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Genesis: Translation and Commentary by Robert Alter

By Robert Alter

Genesis starts with the making of heaven and earth and all existence, and ends with clone of a mummy—Joseph's—in a coffin. In among come the various primal tales in Western tradition: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the backyard of Eden, Cain's homicide of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob instead of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.

In Robert Alter's tremendous translation, those tales cohere in a strong narrative of the tortuous family among fathers and sons, husbands and better halves, eldest and more youthful brothers, God and his selected humans, the folk of Israel and their buddies. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary options of the traditional Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of subject and motif of a unconditionally conceived and entirely learned ebook. His insightful, absolutely educated statement illuminates the e-book in all its dimensions.

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Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and by Leo Strauss

By Leo Strauss

Editor note: Edited with an advent by way of Kenneth Hart Green
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This is the 1st publication to collect the foremost essays and lectures of Leo Strauss within the box of contemporary Jewish proposal.

It includes a few of his most renowned released writings, in addition to major writings which have been formerly unpublished.

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Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli by Ted Merwin

By Ted Merwin

For far of the 20th century, the hot York Jewish deli was once an iconic establishment in either Jewish and American lifestyles. As a social area it rivaled—and in many ways surpassed—the synagogue because the fundamental collecting position for the Jewish group. In pop culture it's been the environment for classics like whilst Harry Met Sally. And at the present time, after a protracted interval languishing within the trenches of the hopelessly out of date, it's experiencing a nostalgic resurgence.

Pastrami on Rye is the 1st full-length background of the hot York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its complete flowering now not within the immigrant interval, as a few may well imagine, yet within the interwar period, whilst the youngsters of Jewish immigrants celebrated the 1st flush in their good fortune in the USA by way of downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. however it used to be the kosher deli that Jews as they settled within the outer boroughs of the town, and that turned the main tangible image in their carrying on with wish to continue a connection to their historical past. finally, upwardly cellular American Jews discarded the deli as they transitioned from outsider to insider prestige in the course of the century. Now modern Jews are returning the deli to cult prestige as they search to reclaim their cultural identities.

Richly researched and compellingly instructed, Pastrami on Rye supplies us the staggering tale of a critical long island establishment.

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The Jewish-Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine by James K. Aitken, James Carleton Paget

By James K. Aitken, James Carleton Paget

The Jewish-Greek culture represents an arguably distinct strand of Judaism characterised by way of use of the Greek language and curiosity in Hellenism. This quantity lines the Jewish come upon with Greek tradition from the earliest issues of touch in antiquity to the tip of the Byzantine Empire. It honors Nicholas de Lange, whose distinct paintings introduced popularity to an undeservedly overlooked box, partly by way of dispelling the typical trust that Jewish-Greek tradition principally disappeared after a hundred CE. The authors research literature, archaeology, and biblical translations, reminiscent of the Septuagint, so that it will illustrate the big trade of language and ideas. The Jewish-Greek culture in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire demonstrates the iconic importance of the culture and may be a necessary instruction manual for an individual drawn to Jewish reports, religious study, historical and Byzantine background, or the Greek language.

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1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation by James C. VanderKam, George W. E. Nickelsburg

By James C. VanderKam, George W. E. Nickelsburg

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1 Enoch used to be a huge and renowned textual content in old Judaism, good attested one of the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of the advance of early Judaism and Christian origins. George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam have now revised their translation along side their e-book of the entire volumes on 1 Enoch within the Hermeneia observation sequence. this can be the single English translation of one Enoch that takes under consideration all the textual info now on hand within the Ethiopic model and the Greek texts, as well as the lifeless Sea Aramaic fragments.

About the Author
George W. E. Nickelsburg is Professor of faith Emeritus on the collage of Iowa, the place he taught for greater than 3 a long time. between his many works are Jewish Literature among the Bible and the Mishnah, 2d ed. (Fortress Press, 2005) and Early Judaism: Texts and records on religion and Piety, Revised version (coeditor; citadel Press, 2009). James C. VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures on the college of Notre Dame. He has edited twelve volumes within the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean wasteland and is a member of the editorial committee for the remainder unpublished useless Sea Scrolls. he's the editor of the magazine of Biblical Literature.

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Jewish Studies at the Turn of the 20th Century (Volume 1 : by Judit Targarona Borras, Angel Saenz-Badillos

By Judit Targarona Borras, Angel Saenz-Badillos

In July of 1998, the eu organization for Jewish reviews celebrated its 6th congress, with virtually four hundred individuals. In those complaints, 169 papers and communications learn through the convention were amassed. they target to provide a huge, life like point of view at the advances, achievements and anxieties of Judaic experiences on the flip of the 20 th century, at the eve of the hot millennium.

