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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General

Imagery Techniques in Modern Jewish Mysticism (Paperback): Daniel Reiser Imagery Techniques in Modern Jewish Mysticism (Paperback)
Daniel Reiser
R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book analyzes and describes the development and aspects of imagery techniques, a primary mode of mystical experience, in twentieth century Jewish mysticism. These techniques, in contrast to linguistic techniques in medieval Kabbalah and in contrast to early Hasidism, have all the characteristics of a full screenplay, a long and complicated plot woven together from many scenes, a kind of a feature film. Research on this development and nature of the imagery experience is carried out through comparison to similar developments in philosophy and psychology and is fruitfully contextualized within broader trends of western and eastern mysticism.

The Steinsaltz Humash (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz The Steinsaltz Humash (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R1,278 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R380 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Paul Presents to the Philippians - Unity in the Messianic Community (Paperback): R Sean Emslie Paul Presents to the Philippians - Unity in the Messianic Community (Paperback)
R Sean Emslie
R440 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
My Sister is Sleeping (Paperback): Devora Busheri My Sister is Sleeping (Paperback)
Devora Busheri
R193 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Practical Tanya - Part One - The Book for Inbetweeners (Hardcover): Chaim Miller The Practical Tanya - Part One - The Book for Inbetweeners (Hardcover)
Chaim Miller
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Koren Sepharad Siddur (Hardcover): Koren Publishers Koren Sepharad Siddur (Hardcover)
Koren Publishers
R345 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R42 (12%) In stock
Who Will Lead Us? - The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America (Hardcover): Samuel C. Heilman Who Will Lead Us? - The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America (Hardcover)
Samuel C. Heilman
R709 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R142 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hasidism, a movement many believed had passed its golden age, has had an extraordinary revival since it was nearly decimated in the Holocaust and repressed in the Soviet Union. Hasidic communities, now settled primarily in North America and Israel, have reversed the losses they suffered and are growing exponentially. With powerful attachments to the past, mysticism, community, tradition, and charismatic leadership, Hasidism seems the opposite of contemporary Western culture, yet it has thrived in the democratic countries and culture of the West. How? Who Will Lead Us? finds the answers to this question in the fascinating story of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their handling of the delicate issue of leadership and succession. Revolving around the central figure of the rebbe, the book explores two dynasties with too few successors, two with too many successors, and one that believes their last rebbe continues to lead them even after his death. Samuel C. Heilman, recognized as a foremost expert on modern Jewish Orthodoxy, here provides outsiders with the essential guide to continuity in the Hasidic world.

Positive Judaism (Hardcover): Darren Levine Positive Judaism (Hardcover)
Darren Levine
R609 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jacob & Esau - Jewish European History Between Nation and Empire (Paperback): Malachi Haim Hacohen Jacob & Esau - Jewish European History Between Nation and Empire (Paperback)
Malachi Haim Hacohen
R876 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R179 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jacob and Esau is a profound new account of two millennia of Jewish European history that, for the first time, integrates the cosmopolitan narrative of the Jewish diaspora with that of traditional Jews and Jewish culture. Malachi Haim Hacohen uses the biblical story of the rival twins, Jacob and Esau, and its subsequent retelling by Christians and Jews throughout the ages as a lens through which to illuminate changing Jewish-Christian relations and the opening and closing of opportunities for Jewish life in Europe. Jacob and Esau tells a new history of a people accustomed for over two-and-a-half millennia to forming relationships, real and imagined, with successive empires but eagerly adapting, in modernity, to the nation-state, and experimenting with both assimilation and Jewish nationalism. In rewriting this history via Jacob and Esau, the book charts two divergent but intersecting Jewish histories that together represent the plurality of Jewish European cultures.

