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Download E-books The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah PDF

By Marc Maron

By means of the writer of Attempting general and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel based on Maron: a non secular memoir of your usual hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comic and seeker. 

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real mental phenomenon that frequently moves viewers to the Holy Land_the fantasy that they're all of sudden direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a tremendously American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for non secular value and revelation within the so much not going of areas.

Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, proven rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends your time exploring the darkish aspect of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and well-known self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath la. As his quest matures, he finds the non secular features of company the US, pontificating at the undying fantastic thing about the Coca-Cola emblem or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing facility, the place the staff puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The fruits of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal travel of the Holy Land, the place, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face together with his personal ambiguous courting to Judaism and reaches the threshold of religious revelation_or is it apprehensive breakdown?

Marc Maron has significantly tailored and improved his praised one-man convey to craft a real literary memoir. no matter if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you giggle as you query the that means of life.

“Marc Maron is blazingly clever, rapid-fire, and intensely humorous . . . a super and constant screed.” –David Rakoff, writer of Fraud

“Marc Maron is the 1st loopy individual I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the facility to inform a narrative with a rare provocative intelligence that's unfortunately shared via few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian

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Download E-books Idiot's Guides: Judaism PDF

By Jeffrey Wildstein

Idiot's publications: Judaism is written by means of a Rabbi/teacher for either a non-Jewish one that desires to find out about Judaism, in addition to any Jewish one that needs to benefit extra. delivering an intensive exploration, this ebook covers:

• The 5 books of Moses, Jewish legislation, background, and the real Jewish scholars
• details on Jewish existence, the house and family, and what to anticipate at synagogue.
• A consultant to celebrating the Jewish Holy Days and the what the vacations entail.
• Twenty commonly asked questions on Judaism, with quickly answers.
• wisdom on how Christianity and Judaism are comparable, but assorted.

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Download E-books David in Distress: His Portrait Through the Historical Psalms (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Vivian L. Johnson

This ebook analyzes the 13 ancient psalms (3, 7, 18, 34, fifty one, fifty two, fifty four, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty nine, 60, sixty three, 142) within the Psalter that check with an important moments in King David's existence as recorded within the Samuel narrative (1 Sam 16-1 Kings 2). simply because such a lot Psalms study makes a speciality of the unique environment, the so-called Sitz-im-Leben, of those past due additions to the publication of Psalms, they've got obtained little awareness.

Using a text-based research, Johnson has stumbled on that those ancient psalms specialise in episodes of King David's lifestyles within which he skilled difficulty. for instance, Psalm three refers back to the coup begun by way of his son Absalom, Psalm fifty nine refers back to the night while Saul attempted to kill David, and Pslam fifty seven refers to David's days as a fugitive fleeing from Saul. by way of highlighting occasions of David in the course of his occasions of misery, those old psalms are inclined to recast him as a guy who prayed to his God in each second of hassle. This recasting of David provides to a few of the photos representations of David present in biblical narrative.

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Download E-books Churchill and the Jew: A Lifelong Friendship PDF

By Martin Gilbert

An insightful historical past of Churchill's lifelong commitment―both public and private―to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken competition to anti-Semitism

Winston Churchill's dedication to Jewish rights, to Zionism, and finally to the country of Israel by no means wavered. In 1922, he confirmed at the bedrock of foreign legislations the fitting of Jews to to migrate to Palestine. in the course of his assembly with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill awarded the Israeli best minister with an editorial he had written approximately Moses, praising the patriarch. In among those occasions he fought tougher and extra successfully for the Jewish humans than the realm has ever realized.

Drawing on a variety of files and personal papers, speeches, newspaper assurance, and wartime correspondence, Churchill's respectable biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert, explores the origins, implications, and result of Churchill's decided dedication to Jewish rights, commencing a window on an underappreciated and heroic element of the bright politician's lifestyles and profession.

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Download E-books Kabbalah and Modernity Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations PDF

The patience of kabbalistic teams within the 20th century has mostly been missed or underestimated by means of students of faith. only in the near past have students started to flip their consciousness to the many-facetted roles that kabbalistic doctrines and colleges have performed in 19th- and twentieth-century tradition. usually, and inevitably, this new curiosity and openness went in addition to a contextualization and re-valuation of past scholarly ways to kabbalah. This quantity brings jointly major representatives of this ongoing debate with a purpose to holiday new floor for a greater figuring out and conceptualization of the function of kabbalah in smooth spiritual, highbrow, and political discourse.

