The Polychrome Historical Haggadah

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

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.

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4

Author: Derek Padula
Publisher: Derek Padula
ISBN: 9781943149001
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Goku goes west! His grand adventure begins anew as his martial arts master tells him to travel the world to increase his power. But what will happen when this naïve boy enters the real world and meets people who want to harm him? Will he be able to find his grandpa's 4-Star dragon ball, or will the villainous Red Ribbon Army get to it first?! In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4, you'll discover the origin of the Red Ribbon Army in Western cinema. You'll see how author Akira Toriyama brings Western concepts into his Eastern world and fuses them together, creating the Dragon World that we know and love. And you’ll learn how monster movies, witches, and magical dragons mix together to tell a story about a young boy with a dream of becoming stronger. Volume 4 explores Chapters 54 to 112 of the Dragon Ball manga. So let's hop on our magic cloud and head west with Goku!

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.

Kayla s Crown and Glory

Author: Nicole Burgess
Publisher:
ISBN: 1540779548
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre:

Kayla's Crown and Glory is the story of a young girl learning to embrace her natural hair. Kayla is your everyday, happy go lucky kid. In this story, Kayla was having her usual blissful day at school when she was asked about her hair. For the first time she noticed her hair was different from her friends, and she felt sad. Kayla gets a lesson in hair from her mother and returns to school the next day with lots of reactions from her classmates. This is a story of a child learning to accept herself just as she is. It also teaches children to embrace and celebrate their differences.

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.

The Murder of William of Norwich

Author: E.M. Rose
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190219642
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: History

In 1144, the mutilated body of William of Norwich, a young apprentice leatherworker, was found abandoned outside the city's walls. The boy bore disturbing signs of torture, and a story spread that it was a ritual murder, performed by Jews in imitation of the Crucifixion as a mockery of Christianity. The outline of William's tale eventually gained currency far beyond Norwich, and the idea that Jews engaged in ritual murder became firmly rooted in the European imagination. E.M. Rose's engaging book delves into the story of William's murder and the notorious trial that followed to uncover the origin of the ritual murder accusation - known as the "blood libel" - in western Europe in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the specific historical context - 12th-century ecclesiastical politics, the position of Jews in England, the Second Crusade, and the cult of saints - and suspensefully unraveling the facts of the case, Rose makes a powerful argument for why the Norwich Jews (and particularly one Jewish banker) were accused of killing the youth, and how the malevolent blood libel accusation managed to take hold. She also considers four "copycat" cases, in which Jews were similarly blamed for the death of young Christians, and traces the adaptations of the story over time. In the centuries after its appearance, the ritual murder accusation provoked instances of torture, death and expulsion of thousands of Jews and the extermination of hundreds of communities. Although no charge of ritual murder has withstood historical scrutiny, the concept of the blood libel is so emotionally charged and deeply rooted in cultural memory that it endures even today. Rose's groundbreaking work, driven by fascinating characters, a gripping narrative, and impressive scholarship, provides clear answers as to why the blood libel emerged when it did and how it was able to gain such widespread acceptance, laying the foundations for enduring antisemitic myths that continue to the present.