By Christopher Wise (auth.)
Read or Download Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East PDF
Similar jewish books
The sacred stories and aphorisms accrued the following through Martin Buber have their origins within the conventional Hasidic metaphor of existence as a ladder, achieving in the direction of the divine by means of ascending rungs of perfection. via Biblical riddles and interpretations, Jewish proverbs and non secular meditations, they search to rouse within the reader a whole wisdom of the urgency of the human , and of the good desire for self-recognition and non secular renewal.
A JPS bestseller, this is often the definitive paintings of scholarship at the medieval notion of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. via records, research, and illustrations, the publication exposes the entire spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as satan, sorcerer, and formality assassin. the writer unearths how those myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe within the overdue center a long time, nonetheless exist in transmuted shape within the sleek period.
Representing the spectrum of subfields inside Jewish reports, the contributing students to this quantity use "beginnings" as a hermeneutic stance to research texts of their sector. whereas each one essay is an important contribution to its personal subfield—Bible, Talmud, Kabbalah, glossy Jewish inspiration, Feminist and Cultural Studies—the essays taken as an entire current new percentages for exploring the distance that's Jewish experiences and starting an inquiry into what could represent a definable hermeneutics of Jewish texts.
The yankee Jewish 12 months publication, now in its 116th yr, is the yearly checklist of the North American Jewish groups and offers perception into their significant tendencies. half I provides a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yankee Orthodox Jews. ”Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish relatives. " bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the overseas enviornment (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel kin.
- Jews Against Zionism: The American Council for Judaism, 1942-1948
- From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C)
- The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
- Early Jewish Prayers in Greek : A Commentary
- Redefining Judaism in an Age of Emancipation. Comparative Perspectives on Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860)
Extra info for Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East
This is also why images cannot be fashioned of the prophets, and why mosques are adorned with calligraphy from the Quran, but not images of Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, and other important figures. Later, Protestant reformers restore the second commandment in opposition to the Christian orthodoxy, which is also why the sanctuaries of Protestant churches tend to be plainer than Catholic and Orthodox churches. Paul’s reasons for eschewing the veil are similar to the Catholic church’s reasons for eliminating the second commandment: Jesus is God, and humanity now knows what God looks like.
The heart [is] . . wherever you save real treasure, that which is not visible on earth, that whose capital accumulates beyond the economy of the terrestrial visible or sensible . ” (The Gift of Death 98). In Specters of Marx, Derrida would like his readers to believe that he offers a political alternative that is more materialist than Marx’s; that is, if Marx finally succumbs to a “Greco-Christian” ontology, Derrida insists that the maternal debt that constitutes spirit remains real but invisible; it is also real but inaudible when manifest as specter, or the silent word for the eyes.
From this fluid comes silk, a substance from which beautiful fabrics can be woven. Derrida speaks of a childhood experience during which he collected silkworms (Veils 87–91). Against Platonic, Aristotlean, and Pauline metaphors, Derrida therefore poses the metaphor of the silkworm as a feminine penis that emits a feminine semen, seed, or bodily fluid. Derrida deconstructs Platonized and Pauline conceptions of the Logos, weighing against them the notion of a feminine word-seed. However, Derrida claims that he does not seek to create a new female-centered hierarchy, or champion the phallic mother against the Logos-wielding man, but to move beyond binary thinking altogether, to the extent that this is possible.