Download e-book for kindle: Explaining the Holocaust: How and Why It Happened by Mordecai Schreiber,Mordecai Paldiel

By Mordecai Schreiber,Mordecai Paldiel

Seventy years after it happened, the Holocaust dedicated opposed to the Jews of Europe in the course of global conflict II keeps to forged a huge shadow over humankind. Man's inhumanity to guy isn't something of the prior. Genocidal motion continues to be ordinary all over the world. Has humankind discovered the teachings of the earlier? Is the human race doomed to stay in a perpetual country of struggle and self-destruction?
Explaining the Holocaust exhibits how, given the ideal situations, humans can lose their humanity. Does that suggest that the moral teachings of the most important religions are wishful pondering?
This booklet tackles questions that remain requested via humans far and wide: Why did a hugely civilized kingdom like Germany, in the midst of the 20th century, devote the main heinous crime in all of human heritage? And if certainly there's a loving God who made a covenant with the folks of Israel, why have been thousands of blameless, peaceable Jews dehumanized, starved, tortured, and systematically murdered?
Explaining the Holocaust spares nobody in discussing the enormity of the evil. however it additionally exhibits how the divine spark in humans didn't die in the course of these years of darkness, and why we nonetheless have a glimmer of hope.

"Explaining the Holocaust is balanced, sleek, and probing. together with either Jewish and Christian theological responses to the Holocaust, in addition to voices from world wide, Rabbi Schreiber provides an old assessment of the Holocaust and Holocaust reviews. His variety is own, enticing, and conversational, but additionally finds his broad wisdom and erudition. a superb publication for small-group discussion."
--Alice Ogden Bellis, Professor of previous testomony, Howard college university of Divinity

Mordecai Schreiber is the writer of numerous books at the Bible and at the Holocaust. His most up-to-date booklet is Hearing the Voice of God (2013). he's the founding father of Schreiber Translations and Schreiber Publishing. Now retired from either, he devotes his time to investigate and writing.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture by Judith R. Baskin

By Judith R. Baskin

The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish tradition is an authoritative and available reference paintings for a twenty-first-century viewers. Its entries, written through eminent students, outline the non secular and highbrow innovations and spiritual activities that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish adventure; they speak about imperative personalities and locations, formative occasions and enduring literary and cultural contributions they usually remove darkness from the lives of standard Jewish women and men. Essays discover Jewish heritage from precedent days to the current and look at all points of Judaism, together with non secular practices and rituals, felony teachings and mythical traditions and rationalism, mysticism and messianism. This reference paintings differs from many others in its huge exploration of the Jewish adventure past Judaism. Entries talk about secular and political activities and achievements and delineate Jewish endeavors in literature, paintings, track, theater, dance, movie, broadcasting, activities, technological know-how, drugs and ecology, between many different subject matters from the Bible to the Internet.

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Get Synagogue Song: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and PDF

By Jonathan L. Friedmann

all through background, song has been a fixture of Jewish spiritual lifestyles. Musical references seem in biblical debts of the crimson Sea crossing and King Solomon’s coronation, and tune keeps to play a valuable position in nearly each Jewish social gathering. via a hundred short chapters, this quantity considers theoretical methods to the learn of Jewish sacred tune. themes contain the range of Jewish song, the interplay of song and id, the emotional and non secular influence of worship tune, the text-tone courting, the musical section of Jewish vacation trips, and the various methods prayer-songs are played. those distillations of complicated subject matters invite a fuller appreciation of synagogue tune and an figuring out of the ever present presence of tune in Jewish worship.

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Download e-book for iPad: Love, Marriage, and Family in Jewish Law and Tradition by Michael Kaufman

By Michael Kaufman

Love, Marriage, and family members within the JewishLaw and Tradition is every little thing you desired to learn about the Jewish view on marriage, sexuality, and baby bearing in transparent and concise language. This complete publication seems to notify the reader approximately all of the Jewish legislation referring to kinfolk, marriage, procreation, and baby rearing.

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Read e-book online The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in PDF

By Katell Berthelot,Joseph E. David,Marc Hirshman

This quantity of essays offers a compelling and finished research of the fascinating factor of the present of the land of Israel and the destiny of the Canaanites as offered in assorted biblical resources. Jewish concept has lengthy grappled with the ethical and theological implications and demanding situations of this factor. cutting edge interpretive techniques and philosophical reflections have been provided, converted, and infrequently rejected over the centuries. major modern students persist with those threads of interpretation provided by means of Jewish thinkersfrom antiquity to trendy times.

