Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine by Ofer Nordheimer Nur

By Ofer Nordheimer Nur

Among 1920 and 1922, hundreds of thousands of contributors of the Hashomer Hatzair early life move left the defunct Habsburg Monarchy and sailed to Palestine, the place a small crew of participants of the flow confirmed higher Bitania, one of many groups that laid the basis for Israel’s kibbutz circulation. Their social scan lasted purely 8 months, however it gave delivery to a strong fantasy between Jewish adolescence which mixed a narrative a couple of heroic Zionist deed, in accordance with the trope of tragedy, with a version for a brand new kind of neighborhood that promised at the very least a complete, absolute removing of all actual and psychological boundaries among remoted members and their fusion into one entity. This entity used to be named “the erotic community.” In its quest for human regeneration, top Bitania launched into a trip right into a hugely particular version of recent existence that, at its center, attempted to mix the main profound Nietzscheanism with the insights of Sigmund Freud, all in an anti-capitalist quest for an natural neighborhood of “new men.” the hunt for a “new guy” used to be to atone for a main issue of manliness and betrays an obsession with masculinity and male bonding, and their results at the excellent guy and girl.

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh

By Efraim Karsh

The Palestine conflict has been by way of a long way crucial army stumble upon within the background of the Arab-Israeli clash. This publication examines the origins of the conflict and its development via exact phases: the guerrilla struggle among the Arab and Jewish groups of obligatory Palestine, and the normal inter-state conflict among the nation of Israel and the invading Arab armies. In doing so it assesses the individuals, their struggle goals, innovations and wrestle functionality. ultimately, it examines the explanations for Israel's good fortune within the face of probably most unlikely odds and for the failure of the Arab countries to show their army and numerical superiority into victory at the flooring.

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The Bible in Arab Christianity (The History of by David Thomas

By David Thomas

"...illustrates the centrality of the Bible to Arab Christians as a resource of authority and current information regarding their reviews less than Islam, and the significance of upholding biblical authenticity opposed to Muslim criticisms."

History of Christian-Muslim Relations:
Christians and Muslims were excited about exchanges over concerns of religion and morality because the founding of Islam. the heart for the learn of Islam and Christian-Muslim kin (CSIC), that coordinates those stories, used to be based in 1976 as a joint Muslim-Christian graduate instructing and study institute. the heart seeks to motivate admire for many of the Christian and Muslim traditions and rejects polemics and proselytism. to appreciate the relationships among the 2 spheres, the CSIC seeks to offer equivalent awareness to the size of Christian-Muslim family with educational integrity.

The Mingana Collection:
Alphonse Mingana, in the course of his years in Iraq, accumulated an unprecedented variety of old manuscripts in Syriac, Garshuni, and Arabic. those files are actually housed within the Woodbrooke payment, Selly Oak, Birmingham. this crucial choice of files used to be catalogued through Mingana himself with descriptions of every manuscript, a precis in their contents, and notes. The Mingana number of Oriental Manuscripts and the opposite comparable manuscripts, obtained in the course of one of many final western orientalist efforts to assemble manuscripts within the heart East, are actually housed within the collage of Birmingham. The Arabic manuscripts are brought up in Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Literatur and hence identified to students around the globe. although, the illustrated manuscripts within the collections haven't got the eye they deserve until eventually now.
There are approximately 660 Syriac manuscripts within the assortment, and there are over 2000 Arabic manuscripts, together with approximately 270 works by means of Christians, of which the oldest identified textual content of the Acta Thomae and an early reproduction of works through St Ephrem are vital. one of the Islamic Arabic manuscripts, that are typically curious about spiritual topics, there are collections of Qur'an fragments courting from the eighth and ninth centuries.

Alphonse Mingana:
Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937) used to be an educator on the Chaldean Seminary in Iraq. Mingana was once born close to Mosul, Iraq, and was once expert on the Seminaire St Jean, Mosul, the place he expert for the Chaldean priesthood, learning Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Latin, French, Arabic, Syriac, and Hebrew. He was once additionally a clergyman within the Assyrian culture and a collector of historic manuscripts. he's well known for his Mingana assortment (of which the current set is the catalogue), a suite of approximately 3000 early Syrian and Arabic files which he got and preserved. His infrequent quantity of the writings of Narsai can be on hand from Gorgias Press. Mingana finally immigrated to England, the place he spent 17 years in Manchester carrying on with his paintings on Oriental Studies.
The Mingana assortment was once proven among 1924 and 1929, whereas Dr Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937) made 3 trips during the heart East, and bought the Syriac and Arabic manuscripts which are now preserved lower than his identify.

