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JPS has reissued Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s vintage paintings, might be crucial, complete anthology to be had on twentieth century Jewish suggestion. This amazing quantity offers a hundred and forty concise but authoritative essays by means of popular Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, etc. They outline and mirror upon such vital rules as charity, selected humans, loss of life, family members, love, fantasy, affliction, Torah, culture and extra. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this publication presents impressive insights into either the Jewish event and the Judeo-Christian tradition.


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Joshua Trachtenberg, The Devil and the Jews (1966). Apocalypse Nahum N. Glatzer A pocalypse (from the Greek apokalypsis, literally, to uncover, reveal) refers to divine revelation, especially with regard to the future of Israel and the world. The literature of the apocalyptic visions originated with the cessation of biblical prophecy and is in many respects its continuation. Vision may start with an interpretation of past events (which the visionary knew) in order then to turn to the future, offering the visionary's own peculiar interpretation.

Max Kadushin, The Rabbinic Mind, 2d ed. (1965). M. Saperstein, Decoding the Rabbis: A Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Aggadah (1980). Shalom Spiegel, "Introduction" to Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Bible (1956). Anti-Judaislll and Anti-Selllitislll li,. " The term anti-Semitism was coined in the nineteenth century as a would-be scientific attempt to give a rational justification for Jew hatred when theological explanations had come to seem out of date, but the alleged biological or racial reference and the implied extension of hatred to other Semites, for example, Arabs, were never taken very seriously even by anti-Semitic theorists.

Now Michael shall appear "the great prince ... who stands beside the sons of your people ... at that time your people will be rescued, all who are found inscribed in the book. Many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, others to reproaches, to everlasting abhorrence" (Dan. 12: 12). The seer who has seen (or heard) all this in a dream asks for an explanation, but is advised that "these words are secret and sealed to the end of time" (Dan. 12:9). The text does not say who will merit the Resurrection: it is assumed that the visionary does not include the Israelite, but, in the first place, those who APOCALYPSE 21 suffered martyrdom in the battles; those who will be doomed to reproaches and abhorrences must be those who oppressed the pious.

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