Download e-book for iPad: New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky,Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky,Dr. Ron

By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky,Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky,Dr. Ron Wolfson,Rabbi Daniel Judson

ISBN-10: 1580238203

ISBN-13: 9781580238205

ISBN-10: 1683362217

ISBN-13: 9781683362210

Open large your brain and your neighborhood to clean ideas of synagogue monetary and non secular success.

"[A] welcome addition.... Replete with examples of synagogues, self reliant minyanim and religious groups that experience built inventive and infrequently miraculous techniques ... that ameliorate what many observers think are hindrances to recruiting and interesting Jews into their religious communities."
from the Foreword through Dr. Ron Wolfson

The idea of the "dues-based club version" in synagogues was an innovation. Now that version is in decline and sweeping switch is needed with a purpose to opposite the downward development in synagogue participation. This groundbreaking e-book presents synagogue and communal leaders with an invaluable procedure and the materials essential to reflect on vital adjustments within the synagogue, including:

considerate new versions for club and synagogue finance
Examples from winning synagogues, strengthened by way of illustrations from the personal sector
functional steps for switch and implementation

With checklists for exploring and adopting substitute types from nationally well-known congregational advisor Debbie Joseph.

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Alex Sinclair's Loving the Real Israel: An educational agenda for liberal PDF

By Alex Sinclair

ISBN-10: 1934730378

ISBN-13: 9781934730379

Israel schooling has been taking up an expanding excessive profile within the Jewish group. yet is it potent? Can previous messages communicate to a brand new iteration? Or is a brand new procedure referred to as for?

LOVING the true ISRAEL attracts from the writings of Jewish philosophers, academic theorists, and Bible students to supply ideas for a brand new liberal Zionist engagement. LOVING the true ISRAEL offers counsel for educators in developing significant Israel academic stories, in addition to for liberal Zionists who are looking to talk about Israel matters with their buddies, kinfolk, and community.

About the Author

Alex Sinclair is director of courses in Israel schooling for the Jewish Theological Seminary. He acquired his PhD in Jewish schooling from the Hebrew college of Jerusalem and has taught on the Hartman Institute, the Schechter Institute, and the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, and served as director of analysis for MAKOM, the Israel Engagement imagine tank of the Jewish Agency.

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Alex Sinclair brilliantly and significantly addresses ones of the important demanding situations dealing with the Jewish buyers: the connection among Israel and global Jewry. In arguing for a brand new Israel engagement time table based at the amalgamation of the rules of ardour, being concerned and anger, Alex demanding situations us to redefine the principles of the connection and units the floor for a potential destiny unfastened from paternalism, passivity and alienation.
- Rabbi Donniel Hartman, president, Shalom Hartman Institute and director of its iEngage Project

An clever consultant to educating and speaking to Jewish audiences approximately Israel in a fashion that's loving yet frank. a major addition to the discourse on Israel schooling. i like to recommend it highly.
- Dr. Donald A. Sylvan, former president of Jewish schooling carrier of North America

Sinclair proposes a daring new time table for Israel/Zionism schooling within the Diaspora, an academic imaginative and prescient that demands a noticeable shift in what number Israel educators imagine and educate. His principles are good built and thoroughly researched, even though no longer with no controversy. i urge all those that care approximately Israel to learn this book.
- Dr. Marc N. Kramer, government director, RAVSAK: The Jewish group Day institution Network

A thought-provoking and well timed book.
- Tom Dine, former govt director of the yankee Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

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Download e-book for kindle: The Rainbow Covenant by Michael Ellias Dallen,Inge-Lisa Bay MacFarlane

By Michael Ellias Dallen,Inge-Lisa Bay MacFarlane

The publication delves into what are referred to as the common legislation, often referred to as the Seven legislation, Sheva Mitzvot, or Noahide legislation. those are the typical ruling rules that consultant all of mankind to turn into ethical and moral and, certainly, actually human.

The quantity of footnotes at each one chapters' finish demonstrate the broad learn of the writer, Michael Dallen, as he offers the old nature of the traditional and rising Noahide movement.

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New PDF release: Magie und Ritual bei Apollonios Rhodios: Studien zur ihrer

By Ingo Schaaf

ISBN-10: 3110309483

ISBN-13: 9783110309485

Als eines der Hauptmerkmale hellenistischer Dichtung gilt allgemein und unbestritten ihre Gelehrsamkeit, doch haben in der Forschung dabei nicht alle Bereiche alexandrinischer Bildung und Kultur gleichermaßen Berücksichtigung gefunden. So ist das bei Apollonios Rhodios durchgängig spürbare Interesse an geheimen Kulten, entlegenen Riten, Paradoxa und Magie bisher nur selten in den Blick genommen worden. In der hiermit vorgelegten Untersuchung wird das entsprechende fabric der Argonautika umfassend neu ausgeleuchtet und unter breiter Hinzuziehung literarischer wie außerliterarischer Zeugnisse sowohl lebensweltlich kontextualisiert als auch auf seine Funktion innerhalb des Werkganzen hin befragt. Aufgrund dieses komplementären methodischen Zuschnittes richtet sich das Buch an Religionshistoriker wie Literaturwissenschaftler gleichermaßen.

