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Learning to read Talmud : what it looks like and how it happens
edited by Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2016
Baker Berry BM502.5 .L43 2016

Judaism : a contemporary philosophical investigation
Goodman, Lenn Evan, 1944- author
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
1. Biblical logic -- 2. Two epiphanies -- 3. Mosaic liberalism -- 4. Holiness -- 5. God and Israel as lovers -- ter 6. Regrouping.

"Judaism, as a religion and a way of life, has guided millions of lives and profoundly influenced its younger sisters, Christianity and Islam, as well as contributing major themes and norms to the liberal and humanistic traditions of the West. Not all Jews are religious, and not all of Judaism is philosophical; but at its core Judaism rests on a complex of values and ideas that address the abiding concerns of philosophy and perennial questions about the meaning and purpose of life, the nature of the universe, the roots and fruits of human responsibility, the character of justice, the worth of nature, and the dignity of persons. This book examines some of the central questions that such ideas raise, drawing on the ancient and more recent sources of Jewish thought, as viewed from a contemporary philosophical standpoint:--
Baker Berry BM565 .G644 2017

Rabbi Akiva : Sage of the Talmud
Holtz, Barry W., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry BM755.A6 H65 2017

Stranger in a strange land : searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem
Prochnik, George, author
New York : Other Press, [2016]
"Prochnik creates a nonfiction Bildungsroman of one of the twentieth century's most important humanist thinkers, while also telling an intimate story of his own youth, marriage and spiritual quest in Jerusalem. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem's upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem's transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem's frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe's suicidal nationalism. Prochnik's self-imposed exile in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought"--
Baker Berry BM755.S295 P76 2016

Gershom Scholem : an intellectual biography
Engel, Amir, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
The stories of Gershom Scholem -- Writing the myth of exile: in search of political rejuvenation, 1913-1918 -- Messianism as symbol: the Lurianic school and the emergence of a mystical-political society -- When a dream comes true: Zionist politics in Palestine, 1923-1931 -- Against all odds: Sabbatean belief and the Sabbatean movement -- For the love of Israel: the turn from the fringe to the mainstream of Zionist thinking -- The man and the image.
Baker Berry BM755.S295 E54 2017

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