By Robert Nola
By Robert Nola
By Paolo d'Iorio,Luis Enrique de Santiago Guervós
By Cao Raode
By Pietro Condemi
By Amir Engel
As Engel exhibits, in his look for the reality of Jewish mysticism Scholem molded the substantial literature of Jewish mystical lore right into a wealthy collection of news that unveiled new truths concerning the smooth situation. Positioning Scholem’s paintings and lifestyles inside of early twentieth-century Germany, Palestine, and later the kingdom of Israel, Engel intertwines Scholem’s biography along with his historiographical paintings, which stretches again to the Spanish expulsion of Jews in 1492, in the course of the lives of Rabbi Isaac Luria and Sabbatai Zevi, and as much as Hasidism and the sunrise of the Zionist move. via parallel narratives, Engel touches on a big selection of vital themes together with immigration, exile, Zionism, international struggle One, and the production of the country of Israel, eventually telling the tale of the realizations—and failures—of a dream for a latest Jewish existence.
By Raymond P. Scheindlin
As a member of the rich Jewish elite of medieval Spain, Halevi loved the cloth pleasures to be had to the higher sessions. along his sacred poetry, he wrote verses approximately younger romance, wine songs, and odes to his neighbors. In midlife, Halevi grew to become extra heavily to faith, ultimately leaving behind his family members and group with hopes of finishing his lifestyles as a pilgrim within the land of Israel.
Miraculously, a few letters in Arabic have been found approximately fifty years in the past, a few written through Halevi, a few written to Halevi, and but others written approximately Halevi via his buddies in Egypt. those letters look after a brilliant checklist of Halevi's travels as a pilgrim and of the final months of his lifestyles. Raymond Scheindlin has written the 1st book-length therapy of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He tells the tale of Halevi's trip via decisions from those revealing assets and explores its that means via discussions of his stirring poetry, provided right here in new verse translations with complete commentary.
In Hebrew verse of unheard of attractiveness, Halevi salutes the Holy Land; he argues with associates approximately his intentions; he units out his myth of crossing the sea, of strolling the hills and valleys of the Land of Israel, and of loss of life and mingling his bones with its soil and stones. He even confides his mystery fears and uncertainties, his eager for his relations, and his worry of dying at sea. together with his consummate ability as a translator of Hebrew poetry and his mastery of Judeo-Arabic tradition, Scheindlin presents clean insights into the literary, spiritual, and ancient aspects of Halevi's desirable poetry and fateful journey.
By Tobias Churton
This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley, the main infamous and debatable non secular determine of the 20 th century, brings jointly a lifetime of world-shaking 'magick', sexual and mental experimentation on the outer limits, world-record-beating climbing and startling prophetic energy - in addition to poetry, event, espionage, knowledge, extra, and highbrow brilliance. This biography unearths the guy in the back of the appalling attractiveness, demolishing a century of scandalmongering that persuaded the area that Crowley was once a black magician, a traitor and a sexual wastrel, hooked on medications and delinquent posing, instead of the extraordinary fact that Crowley was once a genius as major as Jung, Freud or Einstein.
Churton has loved the total co-operation of the world's Crowley students to make sure the accuracy of his riveting narrative.
The booklet includes the 1st ever entire research of Crowley's surprising kin heritage - together with proof he hid in his lifetime for worry of social prejudice.
Tobias Churton additionally offers us an in depth account of Crowley's paintings as a British undercover agent in the course of global battle I in Berlin throughout the early Nineteen Thirties and through international conflict II. this data has now not been on hand to any earlier biographer.
By Kara Tippetts
In ihrem Buch zieht sie keine Schlüsse, warum uns manches im Leben so hart trifft. Sie bittet uns vielmehr darum, sie zu begleiten - auf ihrer inneren Reise castle von der Angst und dem Wunsch nach Kontrolle hin zu jenem gnädigen Frieden, über den Gott verheißt, dass er jegliche menschliche Vernunft übersteigt. Sie erlebt dabei hautnah, wie sehr Gott bei uns ist. Jeden Tag. Und sie spürt, dass die ganz alltägliche Treue der Schlüssel zu jenem Frieden sein kann, der es sogar schafft, Kummer und Schmerz in etwas Wunderschönes zu verwandeln.
By Noam Zadoff
Scholem famously mentioned rejecting his mom and dad’ assimilationist liberalism in prefer of Zionism and immigrating to Palestine in 1923, the place he turned a important determine within the German Jewish immigrant neighborhood that ruled the nation’s highbrow panorama in Mandate Palestine until eventually the area battle II. regardless of Scholem’s public renunciation of Germany for Israel, Zadoff explores how existence and paintings of Scholem mirror ambivalence towards Zionism and his German origins.
Zadoff divides the ebook into 3 components. He first examines how Scholem created new educational and social circles in Palestine, whereas even as carrying on with to post in German and participate in Jewish cultural tasks in his state of starting place. Zadoff then turns to the response of Scholem to the Holocaust and its aftermath, which constituted a turning element in his existence. The 3rd a part of the publication offers with Scholem’s slow go back to the German highbrow international after international battle II.
Zadoff's erudite interpretations of Scholem’s scholarship, embedded in its wealthy social and cultural contexts, convey anew the extraordinary contested worlds Scholem inhabited, resisted, and accommodated to—sometimes in ways in which ran counter to his personal self-portrait.
By John Hendry