With contributions from two dozen scholars, The Modern Jewish Experience presents practical information and guidelines intended to expand the teaching repertoire of those concerned with Jewish studies. Sample syllabi are included for survey courses set in diverse linguistic settings.
Critical Studies in Modern Jewish History and Thought
Assesses the contemporary Jewish situation by examining three fundamental issues: the problem of historicism, the historical, theological and phenomenological investigation of the Holocaust, and the contemporary meaning of Zionism.
For years, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has wrestled with his haunting memories of the Holocaust, his work animated by the struggle between silence and revelation. This book focuses on the literary, theological and philosophical issues that emerge from his written work.
''This is a substantial and readable volume, and it is supplied with a rich array of documentation in the notes and bibliography. It deals with a question of critical importance for current research on medieval `literature': namely, the relationship between this literature and us . . . This is an important collection, and one may congratulate the ......
With essays on the religious, social, political, and economic origins of European and American anti-semitism as well as some Jewish responses, this volume traces the image of the Jew and the attitudes toward the Jew over the past two thousand years.
Traces the development of freedom and free societies from the earliest times, showing that an emphasis on social pluralism, on the rule of law, strong property rights, and on the value of the individual have traditionally led to constitutional government and eventually to democracy.
Written in 1909 (CW 13) This masterwork of esotericism places humankind at the very heart of the vast, invisible processes of cosmic evolution. When we use the term "natural science," don't we mean that we are dealing with human knowledge of nature? Steiner worked and reworked his Rosicrucian cosmology to make it increasingly precise and ......