Download E-books The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust PDF

By Tom Segev, Haim Watzman

The 7th Million is the 1st e-book to teach the decisive influence of the Holocaust at the identification, ideology, and politics of Israel. Drawing on diaries, interviews, and millions of declassified files, Segev reconsiders the foremost struggles and personalities of Israel's previous, together with Ben-Gurion, start, and Nahum Goldmann, and argues that the nation's legacy has, at serious moments--the Exodus affair, the Eichmann trial, the case of John Demjanjuk--have been molded and manipulated in response to the ideological requisites of the country. The 7th Million uncovers an unlimited and complicated tale and divulges how the sour occasions of many years prior proceed to form the reviews not only of people yet of a country. Translated by way of Haim Watzman.

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Download E-books Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs (A Memoir) PDF

“In early 2001, I got here to Jerusalem,
just out of excessive school,
looking for an real spiritual tradition
for the right way to smoke marijuana
rightly, helpfully, extra effectively
and extra meaningfully.

What i discovered also and instead
was a residing tradition, wrestling with the mystery
of find out how to include the exctatic; and the
mystery of the factors for it really is repression,
along with alot of incredible counsel and bad truths in regards to the nature of faith, legislation, idealism and drugs.”

Cannabis Chassidis: the traditional and rising Torah of substances (A memoir) info the query and it is exploration: How may well or not it's that anything as inherent to fashionable existence as Marijuana, anything with a wealthy background of human utilization, has no culture in Torah, a information procedure that i used to be raised to appreciate as encompassing every thing reliable that one may still understand? there are solutions for what's there within the culture, wealthy allusions to herbs and smokes utilized in diversified capacitities, and the extra fascinating solutions and questions are approximately what there is not within the culture, and why.

And alongside the way in which, the spectrum of an adventure of dwelling mystical tradition is explored, and the romantic idealization and redemptive power of either Psychedelia and faith are touched and felt deeply, within the context of exceptional groups and people who have skilled the glories and the mess ups of both.

Join Yoseph Leib on his travels and reviews all through Jerusalem, ny, and Rainbow nation U.S.A, looking for information approximately how hashish and psychedelics have and feature now not been utilized in either historical and rising Hassidic traditions, and what the best way we now have relating to our wishes for medicinal drugs, gods, and intoxicants can train us approximately how we relate to ourselves, our neighborhood, and our G-d. the fantastic challenge of the way what we will study can set us unfastened, in all types of the way.

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Download E-books A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, with Diaspora Peoples PDF

This publication makes an attempt to appreciate an old humans by way of glossy evolutionary biology. A easy thought is that Judaism is a bunch evolutionary strategy-what one may possibly time period an evolutionarily major manner for a bunch of individuals to get on on this planet. The booklet records a number of theoretically attention-grabbing elements of staff evolutionary recommendations utilizing Judaism as a case learn. those issues comprise the idea of team evolutionary recommendations, the genetic team spirit of Judaism, how Jews controlled to erect and implement limitations to gene movement among themselves and different peoples, source pageant among Jews and non-Jews, how Jews controlled to have a excessive point of charity inside their groups and while avoided free-riding, how a few teams of Jews got here to have such excessive IQ's, and the way Judaism constructed in antiquity. This publication used to be initially released in 1994 by means of Praeger Publishers. The Writers membership variation incorporates a new preface, Diaspora Peoples, describing a number of fascinating team evolutionary recommendations: The Gypsies, the Hutterites and Amish, the Calvinists and Puritans, and the in a foreign country chinese language.

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Download E-books The Origins of Judaism: From Canaan to the Rise of Islam PDF

By Robert Goldenberg

The Origins of Judaism offers a transparent, effortless account of the advance of historical Judaism in either the Judean place of origin and the Diaspora. starting with the Bible and finishing with the increase of Islam, the textual content depicts the emergence of a faith that might be well-known at the present time as Judaism out of customs and conceptions that have been rather diversified from any that now exist. certain realization is given to the early rabbis' contribution to this old procedure. including the most narrative, the publication offers large quotations from basic texts (biblical, rabbinic and different) in addition to prolonged part remedies of vital topics, a thesaurus, brief biographies of top early rabbis, a chronology of vital dates and recommendations for additional studying.

