A History of Judaism

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Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890012

Category: Religion

Page: 656

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A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

A history of Judaism

From Abraham to Maimondes

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Author: Daniel Jeremy Silver,Bernard Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780465030064

Category: Judaism

Page: 476

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A History of Jewish Civilization

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Author: Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 190

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Full color photographs and a lively text describe the ancient rituals and the modern customs of the Jewish people. Traces the influences of their many migrations throughout the world on the development of Jewish culture and how it all fuses in Israeli, American and international life today.

Das Haus der zwanzigtausend Bücher

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Author: Sasha Abramsky

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428686

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Die Liebe eines Enkels zu seinem Großvater, ein Leben für Bücher und ein Salon voller Ideen Hinter der unauffälligen Fassade eines Londoner Reihenhauses verbarg sich jahrzehntelang ein Wunderland für Bücherliebhaber. Chimen Abramsky hatte im Laufe seines Lebens eine der bedeutendsten Privatsammlungen Englands aufgebaut und sein Haus zu einem Salon intellektuellen Austausches gemacht. Voller Zärtlichkeit erinnert sich Sasha Abramsky an seinen Großvater und spürt dessen unvergleichlicher Bibliothek nach. Eine Familiengeschichte, die den Bogen zur Weltgeschichte schlägt.

Hasidism and Enlightenment (1780-1820)

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Author: Israel Zinberg

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780870684760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Discusses the literary achievements of distinguished international Jewish authors in the fields of philosophy, theology, science, religious law, and history as well as poetry, fiction, and drama. Bibliogs

A Short History of Judaism

Three Meals, Three Epochs

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Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451410181

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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One of the world's experts on classical Jewish history and literature offers an authoritative interpretation of the three major periods of Jewish history from the time of the Bible up to the present. What emerges is a captivating account of the life-forming nature of a dynamic religion in vastly differing historical contexts. Glossary, maps, illustrations, photographs.

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1)

The Persian Period (539-331BCE)

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Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567216179

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.

A History of the Jewish People

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Author: Abraham Malamat,Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674397316

Category: History

Page: 1170

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A comprehensive, detailed survey of Jewish politics, religion, economics, and society and of Jewish life and achievement, from the second millennium B.C. through the Diaspora, and in the state of Israel

Zwei Völker in deinem Leib

Gegenseitige Wahrnehmung von Juden und Christen in Spätantike und Mittelalter

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Author: Israel Yuval

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525569931

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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English summary: This provocative book has been gaining acclaim and stirring controversy for its bold reinterpretation of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, especially in medieval Europe: not a relationship of mother and daughter but rather of two sisters - both deriving from the religion of ancient Israel. German description: Die kuhne Deutung der judisch-christlichen Beziehung als einer geschwisterlichen hat weltweit Kontroversen ausgelost. Zahlreiche Quellen erweisen die polemische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Judentum und Christentum als formativ fur die Herausbildung der beiden Religionen. Yuval untersucht die Entstehung des Pessach-Festes sowie die quasi-rituelle Totung von judischen Kindern durch ihre Eltern bei den Judenverfolgungen 1096 und beobachtet, wie Christen das judische Verhalten wahrnahmen. Er schlieat mit dem Milleniumjahr 1240, als Juden den Anbruch der endzeitlichen Erlosung erwarteten. Diese Schlusselmomente zeigen, dass der christliche Einfluss auf das mittelalterliche Judentum weitaus groaer war, als bislang angenommen und dass die Zuruckweisung des Christentums bei der Herausbildung judischer Identitat eine zentrale Rolle spielte.

Response to Modernity

A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism

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Author: Michael A. Meyer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325551

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. It introduced new theological conceptions and innovations in liturgy and religious practice that affected millions of Jews, first in central and Western Europe and later in the United States. Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith. Bringing to life the ideas, issues, and personalities that have helped to shape modern Jewry, Response to Modernity offers a comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement, tracing its changing configuration and self-understanding from the beginnings of modernization in late 18th century Jewish thought and practice through Reform's American renewal in the 1970s.

A Bridge to Dialogue

The Story of Jewish-Christian Relations

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Author: John Rousmaniere

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809132843

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Intended mainly for the use of church study groups. Surveys the history of Judaism, and of anti-Judaism and antisemitism, from New Testament times to the present. Discusses anti-Jewish passages in the New Testament in their historical context. Describes pogroms and anti-Jewish legislation of the medieval and early modern periods, the intolerance of differences in the Enlightenment, and the antisemitism of late 19th-century Europe. Traces the history of antisemitism in the U.S. (pp. 80-105), commenting that Americans have generally endorsed the rights of Jews as individuals but retained subtle (and at times not so subtle) prejudices against Judaism and Jewry. Describes the Holocaust (pp. 113-123), with emphasis on the German Churches' lack of opposition to Nazism. Concludes that antisemitism still constitutes a danger but that there is hope in the new Christian-Jewish dialogue.