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Biale, David 1949-

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Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by twenty-three international scholars sheds new light on the history of the Jews from biblical times to the modern day and explores the fundamental question of Jewish culture and identity at each period in history, in three chronological sections--Mediterranean Origins, Diversities of Diaspora, and Modern Encounters
Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-history by David Biale( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power & powerlessness in Jewish history by David Biale( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To shed light on the tensions he observed between Jewish perceptions of power versus political realitieswhich "are often the cause of misguided political decisions," like Israel's Lebanese WarBiale analyzes Jewish history from the point of view of politics and power. The author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History here challenges the conventions of what he terms the Jewish "mythical past": the anachronistic interpretation that the Diaspora, which occurred between the fall of an independent Jewish commonwealth in A.D. 70 and the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, was politically impotent, and, conversely, that the First and Second Temple periods were eras of full Jewish national sovereignty
Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros and the Jews : from Biblical Israel to contemporary America by David Biale( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and belief : the circulation of a symbol between Jews and Christians by David Biale( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In both Judaism and Christianity, blood holds extraordinary symbolic power - as the blood or sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet though they share the same literary, cultural, and spiritual origins, on the question of blood the two religions have followed quite different trajectories. For instance, whereas Judaism rejects the eating or drinking of blood, Christianity mandates its symbolic consumption as a central sacrament. How did these two traditions, both originating in the Hebrew Bible's cult of blood sacrifices, veer off in such different directions? With his characteristic wit and erudition, David Biale traces the changing and often clashing roles of blood as both symbol and substance through the entire sweep of Jewish and Christian history, from biblical times to the present."--Jacket
Blacks and Jews( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California
Hasidism : a new history by David Biale( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book's unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement's leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. Hasidism originated in southeastern Poland, in mystical circles centered on the figure of Israel Baal Shem Tov, but it was only after his death in 1760 that a movement began to spread. Challenging the notion that Hasidism ceased to be a creative movement after the eighteenth century, this book argues that its first golden age was in the nineteenth century, when it conquered new territory, won a mass following, and became a mainstay of Jewish Orthodoxy. World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Holocaust decimated eastern European Hasidism. But following World War II, the movement enjoyed a second golden age, growing exponentially. Today, it is witnessing a remarkable renaissance in Israel, the United States, and other countries around the world. Written by an international team of scholars, Hasidism is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand this vibrant and influential modern Jewish movement
Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar
Judaism by David Biale( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism is the most comprehensive gathering of primary texts available. Organized chronologically, with thematic groupings within sections, the anthology brings together over 300 texts from pre-Israelite Mesopotamia to post-Holocaust Israel and America. The volume features Jack Miles?s illuminating General Introduction--“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”--as well as David Biale?s “Israel among the Nations,” a lively primer on Jewish history and the core teachings of Judaism. The sections are supported by the meticulously prepared apparatus--introductions, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, bibliographies, maps, etc
From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah L. Magnes, pioneer & prophet on two continents : a pictorial biography by David Biale( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of primary texts from the world's major religions. Volume 2 covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Jewish studies. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies
Eros juif : essai by David Biale( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in French and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la Bible à Philip Roth, en passant par le Talmud et la kabbale, par les écrits rabbiniques ou sionistes, l'auteur offre un parcours érudit et fascinant traitant de la sexualité à travers la culture juive
The demonic in history : Gershom Scholem and the revision of Jewish historiography by David Biale( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversities of diaspora( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cultures of the Jews : a new history
Alternative Names
Biʼal, Daṿid 1949-

Biale, David

Biale, David Joseph

Biale, David Joseph 1949-

Биль, Давид 1949-

‏ביאל, דוד.

ביאל, דוד 1949-

ビアール, デイヴィッド

English (158)

French (17)

Japanese (3)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-historyPower & powerlessness in Jewish historyInsider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalismEros and the Jews : from Biblical Israel to contemporary AmericaBlood and belief : the circulation of a symbol between Jews and ChristiansThinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos FunkensteinDiversities of diaspora