Rabbis Of Our Time

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Author: Marek Čejka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317605438
Size: 56.72 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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The term ‘rabbi’ predominantly denotes Jewish men qualified to interpret the Torah and apply halacha, or those entrusted with the religious leadership of a Jewish community. However, the role of the rabbi has been understood differently across the Jewish world. While in Israel they control legally powerful rabbinical courts and major religious political parties, in the Jewish communities of the Diaspora this role is often limited by legal regulations of individual countries. However, the significance of past and present rabbis and their religious and political influence endures across the world. Rabbis of Our Time provides a comprehensive overview of the most influential rabbinical authorities of Judaism in the 20th and 21st Century. Through focussing on the most theologically influential rabbis of the contemporary era and examining their political impact, it opens a broader discussion of the relationship between Judaism and politics. It looks at the various centres of current Judaism and Jewish thinking, especially the State of Israel and the USA, as well as locating rabbis in various time periods. Through interviews and extracts from religious texts and books authored by rabbis, readers will discover more about a range of rabbis, from those before the formation of Israel to the most famous Chief Rabbis of Israel, as well as those who did not reach the highest state religious functions, but influenced the relation between Judaism and Israel by other means. The rabbis selected represent all major contemporary streams of Judaism, from ultra-Orthodox/Haredi to Reform and Liberal currents, and together create a broader picture of the scope of contemporary Jewish thinking in a theological and political context. An extensive and detailed source of information on the varieties of Jewish thinking influencing contemporary Judaism and the modern State of Israel, this book is of interest to students and scholars of Jewish Studies, as well as Religion and Politics.

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Ringelblums Verm Chtnis

Ringelblums Verm  chtnis PDF
Author: Samuel D. Kassow
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644007012
Size: 15.34 MB
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Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 752
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Gut ein Jahr nach dem Kriegsende, am 18. September 1946, wurden bei Ausgrabungen in Warschau große Metallkisten und Milchkannen zutage gefördert, in denen Hunderte von Dokumenten versteckt waren. Dort, wo sie sich befanden, hatte noch bis vor kurzem das Warschauer Ghetto gestanden. In den Kisten waren Materialien konserviert, die der im Ghetto eingeschlossene Historiker Emanuel Ringelblum mit seinen Mitarbeitern gesammelt hatte, um das, was ihnen unter der nationalsozialistischen Besatzung widerfahren war, für die Nachwelt zu dokumentieren. Samuel D. Kassow schildert in seinem Buch die Geschichte dieses Archivs und damit auch die Geschichte des Warschauer Ghettos. Er zeichnet das Leben Ringelblums nach, beschreibt die Situation in Polen vor dem Weltkrieg, das Verhältnis zwischen Juden und Polen, die politischen Bewegungen. So entsteht nicht nur ein Bild des Ghettos und der deutschen Vernichtungspolitik, wie wir es in dieser Anschaulichkeit bisher nicht besessen haben, sondern ein beispielhaftes Gesamtbild des polnischen Judentums mit seinen jahrhundertealten Traditionen.