Fifth Mingana Symposium:
The 5th Mingana Symposium, surveyed using the Bible and the attitudes in the direction of it within the early and classical Islamic classes. The authors explored such subject matters as early Christian translations of the Bible into Arabic, using biblical verses to guard Christianity and the reality of its message. In disagreement with Islam, to interpret the importance of Islam and to turn out its mistakes, Muslim accusations of corruption of the Bible, and the forces that affected creation of Bibles in Muslims territories.
The Symposium papers are released during this quantity that illustrates the centrality of the Bible to Arab Christians as a resource of authority and current information regarding their reports less than Islam, and the significance of upholding biblical authenticity opposed to Muslim criticisms.

Table of contents:
Introduction
The Arabic types of the Gospels: A Case examine of John 1.1 and 1.18
Bible et liturgie chez les Arabes chrétiens (VIe - IXe siècle)
Anti-Jewish Polemic and Early Islam
The Use of Biblical Quotations in Christian Apocalyptic Writings of the Umayyad interval
Beyond Prooftexting (2): using the Bible in a few Early Arabic Christian Apologies
The Re-written Bible in Arabic:
The Paradise tale and Its Exegesis within the Arabic Apocalypse of Peter
Biblical Exegesis and Interreligious Polemics within the Arabic Apocalypse of Peter
-The booklet of the Rolls
The improvement of Testimony Collections in Early Christian Apologetics with Islam
The Bible and the Kalam
The Qur'anic Sarah as Prototype of Mary
Muslim Accusations of tahrif: Muqatil Ibn Sulayman's statement on Key Qur'anic Verses
Is There Room for Corruption within the `Books' of God?
Ammar al-Basri at the Alleged Corruption of the Gospels
The Use and Translation of Scripture within the Apologetic Writings of Abu Ra'ita al-Takriti
Al-Radd al-Jamil: AlGhazali's or Pseudo-Ghazali's?
Hanbalite observation at the Bible: research of Najm al-Din al-Tufi's (d. 716/1316) Al-Ta`liq
Illustrating the Gospels in Arabic: Byzantine and Arab Christian Miniatures
Manuscripts of the Early Mamluk interval in Cambridge
A Nestorian Arabic Pentateuch utilized in Western Islamic Lands
Biblical Allusions and Citations within the Syriac Theotokia based on the MS Syr.
New sequence eleven of the nationwide Library of Russia, St Petersburg
Bibliography
About the author(s)

Book Editor:
David Thomas, reader in Christianity and Islam within the division of Theology, college of Birmingham, has a Ph.D. in Islamic stories, collage of Lancaster. He has released commonly on Christian-Muslim family, together with (with Rifaat Ebied) Muslim-Christian Polemic throughout the Crusades (Brill, 2005).

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Judea Trembles Under Rome The Untold Details of the Greek by Edwina Cwens, Rudolph R. Windsor

By Edwina Cwens, Rudolph R. Windsor

A provocative and old blueprint of the days and prerequisites that gave upward thrust to the Greek and Roman conquest of historic Palestine. Windsor provides exact info of the way the traditional Judeans needed to puffer lower than the Greek and Roman oppression. In transparent lucid prose, the writer outlines the improvement of the Essenic sect and customs, depicting how Christianity constructed from the Essenes. Professor Windsor makes use of numerous old resources comparable to: the lifeless Sea Scrolls, biblical texts, Josephus works, and plenty of different scholarly sources.
His examine encountered startling info facing many insurgent leaders opposed to Rome who referred to as themselves messiahs and prophets. He addresses the questions. Who used to be the true Jesus? What used to be his project?

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The Origins of Israeli Mythology: Neither Canaanites Nor by Professor David Ohana, David Maisel

By Professor David Ohana, David Maisel

We declare that Zionism as a meta-narrative has been shaped via contradiction to 2 replacement versions, the Canaanite and crusader narratives. those narratives are the main bold and heretical attacks on Israeli-Jewish id, that's umbilically hooked up to Zionism. The Israelis, based on the Canaanite narrative, are from this position and belong in basic terms the following; in line with the crusader narrative, they're from one other position and belong there. at the one hand, the mythological development of Zionism as a contemporary campaign describes Israel as a Western colonial company planted within the middle of the East and alien to the realm, its common sense, and its peoples, whose finish needs to be degeneration and defeat. however, the nativist building of Israel as neo-Canaanism, which outlined the state in merely geographical phrases as an imagined local neighborhood, calls for breaking clear of the chain of old continuity. these are the 2 maximum anxieties that Zionism and Israel had to come upon and solution forcefully. The Origins of Israeli Mythology seeks to envision the highbrow archaeology of Israeli mythology, because it unearths itself throughout the Canaanite and crusader narratives.