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Download E-books Saving Ruth: A Novel PDF

By Zoe Fishman

A superb coming-of-age novel from Zoe Fishman, writer of Balancing Acts, Saving Ruth tells the tale of a fish-out-of-water younger Jewish lady, returning to her Alabama place of birth after a semester at a “Yankee college,” in simple terms to find that life—and she, herself—haven’t relatively replaced within the methods she’d was hoping. Southern fiction with a stinky twist, Saving Ruth is a superbly evocative, delightfully enticing story that, still, heavily addresses provocative matters like anorexia, relations dynamics, and the racial and ethnic tensions of the Deep South.

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Download E-books The Jews of Islam (Princeton Classics) PDF

By Bernard Lewis

This landmark ebook probes Muslims' attitudes towards Jews and Judaism as a distinct case in their view of different non secular minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic photograph of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in a single hand and Qur'?n within the different, and the overly romanticized depiction of Muslim societies as interfaith utopias.

Featuring a brand new advent by way of Mark R. Cohen, this Princeton Classics variation units the Judaeo-Islamic culture opposed to a brilliant heritage of Jewish and Islamic historical past. For these wishing a concise evaluation of the lengthy interval of Jewish-Muslim family members, The Jews of Islam continues to be an important beginning point.

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Download E-books An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) PDF

It is usually accredited that Jews and evangelical Christians have little in universal. but specific alliances built among the 2 teams within the 19th and 20th centuries. Evangelicals considered Jews as either the rightful heirs of Israel and as a gaggle who didn't realize their actual savior. accordingly, they got down to impact the process Jewish existence through trying to evangelize Jews and to facilitate their go back to Palestine. Their double-edged conception brought on remarkable political, cultural, and theological assembly issues that experience revolutionized Christian-Jewish relationships. An strange courting explores the ideals and political agendas that evangelicals have created with the intention to impact the way forward for the Jews. also, it analyses Jewish reviews and reactions to these efforts, in addition to these of different spiritual teams, corresponding to Arab Christians.
 
This quantity deals a desirable, complete research of the roots, manifestations, and outcomes of evangelical curiosity within the Jews, and the choices they supply to traditional historic Christian-Jewish interactions. It additionally presents a compelling realizing of heart jap politics via a brand new lens.

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Download E-books The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame PDF

Bernstein interviewed 25 moms of Jewish humans, together with Clara Sussman, mom of Rosalyn Yalow, a Nobel Medalist in drugs. Like different moms within the e-book, Clara, who died lately, exemplified a lifetime of labor and sacrifice, in addition to fear approximately her baby whilst a instructor instructed her Rosalyn was once a genius. ("I by no means met the guy Einstein yet I heard he used to be a bit peculiar.") the writer says Leah Adler, mom of movie director Steven Spielberg, was once the funniest individual he'd ever met, and readers will agree. With noticeable love and satisfaction, she kvetches approximately mentioning a weird son ("I did not recognize what the hell he was"). There are studies on rock stars, a legal professional, playwright and different achievers and not less than humans extra infamous than well-known: porn movie big name Harry Reems and yippie ex-convict Abbie Hoffman.

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Download E-books The Unknown Neighbour: The Jew in the Thought of Isidore of Seville (Medieval Mediterranean, No. 59) PDF

By Wolfram Drews

This ebook offers a close research of Isidore of Seville's perspective in the direction of Jews and Judaism. beginning out from his anti-Jewish paintings De fide catholica contra Iudaeos, the writer places Isidore's argument into the context of his whole literary construction. moreover, he explores where of Isidore's pondering in the modern scenario of Visigothic Spain, investigating the political functionalization of faith, so much really the pressured baptisms ordered by means of King Sisebut, whose consultant Isidore used to be concept to were. It turns into transparent that Isidore's basic objective is to provide a brand new "Gothic" identification for the lately verified Catholic "nation" of Visigothic Spain; to this finish he makes use of anti-Jewish stereotypes inherited from the culture of Catholic anti-Judaism.

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