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Everymans Talmud by A Cohen
"While there is now no lack of books which regale the English reader with selections from the Talmud, tales from the Talmud and wise sayings of the Rabbis, there is no work which attempts a comprehensive survey of the doctrine of this important branch of Jewish literature. To supply that want is the task undertaken in the present volume. Its aim is to provide a summary of the teachings of the Talmud on Religion, Ethics, Folk-lore, and Jurisprudence." The Rev. Dr. A. Cohen, 1931
Behold The Man by Kirk Kimball
A completely historical dramatization of the life of Jesus.
Kinship And Killing by Katherine Wills Perlo
Through close readings of Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist texts, Katherine Wills Perlo proves that our relationship with animals shapes religious doctrine, particularly through the tension between animal exploitation and the bonds of kinship. She pinpoints four different strategies for coping with this conflict. The first is aggression, in which a divinely conferred superiority or karma justifies animal usage. The second is evasion, which emphasizes benevolent aspects of the human-animal relationship within the exploitative structure, such as the image of Jesus as a "good shepherd." The third is defense, which acknowledges the problematic nature of killing, leading many religions to adopt a propitiation mechanism, such as apologizing for sacrifice. And the fourth is effective-defensive, which recognizes animal abuse as inherently unethical. As humans feel more empathy toward animals, Perlo finds that adherents revise their interpretations of religious texts. Preexisting ontologies, such as Christianity's changing God or Buddhism's principle of impermanence, along with advances in farming practices and technology, also encourage changes in treatment. As cultures begin to appreciate the different types of perception and consciousness experienced by nonhumans, definitions of reality become complicated and humans lean more toward unitary accounts of shared existence. These evolving attitudes exert a crucial influence on religious thought, Perlo argues, moving humans ever closer to a nonspeciesist world.
Swimming In The Sea Of Talmud by Michael Katz
A clear, accessible guide to reading and understanding the Talmud. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the Talmud and suggest ways to apply its messages and values to contemporary life. Imaginatively conceived, this volume is recommended for both individuals and group study sessions.
Ein Yaakov by Jacob ben Solomon Ibn Ḥabib
"This is only complete English translation available of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov." "Ein Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist." "Aggadah is the non-legal part of the Talmud. Scattered among the more than 2,700 pages of the Talmud, the majority of which deal with the legal intricacies of halachah (Jewish law), aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational aspects of the Torah way of life. While halachah appeals to the intellect, aggadah touches the heart and rouses emotions. It is a vast reservoir of Torah thought, logic, and wisdom. Through a wealth of homilies, anecdotes, allegories, pithy sayings, and interpretations of biblical verses, it has been said that aggadah brings you closer to God and His Torah."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Talmud by Aaron Parry
An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.
The Wisdom Of The Talmud by Ben Zion Bokser
King David S Naked Dance by Allan Russell Juriansz
Primitive Judaism is the earliest system of thought that sought to explain the concepts of divinity, humanity, and life on the planet. What’s more, it is Moses who deserves the credit for the systematization of basic, primitive Tanakian Judaism. In King David’s Naked Dance, author Allan Russell Juriansz defines the primitive theology of Tanakian Judaism that obeys the Tanak as the sole canon of the Hebrew people. A sequel to Juriansz’ first book—The Fair Dinkum Jew, which calls for a reformation in Israel and worldwide Jewry—King David’s Naked Dance sends a message to the Hebrew people to relearn Tanakian Judaism and live by it. Using the writing of several Talmudic rabbis and Jewish reformers, Juriansz presents a discussion of the Tanak as the only sacred canon and shows its messages of the work of God to create, redeem, and glorify His world and His people. King David’s Naked Dance calls for the world’s Jewry and Israel to unite in the primitive Judaism, a splendid redemptive religion that needs to be embraced, defended, and propagated.
The Book Of Legends by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
A compilation of rabbinic legends grouped by such themes as biblical characters, God, good and evil, the human being and society, and nature
Who Is My Enemy by Rich Nathan
Are You at War with Someone Jesus Loves?Many Christians are. We find it much easier to judge those outside the church than to love them. Yet Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. It is time we took on his attitude of servanthood--time to share not canned presentations, but our hearts and lives. Rich Nathan helps us understand how. Tackling five knotty current issues, he takes us inside the worldviews and street-level realities of postmodernists, New Agers, homosexuals, feminists, and liberals in order to better understand them, and to see beyond categories to real faces, real needs, and real hearts that long to be welcomed. Nathan reveals both the errors that we must challenge, and unexpected truths that will challenge us. Most important, he helps us to see individuals who long to experience the redemptive touch of Jesus--through us.