By Samuel Yosef Agnon
Shira is Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon’s ultimate, epic novel. Unfinished on the time of his dying in 1970, the Hebrew unique used to be released a 12 months later. With this newly revised English translation via Zeva Shapiro, together with archival fabric by no means earlier than released in English, The Toby Press launches its S.Y. Agnon Library – the fullest selection of Agnon’s works in new and revised translations. “Shira is S. Y. Agnon’s culminating attempt to articulate during the accomplished kind of the radical his imaginative and prescient of the position of paintings in human reality…Enacted opposed to the heritage of Jerusalem existence within the accumulating shadows of a old cataclysm of unattainable proportions, Shira is so brilliantly rendered that, even with no an finishing, it merits a spot one of the significant glossy novels."
By Francis Landy
This publication is a suite of Landy's experiences at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The music of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the publication of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet primarily its (often enigmatic) attractiveness. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical method attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's so much delicate and exact literary critics.
By Joseph Berger
As the inhabitants of ultra-Orthodox Jews within the usa raises to striking proportions, veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us contained in the notoriously insular global of the Hasidim to discover their origins, ideals, and struggles—and the social and political implications in their increasing presence in America.
Though the Hasidic lifestyle was once approximately extinguished within the Holocaust, this present day the Hasidim—“the pious ones”—have develop into some of the most in demand spiritual subcultures in the USA. In The Pious Ones, New York Times journalist Joseph Berger lines their origins in eighteenth-century japanese Europe, illuminating their dynamics and center ideals that stay so enigmatic to outsiders. He analyzes the Hasidim’s codified way of life, revealing its attention-grabbing secrets and techniques, complexities, and paradoxes, and offers a nuanced and insightful portrayal of the way their all-encompassing religion dictates approximately each element of life—including paintings, schooling, meals, intercourse, garments, and social relations—sustaining a feeling of connection and function in a altering world.
From the serious sectarian politics to the conflicts that come up over housing, transportation, education, and gender roles, The Pious Ones additionally chronicles the ways that the cloth of Hasidic way of life is threatened by way of publicity to the broader international and likewise via inner fissures inside its starting to be population.
This quantity introduces scholars of rabbinic literature to the diversity of old and interpretative questions surrounding the rabbinic texts of past due antiquity. The editors, themselves famous interpreters of Rabbinic literature, have collected a global selection of students to aid scholars' preliminary steps in confronting the big and intricate rabbinic corpus. not like different introductions to Rabbinic writings, the current quantity contains ways formed through anthropology, gender reports, oral-traditional reports, classics, and folklore reports.
By Stephen G. Wilson
The interval because the shut of worldwide struggle II has been agonizingly introspective—not least as a result of discomfort of reassessing Christianity’s perspective to Judaism. The early Christian fabrics have usually been tested to evaluate their position within the long-standing destructive perspective of Christians to Jews. the inducement for the early church’s occasionally harsh perspective used to be in part theological—it had to outline itself over opposed to its parent—and in part sociological—it had to clarify the road that divided the fledgling workforce of Christian believers fromt he staff with which it used to be probably to be pressured. This selection of stories emphasizes the context and historical past of early Christianity in reconsidering a few of the vintage passages that experience contributed to the improvement of anti-Judaism in Christianity. the second one quantity during this two-volume paintings learning the preliminary advancements of anti-Judaism in the church examines the evolution of the Christian religion in its social context as published via facts akin to early patristic and rabbinic writings and archaeological findings.
By Laurel Lanner
By Harold Bloom, David Rosenberg
In addition to Rosenberg's unique translations, Bloom argues in numerous essays that "J" was once now not a spiritual author yet a fierce ironist and a girl residing within the courtroom of King Solomon. He additionally argues that J is a author on par with Homer, Shakespeare and Tolstoy.
Bloom additionally bargains ancient context, a dialogue of the speculation of ways different texts got here jointly to create the Bible, and translation notes. Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew deliver J's tales to existence and show her towering originality and take hold of of humanity.
Glazov demonstrates that the interlinked issues of bridling the tongue and establishing the mouth, famous parts of knowledge educating, also are the most important to realizing a lot within the prophets, in addition to later Jewish and Christian writings, particularly liturgical texts. His accomplished survey and research of the topic give a contribution to either a literary and a ancient standpoint at the prophetic literature of the Bible.
The age of the Talmud is dropped at existence in a wide ranging saga. This masterpiece of recent fiction tells the gripping story of renegade talmudic sage Elisha ben Abuyah's fight to reconcile his religion with the attract of Hellenistic tradition. Set in Roman Palestine, As a pushed Leaf attracts readers into the dramatic period of Rabbinic Judaism. Watch the nice Talmudic sages at paintings within the Sanhedrin, eav...