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Plato and the Talmud

Author : Jacob Howland
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This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in religious life, and by a profound awareness of the limits of our understanding of things divine. Insightful readings of Plato's Apology, Euthyphro and chapter three of tractate Ta'anit explore the relationship of prophets and philosophers, fathers and sons, and gods and men (among other themes), bringing to light the tension between rational inquiry and faith that is essential to the speeches and deeds of both Socrates and the Talmudic sages. In reflecting on the pedagogy of these texts, Howland shows in detail how Talmudic aggadah and Platonic drama and narrative speak to different sorts of readers in seeking mimetically to convey the living ethos of rabbinic Judaism and Socratic philosophising.

Judaism at Rome B C 76 to A D 140

Author : Frederic Huidekoper
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Socratic Torah

Author : Jenny R. Labendz
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Jenny R. Labendz shows that despite the highly internal and self-referential nature of rabbinic Torah study, some ancient rabbis believed that the involvement of non-Jews in rabbinic intellectual culture was an enriching aspect of rabbinic learning and teaching.

Leo Strauss

Author : Kenneth L. Deutsch
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In this book, 19 prominent representatives of each side in the basic division among Strauss's followers explore his contribution to political philosophy and Jewish thought. The volume presents the most extensive analysis yet published of Strauss's religious heritage and how it related to his work, and includes Strauss's previously unpublished 'Why We Remain Jews, ' an extraordinary essay concerned with the challenge posed to Judaism by modern secular thought. The extensive introduction interrelates the major themes of Strauss's thought

Teaching Plato in Palestine

Author : Carlos Fraenkel
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Teaching Plato in Palestine is part intellectual travelogue, part plea for integrating philosophy into our personal and public life. Philosophical toolkit in tow, Carlos Fraenkel invites readers on a tour around the world as he meets students at Palestinian and Indonesian universities, lapsed Hasidic Jews in New York, teenagers from poor neighborhoods in Brazil, and the descendants of Iroquois warriors in Canada. They turn to Plato and Aristotle, al-Ghazālī and Maimonides, Spinoza and Nietzsche for help to tackle big questions: Does God exist? Is piety worth it? Can violence be justified? What is social justice and how can we get there? Who should rule? And how shall we deal with the legacy of colonialism? Fraenkel shows how useful the tools of philosophy can be—particularly in places fraught with conflict—to clarify such questions and explore answers to them. In the course of the discussions, different viewpoints often clash. That's a good thing, Fraenkel argues, as long as we turn our disagreements on moral, religious, and philosophical issues into what he calls a "culture of debate." Conceived as a joint search for the truth, a culture of debate gives us a chance to examine the beliefs and values we were brought up with and often take for granted. It won’t lead to easy answers, Fraenkel admits, but debate, if philosophically nuanced, is more attractive than either forcing our views on others or becoming mired in multicultural complacency—and behaving as if differences didn’t matter at all.

History of the Jewish Nation After the Destruction of Jerusalem Under Titus

Author : Alfred Edersheim
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Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism Greek philosophy Maimonides

Author : Marvin Fox
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The three volumes of Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism by Marvin Fox (former President of the Association of Jewish Studies) present Fox's thoughts on the relationship between Judaism and Philosophy. Coverage in volume one is Greek Philosophy and Maimonides. These select essays offer, to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and Philosophy, an important introduction to the field.

Judaism

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Judaism and Islam

Author : Erwin Isak Jakob Rosenthal
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Index. Bibliography: p.147-148.

Cyclopaedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Author : John McClintock
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The Story of Judaism

Author : Bernard Jacob Bamberger
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The Asiatic Quarterly Review

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Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian Hellenistic and Roman Period

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The Encyclopaedia of Judaism

Author : Jacob Neusner
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Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism

Author : Louis H. Feldman
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Judaism Law Ethics

Author : Isaac Herzog
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Includes portrait photograph of Dr. Issac Herzog Chief Rabbi of Israel.

Rethinking the Judaism Hellenism Dichotomy

Author : Anders Gerdmar
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The Menorah Journal

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Judaism

Author : Oliver Leaman
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The story of Judaism is a story of paradox. It is the story of how a small cluster of desert tribes gave birth to a monotheistic doctrine that profoundly shaped the history of human civilization. It is the story of how that initially obscure desert doctrine came to be codified into the Hebrew Bible, one of the world's greatest works of literature. It is the story of how a small minority came to be viewed by the majority as disproportionately powerful and, following pogrom and Holocaust, were driven to the edge of extinction. And it is the story of how a displaced people, globally dispersed throughout other nations for two-and-a-half millennia, came to forge a modern, secular Israeli state which many Jews believe to have been granted an explicitly divine mandate. Oliver Leaman carefully and creatively explores the nature of these apparent contradictions. He discusses the origins of the Jewish Bible; recounts the history of the Jewish people from the era of Patriarchs and Prophets through the Middle Ages up to the contemporary era; outlines the Jewish liturgical calendar and its major rites and modes of worship; and, considers the great variety of Jewish literatures (including modern post-Holocaust writers like Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel), art, food and culture. Further chapters examine such topics as mysticism and kabbalah; modern Hebrew; interfaith relations; and, the highly contested question, 'Who is a Jew?'

Dialogues in Judaism

Author : William Berkowitz
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A collection of the editor's interviews with prominent Jews. Pt. 3 (pp. 229-335), "Six Million Were Murdered", contains interviews with Judge Michael Musmanno on the Eichmann trial; Marie Syrkin about Jewish resistance and rescue during the Holocaust; Arthur Morse on the indifference of most of the free world to the fate of the Jews; Elie Wiesel on forgetfulness of the Holocaust among both Jews and non-Jews and the danger of reawakened antisemitism; and Emil L. Fackenheim on post-Holocaust theology.