Genius & Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Hardcover): Norman Lebrecht Genius & Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Hardcover)
Norman Lebrecht
R713 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law (Paperback): Christine Hayes The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law (Paperback)
Christine Hayes
R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law explores the Jewish conception of law as an essential component of the divine-human relationship from biblical to modern times, as well as resistance to this conceptualization. It also traces the political, social, intellectual, and cultural circumstances that spawned competing Jewish approaches to its own 'divine' law and the 'non-divine' law of others, including that of the modern, secular state of Israel. Part I focuses on the emergence and development of law as an essential element of religious expression in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period. Part II considers the ramifications for the law arising from political emancipation and the invention of Judaism as a 'religion' in the modern period. Finally, Part III traces the historical and ideological processes leading to the current configuration of religion and state in modern Israel, analysing specific conflicts between religious law and state law.

The Koren Tehillim (Hebrew/English), Compact (Paperback): Eli Cashdan The Koren Tehillim (Hebrew/English), Compact (Paperback)
Eli Cashdan
R339 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R42 (12%) In stock
Akiva - Life, Legend, Legacy (Hardcover): Reuven Hammer Akiva - Life, Legend, Legacy (Hardcover)
Reuven Hammer
R731 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R149 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The legendary Akiva ben Yosef has fascinated Jews for centuries. Arguably the most important of the Tannaim, or early Jewish sages, Akiva lived during a crucial era in the development of Judaism as we know it today, and his theology played a major part in the development of Rabbinic Judaism. Reuven Hammer details Akiva's life as it led to a martyr's death and he delves into the rich legacy Akiva left us. That legacy played an extraordinarily important role in helping the Jewish people survive difficult challenges to forge a vibrant religious life anew, and it continues to influence Jewish law, ethics, and theology even today. Akiva's contribution to the development of Oral Torah cannot be overestimated, and in this first book written in English about the sage since 1936 Hammer reassesses Akiva's role from the period before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE. He also assesses new findings about the growth of early Judaism, the reasons why Akiva was so outspoken about "Christian Jews," the influence of Hellenism, the Septuagint, and the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Ultimately Hammer shows that Judaism without Akiva would be a very different religion.

The Song of Songs - A Biography (Hardcover): Ilana Pardes The Song of Songs - A Biography (Hardcover)
Ilana Pardes
R577 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An essential history of the greatest love poem ever written The Song of Songs has been embraced for centuries as the ultimate song of love. But the kind of love readers have found in this ancient poem is strikingly varied. Ilana Pardes invites us to explore the dramatic shift from readings of the Song as a poem on divine love to celebrations of its exuberant account of human love. With a refreshingly nuanced approach, she reveals how allegorical and literal interpretations are inextricably intertwined in the Song's tumultuous life. The body in all its aspects-pleasure and pain, even erotic fervor-is key to many allegorical commentaries. And although the literal, sensual Song thrives in modernity, allegory has not disappeared. New modes of allegory have emerged in modern settings, from the literary and the scholarly to the communal. Offering rare insights into the story of this remarkable poem, Pardes traces a diverse line of passionate readers. She looks at Jewish and Christian interpreters of late antiquity who were engaged in disputes over the Song's allegorical meaning, at medieval Hebrew poets who introduced it into the opulent world of courtly banquets, and at kabbalists who used it as a springboard to the celestial spheres. She shows how feminist critics have marveled at the Song's egalitarian representation of courtship, and how it became a song of America for Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Toni Morrison. Throughout these explorations of the Song's reception, Pardes highlights the unparalleled beauty of its audacious language of love.

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS  - Judaism (Paperback): Helen Gwynne-Kinsey WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Judaism (Paperback)
Helen Gwynne-Kinsey
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas, the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust. / Written by an experienced teacher and author with an in-depth understanding of teaching, learning and assessment at A Level and AS. / A skills-based approach to learning, covering content of the specification with examination preparation from the start. / Developing skills feature focuses on what to do with the content and the issues that are raised with a progressive range of AO1 examples and AO2 exam-focused activities. / Questions and Answers section provides practice questions with student answers and examiner commentaries. / It provides a range of specific activities that target each of the Assessment Objectives to build skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation. / Includes a range of features to encourage you to consolidate and reinforce your learning.

