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Ritual Baths

By Deborah Hanekamp
  • ISBN Code: : 0062997718
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : ritual-baths.pdf

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In this gorgeous, full-color illustrated guide, “fashion’s favorite healer” (Vogue) teaches you how to use baths to relieve stress and depression and soothe common aches and pains. Ritual Baths shows you how to use common crystals, herbs, and flowers in your bathtub to achieve inner peace and spiritual wellness. A blend of ancient traditions and contemporary self-care methods, this indispensable handbook, packed with more than 250 color photographs, provides helpful advice and sixty bath recipes, organized by aura color, including: Awareness Wolf Bath Empath Bath Hope Bath I am Nature Bath Be My Own Healer Bath Love of My Life Bath Ally Bath Healthy Boundaries Bath Warrior Bath Find My Purpose Bath My Gut Bath Confidence Bath Deborah Hanekamp leaves no crystal unturned and no restorative plant unused. She teaches you about auras, touches on phases of the moon, explains crystal and herbal magic, and provides an encyclopedia of ingredients that addresses each element’s healing properties. We all want to achieve wellness and live our best lives. Ideal for anyone interested in natural healing and alternative medicine, as well as everyone looking to integrate beautiful and accessible self-care practices into their daily routine, Ritual Baths shows you how to create your own medicine and transform your bathroom into a unique healing space.

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By Yasmina Wicks
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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1784911755
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 954
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Book Short Summary:

This volume is dedicated to the examination of a small corpus of bronze U-shaped burial receptacles from ancient Mesopotamia and Elam, dubbed 'bathtub' coffins for their characteristic apsidal shape, reminiscent of a style of 19th and early 20th century bathtub.

Follow the Wise

By Zeev Weiss,Oded Irshai,Jodi Magness,Seth Schwartz
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 1575066254
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : History
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: follow-the-wise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1961, when Lee Israel Levine graduated from both Columbia College in New York, majoring in philosophy, and Jewish Theological Seminary, majoring in Talmud, this accomplishment was only a precursor to the brilliant career that would follow. While researching his Columbia University dissertation in Jerusalem, Levine established close ties with members of the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University and Prof. Yigael Yadin, who recognized the need for an interdisciplinary approach that would give graduate archaeology students a solid base in Jewish history and rabbinic sources to supplement their archaeological training. Levine accepted Yadin’s invitation to return to Israel after graduation to teach at the Institute of Archaeology and later was granted a joint appointment in the Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Jewish History. In 1985, he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor, and since 2003, he has held the Rev. Moses Bernard Lauterman Family Chair in Classical Archaeology at the Hebrew University. Levine was instrumental in founding and developing the TALI (an acronym for Tigbur Limudei Yahadut, Enriched Jewish Studies) track of Israel’s state school system. He was also a founding member of the Seminary of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem (now known as the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies), which opened its doors in 1984. In addition to teaching, Lee headed the Schechter Institute (first as dean and then as president) from 1987 to 1994. Lee was an active member of the Masorti Movement in Israel and represented it abroad as Director of the Foundation for Masorti Judaism (1986–87) and Vice-Chancellor of Israel Affairs at the Jewish Theological Seminary (1987–94). The honoree has published 12 monographs, 11 edited or coedited volumes, and 180 articles. His scholarship encompasses a broad range of topics relating to ancient Judaism, especially archaeology, rabbinic studies, and Jewish history. Within these disciplines he has dealt with a variety of subfields, including ancient synagogues and liturgy, ancient Jewish art, Galilee, Jerusalem, Hellenism and Judaism, and the historical geography of ancient Palestine. He is one of the first major scholars to draw on and integrate data from all of these fields in order to afford a better understanding of ancient Judaism. The 32 contributions to this volume by 35 authors are a tribute to his influence on this field of study and reflect the broad spectrum of his own interests. The 26 English and 6 Hebrew essays are divided into sections on Hellenism, Christianity, and Judaism; art and archaeology—Jerusalem and Galilee; rabbis; the ancient synagogue; sages and patriarchs; and archaeology, art, and historical geography.

Choosing a Jewish Life, Revised and Updated

By Anita Diamant
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  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Book Code : 0805212191
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 479
  • Pdf File: choosing-a-jewish-life-revised-and-updated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! " --Rachel Cowan, co-author of Mixed Blessings In the same knowledgeable, reassuring, and respectful style that has made her one of the most admired writers of guides to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, Choosing a Jewish Life provides everything necessary to make conversion a joyful and spiritually meaningful experience.

