Description : Published in 1908, this book draws on a variety of sermons written by Rev. Morris Josephs, to provide a message on Judaism. Designed to create a discourse for universal readership this book covers topics such as the ethics of Jewish life, the perception of the world vs Judaism, and the religious experience of Judaism.
Description : Darwin provoked Jewish as well as Christian thinkers so that many felt obliged to establish oppositional, alternative, synthetic, or complimentary models relating Jewish religion to his theory of natural selection. This book examines a range of leading nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American progressive Jewish thinkers, with the primary focus being rabbis Kohler, Wise, Hirsch, Krauskopf, and Hahn, although many others are covered. Key themes include the widespread commitment to universal evolutionism, that is, the application of biological evolutionary theory to other realms (e.g. history, religion, cosmic), and the particular fascination with the evolution of ethical systems within human societies, bearing in mind mankind’s bestial origins and the new challenges for understanding religious authority and revelation. It is argued that Reform Jewish discussions about the nature of God have been more profoundly shaped by engagement with evolutionary theory than has been recognized before, and that evolutionary thought provides the key framework for understanding Reform Judaism itself. The precise nature of Jewish Reform engagement with Christian proponents of theistic evolution are important, as are their interest in alternative evolutionists to Darwin, such as Spencer and Haeckel.
Description : Originally published in 1930, this book was intended to be an effective inspiration to faith and duty and emphasizes the importance of Judaism as a living creed. Although inevitably a product of the time in which it was originally published, the author’s experience and wisdom from many years of preaching means that book has enduring relevance for many aspects of Jewish life: Family, Leadership, Anti-Semitism, Morality, Faith, Reason and the Nation of Israel are all topics which are covered.
Description : Both Judaism and Christianity have authorized clergy, charged with fulfilling a multitude of tasks in their respective communities. They teach, provide pastoral care, and preach. They lead worship, hold services and offer counseling regarding all aspects of life. They perform religious rites at the beginning and end of life as well as in-between. They make decisions regarding religious questions, serve as administrators, and possibly even mediate ‛between heaven and earth’. The concrete forms of realization and the functions of the office are not only defined through theological specification but are also subject to trends and influences. This in turn leads to constant change and adaptation.
Description : "The incidence of Passion imagery in diverse media is fundamental to the histories of Christian piety, church politics, and art in European and American societies. At the same time, the visualization and reenactment of Christ's suffering has for centuries been the principal engine generating popular perceptions of Jews and Judaism. The essays collected in this book, written by eminent scholars with an eye toward the nonspecialist reader, broadly survey the depiction and dramatization of the Passion and consider the significance of this representational focus for both Christians and Jews. This anthology provides a unique, multifaceted overview of a subject of enduring importance in today's religiously pluralistic societies."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : Wartime sermons reveal how Jews perceive themselves in relation to the majority society and how Jewish and national values are reconciled when the fate of a nation is at stake. They also illustrate how rabbis guide their communities through the challenges of their times. The sermons reproduced here were delivered by American and British rabbis from
Description : "With more than 100 lengthy essays, this exceptional work on Judaism covers more than its historical framework. The Encyclopedia of Judaism provides complete and accurate coverage of Judaism--everything from its history, beliefs, and observances, from the beginning to modern times. It is an excellent source written by scholars."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
Description : NOW AVAILABLE AS MULTIMEDIA SET AT REDUCED PRICEBrill Academic Publishers, in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Continuum (New York) proudly presents "The Encyclopaedia of Judaism."The Encyclopaedia of Judaism provides a definitive account of contemporary Judaism and a reliable picture of a tradition of nearly four thousand years. A full and detailed index provides ready-reference for facts, and the systematic articles set forth highly readable accounts of the entire range of Judaic systems of belief and behavior put forth over time and in our own time. It is written for people from all backgrounds, scholars and general readers alike.When the editors completed the initial three volumes of "The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, they found satisfaction in having covered the more than one hundred topics. But they also realized that many other important topics remained to be set forth in a systematic way. This led to the Supplements One and Two, offering new inquiries into the history, practices, and theology of the religion, Judaism. "The Encyclopaedia of Judaism CD-ROM comprises all five published volumes of this award-winning overview of Judaism. Meant for easy searching with additional photographs, the CD-ROM is a indispensable addition to the printed volumes, now already comprising 2,500 pages and 150 entries. The "Encyclopaedia of Judaism has been selected as CHOICE's Outstanding Academic Title for 2000 and by the American Library Association as Outstanding Reference Source 2001. Please note that the special set price is not applicable for North American Customers. Customers in North America can order the five book volumes from Continuum, New York (www.continuumbooks.com).