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Download E-books The Jews of Islam (Princeton Classics) PDF

By Bernard Lewis

This landmark publication probes Muslims' attitudes towards Jews and Judaism as a unique case in their view of different non secular minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic photo of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in a single hand and Qur'?n within the different, and the overly romanticized depiction of Muslim societies as interfaith utopias.

Featuring a brand new creation by means of Mark R. Cohen, this Princeton Classics version units the Judaeo-Islamic culture opposed to a vibrant history of Jewish and Islamic heritage. For these wishing a concise review of the lengthy interval of Jewish-Muslim family, The Jews of Islam continues to be a necessary beginning point.

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Download E-books Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals PDF

By George Robinson

What occurs at a synagogue provider? What are the principles for protecting kosher? How do I mild the Hanukah candles? what's within the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish vacations symbolize? What may still I be educating my childrens approximately being Jewish?

A landmark reference, here's an vital one-volume consultant to the spiritual traditions, daily practices, philosophical ideals, and old foundations of Judaism -- every little thing you want to learn about being Jewish. In crucial Judaism, George Robinson has created the obtainable compendium that he sought while he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an grownup. Robinson illuminates the Jewish existence cycle at each level, and lays out many desirable elements of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and lots more and plenty extra -- whereas conserving a company concentrate on different paths to residing a very good Jewish lifestyles in today's international.

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Download E-books Walter Benjamin - die Geschichte einer Freundschaft PDF

By Gershom Scholem

My experiment at three hundred dpi. OCR'd. less than the Amazon quote from the Engl. edition

Gershom Scholem is widely known because the 20th century's so much profound scholar of the Jewish mystical culture; Walter Benjamin, as a grasp philosopher whose amazing essays combine the progressive, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem was once a precocious youngster while he met Benjamin, who grew to become his shut good friend and highbrow mentor. His account of that relationship—which used to be to stay the most important for either men—is either a party of his friend's spellbinding genius and a lament for the non-public and highbrow self-destructiveness that culminated in Benjamin's suicide in 1940.

At as soon as prickly and heartbroken, argumentative and loving, Walter Benjamin: the tale of a Friendship is an soaking up memoir with the trouble of personality and cause of a unique. As Scholem revisits the passionate engagements over Marxism and Kabbala, Europe and Palestine that he shared with Benjamin, it truly is as though he sought to summon up his misplaced friend's spirit back, to have the final word within the argument that will have kept his lifestyles.

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Download E-books Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism: From Herodotus to Plutarch (Volume 1) PDF

By Menahem Stern

A accomplished corpus of texts in relation to Jews and Judaism through the Greek and Latin authors of Antiquity. the gathering furnishes priceless resource fabric at the position of Jews and Judaism within the Mediterranean global through the upward push and unfold of Hellenism, concluding with thoughts of Judaism held by way of the Neoplatonist philosophers. The writings of every writer are observed by means of an creation, a severe equipment, an English translation and a close remark during which the resources are tested within the context of the most recent scholarship and archaeological findings.

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Download E-books David in Distress: His Portrait Through the Historical Psalms (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Vivian L. Johnson

This booklet analyzes the 13 old psalms (3, 7, 18, 34, fifty one, fifty two, fifty four, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty nine, 60, sixty three, 142) within the Psalter that confer with an important moments in King David's lifestyles as recorded within the Samuel narrative (1 Sam 16-1 Kings 2). simply because such a lot Psalms study makes a speciality of the unique surroundings, the so-called Sitz-im-Leben, of those overdue additions to the e-book of Psalms, they've got acquired little recognition.

Using a text-based research, Johnson has came upon that those historic psalms specialize in episodes of King David's lifestyles during which he skilled difficulty. for instance, Psalm three refers back to the coup begun via his son Absalom, Psalm fifty nine refers back to the night while Saul attempted to kill David, and Pslam fifty seven refers to David's days as a fugitive fleeing from Saul. by way of highlighting occasions of David in the course of his instances of misery, those old psalms are inclined to recast him as a guy who prayed to his God in each second of hassle. This recasting of David provides to some of the snap shots representations of David present in biblical narrative.

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