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New PDF release: Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish

By Cass Fisher

ISBN-10: 0804776644

ISBN-13: 9780804776646

Contemplative Nation demanding situations the long-standing view that theology isn't really an essential component of the Jewish culture. For political and philosophical purposes, either students of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have sought to lessen the position of theology in Judaism. This ebook constructs a brand new version for figuring out Jewish theological language that emphasizes the crucial position of theological mirrored image in Judaism and the shut dating among theological mirrored image and non secular perform within the Jewish culture. Drawing on diversified philosophical assets, Fisher's version of Jewish theology embraces the a number of varieties and features of Jewish theological language. Fisher demonstrates the software of this version by means of venture shut readings of an early rabbinic statement at the ebook of Exodus (Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael ) and a piece of contemporary philosophical theology (Franz Rosenzweig's The megastar of Redemption). those readings boost the dialogue of theology in rabbinics and sleek Jewish inspiration and supply assets for positive Jewish theology.

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Download e-book for kindle: Sleeping Truth by Martin Vesole

By Martin Vesole

ISBN-10: 1937416011

ISBN-13: 9781937416010

ISBN-10: 193741602X

ISBN-13: 9781937416027

Rabbi Hertzel is being held for a homicide we all know he didn't dedicate. might it's due to his aid for a newly-discovered old scroll present in a collapse Israel that demanding situations the very underpinnings of Christianity? Are the wealthy and robust out to get him? Will God support keep him? Will Mary be ready to aid him? This publication tells in regards to the discovery of the traditional scroll, referred to as the ebook of Emet, and what follows. A panel of specialists is convened to judge the truthfulness of the publication of Emet, whereas a becoming mob is threatening them from the surface. during this charged atmosphere, a forbidden love tale develops, there's a mysterious homicide, and the repair is in guilty the Rabbi for it. because the Rabbi attempts to flee his destiny, he attempts to discover an figuring out of God that works within the twenty first Century.

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Download e-book for iPad: Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader by Martin D. Yaffe,E L. Allen,Bradley Shavit Artson,Jeremy

By Martin D. Yaffe,E L. Allen,Bradley Shavit Artson,Jeremy Benstein,Philip J. Bentley,J David Bleich,Gerald Blidstein,Jeremy Cohen,David Ehrenfeld,Joan G. Ehrenfeld,Hans Jonas,Leon R. Kass,Eric Katz,Jeanne Kay,Aldo Leopold,Ze'ev Levy,Eric Rosenblum,RobertD S

ISBN-10: 073910117X

ISBN-13: 9780739101179

ISBN-10: 0739101188

ISBN-13: 9780739101186

Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of 3 interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or next Jewish culture, educate environmental accountability or now not? What Jewish teachings, if any, thoroughly deal with modern day environmental main issue? Do ecology, Judaism, and philosophy interact, or are they at odds with one another in confronting the present concern? Yaffe's huge advent analyzes and appraises the anthologized essays, every one of which serves to deepen and enhance our knowing of present mirrored image on Judaism and environmental ethics. introduced jointly in a single quantity for the 1st time, crucial students within the box contact on different disciplines together with deep ecology, political philosophy, and biblical hermeneutics. This bold ebook illustrates—precisely as a result of its interdisciplinary focus—how longstanding disagreements and controversies may well spark extra interchange between ecologists, Jews, and philosophers. either obtainable and carefully scholarly, this discussion will gain a person attracted to moral and spiritual concerns of latest ecology.

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New PDF release: The Poetry of Prayer: Tehillim in Tefillah

By Rabbi Avi Baumol

ISBN-10: 9652294527

ISBN-13: 9789652294524

frequently we discover it tough to pay attention to the prayers we recite, due in part to an absence of knowing of the biblical poetry within the tefillot. This publication goals to unencumber the secret of a number of the psalms which contain the tefillah. The ebook starts off with an advent to prayer, Tehillim, and biblical poetry. Then, after an summary of the constitution of the morning provider, each one bankruptcy examines both a prayer tailored from a psalm or the whole psalm and explains the explanation it was once selected as a part of the liturgy. enable the phrases of my mouth compliment God and all mankind will bless the holy identify of God for eternity (Psalm 145:21).

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Read e-book online Interpreting Primo Levi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives PDF

By Arthur Chapman,Minna Vuohelainen

ISBN-10: 1137442336

ISBN-13: 9781137442338

ISBN-10: 1349563927

ISBN-13: 9781349563920

The legacy of antifascist partisan, Auschwitz survivor, and writer Primo Levi keeps to force intriguing interdisciplinary scholarship. The contributions to this intellectually wealthy, tightly geared up quantity - from some of the world's top-rated Levi students - express a extraordinary breadth throughout fields as different as ethics, reminiscence, and media studies.

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Get Maimonides on the Origin of the World PDF

By Kenneth Seeskin

ISBN-10: 0521697522

ISBN-13: 9780521697521

ISBN-10: 052184553X

ISBN-13: 9780521845533

even if Maimonides' dialogue of construction is one in every of his maximum contributions - he himself claims that trust in construction is moment in significance in simple terms to trust in God - there's nonetheless enormous debate on what that contribution was once. Kenneth Seeskin takes a detailed examine the issues Maimonides confronted and the assets from which he drew. He argues that Maimonides intended precisely what he stated: the area used to be created via a loose act of God in order that the life of every little thing except God is contingent. In spiritual phrases, lifestyles is a present. for you to succeed in this end, Seeskin examines Maimonides' view of God, miracles, the bounds of human wisdom, and the claims of astronomy to be a technology. truly written and heavily argued, Maimonides at the foundation of the area takes up questions of perennial interest.

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