Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew

Author: Marc Zvi Brettler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300084405
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 355
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This is the first textbook written for the purpose of teaching biblical Hebrew to college-level students who already know some modern, Israeli Hebrew. Marc Brettler provides a clear, comprehensive book with numerous well-constructed exercises to help students either make the transition from modern Israeli Hebrew to biblical Hebrew or deepen their understanding of biblical Hebrew. The book is also ideal for individuals who might like to study independently, and for serious Jewish adult-education programmes. Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew is unique in its emphasis on phonology, based on the conviction that a strong grounding in phonology makes it possible to learn biblical Hebrew grammar in a much more systematic fashion. This method also allows verbal conjugations to be taught much more quickly and systematically. Although the text is not inductive, it uses authentic biblical texts throughout to illustrate fundamental points, and it contains many biblical texts in the exercises. Students progressing through the book will quickly be encouraged by a sense of accomplishment as they encounter and understand well-known biblical passages.

Judaica Reference Sources

A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide
Author: Charles Cutter
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591581338
Category: Reference
Page: 365
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A recipient of the Outstanding Reference Award from the Association of Jewish Librarians in its earlier edition, this updated edition of "Judaica Reference Sources" maintains its editorial excellence while revising and expanding coverage for the new century. Virtually every aspect of Jewish life, knowledge, history, culture, religion, and contemporary issues is covered in this annotated, bibliographic guide. A critical collection development tool for college, university, public school, and synagogue libraries, "Judaica Reference Sources" provides entries for over 1,000 reference works, as well as a selective list of related Web sites, in English, French, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Works published since 1970 are emphasized. Unique in providing expert guidance to Judaica material for the librarian, the layperson, the student, and the researcher, this reference guide is a versatile tool that will fulfill your every need for Judaica material.

Chanting the Hebrew Bible, Second, Expanded Edition

The Art of Cantillation
Author: Joshua R. Jacobson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0827612230
Category: Religion
Page: 876
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In this encyclopedic text, completely revised and updated in this second edition, Joshua R. Jacobson presents the history of the ancient Jewish tradition of chanting the Bible and a comprehensive explanation of cantillation practice with its grammatical rules and regional variations. His unique step-by-step system of analysis shows how chanting dramatizes and interprets the meaning of the biblical text. Jacobson also provides complete notation for performing all six musical systems, an extensive guide to pronouncing biblical Hebrew, and pedagogical tips for cantillation teachers. Chanting the Hebrew Bible, Second Edition, will be invaluable to anyone interested in chanting, from beginners to advanced readers—from haftarah readers who want to chant from the Torah, to Bible students seeking greater insight into Masoretic texts, to Torah chanters who wish to fine-tune their skills, fill gaps in their knowledge, and understand the system they have known only intuitively until now. This second edition features a week-by-week guide to Torah, haftarah, and megillot readings for Shabbat and holidays; useful new examples and exercises; a new comprehensive general subject index; a new, easy-to-read, clear Hebrew font; and a link to a new website with audio recordings and video lessons. Chanting the Hebrew Bible will continue to be the definitive work on Torah chanting—the most authoritative guide and reference on the subject. For more information on Chanting the Hebrew Bible visit

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Author: Abigail Gillman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647786X
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant less for religious use than to promote educational and cultural goals. Not only did translations give Jews vernacular access to their scripture without Christian intervention, but they also helped showcase the Hebrew Bible as a work of literature and the foundational text of modern Jewish identity. This book is the first in English to offer a close analysis of German Jewish translations as part of a larger cultural project. Looking at four distinct waves of translations, Abigail Gillman juxtaposes translations within each that sought to achieve similar goals through differing means. As she details the history of successive translations, we gain new insight into the opportunities and problems the Bible posed for different generations and gain a new perspective on modern German Jewish history.

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture

Author: Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521869609
Category: Religion
Page: 539
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Provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture.

Elenchus of Biblica

Author: M. Schoenmaeckers
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876536267
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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Le 23 novembre 1964, jour de la promulgation de Lumen Gentium, la constitution dogmatique sur l'Eglise, marque un evenement: c'est la premiere fois dans l'histoire de l'Eglise qu'une assemblee de la Sainte Eglise s'exprime solennellement sur la vie consacree. Le sixieme chapitre de la constitution traite de la signification et de l'essence de la vie religieuse, la reliant au mystere de l'Eglise, peuple de Dieu. Ce texte conciliaire presente la vie religieuse comme un etat canonique, celui du chretien qui tend, dans un institut de perfection, a la charite parfaite et consacre sa vie a Dieu et aux hommes ppar la profession des conseils evangeliques de chastete, pauvrete et obeissance. De toute evidence, cette declaration doctrinale est importante pour l'Eglise et pour le developpement de la vie consacree dans l'Eglise. En lisant Lumen Gentium, on est assez vite frappe par le debut abrupt du sixieme chapitre sur les religieux; car tous les autres chapitres s'ouvrent par une breve introduction. Cepedant on ne peut deracher ce chapitre de ce que a ete dit precedemment sur la vocation universelle a la saintete. En fait, l'histoire du texte fait clairement ressortir le lien qui unit ces chapitres.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

