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Holy Russia, Sacred Israel

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ISBN: 9781934843796 9781618116901 9781618119308 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101816
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"Holy Russia, Sacred Israel examines how Russian religious thinkers, both Jewishand Christian, conceived of Judaism, Jewry and the ‘Old Testament’ philosophically, theologically, and personally at a time when the Messianic element in Russian consciousness was being stimulated by events ranging from the pogroms of the 1880s through two Revolutions and World Wars to exile in Western Europe. An attempt is made to locate the boundaries between the Jewish and Christian, Russian and Western, Gnostic-pagan and Orthodox elements in Russian thought in this period. The author reflects personally on how the heritage of these thinkers, little analyzed or translated in the West, can help Orthodox (and other) Christians respond to Judaism (including “Messianic Judaism”), Zionism, and Christian antisemitism today."

Learning to Read Talmud

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ISBN: 9781618115133 9781618115775 9781644692431 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104864
Subject: Religion
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Finalist, 2017 National Jewish Book Award for Education and Jewish Identity"Learning to Read Talmud" is the first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal. Bridging the study of Talmud and the study of pedagogy, this book is an essential resource for scholars, curriculum writers, and classroom teachers of Talmud.

Jacob's Ladder

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Book Series: Borderlines: Russian and East European-Jewish Studies ISBN: 9781934843383 9781618116918 9781618119315 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101817
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Jacob’s Ladder discusses the reflection of kabbalistic allegory in Russian literature and provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the perception of Kabbalah in Russian consciousness. Aptekman investigates the questions of when, how, and why Kabbalah has been used in Russian literary texts from Pre-Romanticism to Modernism and what particular role it played in the larger context of the Russian literary tradition. The correct understanding of this liaison helps the reader clarify many enigmatic images in Russian literary works of the last two centuries and to understand the roots of a particular cultural falsification that played an important role in the anti-Semitic mythology of the twentieth century.

The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible

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ISBN: 9781618119513 9781618119520 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104672
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The essays in this volume address the conundrum of how Jewish believers in the divine character of the Sinaitic revelation confront the essential questions raised by academic biblical studies. The first part is an anthology of rabbinic sources, from the medieval period to the present, treating questions that reflect a critical awareness of the Bible. The second part is a series of twenty-one essays by contemporary rabbis and scholars on how they combine their religious beliefs with their critical approach to the Bible.

Advancing the Learning Agenda in Jewish Education

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ISBN: 9781618117533 9781618118790 9781644692837 9781618117540 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104895
Subject: Religion
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Jewish educational projects and programs are thriving, attracting philanthropic support for exciting and creative approaches in every sector and setting. But underneath that energy, we are not as clear as we ought to be about desired outcomes, the kinds of learning needed to achieve these, and how those kinds of learning actually occur. This volume is the first of its kind to bring together scholars from inside Jewish education and from the learning sciences. It offers a set of critical perspectives on learning, sometimes borrowing models from other domains (such as science) and sometimes examining specific domains within Jewish education (such as havruta learning or the learning of Jewish history). Collectively, these contributions help to advance a smarter, sharper conversation about Jewish learning that matters.

Dostoevsky beyond Dostoevsky

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Book Series: Ars Rossica ISBN: 9781618115263 9781644690291 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102906
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Dostoevsky beyond Dostoevsky is a collection of essays with a broad interdisciplinary focus. It includes contributions by leading Dostoevsky scholars, social scientists, scholars of religion and philosophy. The volume considers aesthetics, philosophy, theology, and science of the 19th century Russia and the West that might have informed Dostoevsky’s thought and art. Issues such as evolutionary theory and literature, science and society, scientific and theological components of comparative intellectual history, and aesthetic debates of the nineteenth century Russia form the core of the intellectual framework of this book. Dostoevsky’s oeuvre with its wide-ranging interests and engagement with philosophical, religious, political, economic, and scientific discourses of his time emerges as a particularly important case for the study of cross-fertilization among disciplines.

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