Avodah

Author: Michael D. Swartz
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780271023571
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Avodah. Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur is the first major translation of one of the most important genres of the lost literature of the ancient synagogue. Known as the Avodahpiyyutim, this liturgical poetry was composed by the synagogue poets of fifth- to ninth-century Palestine and sung in the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Although it was suppressed by generations of Rabbis, its ornamental beauty and deep exploration of sacred stories ensured its popularity for centuries. Piyyut literature can teach us much about how ancient Jews understood sacrifice, sacred space, and sin. The poems are also a rich source for retrieving myths and symbols not found in the conventional Rabbinic sources, such as the Talmuds and Midrash. Moreover, these compositions rise to the level of fine literature. They are the products of great literary effort, continue and extend the tradition of biblical parallelism, and reveal the aesthetic sensibilities of the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity.

Seder Avodah For The Day Of Atonement By Shelomoh Suleiman Al Sinjari

Author: Shelomo Suleiman Al-Sanjary
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161497322
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Seder Avodah For The Day Of Atonement By Shelomoh Suleiman Al Sinjari. Naoya Katsumata presents a critical edition, an English translation, and a detailed commentary of two lengthy Hebrew liturgical poems for the Day of Atonement that were composed by a ninth- or tenth-century Jewish poet who apparently lived in Palestine or its environs, Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari. This book contains a critical edition, an English translation, and a detailed commentary of two lengthy Hebrew liturgical poems for the Day of Atonement (called Seder Avodah) that were composed by a ninth- or tenth-century Jewish poet who apparently lived in Palestine or its environs, Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari. The first part of the Seder Avodah narrates the creation of the world and the history of the people of Israel from the perspective of the sins that they have committed, while its second part describes, in detail, the ritual service of a high priest (Aaron and his sons) in the temple on the Day of Atonement.

A Vocabulary Of Desire

Author: Laura S. Lieber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278591
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A Vocabulary Of Desire. In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber provides a nuanced introduction to the variety of ways in which Jewish liturgical poets from Late Ancient Palestine understood the Song of Songs, complemented by annotated translations of six complete works.

The Day Of Atonement

Author: Thomas Hieke
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004216804
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The Day Of Atonement. The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.

Jews Christians And The Roman Empire

Author: Natalie B. Dohrmann
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812208579
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Jews Christians And The Roman Empire. This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.

Poetry And Memory In Karaite Prayer

Author: Joachim Yeshaya
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004262113
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Poetry And Memory In Karaite Prayer. In Edited byPoetry and Memory in Karaite PrayerEdited by Joachim Yeshaya offers an edition of liturgical poems composed by the twelfth-century Egyptian Karaite poet Moses Darʿī, which are analyzed as early examples of the introduction of poetry and “memory” into Karaite prayer.

Giving A Diamond

Author: Wout van Bekkum
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203818
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Giving A Diamond. This volume presents fifteen essays in honor of Joseph Yahalom on a variety of subjects, mainly in the field of Hebrew (liturgical) poetry, poetics, and literature from the early Byzantine period to the Middle Ages.

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Author: Jennifer Wright Knust
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199876401
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Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice. An investigation of the multiple meanings and functions of sacrifice in diverse religious texts and practices from the late Hellenistic and Roman imperial periods.

Tradition Transmission And Transformation From Second Temple Literature Through Judaism And Christianity In Late Antiquity

Author: Menahem Kister
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004299130
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Tradition Transmission And Transformation From Second Temple Literature Through Judaism And Christianity In Late Antiquity. Tradition, Transmission, and Transformation presents fourteen papers delivered at the Thirteenth Orion Center International Symposium, which trace the development of interpretive traditions found in Second Temple texts through later interpretive contexts.

A Time To Every Purpose

Author: Jonathan D Sarna
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786731664
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A Time To Every Purpose. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the central question confronting Jewish leaders in America is simple: Why be Jewish? Jonathan D. Sarna, acclaimed scholar of American Judaism, believes that “Why be Jewish?” is the wrong question. Judaism, he believes, is not so much a “why” as a way—a way of life, a way of marking time, a way of relating to the environment, to human beings, to family, and to God. Judaism is experienced through doing—doing things Jewish, doing things for fellow Jews in need, doing things as a Jew to improve the state of the world. The more Judaism one does, the more one comes to appreciate what Judaism is. Using the Jewish calendar as his starting point, Sarna reflects on the major themes of Jewish life as expressed in a full year of holidays—from Passover in the spring to Purim eleven months later. Passover, for instance, yields a discussion of freedom; Shavuot, a discussion of Torah; Yom Kippur, the role of the individual within the Jewish community; Chanukah, issues of assimilation and anti-assimilation. An essential brief introduction—or reintroduction—to the major practices of Jewish life as well as the many complexities of the American Jewish experience, this book will be essential reading for American Jews and the perfect gift for the holiday season.