By Rav Yehuda Ashlag
By Stuart M. Matlins,Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky,Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson DHL,Daniel S. Alexander,Alexandri,Bezalel Aloni,Bradley Shavit Artson,Samuel Barth,Hillel Bavli,Shye Ben-Tzur,Chaim Nachman Bialik,Sheldon H. Blank,Ben Zion Bokser,Harold Braunstein,Dani
A party of Jewish men's voices in prayer—to develop, to heal, to convenience, to motivate from the traditional global as much as our personal day.
"An striking collecting of men—diverse of their a long time, their lives, their convictions—have convened during this assortment to provide modern, compelling and private prayers. The phrases released listed here are now not the recitation of proven liturgies, however the direct handle of modern Jewish males to ha-Shomea Tefilla, the traditional one that has regularly heard, and who is still wanting to obtain, the prayers of our hearts."
—from the Foreword via Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL
This selection of prayers celebrates the range of the way Jewish males have interaction in own discussion with God—with phrases of compliment, petition, pleasure, gratitude, ask yourself or even anger—from the traditional international as much as our personal day.
Drawn from mystical, conventional, biblical, Talmudic, Hasidic and sleek resources, those prayers may also help you deepen your dating with God and aid advisor your trip of self-discovery, therapeutic and religious wisdom. jointly they supply a robust and artistic expression of Jewish men’s internal lives, and the consistently revealing, occasionally painful, occasionally joyous—and frequently even practical—practice that prayer can be.
Jewish males Pray will problem your preconceived rules approximately prayer. it's going to motivate you to discover new methods of prayerful expression, new paths for locating the sacred within the usual and new probabilities for knowing the Jewish courting with the Divine. this can be a ebook to treasure and to share.
By Jan Lání?ek
By Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
The booklet of Numbers is the narrative of a very good failure. What must have been for the Israelites a short trip from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land turns into a forty-year demise march. either ahead of and after the devastating record of the Spies, the narrative facilities at the people’s wish to go back to Egypt, to undo the striking paintings of the Exodus. At its middle are speeches of grievance and lament, expressing a profound existential skepticism. yet against this, within the narrative of the booklet of Numbers that's present in mystical and Hasidic assets, the new release of the barren region emerges as considered one of remarkable non secular adventure, receivers of the Torah to the fullest quantity, ate up miracles and nurtured at once by means of God: a new release of ecstatic religion, human companions in an unheard of dialog with the Deity. Drawing on kabbalistic assets, the Hasidic commentators at the ebook of Numbers depict a those that go beyond prudent concerns so that it will stick to God into the barren region, the place their religious craving involves complete expression.
This view of the barren region historical past invitations us right into a various type of hearing the various cries of mistrust, lament, and resentment that factor from the Israelites in the course of the booklet of Numbers. Is there the way to combine this narrative of darkish murmurings, of obsessive fantasies of go back to Egypt, with the get together of a love-intoxicated barren region discourse? The query touches not just at the language the Israelites communicate but in addition at the very nature of human utterance. who're those humans? who're we who hearken to them? What influence does the cumulative trauma of slavery, the miracles of Exodus, the revelation at Sinai, have on a state that's commencing to communicate? In Bewilderments, the most favourite biblical commentators at paintings this day posits interesting solutions to those questions in the course of the wonderful literary, scholarly, and mental research of the textual content that's her trademark.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Immanuel Etkes
By Akademie der Wissenschaften
By Mark A. Raider
The photographs of Zionist pioneers within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries--hard operating, brawny, and residing off the land--sprang from the ascendent socialist Zionist move in Palestine referred to as "Labor Zionism." The development of the Yishuv, a brand new Jewish society in Palestine, was once followed via the speedy development of Zionism worldwide.
How did Zionism take form within the usa? How did hard work Zionism and the Yishuv impact American Jews? Zionism and exertions Zionism had a way more gigantic impression at the American Jewish scene than has been well-known. Drawing on meticulous learn, Mark A. Raider describes exertions Zionism's dramatic transformation within the American context from a marginal immigrant celebration right into a major political force.
The Emergence of yank Zionism demanding situations a number of the winning assumptions of Jewish and Zionist background that experience held sway for an entire new release. It exhibits how and why American hard work Zionism--"the voice of work Palestine on American soil"--played such a big position in formulating this system and outlook of yank Zionism. It additionally examines extra usually the influence of Zionism on American Jews, making the case that Zionism's cultural energy, highbrow range, and remarkable skill to rally public opinion in occasions of main issue have been relevant to the yankee Jewish experience.
By Jonathan S. Ray
Honorable point out for the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer ebook award in Medieval and Early sleek Jewish heritage offered via the organization for Jewish Studies
from Spain, the lengthy and excellent historical past of that nation’s
Jewish neighborhood formally got here to an in depth. The expulsion
of Europe’s final significant Jewish group ended extra than
a thousand years of exceptional prosperity, cultural vitality
and highbrow productiveness. but, the challenge of 1492 additionally gave
rise to a dynamic and resilient diaspora society spanning
East and West.
of Sephardic Jews and Conversos over the course
of the tumultuous 16th century. Pivotally, the volume
argues that the exiles didn't turn into “Sephardic Jews”
overnight. purely within the moment and 3rd new release did these
disparate teams coalesce and undertake a “Sephardic Jewish”
Jewish society in transition from the medieval to the early
modern interval, a portrait that demanding situations many longstanding
assumptions concerning the changes among Europe and the
By Meredith Gould,Ph.D.
Why Is There a Menorah at the Altar? seeks to satisfy those calls for through delivering info and perception approximately Judaism’s legacy because it is published in Christian rites, rituals, and traditions.
Drawing upon scripture and old resources, this ebook explains how Judaism has encouraged the constitution of liturgical worship; the layout and décor of church sanctuaries; and the way Baptism, Eucharist, and affirmation locate their roots in Judaism.
This ebook invitations readers to boost a deeper figuring out of Judaism, one who will increase their Christianity and appreciation for his or her enduring Jewish historical past. contains: questions for mirrored image; actions for people or teams; and easy-to-follow timelines.
By Devra Kay
The Seyder Tkhines, translated from its unique Yiddish by means of famous tkhines pupil, Devra Kay, and centerpiece of this groundbreaking paintings, was once a customary Yiddish prayer ebook for ladies. It first seemed in Amsterdam in 1648, and endured to be released for the following 3 generations, frequently contained in the Hebrew synagogue prayer e-book. A made of an age while mysticism pervaded mainstream Judaism, the Seyder Tkhines supplied girls with newly composed, substitute day-by-day prayers that have been extra particular to their wishes. incorporated during this quantity is a different Yiddish manuscript courting from the seventeenth century - a set of prayers written particularly for a wealthy, pregnant lady, which Kay came upon one of the infrequent books of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.
Now, for the 1st time, those prayers were skillfully translated and taken to public view. as well as her translations, Kay offers her personal huge observation, offering a deeper realizing of the old, non secular, and cultural history of this era in Jewish background. This exceptional e-book could have specified entice these attracted to the social, literary, and spiritual historical past of girls, in addition to the heritage of the Yiddish language and literature. The curiosity in those forgotten prayers and their importance to the lives of ladies has now been revived, and those tkhines are able to be rediscovered by way of a contemporary readership.