Author: Glenda Abramson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134428642
Category: Reference
Page: 1200
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The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly, covering the humanities, arts, social sciences, sport and popular culture, and 5000-word essays contextualize the shorter entries, and provide overviews to aspects of culture in the Jewish world. Ideal for student and general readers, the articles and biographies have been written by scholars and academics, musicians, artists and writers, and the book now contains up-to-date bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, comprehensive cross referencing, and a full index. This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.

שיעורים בעברית

Level 1
Author: Edna Amir Coffin
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472082254
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 518
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A comprehensive introduction to modern Israeli Hebrew, Lessons in Modern Hebrew: Level I and Level II provide English-speaking students and well-motivated individuals with all the basic classroom tools necessary for mastery of the language.

Zeh Lo Nora: Reference Book for Students of Hebrew

Second Edition
Author: Rutie Adler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620324954
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 410
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Ze Lo Nora was designed with two different readerships in mind--newcomers and old pros. Beginning and intermediate Hebrew language students will find in Ze Lo Nora clear, reliable explanations and memorable examples of all points of Hebrew grammar. It is an indispensable supplement to any Hebrew textbook. Rules and comments on style and use are presented in a simple, informative, and non-dogmatic manner, with examples from the language as it is actually spoken. In addition to the usual staple of verbs, nouns, and adjectives, the book covers "little items" such as pronouns, prepositions, prefixes, and discourse ties and "big ones" such as clauses, and sentences. It also touches upon a variety of "how to" questions of use.

A Textbook of Israeli Hebrew

Author: Haiim B. Rosén
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226726038
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 397
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The aim of this book is to enable the student to read, write, and speak acceptable Israeli Hebrew and to understand less complex biblical Hebrew. A unique feature is the author's use of the principles of structural analysis. For students who are not acquainted with a language other than English, he elucidates those features of the language that are unfamiliar in the structure of English. The student is trained, from the first, to read "unvocalized" script as the native reader does, and "reading clues" (word and phrase patterns) are provided for this purpose. The work is organized into sections that can be worked through in an academic year—presentation of features, text samples, exercises, grammatical synopses, and individual and comprehensive glossaries. This text may be used by teachers without specialized training in linguistics. It can be used by self-teaching students as well as by those at college level, and it will valuable for immigrants to Israel.

Who's Who in the Jewish Bible

Author: David Mandel
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827610297
Category: Religion
Page: 444
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A guide to locating and learning about 3,000 people in the Bible

The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible

How Scholars in Germany, Israel, and America Transformed an Ancient Text
Author: Alan T. Levenson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442205164
Category: Religion
Page: 247
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The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular need—religion, nationalism, ethnicity—drove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their own indigenous traditions. Contrary to popular conceptions, the author argues that the modern period has been the golden age of Jewish Bible study.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

Author: Adele Berlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199730040
Category: Reference
Page: 934
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Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research. The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.

An introduction to classical Hebrew

Author: Donald R. Vance
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9780391042001
Category: Architecture
Page: 426
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This useful grammar introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the essentials of classical Hebrew. The author first establishes a foundation for study with descriptions of the basics of the Hebrew writing system, often an initial stumbling block for students, and discusses both historical and modern Israeli pronunciations. He moves on to morphology and syntax, and describes the simple and regular elements of the language and then proceeds to the complex and irregular elements. Through the lessons outlined in the text, the reader will translate the book of Ruth, as well as other biblical and nonbiblical texts, to learn skills in reading both the entire Hebrew Bible and the later sixth-century Hebrew material, such as the Lachish Letter. Study of this later material will provide the student with an introduction to Hebrew poetry and inscriptions. Accomplished students of this text will be prepared to progress to advanced study of Hebrew grammar and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible.

Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies

Author: Zev Garber
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815525
Category: Religion
Page: 332
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In this follow-up book to Methodology in the Academic Teaching of Judaism, fourteen scholars and master teachers explore the challenges of teaching Jewish Studies at American schools of higher education both public and private. The essays provoke reflection upon the contents, goals, and methodology of instruction in Jewish Studies and candidly discuss what can and cannot be accomplished in the contemporary teaching of Wissenschaft des Judentums at the college and university level. The seminal ideas presented in Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies represent the cutting edge of pedagogical issues in Jewish Studies.