Beginning Again: Toward a Hermeneutics of Jewish Texts by Aryeh Cohen (ed.), Shaul Magid (ed.)

By Aryeh Cohen (ed.), Shaul Magid (ed.)

Representing the spectrum of subfields inside Jewish experiences, the contributing students to this quantity use "beginnings" as a hermeneutic stance to investigate texts of their sector. whereas each one essay is an important contribution to its personal subfield—Bible, Talmud, Kabbalah, sleek Jewish proposal, Feminist and Cultural Studies—the essays taken as an entire current new chances for exploring the distance that's Jewish experiences and starting an inquiry into what may perhaps represent a definable hermeneutics of Jewish texts.

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By S. Harvey

In January 1998 prime students from Europe, the USA, and Israel within the fields of medieval encyclopedias (Arabic, Latin and Hebrew) and medieval Jewish philosophy and technological know-how amassed jointly at Bar-Ilan college in Ramat-Gan, Israel, for a global convention on medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technology and philosophy. the first objective of the convention was once to discover and outline the constitution, assets, nature, and features of the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technology and philosophy. This ebook, the 1st to dedicate itself to the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technology and philosophy, includes revised models of the papers that have been ready for this convention. This quantity additionally contains an annotated translation of Moritz Steinschneider's groundbreaking dialogue of this topic in his Die hebraeischen Ubersetzungen. The Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias of technological know-how and Philosophy may be of specific curiosity to scholars of medieval philosophy and technology, Jewish highbrow background, the background of principles, and pre-modern Western encyclopedias.

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Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in by Seth L. Sanders, Jonathan Ben-Dov

By Seth L. Sanders, Jonathan Ben-Dov

Until very lately, the assumption of historic Jewish sciences may were thought of unacceptable. because the 1990’s, Early smooth and Medieval technological know-how in Jewish assets has been actively studied, however the consensus was once that no genuine clinical subject matters will be present in previous Judaism. This paintings issues them out intimately, and posits a brand new box of analysis: the clinical task glaring within the useless Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The book of recent texts and new analyses of older ones unearths an important components which are top illuminated by way of the historical past of technological know-how, and should have attention-grabbing results for it. The members assessment those texts with regards to astronomy, astrology and physiognomy, marking the 1st finished try and account for medical topics in moment Temple Judaism. They examine the that means and goal of clinical explorations in an apocalyptic atmosphere. An appreciation of those subject matters paves tips on how to a renewed realizing of the clinical fragments scattered all through rabbinic literature.
The booklet first areas the Jewish fabric within the historical context of the close to jap and Hellenistic worlds. whereas the Jewish texts weren't at the innovative of clinical discovery, they discover a significant position within the heritage of technology, among Babylonia and Egypt, within the period of time among Hipparchus and Ptolemy. The publication makes use of contemporary advances in solution to study the contacts and networks of Jewish students of their historical surroundings. moment, the essays the following take on the challenging notion of a countrywide clinical culture. even though technological know-how is these days frequently conceived as common, the historiography of historical Jewish sciences demonstrates the significance of seeing the improvement of technology in a neighborhood context. The ebook explores the stress among the hegemony of relevant clinical traditions and native medical companies, displaying the relevance of old facts to modern postcolonial historiography of technological know-how. ultimately, philosophical questions of the demarcation of technology are addressed in a fashion which could develop the dialogue of similar old materials.
Online version available as a part of the NYU Library's old international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the learn of the traditional global (ISAW).


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The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (Cultural Memory by Gil Anidjar

By Gil Anidjar

Is there an idea of the enemy? To what discursive sphere would it not belong? Or, if there's no proposal of the enemy, what are the standards which can have avoided its articulation? Following the reflections of Carl Schmitt and Jacques Derrida at the theologico-political, and examining canonical texts from the Western philosophical, political, and spiritual traditions, the writer seeks to account for the absence of a heritage of the enemy. The query of the enemy emerges during this booklet as contingent at the approach Europe has concerning either Jew and Arab as concrete enemies. furthermore, the writer provocatively argues that the Jew and the Arab represent the situation of faith and politics. one of the strengths of the ebook is the timeliness of its profound examine of latest reality: the amount presents a foundation for a philosophical knowing of the forces at paintings that produced and kindled present conflicts in Europe, the united states, and the center East.

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Jewish Christians and Christian Jews: From the Renaissance by Richard H. Popkin (auth.), Richard H. Popkin, Gordon M.

By Richard H. Popkin (auth.), Richard H. Popkin, Gordon M. Weiner (eds.)

The visual appeal of spiritual toleration mixed with the intensification of the hunt for theological fact resulted in a different phenomenon in early smooth Europe: Jewish Christians and Christian Jews. those essays will exhibit that the cross-fertilization of those religions, which for thus lengthy had a convention of hostility in the direction of one another, not just affected advancements in the teams yet in lots of methods foreshadowed the emergence of the Enlightenment and the evolution of contemporary spiritual freedom.

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A History of the Jews in New Mexico by Henry J. Tobias

By Henry J. Tobias

During this first background of the Jews in New Mexico--from the colonial interval to the current day--the writer consistently ties the Jewish adventure to the evolution of the societies within which they lived and labored. The e-book starts with one of many least recognized yet such a lot attention-grabbing elements of latest Mexico Jewry--the crypto-Jews who got here north to flee the Mexican Inquisition. within the 19th and 20th centuries, the tale is extra well-known: German retailers settling in Las Vegas and Santa Fe after which coming to Albuquerque after the railroad arrived. to those bills the writer provides massive nuance and element, rather at the position of Jews in smaller groups similar to Roswell and Las Cruces in addition to their social existence and spiritual perform in a frontier sector. The dialogue of the 20th century concentration fairly at the dynamics of Jewish improvement, and the ways that that procedure differed in New Mexico.

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