By Deborah Bodin Cohen
A candy and artistic Rosh Hashanah tale in response to the 1st historical educate experience from Jaffa to Jerusalem in 1892, shortening the adventure among the 2 towns from three days to three hours. Engineer Ari's teach is coming to Jerusalem amassing sweets alongside how you can rejoice the Jewish new yr, and he learns a massive lesson alongside the way in which.
By Ranen Omer-Sherman
In Imagining the Kibbutz, Ranen Omer-Sherman explores the literary and cinematic representations of the socialist scan that grew to become history’s such a lot effectively sustained communal company. encouraged partially via the kibbutz movement’s contemporary commemoration of its centennial, this examine responds to an important hole in scholarship. a number of sociological and monetary experiences have seemed, yet no book-length research has ever addressed the great diversity of severely resourceful portrayals of the kibbutz. This diachronic examine addresses novels, brief fiction, memoirs, and cinematic portrayals of the kibbutz by means of either kibbutz “insiders” (including these born and raised there, in addition to those that joined the kibbutz as immigrants or migrants from the town) and “outsiders.” For those artists, the kibbutz is a vital microcosm for realizing Israeli values and identification. The critical drama explored of their works is the huge stress among the person and the collective, among person aspiration and ideological rigor, among self-sacrifice and self-fulfillment. Portraying kibbutz existence in truth calls for maintaining a minimum of oppositional issues in brain at once—the absolute necessity of euphoric dreaming and the mellowing inevitability of disillusionment. As such, those artists’ creative witnessing of the fraught relation among the collective and the citizen-soldier is the tale of Israel itself.
By Madeline Wikler, Judyth Groner
A highly-praised retelling of the Hanukkah tale with vivid, colourful images and dialogue tops and inquiries to improve all of the eight nights of occasion. With candle advantages, principles for taking part in dreidel, recipes for ltakes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), phrases and track to favourite Hanukkah songs -- plus suggestions on being loose, being diversified, miracles, legends, heroes, presents, gelt, and giving. every thing you wish for a contented Hanukkah.
By Michael L. Morgan, Peter Eli Gordon
Glossy Jewish philosophy emerged within the 17th century, with the influence of the hot technology and sleek philosophy on thinkers who have been reflecting upon the character of Judaism and Jewish lifestyles. This choice of new essays examines the paintings of numerous of crucial of those figures, from the 17th to the late-twentieth centuries, and addresses subject matters crucial to the culture of recent Jewish philosophy: language and revelation, autonomy and authority, the matter of evil, messianism, the impact of Kant, and feminism. incorporated are essays on Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, Fackenheim, Soloveitchik, Strauss, and Levinas. different thinkers mentioned contain Maimon, Benjamin, Derrida, Scholem, and Arendt. The 16 unique essays are written by way of a world-renowned team of students particularly for this quantity and provides a vast and wealthy photo of the culture of recent Jewish philosophy over a interval of 4 centuries.
By James A. Davis
A brand new research of knowledge at Corinth which argues that the knowledge which Paul opposes in 1 Corinthians 1-3 will be convincingly interpreted opposed to the heritage of early post-biblical Jewish sapiential traditions. Examines the "Book of Sirach," the "Qumran" scrolls, the "Philonic" literature, and the "Book of Wisdom."
By Ezra Mendelsohn
This sequence is released every year by way of the Institute of latest Jewry on the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem. it truly is edited through Jonathan Frankel, Peter Medding, and Ezra Mendelsohn, all wonderful professors of historical past on the Hebrew collage. quantity III, the 1st to be released by means of Oxford, contains symposia, articles, publication experiences, and lists of contemporary dissertations via significant students of Jewish background from worldwide. This year's symposium subject is "Jews and different Ethnic teams in a Multi-ethnic World." Essays in quantity III conceal such issues as Jews within the Austro-Hungarian defense force; post-Holocaust Hungarian Jewry; the yank Jew as journalist; and Jewish social historical past.
By Joseph Cohen
Cohen takes an in-depth severe examine 3 novelists and poets who stand on the vanguard of up to date Israeli literature, and whose works were generally learn, studied, and popular within the Western international. The reviews learn all English translations of those Israeli writers' significant works from the start in their careers as much as the current. Cohen demonstrates the power and virtuosity of the so-called New Wave Israeli writers whose assets and affects are as historical because the tales of the Hebrew Bible and as smooth because the interiorization of truth present in Proust, Faulkner, Woolf, and Joyce; and the literary variation of relativity present in Borges, Lowry, and Durrell. Complementing the opinions are interviews with the 5 Israeli writers. the problems discussed--the relation of politics and literature, the impression of literature on existence, the position of the author in society, the ethical accountability of the writer--combine with the essays to supply entire perception into the modern Israeli psyche.
By John Efron
The Jews: A History, second edition, explores the non secular, cultural, social, and financial variety of the Jewish humans and their religion. the newest variation accommodates new examine and incorporates a broader spectrum of individuals - moms, childrens, employees, scholars, artists, and radicals - whose views enormously extend the tale of Jewish existence.