The Polychrome Historical Haggadah for the Passover Seder has a commentary, interpretive translation, introduction, and notes. The Foreword by Tzvee Zahavy describes the Seder as a scribal opera and the Haggadah as its libretto. This classic edition of the Passover Haggadah was designed by Rabbi Jacob Freedman to expose to the readers the composite literary layers of the book and its system of scriptural quotations. It has Freedman's vibrant English translation. The Hebrew text is printed in seven colors to reveal the historical periods of origin of the sources for every paragraph, verse, phrase, and even for single words. This Haggadah also has several full-page color reproductions of illustrations from famous medieval Haggadahs, a bibliography and an index to all the sources cited in the marginal notes.
Author: Michelle P. Brown
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2003
Contents of accompanying CD-ROM: Appendix 2 : the contents of the Lindisfarne Gosepls : key to manuscript sigla in the final column of the text table : table showing the textual arrangement of the Lindisfarne Gospels, with selective collation.
Author: Michael Shire
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Release Date: 1998-03-01
The Haggadah is one of the most beloved books in Judaism. It recounts the story of the Israelites' liberation from slavery and the Exodus from Egypt, a story that is celebrated each year in every Jewish home at the Passover Seder, whose liturgy the Haggadah contains. This Haggadah is illustrated with magnificent illuminations from medieval Haggadot in the renowned collection of the British Library. Both Ashkenazic and Sephardic in origin, the Haggadot produced herein are not pristine; they were not created to be kept in a cloister and studied by scholars. Rather their wine-stained pages and worn condition testify to the many seders at which they themselves were read by generations of Jews. With a commentary that both amplifies the traditional text and draws on the remarkable illustrative material, The Illuminated Haggadah is a tribute to the art of illumination and a profound celebration of the Feast of Freedom.
Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation to help clarify the concepts and arguments. The commentary also situates the work within its broader historical and ideological context, giving readers an enhanced appreciation of its place in the Jewish religious experience. This volume includes a comprehensive timeline, glossary and bibliography.
1349- A plague which has been decimating Europe's population now assails England. Thousands flood churches in atonement for their sins so that God's wrath might be mollified. There is not enough room for all the dead. Many do not receive a proper burial at all, but are simply thrown into piles and burned. Nestor has lived a lifetime of being trampled under the feet of others. His world changes when he encounters Herendin, an elderly man with unwavering courage and faith. Ann, a bitter realist trained in medicine, works tirelessly toward treating those who have been afflicted, despite knowing full well that all hope is lost. Present Day- Violence and bloodshed reign in a godless age. Kameron is a degenerate who blends perfectly with the crime-ridden streets and urban decay. One night, as he targets a helpless victim, something is watching him from the shadows. Caught between a lone terror and the underworld, his very soul depends on which one steals it first.
Author: Michael Terry
Release Date: 2013-12-02
The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.
In this collection of essays, Professor Zahavy explores the origins and early history of prayer in Judaism. He examines the growth of rabbanic liturgy from immediately after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until the close of the Talmud of the Land of Israel. Zahavy shows how rabbanic rules for prayer reflect the historical circumstances of the Jews in late antique Israel. He argues, based on close textual analysis, that rabbis had little influence over the governance of synagogues in the first and second centuries.
Author: Adele Berlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research. The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.
What could a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry possibly have in common with the most published book in Jewish history and the most celebrated holiday of the Jewish calendar? As it turns out, quite a lot. From the concepts of slavery and freedom, to the focus on education, to the number four, Harry Potter and Passover share almost everything. This book is the perfect companion for young and old at the Seder table. Enchant your guests with lessons from the magical realms of Hogwarts and Jewish tradition. Foster conversation with student responses to Seder questions. And learn the ultimate lesson: Holiness can be found everywhere, if you know where to look.
Author: Tobias Brinkmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2012-05-14
First established 150 years ago, Chicago Sinai is one of America’s oldest Reform Jewish congregations. Its founders were upwardly mobile and civically committed men and women, founders and partners of banks and landmark businesses like Hart Schaffner & Marx, Sears & Roebuck, and the giant meatpacking firm Morris & Co. As explicitly modern Jews, Sinai’s members supported and led civic institutions and participated actively in Chicago politics. Perhaps most radically, their Sunday services, introduced in 1874 and still celebrated today, became a hallmark of the congregation. In Sundays at Sinai, Tobias Brinkmann brings modern Jewish history, immigration, urban history, and religious history together to trace the roots of radical Reform Judaism from across the Atlantic to this rapidly growing American metropolis. Brinkmann shines a light on the development of an urban reform congregation, illuminating Chicago Sinai’s practices and history, and its contribution to Christian-Jewish dialogue in the United States. Chronicling Chicago Sinai’s radical beginnings in antebellum Chicago to the present, Sundays at Sinai is the extraordinary story of a leading Jewish Reform congregation in one of America’s great cities.
This book invites the reader into the heart of Jewish spirituality, to learn about its idiom and imagery, its emotions and its great sweeping dramas. It invites the reader to meet six ideal personalities of Jewish prayer and to get to know some of God's favorite prayers. What others are saying about God's Favorite Prayers: "God's favorite prayers have all been right in plain sight for centuries, though never before experienced like this. With his characteristic blend of chutzpah and humor, Professor Rav Zahavy makes finding spiritual experiences into a real page turner! A fun, fascinating and totally refreshing way to finally learn how to pray." -Dr. Arlene Rossen Cardozo, author of Sequencing, Woman at Home and Jewish Family Celebrations "Tzvee Zahavy's artful melding of memoir, analysis, and typology enriches our understanding of liturgical experience and encourages us to emulate him by reflecting more thoughtfully on our own prayer lives." -Rabbi Eliezer Diamond Ph.D., Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary "... An engaging, humanly sensitive introduction to the types of religious personalities whose views are expressed in the diverse parts of the Siddur and, more generally, in components of Jewish liturgical practices... A fine text for helping students and interested lay people gain an understanding and appreciation of the spiritual viewpoints expressed in Jewish liturgical texts." -Joel Gereboff, Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University "It is not often that one has the opportunity to share the authentic personal experiences of a distinguished scholar in the field of liturgy, who is also an award-winning teacher. These two elements stand out in Tzvee Zahavy's God's Favorite Prayers. Zahavy takes us on an amazing journey into the world of Jewish Prayer and into the personalities that make up the 'quorum' in the synagogue. His observations and insights will inspire people of all faiths, who truly seek out a way to make prayer, both personal and communal, a meaningful part of their lives." -Rabbi Shimon Altshul, Director, the Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies, Bar Ilan University Contents INVITATION BEGINNING THE PRAYER BOOK THE PERFORMER'S PRAYERS THE MYSTIC'S PRAYERS THE SCRIBE'S PRAYERS THE PRIEST'S PRAYERS THE MEDITATOR'S PRAYERS THE CELEBRITY'S PRAYERS THE KIDDUSH THE SHOFAR SOURCES ABOUT THE AUTHOR REVIEWS Publisher: Talmudic Books