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Sacred Trash

Author : Adina Hoffman
ISBN : 0805242902
Genre : History
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NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter series One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remarkable, continent-hopping, century-crossing saga, and one that in many ways has revolutionized our sense of what it means to lead a Jewish life. In Sacred Trash, MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole and acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman tell the story of the retrieval from an Egyptian geniza, or repository for worn-out texts, of the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. This tale of buried scholarly treasure weaves together unforgettable portraits of Solomon Schechter and the other heroes of this drama with explorations of the medieval documents themselves—letters and poems, wills and marriage contracts, Bibles, money orders, fiery dissenting tracts, fashion-conscious trousseaux lists, prescriptions, petitions, and mysterious magical charms. Presenting a panoramic view of nine hundred years of vibrant Mediterranean Judaism, Hoffman and Cole bring modern readers into the heart of this little-known trove, whose contents have rightly been dubbed “the Living Sea Scrolls.” Part biography and part meditation on the supreme value the Jewish people has long placed on the written word, Sacred Trash is above all a gripping tale of adventure and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.

Sacred Trash

Author : Adina Hoffman
ISBN : 9780805212235
Genre : Art
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"One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remarkable, continent-hopping, century-crossing saga that has in many ways revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture. InSacred Trash,MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole and acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman tell the story of the retrieval from an Egyptian geniza-a repository for worn-out texts-of the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. This tale of buried scholarly treasure weaves together unforgettable portraits of Solomon Schechter and the other heroes of this drama with explorations of the medieval documents themselves-letters and poems, wills and marriage contracts, Bibles, money orders, fiery dissenting religious tracts, fashion-conscious trousseaux lists, prescriptions, petitions, and mysterious magical charms. Presenting a panoramic view of nine hundred years of vibrant Mediterranean Judaism, Hoffman and Cole bring modern readers into the heart of this little-known trove, whose contents have rightly been dubbed othe Living Sea Scrolls.o (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.) "

The Lost Archive

Author : Marina Rustow
ISBN : 9780691189529
Genre : Religion
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A compelling look at the Fatimid caliphate's robust culture of documentation The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the dynasties of the Islamic Middle East produced few documents, and preserved even fewer. Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness. Tracing the complex routes by which Arabic documents made their way from Fatimid palace officials to Jewish scribes, the book provides a rare window onto a robust culture of documentation and archiving not only comparable to that of medieval Europe, but, in many cases, surpassing it. Above all, Rustow argues that the problem of archives in the medieval Middle East lies not with the region’s administrative culture, but with our failure to understand preindustrial documentary ecology. Illustrated with stunning examples from the Cairo Geniza, this compelling book advances our understanding of documents as physical artifacts, showing how the records of the Fatimid caliphate, once recovered, deciphered, and studied, can help change our thinking about the medieval Islamicate world and about premodern polities more broadly.

Going Places A Reader S Guide To Travel Narrative

Author : Robert Burgin
ISBN : 9781610693851
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

The Knickerbocker Or New York Monthly Magazine

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The Knickerbocker

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Genre : American periodicals
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The Knickerbocker

Author : Charles Fenno Hoffman
ISBN : UOM:39015030080892
Genre : American periodicals
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Zen Trash

Author : Lee Lozowick
ISBN : 1890772216
Genre : Philosophy
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Teaching stories from world religions compiled from twenty-five years of spiritual teacher Lozowick's world-wide seminars. Parables and koans have been vivid, essential elements in all spiritual paths and religions for over three thousand years. Such stories make a more dynamic impression than religious scriptures, codes or laws because they are designed to shock listeners into paying attention. Consequently, the stories stick with us, revealing deeper layers of hidden meaning, evolving with our own spiritual maturity. The stories compiled here confound and challenge conventional religious seriousness. Read about the 'new' exploits of Tibetans Marpa and Milarepa; what Jesus said to St. Peter that the Gospels didn't record; why Zen master Nanzen cut his cat in half, and what it means for the year 2002; the uncensored love of Hindu poetess Mirabai for Lord Krishna.

Our Life Force And The Sacred

Author : Sherrill Perry
ISBN : 9781450033442
Genre : Religion
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Often we sit wondering, “Is this all there is?” We so much need to find out what brings real peace. How and where could we begin to find the honest and genuine meaning to our existence? Many of us realize that something is missing. We look for magic answers and when they run their course we feel even emptier. If we are looking in the right places we realize there is another dimension, a spiritual dimension. When one searches in the spiritual dimension there is a time when a spiritual rebirth is sought and realized—a spiritual rebirth that creates in us a new existence, a new life. It is where belief, emotions, and the spiritual experience become one within. This can happen to a searcher when that person realizes the validity of spiritual truths and allows them to unite within. We can have this experience as a Buddhist, a Jewish or Kabbalist believer, a Christian, Muslim, Native American, or cult believer. This experience can have a life changing effect on the person. What happens is the new belief brings a realization that old habit patterns, appetites, desires, and ways of living have brought about emptiness and darkness. The new belief shines its light on the darkness. These spiritual truths give us another way to think about our life. Our emotions are brought to a higher level. As we live our new life we are transformed.

William Farel And The Story Of The Swiss Reform

Author : REV. WM. M. BLACKBURN
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