The Polychrome Historical Haggadah

Author: Jacob Freedman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1470079666
Release Date: 2017-03-22

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.

Reading Jewish Religious Texts

Author: Eliezer Segal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136651847
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Religion

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.

Reader s Guide to Judaism

Author: Michael Terry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135941574
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Reference

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.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

Author: Adele Berlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199730049
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

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.

New Testament Backgrounds

Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1850757968
Release Date: 1997-02-01
Genre: Religion

This new volume collects the best articles on this topic from the first fifty issues of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Here readers will find ground-breaking studies that introduce new critical questions and move into fresh areas of enquiry, surveys of the state of play in these particular fields of New Testament study, and articles that engage with each other in specific debates. This volume will make an excellent textbook for students.

Mediating Religion

Author: Jolyon P. Mitchell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567088073
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Social Science

This is the first book to bring together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. Leading international scholars provide the most up-to-date findings in their fields, and in a readable and accessible way.Some of the topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting, communication theology, popular piety, film and religion, myth and ritual in cyberspace, music and religion, communication ethics, and the nature of truth in media saturated cultures.The result is not only a wide-ranging resource for scholars and students, but also a unique introduction to this increasingly important phenomenon of modern life.

Haggadah and History

Author: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America
ISBN: 0827606249
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Haggadah

This book is much more than a history of the Passover Haggadah. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history-as reflected in the Haggadah itself.

The Murder of William of Norwich

Author: E. M. Rose
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190219628
Release Date: 2015
Genre: History

This title examines the ritual murder accusation (or blood libel), one of the most heinous charges against the Jews in the history of medieval antisemitism. It traces the origins to the circumstances surrounding the death of William of Norwich in 1144 and the text of the 'Life and Passion' composed by the monk Thomas of Monmouth in 1150, in the period immediately following the English civil war, the Anarchy under King Stephen, and the Second Crusade. The charge arose as the result of a trial of an indebted knight, Simon de Novers, for killing his Jewish banker Deulesalt.

Psalms in Community

Author: Harold W. Attridge
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004127364
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Religion

The Psalms, initially shaped by the experience of Israel, have expressed religious impulses of both Jews and Christians across the centuries. Essays from a spectrum of disciplines demonstrate how the Psalms have functioned over time in these communities of conviction.

Author: Ron Wolfson
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN: 1879045931
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

Explains the concepts behind Passover ritual & ceremony in clear, easy-to-understand language, & offers step-by-step procedures for Passover observance & preparing the home for the holiday. Easy-to-Read Hebrew Texts: The Haggadah texts in Hebrew, English, & transliteration are designed to help celebrants learn how to read the prayers & their meanings. An Abundance of Useful Information: A detailed description of how to perform the rituals is included, along with practical questions & answers, & imaginative ideas for the Seder celebration.