Publications

  • edited by: Avi Elqayam, Rabbi Roberto Arbib, Ghassan Manasra

    Lord of peace: a prayer book for peace according to Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition : to pray to the lord of peace daily, morning and evening may all who use it be merry and in good heart

    Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts (Zechariah 4: 6). It is privilege and a thrill to present to you Lord of Peace, a prayer book for peace according to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition....

  • Hanoch Ben-Pazi

     

    This book proposes a reading of Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophical thought on education. In this way, it is neither a biographical essay on Levinas the educator nor an examination of Levinas’s educational methods, two subjects that have been addressed elsewhere, but rather an attempt to identify and engage with the thinking on education that emerges from Levinas’s writings and philosophical thought. The challenge which Levinas poses to the reader, the scholar, and the educator is particularly...

  • Daphna Levin

    “The world is sustained through mystery alone. ” said Rabbi Abba in the Zohar. The need to control one’s life through the acquisition of knowledge, in order to better deal with the unknown, with uncertainty, and perhaps even with death; the need to know and understand oneself – these drive man’s endless attempts to decipher the mystery of God’s ways and providence. For only knowledge can lead to such revelation and grant a person true strength and liberation. This is a journey that touches the hem of God's robe.  

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  • Daphna Levin

    The Mysteries of Reincarnation in Kabbalah and Transpersonal Psychology introduces to the reader the twin fields of research of Dr. Daphna Levin, and addresses such topics as the doctrine of the soul, the doctrine of reincarnation, of karma, and of soul-rectification and healing in both Kabbalah and the area of Transpersonal psychology that deals with past-life regression and research into an individual’s previous incarnations. The author examines these theories through the acute lenses of philosophy, religious-Jewish theology, esotericism, myth and...

  • Orna Rachel Wiener

    The gate of punctuation : Joseph ben Abraham Giqatilla / critical edition

  • Rafael Sagi

    Introduction

    The present dissertation examines the meaning of messianic rectification in the thought of contemporary kabbalist and hasidic teacher, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, both in its influence on the Israeli neo-hasidic movement, and in its relationship to extreme right-wing, Israeli nationalistic movements at the close of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.

    The study illustrates how Ginsburgh merges two spheres of thought...

  • Prof. Ephraim Meir

    In discussion with Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Franz Fischer and Emmanuel Levinas, Ephraim Meir outlines a novel conception of a selfhood that is grounded in dialogical thought. He focuses on the shaping of identity in present day societies and offers a new view on identity around the concepts of self-transcendence, self-difference, and trans-difference. Subjectivity is seen as the concrete possibility of relating to an open identity, which receives and hosts alterity. Self-difference is the crown upon the I; it is the result of a...

  • Prof. Ephraim Meir

    Das Buch stellt den ersten umfassenden Versuch dar, eine dialogische

    Theologie aus jüdischer Sicht zu konstruieren. Diese fördert eine Perspektive, in welcher die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen den Religionen, Begegnung und Lernen eine zentrale Rolle spielen. Dabei werden vor allem die Impulse aus der jüdischen Dialogphilosophie wahrgenommen und für eine interreligiösen Dialog fruchtbar gemacht. Meir setzt sich kritisch mit den großen jüdischen dialogischen Denker auseinander und argumentiert...

  • Prof. Ephraim Meir

    This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, and permanent learning are central. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish dialogical thinkers and argues that the values of interreligious theology are moored in their thoughts.