By Leila Leah Bronner
By Leila Leah Bronner
By Leah Lax
Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award
Finalist: Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, may possibly Sarton Award, self reliant writer e-book Award, Chautauqua Prize
a Redbook journal and strong home tasks better of the Year
Houston Chronicle no 1 Pick
Uncovered is the 1st memoir to inform of a homosexual girl leaving the Hasidic fold. instructed in understated, crystalline prose, Lax starts off her tale as a tender youngster leaving her liberal, secular domestic to turn into a Hasidic Jew, then plumbs the nuances of her prepared marriage, fundamentalist religion, and Hasidic motherhood, as her artistic, sexual, and non secular longings shimmer underneath the surface.
By Mira, DR. S Balberg
By Eva Saunders
By Dan Cohn-Sherbok
In contemporary years there was an explosion of curiosity in center japanese affairs. The clash among Israel and the Palestinians is a continuing topic on tv and in newspapers. The photographs of seriously armed infantrymen dealing with younger Palestinian kids hurling stones – like Goliath dealing with David – have evoked dismay and consternation. in the course of the global, anger has been expressed on the Jewish state. but there's massive false impression in regards to the origins and beliefs of the Zionist move and the transformation of those principles into historic occasions. This quantity seeks to supply a concise and accomplished advisor to the advance of Zionism from its inception within the 19th century and the heritage of the Jewish country till the current day.
By Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.)
By Chaim Willis
What can assist us do this? In today’s international, a few search it via making extra money, a few search it via reaching status, a few search it via new and extra dynamic applied sciences, a few search it via severe activities, and a few search it via hedonistic pleasures. a few extra idealistic humans search it via political activism or aiding others.
What only a few humans do to any extent further is search it throughout the knowledge of the “ancients”. The philosophy significant in collage is taken into account a nerd, and the spiritual pupil is taken into account to be certain up in beside the point examine. similar to buyers are searching for the latest app and iPhone, somebody this present day who appears to be like for knowledge (and there aren’t that many) is probably going to hunt it in new and untested philosophies, hoping they are going to encounter the best direction via accident.
This notion is unlucky, as the genuine resource of a route to progress within the glossy global is the Torah, G-d’s “instructions for residing” that got to the Jewish humans greater than three 000 years in the past at Mount Sinai. And the best interpreters of that knowledge are the Sages of the Jewish humans, whose knowledge was once accumulated within the Talmud. And the main entire compilation of the knowledge that folks have to care for the demanding situations of today’s international is Pirkei Avos.
The smooth global began 2 500 years in the past (as may be defined within the first bankruptcy, ‘What is Pirkei Avos?’). Our Sages needed to grapple with the matter of the way to outlive with that means in an international the place the best problem to Judaism used to be the atheism and comparable philosophies brought through the Greek conquest of the land of Israel. The common final result of these philosophies was once hedonism – simply because if G-d isn't really correct, and there's no eternity, the one intellectually constant alternative is to stay a lifetime of transitory excitement by way of every kind of leisure. They, and the Sages who got here after them, used their deep wisdom of Torah to set out the foundations for residing that will be had to struggle for fact and which means in this type of international (and it's the related global and a similar demanding situations today).
It is the objective of this publication to provide an explanation for a few of these ideas, as said by way of the Sages in Pirkei Avos’ first bankruptcy. In it are time-tested instruments for residing which are as very important and worthwhile at the present time as they have been greater than 2 000 years ago.
For observant Jews, who already proportion the honor for Pirkei Avos that every one spiritual Jews have, i'm hoping many of the reasons given the following, and the proper examples used from the realm at the present time, provides you with new insights that can assist you to boost Torah further.
For the Jewish instructor or any Jew curious about outreach to secular Jews, i am hoping those interpretations can help to teach your scholars that the knowledge of the Sages will do extra for them than the fascinating yet empty sights of today’s burdened and harmful world.
For the non-observant Jew, or non-Jew, who lacks familiarity with our Sages and with Pirkei Avos, i am hoping i've got made the reasons of the knowledge of the Sages transparent adequate and engaging sufficient so you might see the deep knowledge of their phrases, even if their phrases have been geared toward an viewers even more accustomed to Torah.
By Vassili Joannidès de Lautour
This e-book analyses the bearing of worldwide monotheistic faiths towards the philosophy and perform of list conserving and accounting all through history. The writer bargains a accomplished dialogue of the literal and figurative methods of taking account and ascribing responsibility that link religions reminiscent of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters deal with theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to illustrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate training religions. This e-book first highlights how the 4 monotheisms have considered and included accounting traditionally, after which seems to be ahead to the accounting debates, applied sciences and traditions in today’s international that derive from those spiritual customs. Drawing seriously at the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the writer demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have spiritual roots a ways past the Protestant ethic.
By Torbjörn Johansson,Robert Kolb,Johann A. Steiger,Johann Anselm Steiger
By Mara H. Benjamin