The Patchwork Torah

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The Patchwork Torah

Author : Allison Ofanansky
ISBN : 9781512496031
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As a child, David watches his grandfather, a Torah scribe or sofer, finish a Torah scroll for the synagogue. "A Torah is not something to be thrown away," his Grandfather explains. David's grandfather carefully stores the old Torah his new one has replaced in his cabinet, hoping to one day repair the letters so the Torah can be used again. David grows up and becomes a sofer just like his grandfather. Through the years, people bring him damaged Torahs they have saved from danger and disaster - one damaged by Nazi soldiers during World War II, one damaged in a fire in a synagogue, and one in flooding during Hurricane Katrina. David stores each of these precious Torahs in his cabinet, until his granddaughter Leah gives him the idea to make a recycled Torah from the salvaged Torah scrolls.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Torah Of The Earth

Author : Arthur Ocean Waskow
ISBN : 9781580230865
Genre : Nature
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More than thirty leading scholars and experts provide a guided tour of ecological thought from for major Jewish viewpoints: biblical Judaism, rabbinic Judaism, the Zionist, movement, and the Eco-Judaism movement.
Category: Nature

Sexuality And Law In The Torah

Author : Hilary Lipka
ISBN : 9780567681607
Genre : Religion
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This book examines many of the laws in the Torah governing sexual relations and the often implicit motivations underlying them. It also considers texts beyond the laws in which legal traditions and ideas concerning sexual behavior intersect and provide insight into ancient Israel's social norms. The book includes extended treatments on the nature and function of marriage and divorce in ancient Israel, the variation in sexual rules due to status and gender, the prohibition on male-with-male sex, and the different types of sexualities that may have existed in ancient Israel. The essays draw on a variety of methodologies and approaches, including narrative criticism, philological analysis, literary theory, feminist and gender theory, anthropological models, and comparative analysis. They cover content ranging from the narratives in Genesis, to the laws of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy, to later re-interpretations of pentateuchal laws in Jeremiah and texts from the Second Temple period. Overall, the book presents a combination of theoretical discussion and close textual analysis to shed new light on the connections between law and sexuality within the Torah and beyond.
Category: Religion

Commentary On The Torah

Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
ISBN : 9780062240934
Genre : Religion
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In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text -- "to shed new light on the Torah and, more important, to open windows through which it sheds its light on us." While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This landmark work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come.
Category: Religion

His Own Torah

Author : Felix Alexander Levy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010508351
Genre : Judaism
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Category: Judaism

The People Of The Torah

Author : Isaac Breuer
ISBN : NWU:35556020926671
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible

Torah And Science

Author : Leo Levi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126927727
Genre : Bible and science
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Category: Bible and science

United Synagogue Review

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ISBN : WISC:89082349457
Genre : Conservative Judaism
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Category: Conservative Judaism

Jewish Liturgy As A Spiritual System

Author : Arnold S. Rosenberg
ISBN : UOM:39015041060289
Genre : Religion
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A Prayer-By-Prayer description of the Jewish liturgy, with historical references and rabbinical analysis.
Category: Religion

Coming Home

Author : Linda Shires
ISBN : UOM:39015059977994
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A beautifully personal and engaging story of the wonders and struggles of life as a "newly" Jewish wife and mother
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jewish Spectator

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011997082
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews

The Bat Mitzvah Treasury

Author : Yonah Weinrib
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119831142
Genre : Bat mitzvah
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Category: Bat mitzvah

Jerusalem Vs Athens

Author : Paul Eidelberg
ISBN : UOM:39015011263392
Genre : Judaism and philosophy
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Category: Judaism and philosophy

Spring Up O Well

Author : Dorothy Ruth Kahn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025290789
Genre : Jerusalem
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Category: Jerusalem

The Old Testament An Introduction To The Hebrew Bible

Author : Stephen Harris
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123388220
Genre : Religion
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Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion.
Category: Religion