The Bible on Location - Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel (Paperback): Julie Baretz The Bible on Location - Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel (Paperback)
Julie Baretz
R598 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this innovative guidebook Julie Baretz takes readers to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path locations in Israel where Bible stories are said to have happened. At each site she sets the scene by relating the historical context of the event, then follows with the biblical text itself and her own lively commentary. Captivating and complex Bible characters bring the locations to life as they face social, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas not unlike our own today. Baretz's narratives draw on history, archaeology, academic scholarship, and rabbinic literature for interpretations that enhance the meaning of the biblical events. Each story is told in the voice of Baretz as the tour guide-knowledgeable yet informal and friendly. The Bible on Location traces the chronology and narrative arc of the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The book begins with the Israelites' arrival in the land of Israel (following the exodus from Egypt and the forty years of wandering) and continues over more than six hundred years, until the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon to their homeland. Baretz's descriptions are accompanied by colorful maps and photographs that put actual and armchair visitors in the middle of the action. Each location reveals a new episode in the biblical narrative and provides inspiration and commentary that will enhance visits to the various sites.

I Love Matzo (Board book): Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili I Love Matzo (Board book)
Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili
R172 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi - Essential Teachings (Paperback): Or N. Rose, Netanel Miles-Yepez Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi - Essential Teachings (Paperback)
Or N. Rose, Netanel Miles-Yepez
R569 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Practical Tanya - Part Three - Letter On Repentance (Hardcover): Chaim Miller The Practical Tanya - Part Three - Letter On Repentance (Hardcover)
Chaim Miller
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Path of the Prophets - The Ethics-Driven Life (Paperback): Barry L Schwartz Path of the Prophets - The Ethics-Driven Life (Paperback)
Barry L Schwartz
R535 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Illuminating the ethical legacy of the biblical prophets, Path of the Prophets identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of eighteen biblical figures and demonstrates their compelling relevance to us today. While the Bible almost exclusively names men as prophets, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz celebrates heroic, largely unknown biblical women such as Shiphrah, Tirzah, and Hannah. He also deepens readers' interpretations of more familiar biblical figures not generally thought of as prophets, such as Joseph, Judah, and Caleb. Schwartz introduces the prophets with creative, first-person retellings of their decisive experiences, followed by key biblical narratives, context, and analysis. He weighs our heroes' and heroines' legacies-their obstacles and triumphs-and considers how their ethical examples live on; he guides us on how to integrate biblical-ethical values into our lives; and he challenges each of us to walk the prophetic path today.

New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue - From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the... New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue - From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the Heart (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kerry M. Olitzky, Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky
R454 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Secret Music at Tordesillas (Paperback): Marjorie Sandor The Secret Music at Tordesillas (Paperback)
Marjorie Sandor
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gemara Card (Poster): Frank, Sachs The Gemara Card (Poster)
Frank, Sachs
R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality - Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness (Paperback): Rabbi Paul Steinberg Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality - Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness (Paperback)
Rabbi Paul Steinberg
R387 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Biblical Hero - Portraits in Nobility and Fallibility (Paperback): Elliott Rabin The Biblical Hero - Portraits in Nobility and Fallibility (Paperback)
Elliott Rabin
R694 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Approaching the Bible in an original way-comparing biblical heroes to heroes in world literature-Elliott Rabin addresses a core biblical question: What is the Bible telling us about what it means to be a hero? Focusing on the lives of six major biblical characters-Moses, Samson, David, Esther, Abraham, and Jacob-Rabin examines their resemblance to hero types found in (and perhaps drawn from) other literatures and analyzes why the Bible depicts its heroes less gloriously than do the texts of other cultures: * Moses founds the nation of Israel-and is short-tempered and weak-armed. * Samson, arrogant and unhinged, can kill a thousand enemies with his bare hands. * David establishes a centralized, unified, triumphal government-through pretense and self-deception. * Esther saves her people but marries a murderous, misogynist king. * Abraham's relationships are wracked with tension. * Jacob fathers twelve tribes-and wins his inheritance through deceit. In the end, is God the real hero? Or is God too removed from human constraints to even be called a "hero"? Ultimately, Rabin excavates how the Bible's unique perspective on heroism can address our own deep-seated need for human-scale heroes.

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