Kommt ein Pferd in die Bar



Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446251898

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3584

Für eine gute Pointe gab Dovele schon immer alles. Als Kind lief er oft auf den Händen. Er tat das, um seine Mutter zum Lachen zu bringen und damit ihm keiner ins Gesicht schlug. Heute steht er ein letztes Mal in einer Kleinstadt in Israel auf der Bühne. Er hat seinen Jugendfreund, einen pensionierten Richter, eingeladen. Im Laufe des Abends erzählt der Comedian zwischen vielen Witzen eine tragische Geschichte aus seiner Jugend. Es geht um Freundschaft und Familie, Liebe, Verrat und eine sehr persönliche Abrechnung auf dem Weg zu einer Beerdigung. Dem Kleinstadtpublikum ist das Lachen vergangen. Den Leser hält David Grossman mit diesem grandiosen Roman bis zur letzten Zeile gefangen.

A History of Judaism


Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890012

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 1307

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.

Hasidism and Enlightenment (1780-1820)


Author: Israel Zinberg

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780870684760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 5723

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 History of Judaism


Author: Daniel Jeremy Silver,Bernard Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Judaism

Page: 2

View: 5722

A Short History of Judaism

Three Meals, Three Epochs


Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451410181

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 9660

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.

Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism

Fifth Series


Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761852395

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 6238

This collection of eight essays draws on a half-year of work, the second six months of 2009. Neusner takes up three problems in the history of Religions, four essays on fundamental issues in form-history and the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon, and one theological essay. The reason Neusner periodically collects and publishes essays and reviews is to give them a second life, after they have served as lectures or as summaries of monographs or as free-standing articles or as expositions of Judaism in collections of comparative religions. This re-presentation serves a readership to whom the initial presentation in lectures or specialized journals or short-run monographs is inaccessible. Some of the essays furthermore provide a prZcis, for colleagues in kindred fields, of fully worked out monographs, the comparative Midrash exercise, for example.

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

The Persian Period (539-331BCE)


Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567216179

Category: Religion

Page: 494

View: 2323

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 Jewish Civilization


Author: Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Booksales


Category: History

Page: 190

View: 596

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.

Judaism and Its Social Metaphors

Israel in the History of Jewish Thought


Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521354714

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 3490

Jacob Neusner examines the crucial role of the definition of Israel in the history of Judaic thought. The history of the definition of Israel is revealed as the reflection of the history of Judaism itself. This is a bold and original interpretation of the way in which Jews, as well as other peoples, define themselves.

A History of the Jewish People


Author: Abraham Malamat,Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674397316

Category: History

Page: 1170

View: 5728

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

Chinese Perceptions of the Jews' and Judaism

A History of the Youtai


Author: Zhou Xun,Xun Zhou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136835091

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 1625

While prejudice against Jews is a real and ongoing category in Western culture, little attention has been paid to the myths of the Jews' and their impact in countries outside the West. This work draws on a wide variety of source materials from the past two centuries to examine the images of the Jews' as constructed in China. However, the interest here does not lie in the determination of the boundary between the real and fictional aspects of these images. Rather, it lies in the implications associated with the Jew' as an other', which remains a distant mirror in the construction of the self' amongst various social groups in modern China. Although it has been noted by a few scholars that the use of the Jews' as a category was important to many thinkers of modern China in the construction of their nationalistic and socio- political ideologies, this is the first systematic study in the field to be published. This book is also more than a historical book on China in that it opens a new arena for modern Jewish studies from a unique angle.

A History Of God


Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446468666

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 8210

The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice. In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders. A controversial, extraordinary story of worship and war, A History of God confronts the most fundamental fact - or fiction - of our lives.

Zwei Völker in deinem Leib

Gegenseitige Wahrnehmung von Juden und Christen in Spätantike und Mittelalter


Author: Israel Yuval

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525569931

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8834

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.

A History of the Jews in America


Author: Abraham J. Karp

Publisher: Jason Aronson


Category: History

Page: 421

View: 1865

A comprehensive, single volume work that studies the evolution of Jewish life in America.