Bringing Argument to Life
This book deals with a wide range of moral, social, and political issues, centered on questions of identity, Jewish or otherwise. The books scope extends from anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Palestinian terrorism to the language of race, the status of animals, the rights of the child, and...
The Life and Writings of Claude Montefiore
Edited by: Kessler, Edward
Rabbi Cyril Harris has has a huge impact on Jewish life wherever he has ministered to Orthodox Jewry. Indeed his influence has extended far beyond the various communities that he has served; there is no question that, today he must be considered among the most influential Jews in Rabbinical...
From Philo to Hip Hop
Edited by: Jordan, James; Kushner, Tony; Pearce, Sarah
The journey is central to the Jewish experience and the construction of Jewish identities across time and place. Remarkably, however, it has received almost no scholarly attention. This multi-disciplinary collection - embracing approaches from Jewish studies, migration studies, cultural...
Enduring Issues and Chronic Crises
The essays collected here form a contribution to a half-century of Jewish public life. From the 1950s to the present day, Jacob Neusner has served as one of the public intellectuals of the English-speaking community of Judaism. The essays, beginning a half-century ago and continuing...
Edited by: Rothenberg, Celia; Vallely, Anne
This edited volume explores a range of experiences and conceptualizations of New Age Judaism, an imprecise term denoting new and evolving forms of North American Judaism that are typically innovative, combinative, and often controversial. Chapters analyze the phenomenon of New Age Judaism from theoretical, theological...
In the traditional Talmudic methodologies, the subjects of Talmudic logic and methodology are generally treated together. With a few notable exceptions, there has been little attempt at a systematic presentation of such matters as the structure of the Talmudic arguments, the division of the sugya into its component parts,...
Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky (1880-1940) made his name as a journalist, novelist, poet, translator, soldier, linguist, and as one of the foremost orators of his day, mesmerizing his audiences in any of the seven languages he mastered. Above all, he was a charismatic political leader with rare prophetic vision...
Why Evolution Matters examines the concept of evolution in relation to Judaism, showing that far from something to be avoided within the religion, evolutionary thought deepens an understanding of classic areas of Jewish concern, including free will, moral behavior, suffering, and death. The book presents a novel interpretation of...