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The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China by Fook-Kong Wong

By Fook-Kong Wong

This entire, textual therapy of the Kaifeng Passover ceremony is an important contribution to the continued dialogue of the community's origins particularly and to comparative Jewish liturgy in most cases. The publication contains a facsimile of 1 manuscript and a pattern of the opposite, the whole textual content of the Hebrew/Aramaic and Judeo-Persian Haggadah in Hebrew characters, in addition to an English translation. Following a evaluation of the communitys heritage, assets for research, and comparable scholarly paintings performed to this point, the languages utilized in the Haggadah and their backgrounds are mentioned intimately. research of the order of the provider allows comparability of the Kaifeng Jewish communitys recitation of the Passover liturgy, functionality of formality, and intake of ceremonial nutrition to different groups within the Jewish Diaspora.

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La historia de los judíos: En busca de las palabras, 1000AC by Simon Schama

By Simon Schama

Una obra primary sobre una cultura, un pueblo y un mundo de uno de los historiadores más prestigiosos y estimulantes de los angeles actualidad

Simon Schama narra los angeles historia de los judíos a lo largo de tres milenios, desde sus orígenes como una tribu en los angeles Antigüedad hasta el presente; una historia única, de resistencia a l. a. desaparición, de creatividad bajo opresión, alegría en medio de las desgracias y afirmación de los angeles vida contra pronóstico.

Schama recorre los siglos y los continentes, desde los angeles India a Andalucia, de los bazares de El Cairo a las calles de Oxford; y visita lugares inimaginables: un reino judío en las montañas del sur de Arabia; una sinagoga siria recubierta por brillantes murales; las palmeras de los enterramientos judíos en l. a. catacumbas romanas. Y logra que las voces se oigan nítidas: los angeles severidad y el gozo de los autores de los angeles Biblia, o los angeles poesía amorosa de los aficionados al vino en un jardín de los angeles España musulmana.

En La historia de los judíos el Talmud arde en las calles de París, los patíbulos presiden las plazas del Londres medieval, un artesano mallorquín dibuja el mundo de nuevo; se encienden velas, se cantan salmos, se cargan mulas y naufragan barcos llenos de especias y joyas.

Así se despliega una historia extraordinaria. No los angeles de una cultura distinta, como a menudo se supone, sino de un mundo judío inmerso y marcado por los pueblos entre los que han habitado, de los egipcios a los griegos, de los árabes a los cristianos. Porque l. a. historia de los judíos es también los angeles historia de todos los demás, nuestra historia.

La crítica ha dicho...

«Un espléndido trabajo que desmonta los estereotipos y cuenta los triunfos y las tragedias con brío y elocuencia.»
David Abulafia, Financial Times

«Schama escribe los angeles historia desde abajo, y desde el medio, y desde otros ángulos inesperados, recuperando lo no registrado u olvidado hace tiempo, y analizando las fuerzas sociales y culturales que modelaron las vidas de sus personajes. Es un logro lleno de gracia literaria y estilo personal.»
New York instances ebook Review

«Una exuberante obra maestra.»
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily Mail

«El mejor Schama, un obra hecha con cuidado y cariño, tan repleta de anécdotas memorables como una novela de Bellow y más inteligente que una película de Woody Allen.»
Daniel Johnson, The Times

«La historia de los judíos de Schama es una obra modélica de divulgación histórica. Animada, culta, atenta a los angeles historiografía más reciente y, en ocasiones, encantadoramente subjetiva.»
New York Times

«En esta brillante historia de los judíos, el profesor heterodoxo logra de alguna manera ser simultáneamente sentimental y subversivo, moderado y disidente, y los lectores salimos ganando.»
Haaretz

«Emotiva y fascinante.»
Los Angeles Times

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Who Owns Judaism? Public Religion and Private Faith in by Eli Lederhendler

By Eli Lederhendler

Bringing jointly contributions from validated students in addition to promising more youthful teachers, the 17th quantity of this proven sequence bargains a broad-ranging view of why Judaism, a faith whose observance is extra commemorated within the breach in such a lot western Jewish groups, has garnered realization, authority, and controversy within the overdue 20th century. the amount considers the ways that theological writings, sweeping social switch, person or small-group wishes, and intra-communal range have re-energized Judaism even amidst secular traits in the United States and Israel.

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