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JPS has reissued Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s vintage paintings, might be an important, entire anthology to be had on twentieth century Jewish inspiration. This awesome quantity offers a hundred and forty concise but authoritative essays by means of popular Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and so on. They outline and mirror upon such relevant principles as charity, selected humans, demise, kinfolk, love, fantasy, soreness, Torah, culture and extra. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this e-book presents notable insights into either the Jewish event and the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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Joshua Trachtenberg, The Devil and the Jews (1966). Apocalypse Nahum N. Glatzer A pocalypse (from the Greek apokalypsis, literally, to uncover, reveal) refers to divine revelation, especially with regard to the future of Israel and the world. The literature of the apocalyptic visions originated with the cessation of biblical prophecy and is in many respects its continuation. Vision may start with an interpretation of past events (which the visionary knew) in order then to turn to the future, offering the visionary's own peculiar interpretation.

In Pauline Christianity, however, instead of a long succession of teachers of gnosis of equal status, there appears a unique figure on whom the salvation of all mankind depends at a unique point in human history. The betrayal and killing of this figure by the Jews thus focuses their role in a mythic drama in such a way as to brand them as the unique instrument of Satan and sets the stage for a form of anti-Semitism far more imbued with loathing and metaphysical disgust than anything in Gnosticism.

9:24), symbolizing the establishment of the divine Presence in Israel. The material in the priestly source deals primarily with matters of holiness and cult such as sacrifices (Lev. 1-10), impurity and purity (Lev. 1116), abstinence for the sake of holiness pertaining to the Israelites (Lev. 18, 20) and the priests (Lev. 21, 22), holy seasons (Lev. 23; Num. 28-29), and sabbatical and jubilee years as the land's observance of the Sabbath of the Lord (Lev. 25). Even when recounting a past event-the creation (Gen.

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