The Jews in Christian Europe

By Jacob R. Marcus,Marc Saperstein
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0822981238
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : History
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: the-jews-in-christian-europe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1938, Jacob Rader Marcus's The Jews in The Medieval World has remained an indispensable resource for its comprehensive view of Jewish historical experience from late antiquity through the early modern period, viewed through primary source documents in English translation. In this new work based on Marcus's classic source book, Marc Saperstein has recast the volume's focus, now fully centered on Christian Europe, updated the work's organizational format, and added seventy-two new annotated sources. In his compelling introduction, Saperstein supplies a modern and thought-provoking discussion of the changing values that influence our understanding of history, analyzing issues surrounding periodization, organization, and inclusion. Through a vast range of documents written by Jews and Christians, including historical narratives, legal opinions, martyrologies, memoirs, polemics, epitaphs, advertisements, folktales, ethical and pedagogical writings, book prefaces and colophons, commentaries, and communal statutes, The Jews in Christian Europe allows the actors and witnesses of events to speak for themselves.

The Golden Age Shtetl

By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400851165
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: the-golden-age-shtetl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A major history of the shtetl's golden age The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an isolated, ramshackle Jewish village stricken by poverty and pogroms, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern argues that, in its heyday from the 1790s to the 1840s, the shtetl was a thriving Jewish community as vibrant as any in Europe. Petrovsky-Shtern brings this golden age to life, looking at dozens of shtetls and drawing on a wealth of never-before-used archival material. Illustrated throughout with rare archival photographs and artwork, this nuanced history casts the shtetl in an altogether new light, revealing how its golden age continues to shape the collective memory of the Jewish people today.

Backyard Garden Witchery

By Laurel Woodward
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738770965
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: backyard-garden-witchery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Transform Your Yard into a Place of Healing, Peace, and Power Embrace the magick of gardening and grow your own living, breathing sanctuary. Laurel Woodward offers more than eighty spells, recipes, and activities for building, maintaining, and enjoying a biodiverse garden. This book teaches how to build a relationship with the green world while keeping your backyard garden sacred and safe. You'll explore plant energies and land spirits, the care of herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, working with your home's soil and hardiness zone, and much more. A natural companion to Kitchen Witchery, this beginner-friendly book also provides a compendium of garden plants, including common weeds, culinary herbs, and perennials. Laurel helps you design the perfect space for herbalism, meditation, spellwork, divination, healing, or worship. With her guidance, you'll create a natural haven that feeds your sense of wonder and enhances your connection to the earth.

Gender and Social Norms in Ancient Israel, Early Judaism and Early Christianity: Texts and Material Culture

By Michaela Bauks,Katharina Galor,Judith Hartenstein
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  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Book Code : 3647552674
  • Total of Pages : 382
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: gender-and-social-norms-in-ancient-israel-early-judaism-and-early-christianity.pdf

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The aim of the present conference volume is to study the interrelationship of literary and material approaches to historical investigation of gender. Paradigmatically the significance and meaning of gender and sexuality is explored in the context of private and public, religious and secular spaces. Historical, cultural, and social norms (and deviations) of daily life are examined through the lens of textual, archaeological, and art historical investigations to interpret relics of ancient Israelite, Jewish, and Christian communities from the Iron Age through Late Antiquity. Scholars from varied disciplines such as biblical and classical archaeology, epigraphy, Old and New Testament exegesis and religious studies assembled to engage in a dialogue involving both texts and material culture.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism

By Carl McColman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440695741
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-paganism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You're no idiot, of course. But finding the perfect expression of your spirituality can prove long and challenging. You might already be attracted to paganism, but considering the variety of traditions and paths that fall in this category, you need a spiritual guide. Seek no further! Whether you're interested in following the pagan path or just curious to know more, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism' will enlighten you on this fascinating array of nature-based beliefs and practices. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you'll learn about the basic principles of shamanism, druidism, Wicca and more. How to deepen your connection to the Goddess, the God, and nature. The fundamentals of meditation, magic, divination, and spiritual healing. Tips on incorporating pagan rituals into your modern lifestyle.

Judaism

By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok,Dan Cohn-Sherbok
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1780741618
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: judaism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this clear and authoritative guide, Lavinia and Dan Cohn-Sherbok concisely examine the Jewish faith and its practices and explore what it really means to be a Jew today. From the nature of God to the divisions within Judaism and from worship to everyday customs, this introduction covers all the topics essential to an informed understanding of this highly influential 3000-year-old faith and its enduring traditions.