Download E-books Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli PDF

By Ted Merwin

Winner, 2015 nationwide Jewish booklet Award offered by means of the Jewish publication Council

For a lot of the 20 th century, the hot York Jewish deli was once an iconic establishment in either Jewish and American lifestyles. As a social area it rivaled—and in many ways surpassed—the synagogue because the fundamental amassing position for the Jewish group. In pop culture it's been the surroundings for classics like When Harry Met Sally

. And at the present time, after a protracted interval languishing within the trenches of the hopelessly out of date, it really is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence.

Pastrami on Rye is the 1st full-length heritage of the recent York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its complete flowering no longer within the immigrant interval, as a few may perhaps imagine, yet within the interwar period, whilst the kids of Jewish immigrants celebrated the 1st flush in their good fortune in the US through downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. however it used to be the kosher deli that Jews as they settled within the outer boroughs of town, and that grew to become the main tangible image in their carrying on with wish to continue a connection to their background. finally, upwardly cellular American Jews discarded the deli as they transitioned from outsider to insider prestige in the midst of the century. Now modern Jews are returning the deli to cult prestige as they search to reclaim their cultural identities. 
Richly researched and compellingly informed, Pastrami on Rye gives us the marvelous tale of a indispensable long island institution.

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By Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish kingdom grew out of his conviction that Jews may by no means be assimilated into preexisting populations. His influential 1896 polemic discusses the political and ancient rationales for a Jewish place of birth. this wonderful translation contains an advent through Louis Lipsky and a biography of the author.

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Download E-books The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion PDF

By Herman Wouk

"More years in the past than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So starts THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide among technology and faith. in a single wealthy, compact quantity, Wouk attracts on tales from his lifestyles in addition to on key occasions from the 20 th century to handle the everlasting questions of why we're the following, what function religion serves, and the way clinical truth suits into the image. He relates significant conversations he is had with scientists corresponding to Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to existence such pivotal moments because the 1969 moon touchdown and the Challenger catastrophe. Brilliantly written, THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS is a scintillating and full of life research and a priceless addition to the literature.

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Download E-books Jews, Judaism, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany PDF

This e-book represents a multi-disciplinary method of the matter of the Jews and the German Reformation. The contributions come from either senior and rising students, from North the US, Israel, and Europe, to make sure a breadth in standpoint. The essays during this quantity are prepared less than 4 huge headings: 1. the line to the Reformation (late medieval theology and the humanists and the Jews); 2. The Reformers and the Jews (essays on Luther, Melanchthon, Bucer, Zwingli, Calvin, Osiander, the Catholic Reformers, and the unconventional Reformers); three. Representations of Jews and Judaism (the portrayal of Judaism as a faith, pictures of the Jews within the visible arts, and in sixteenth-century German literature); and four. Jewish Responses to the Reformation. individuals comprise: Dean Phillip Bell, Jay Berkovitz, Robert Bireley, Stephen G. Burnett, Elisheva Carlebach, Achim Detmers, Yaacov Deutsch, Maria Diemling, Michael Driedger, R. Gerald Hobbs, pleasure Kammerling, Thomas Kaufmann, Hans-Martin Kirn, Christopher Ocker, Erika Rummel, Petra Schoner, Timothy J. Wengert, and Edith Wenzel."

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Download E-books Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of "Chaos" in the Hebrew Bible (Beiheft Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) (Beihefte ... Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) PDF

This monograph provides a problem to the view that the Hebrew Bible includes allusions to Yahweh’s conflict with chaos, displaying how the time period has been inappropriately utilized in a variety of contexts the place way more various spheres of images should still as an alternative be recognized. during the development of a cautious diachronic version (developed with specific connection with the Psalter), the writer offers a persuasive case for reversing universal assumptions concerning the improvement of Israelite faith, discovering in its place that the wrestle motif was once absent within the earliest interval, while the slaying of a dragon used to be attributed to Yahweh in simple terms in a particular monotheistic variation, which arose from round 587 B.C.

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Download E-books Antisemitism: A History PDF

Antisemitism: A History deals a readable evaluation of a frightening subject, describing and studying the hatred that Jews have confronted from precedent days to the current. The essays contained during this quantity supply an amazing creation to the historical past and nature of antisemitism, stressing clarity, stability, and thematic coherence, whereas attempting to achieve a long way from the polemics and apologetics that so usually cloud the topic. Chapters were written by way of major students within the box and take note of crucial new advancements of their parts of workmanship. jointly, the chapters hide the complete historical past of antisemitism, from the traditional Mediterranean and the pre-Christian period, during the Medieval and Early sleek sessions, to the Enlightenment and past. The later chapters concentrate on the historical past of antisemitism by way of sector, taking a look at France, the English-speaking international, Russia and the Soviet Union, japanese Europe, and Nazi Germany, with contributions too at the phenomenon within the Arab global, either earlier than and after the root of Israel.

Contributors grapple with the use and abuse of the time period 'antisemitism', which was once first coined within the mid-nineteenth century yet which has because accumulated quite a number imprecise connotations and confusingly various definitions, frequently utilized retrospectively to traditionally far-off sessions and greatly distinctive phenomena. in fact, as this booklet indicates, hostility to Jews dates to biblical classes, however the nature of that hostility and the various reasons to which it's been positioned have diverse through the years and sometimes been combined with admiration - a scenario which keeps within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Genesis: Translation and Commentary PDF

"[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our iteration and beyond."―Robert Fagles

Genesis starts with the making of heaven and earth and all lifestyles, and ends with a twin of a mummy―Joseph's―in a coffin. In among come some of the primal tales in Western tradition: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the backyard of Eden, Cain's homicide of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob as opposed to Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.

In Robert Alter's tremendous translation, those tales cohere in a robust narrative of the tortuous kinfolk among fathers and sons, husbands and better halves, eldest and more youthful brothers, God and his selected humans, the folks of Israel and their buddies. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary concepts of the traditional Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of topic and motif of a totally conceived and entirely learned ebook. His insightful, absolutely expert statement illuminates the e-book in all its dimensions.

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Download E-books Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series) PDF

By Francis Landy

This publication is a set of Landy's experiences at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The track of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the publication of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet chiefly its (often enigmatic) attractiveness. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical strategy attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's so much delicate and unique literary critics.

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