 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

On Repentance (Hardcover): Joseph B. Soloveitchik On Repentance (Hardcover)
Joseph B. Soloveitchik
R503 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R53 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Hilkhot Nashim - Halakhic Source Guides Volume 1: Kaddish, Birkat Hagomel, Megillah (Hardcover): Rahel Berkovits Hilkhot Nashim - Halakhic Source Guides Volume 1: Kaddish, Birkat Hagomel, Megillah (Hardcover)
Rahel Berkovits
R611 R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Save R75 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Vatican II - Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims (Paperback): Gavin D'Costa Vatican II - Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims (Paperback)
Gavin D'Costa
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gavin D'Costa breaks new ground in this authoritative study of the Second Vatican Council's doctrines on other religions, with particular attention to Judaism and Islam. The focus is exclusively on the doctrinal foundations found in Lumen Gentium 16 that will serve Catholicism in the twenty first century. D'Costa provides a map outlining different hermeneutical approaches to the Council, whilst synthesising their strengths and providing a critique of their weaknesses. Moreover, he classifies the different authority attributed to doctrines thereby clarifying debates regarding continuity, discontinuity, and reform in doctrinal teaching. Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims expertly examines the Council's revolutionary teaching on Judaism which has been subject to conflicting readings, including the claim that the Council reversed doctrinal teachings in this area. Through a rigorous examination of the debates, the drafts, the official commentary, and with consideration of the previous Council and papal doctrinal teachings on the Jews, D'Costa lays bare the doctrinal achievements of the Council, and concludes with a similar detailed examination of Catholic doctrines on Islam. This innovative text makes essential interventions in the debate about Council hermeneutics and doctrinal teachings on the religions.

Does Judaism Condone Violence? - Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover): Alan L. Mittleman Does Judaism Condone Violence? - Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover)
Alan L. Mittleman
R700 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R159 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A philosophical case against religious violence We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as "holy war" are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts such as murder ever truly be described as holy? In Does Judaism Condone Violence?, Alan Mittleman offers a searching philosophical investigation of such questions in the Jewish tradition. Jewish texts feature episodes of divinely inspired violence, and the position of the Jews as God's chosen people has been invoked to justify violent acts today. Are these justifications valid? Or does our understanding of the holy entail an ethic that argues against violence? Reconstructing the concept of the holy through a philosophical examination of biblical texts, Mittleman finds that the holy and the good are inextricably linked, and that our experience of holiness is authenticated through its moral consequences. Our understanding of the holy develops through reflection on God's creation of the natural world, and our values emerge through our relations with that world. Ultimately, Mittleman concludes, religious justifications for violence cannot be sustained. Lucid and incisive, Does Judaism Condone Violence? is a powerful counterargument to those who claim that the holy is irrational and amoral. With philosophical implications that extend far beyond the Jewish tradition, this book should be read by anyone concerned about the troubling connection between holiness and violence.

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