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Read e-book online Jews in Italy under Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922–1945: PDF

By Joshua D. Zimmerman

The Jews of Italy below Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922–1945 brings to mild the Italian-Jewish adventure from the beginning of Mussolini's top ministership in the course of the finish of the second one global struggle. demanding the parable of Italian benevolence through the Fascist interval, the authors examine the remedy of Jews through Italians throughout the Holocaust, and the local as opposed to international roots of Italian Fascist anti-Semitism. every one essay during this quantity illustrates a special element of Italian Jewry less than Fascist and Nazi rule. components of inquiry contain the function of the Catholic Church with exact connection with Pope Pius XII, Mussolini's perspective and anti-Jewish regulations resulting in the onset of the 1938 Italian racial legislation, and the Italian renowned reactions to anti-Jewish persecution. integrated is also an exam of canopy photos and articles from the Italian racist newspaper l. a. Difesa della Razza meant to put naked the impression of the Italian media at the basic Italian public.

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Reinhard Gregor Kratz's Prophetenstudien: Kleine Schriften II (Forschungen zum Alten PDF

By Reinhard Gregor Kratz

In dem vorliegenden Band versammelt Reinhard Gregor Kratz zahlreiche Aufsätze, darunter sechs Originalbeiträge. Der Band gliedert sich in drei Teile: Der erste Teil bietet einen Überblick über Prophetie und Propheten im Alten Orient, im Alten testomony und in den Texten vom Toten Meer (Qumran); die beiden folgenden Teile sind den Büchern Jesaja, Hosea und Amos gewidmet. Nach einer Einleitung in die Probleme der Prophetenexegese werden in den Beiträgen des ersten Teils vor allem drei grundlegende Fragen behandelt und anhand von Fallbeispielen erörtert: das Verhältnis von altorientalischer und alttestamentlicher Prophetie, die Unterscheidung zwischen dem historischen und dem literarischen Propheten in den Büchern des Alten Testaments sowie die Rezeption der alttestamentlichen Prophetenbücher in Qumran. Die Eigenart der biblischen Prophetenbücher und ihre frühe Rezeption stehen auch in den beiden folgenden Teilen mit Beiträgen zu Jesaja sowie Hosea und Amos im Zentrum. Die Teile beginnen jeweils mit einem Überblick über die drei 'großen' und die zwölf 'kleinen' Propheten, wenden sich sodann exegetischen Einzelproblemen der fraglichen Schriften zu und schließen jeweils mit einem Ausblick auf Bezeugung und Auslegung der drei Propheten Jesaja, Hosea und Amos in den Texten vom Toten Meer. Auf diese Weise vermittelt Reinhard Gregor Kratz sowohl ein Gesamtbild der biblischen Prophetenliteratur als auch Einblicke in drei namhafte Vertreter dieser außergewöhnlichen Gattung.

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Rabbi Max Heller: Reformer, Zionist, Southerner, 1860-1929 by Barbara S. Malone PDF

By Barbara S. Malone

This biography of a pioneering Zionist and chief of yank Reform Judaism provides considerably to our knowing of yankee and southern Jewish history.

Max Heller used to be a guy of either passionate conviction and internal contradiction. He sought to be on the heart of present affairs, now not as a spokesperson of centrist opinion, yet as an agitator or mediator, always suffering to discover an appropriate course as he faced the foremost problems with the day--racism and Jewish emancipation in japanese Europe, nationalism and nativism, immigration and assimilation. Heller's existence event presents a unique vantage aspect from which to view the complexity of race kinfolk in New Orleans and the South and the confluence of cultures that molded his improvement as a pace-setter. A Bohemian immigrant and one of many first U.S.-trained rabbis, Max Heller served for forty years as non secular chief of a Reform Jewish congregation in New Orleans--at that point the biggest urban within the South. way over a congregational rabbi, Heller assumed an activist position in neighborhood affairs, Reform Judaism, and the Zionist move, preserving positions frequently unpopular along with his buddies, congregants, and co-workers. His deep obstacle for social justice led him to query easy assumptions that characterised his greater social milieu--segregation and Jewish assimilation. 

Heller, a consummate innovative with transparent imaginative and prescient and concepts considerably prior to their time, led his congregation, his neighborhood, Reform Jewish colleagues, and Zionist sympathizers in a tricky era.



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New PDF release: From Washington Avenue to Washington Street

By Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff

From Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, revered Torah student, prolific writer, and loved instructor, comes a fantastically written and interesting scholarly memoir. starting along with his adolescence on Washington road within the Bronx, he writes candidly of growing to be up in a post-World warfare II global the place Lithuanian Torah students have been transplanted to the soil of twentieth-century the USA, of the ideological clashes among Hasidim, Mitnagdim, and the fashionable global, and of his own encounters with dozens of famous Jewish personalities together with his rebbe, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. From the area of Yeshiva collage, to aliyah to Israel, to changing into a key participant in instructing Torah within the refusenik Russian neighborhood, Rabbi Rakeffet writes his well-researched memoirs with candor, large perception, and loads of humor. With the cancellation of the protection clause, he's capable of narrate the interesting within tale of the covert emissaries despatched in the back of the Iron Curtain.

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