By Paul Eidelberg
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Students of the Hebrew Bible have within the final decade started to query the ancient accuracy of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, as defined within the booklet of Exodus. the cause of the rejection of the exodus culture is expounded to be the inability of ancient and archaeological facts in Egypt. these advancing those claims, although, are usually not experts within the research of Egyptian background, tradition, and archaeology.
A JPS bestseller, this can be the definitive paintings of scholarship at the medieval perception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. via files, research, and illustrations, the ebook exposes the whole spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as satan, sorcerer, and formality assassin. the writer unearths how those myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe within the past due center a while, nonetheless exist in transmuted shape within the glossy period.
How can we rather hook up with God in order that our prayers flow from the top to the guts? In its knowledge, Jewish culture has created what can in simple terms be understood as a dance that, if performed safely, can elevate the player into an intimate come upon with the Divine. How is Jewish prayer a dance? One sits and stands, strikes one's fingers, strikes back and forth, bows and rises up; one chants and sings and embraces God.
Judaism is via a ways the oldest of the 3 Abrahamic religions and, regardless of the terribly diverse kinds it has taken and numerous ideals it has contained over 3 millennia, it's been normally understood through either Jews and gentiles as a unmarried entity. there were many histories of the Jewish humans yet remarkably few makes an attempt to narrate the background and evolution of Judaism itself.
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