Movies And Midrash

Author by : Wendy I. Zierler
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue. Movies and Midrash uses cinema as a springboard to discuss central Jewish texts and matters of belief. A number of books have drawn on films to explicate Christian theology and belief, but Wendy I. Zierler is the first to do so from a Jewish perspective, exploring what Jewish tradition, text, and theology have to say about the lessons and themes arising from influential and compelling films. The book uses the method of “inverted midrash”: while classical rabbinical midrash begins with exegesis of a verse and then introduces a mashal (parable) as a means of further explication, Zierler turns that process around, beginning with the culturally familiar cinematic parable and then analyzing related Jewish texts. Each chapter connects a secular film to a different central theme in classical Jewish sources or modern Jewish thought. Films covered include The Truman Show (truth), Memento (memory), Crimes and Misdemeanors (sin), Magnolia (confession and redemption), The Descendants (birthright), Forrest Gump (cleverness and simplicity), and The Hunger Games (creation of humanity in God’s image), among others. “This is a groundbreaking work of originality, insight, and high quality. It will be of great importance not only for Jewish readers but also for non-Jewish readers who long for a non-Christian perspective on popular film. I loved this book!” — Eric Michael Mazur, editor, Encyclopedia of Religion and Film


Beyond Environmentalism

Author by : Jeffrey E. Foss
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Great American Judges

Author by : John R. Vile
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Presents biographies of one hundred influential judges from both state and federal courts, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Constance Baker Motley, and William Rehnquist.


Henry James

Author by : Fred Kaplan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : The one empire he most coveted, the land that he wanted for his primary home, was the empire of art."—from Henry James: The Imagination of Genius


Social Investment And Social Welfare

Author by : James Midgley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This book contributes to the growing literature on social investment by discussing the way social investment ideas have been adopted in different countries and in various academic and professional fields, including social policy, development studies and non-profit management. Documenting the experience of implementing social investment in different communities, it encourages a One World perspective that integrates these diverse experiences and promotes policy learning between different nations.


The Shallows

Author by : Nicholas Carr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.


Symposium Climate Change Liability And The Allocation Of Risk

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Ims Bulletin

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The Canadian Almanac And Miscellaneous Directory

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Bulletin

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