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One land, two states : Israel and Palestine as parallel by Mark LeVine, Mathias Mossberg, Jens Bartelson, Peter

By Mark LeVine, Mathias Mossberg, Jens Bartelson, Peter Wallensteen, Nimrod Hurvitz, Dror Zeevi, Hussein Agha, Ahmad Khalidi, Raja Khalidi, Raphæl Bar-El, Liam O'Mara IV, Hiba Husseini, Eyal Megged

One Land, States imagines a brand new imaginative and prescient for Israel and Palestine in a scenario the place the peace strategy has did not bring an finish of clash. “If the land can't be shared by way of geographical department, and if a one-state answer is still unacceptable,” the booklet asks, “can the land be shared in another way?”

best Palestinian and Israeli specialists in addition to foreign diplomats and students solution this well timed query by means of analyzing a situation with parallel kingdom buildings, either overlaying the full territory among the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, taking into consideration shared instead of competing claims of sovereignty. the sort of political structure may significantly rework the character and stakes of the Israel-Palestine clash, open up for Israelis to stay within the West financial institution and keep their safety place, let Palestinians to settle in all of old Palestine, and remodel Jerusalem right into a capital for either one of complete equality and independence—all with out tense the demographic stability of every nation. Exploring topics of defense, resistance, diaspora, globalism, and faith, in addition to varieties of political and financial strength that aren't depending on claims of particular territorial sovereignty, this pioneering e-book deals new rules for the answer of conflicts worldwide.

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The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal by Trilling, Lionel; Alexander, Edward; Trilling, Lionel

By Trilling, Lionel; Alexander, Edward; Trilling, Lionel

The nation of the Jews examines the present situation of the Jewish humans and the land of Israel, either one of which nonetheless stand on the hurricane heart of historical past, simply because Jews can by no means take the proper to stay as a common right.

The quantity includes celebrations and assaults. Edward Alexander celebrates writers like Abba Kovner, Cynthia Ozick, Ruth Wisse, and Hillel Halkin, who well-known within the beginning of Israel almost immediately after the destruction of eu Jewry one of many few redeeming occasions in a century of blood and disgrace. He assaults Israel’s exterior enemies—busy planners of boycotts, brazen advocates of politicide, professorial apologists for suicide bombing—and additionally its inner enemies. those are "anti-Zionist" Jews, devotees of misplaced reasons willfully ignorant of the truth that Israel’s construction used to be an occasion of biblical significance. Indifference to Jewish survival in the course of global struggle II used to be the admitted ethical failure of previous American-Jewish intellectuals, yet today’s "progressives" and "New Diasporists" name indifference advantage, and blunder cowardice for courage.

Because the recent anti-Semitism, tightening the noose round Israel’s throat, emanates ordinarily from liberals, Alexander analyzes either antisemitic and philosemitic lines in 3 well-known Victorian liberals: Thomas Arnold, his son Matthew, and John Stuart Mill. the most physique of Alexander’s e-book is split generically into heritage, politics, and literature. At a deeper point, its chapters are built-in through the book’s pervasive problem: the interconnectedness among the kingdom of Israel and the religious nation of latest Jewry.

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Merkava Main Battle Tank MKs I, II & III by Sam Katz, Peter Sarson

By Sam Katz, Peter Sarson

The Merkava, or Chariot, was once the 1st tank fullyyt designed and equipped by means of the Israeli military. The IDF had formerly been utilizing various automobiles, received from a variety of assets, together with particularly the Sherman and Centurion. The Merkava used to be designed in particular for the kind of war and competitors that Israel confronted. The ensuing tank was once seriously armoured and packed a strong 105mm major gun subsidized up with a electronic fireplace keep an eye on process and laser range-finder. This identify examines the advance and deployment of the Merkava, investigating the altering technical facets of some of the marks, making a important and complete learn of Israel’s so much bold tank.

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