Social Criticism and Social Vision in Ancient Israel: Walter Brueggemann
Social Criticism and Social Vision in Ancient Israel: Walter Brueggemann
Is criticism of Israel on issues of rights pluralism equality and minorities justified given the historic and regional context of the state?:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Kathrin Nina Wiedl
The Handbook of Israel: Major Debates serves as an academic compendium for people interested in major discussions and controversies over Israel. It provides innovative, updated and informative knowledge on a range of acute debates. Among other topics, the handbook discusses post-Zionism, militarism, democracy and religion, (in)equality, colonialism, today´s criticism of Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and peace programs. Outstanding scholars face each other with unadulterated, divergent analyses. These historical, political and sociological texts from Israel and elsewhere make up a major reference book within academia and outside academia. About seventy contributions grouped in thirteen thematic sections present controversial and provocative approaches refl ecting, from different angles, on the present-day challenges of the State of Israel. Other Major Works by the Editors: Eliezer Ben-RafaelIs Israel One? Religion, Nationalism and Ethnicity Confounded, Brill (2005)Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israel, Cambridge University Press (paperback) (2007) Julius H. SchoepsBegegnungen. Menschen, die meinen Lebensweg kreuzten. Suhrkamp (2016)Pioneers of Zionism: Hess, Pinsker, Rülf. Messianism, Settlement Policy, and the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict. De Gruyter (2013) Yitshak SternbergWorld Religions and Multiculturalism: A Relational Dialectic. Brill (2010).Transnationalism. Brill (2009) Olaf GlöcknerBeing Jewish in 21st Century Germany. De Gruyter (2015, with Haim Fireberg)Deutschland, die Juden und der Staat Israel. Olms (2016, with Julius H. Schoeps)
This program includes an introduction read by the author.World-renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz recounts stories from his many years of defending the state of Israel.Alan Dershowitz has spent years advocating for his ´´most challenging client´´ - the state of Israel - both publicly and in private meetings with high-level international figures, including every US president and Israeli leader of the past 40 years. Replete with personal insights and unreported details, Defending Israel offers a comprehensive history of modern Israel from the perspective of one of the country´s most important supporters. Listeners are given a rare front-row seat to the high-profile controversies and debates that Dershowitz was involved in over the years, even as the political tides shifted and the liberal community became increasingly critical of Israeli policies.Beyond documenting America´s changing attitude toward the country, Defending Israel serves as an updated defense of the Jewish homeland on numerous points - though it also includes Dershowitz´s criticisms of Israeli decisions and policies that he believes to be unwise. At a time when Jewish Americans as a whole are increasingly uncertain as to who supports Israel and who doesn´t, there is no better audiobook to turn to for answers - and a pragmatic look toward the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan M. Dershowitz, Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/004055/bk_aren_004055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There has been a disturbing rise in antisemitism in Europe over the last 15 years or so, with violent attacks on Jewish targets, increased verbal antisemitism and an acceptability in many circles of what would hitherto have been condemned as outrageous antisemitic discourse. More recently, the Labour party have come under fire for engaging in antisemitic abuse. Yet despite the dramatic increase in debate and discussion around antisemitism, there is a general sense of confusion about what should and shouldn´t be defined as antisemitism - and particularly around criticism of the State of Israel. In this urgently needed book, Rabbi Julia Neuberger uses contemporary examples, along with historical context, to unpack what constitutes antisemitism, building a powerful argument for why it is so crucial that we come to a shared understanding now, and exploring ways of dealing with it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Neuberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/002107/bk_orio_002107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixty years after fighting in Israel´s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did-and did not-happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one´s own story about the past? Eschewing self-righteousness in favor of self-criticism, Kaniuk´s book, winner of the 2010 Sapir Prize for Literature, is the tale of a younger man told by his older, wiser self-the self who realizes that wars are pointless, and that he and his friends, young men from good homes forming an offbeat band of brothers, were senseless to see glory in the prospect of dying young. But it is also a painful, shocking, and tragically relevant homage to the importance of bearing witness to the follies of the past, even-or especially-when they are one´s own.
The claim that the events of Jesus´ life, death, and resurrection took place ´´according to the Scriptures´´ stands at the heart of the New Testament´s message. All four canonical Gospels declare that the Torah and the Prophets and the Psalms mysteriously prefigure Jesus. The author of the Fourth Gospel states this claim succinctly: in his narrative, Jesus declares, ´´If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me´´ (John 5:46). Yet modern historical criticism characteristically judges that the New Testament´s christological readings of Israel´s Scripture misrepresent the original sense of the texts; this judgment forces fundamental questions to be asked: Why do the Gospel writers readthe Scriptures in such surprising ways? Are their readings intelligible as coherent or persuasive interpretations of the Scriptures? Does Christian faith require the illegitimate theft of someone else´s sacred texts? Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels answers these questions. Richard B. Hays chronicles the dramatically different ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel´s Scripture and reveals that their readings were as complementary as they werefaithful. In this long-awaited sequel to his Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul , Hayshighlights the theological consequences of the Gospel writers´distinctive hermeneutical approaches and asks what it might mean for contemporary readers to attempt to read Scripture through the eyes of the Evangelists. In particular, Hays carefully describes the Evangelists´practice of figural reading âan imaginative and retrospective move that creates narrative continuity and wholeness. He shows how each Gospel artfully uses scriptural echoes to re-narrate Israel´s story, to assert that Jesus is the embodiment of Israel´s God, and to prod the church in its vocation to engage the pagan world. Hays shows how the Evangelists summon readers to a conversion of their imagination. The Evangelists´use of scriptural echo beckons readers to believe the extraordinary: that Jesus was Israel´s Messiah, that Jesus is Israel´s God, and that contemporary believers are still on mission. The Evangelists, according to Hays, are training our scriptural senses, calling readers to be better scriptural people by being better scriptural poets.
Reporting on what you care about.Nicholas Lemann, moderator. With Christiane Amanpour, Jon Lee Anderson, Katherine Boo, and Rich Lowry.Nicholas Lemann has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999 and currently writes the Wayward Press column for the magazine. He is the dean of Columbia University´s Graduate School of Journalism. In his article ´´Fear and Favor´´, which appeared in the February 14th issue, he wrote about criticism of the media during the 2004 election.Christiane Amanpour is CNN´s chief international correspondent. Over the past 23 years, she has reported on most crises from the world´s major conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Balkans. Her coverage of the Balkans, from 1991 to 1997, won, among other awards, a News and Documentary Emmy and two Peabody Awards.Jon Lee Anderson has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. He is the author of The Lion´s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Guerrillas, and, most recently, The Fall of Baghdad. His Profile of Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, appeared in the June 6th issue of the magazine.Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her article ´´The Marriage Cure´´, on government-sponsored seminars to encourage marriage for the poor, received a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing last year. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2000 and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.Rich Lowry joined the National Review in 1992, after finishing second in the magazine´s young-writers contest. In 1994, he moved to Washington to cover Congress, and in 1997, at the age of 29, he became editor-in-chief of the magazine. He is also a political analyst for Fox News and the author of Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Lemann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000023/sp_nyev_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.