The Touches

The Touches : The Amazing Touches of Jewish Philosophy on the World

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Description The nature and the function of Jewish philosophy in a new light The Jewish philosophers have a long and amazing history. They put their heart, mind, and soul into even their smallest acts. This is the secret of success. They have a good head and a good heart that led them to impact the world. They are the source of some of the greatest thinking in history - philosophy and culture. They have suffered many tribulations and have been the cause of a few as well. They have been central figures in much of the unrest in the Middle East where the nation of Israel was created by the United Nations in the 20th century. This book offers a list of the greatest Jews - those who have influenced the world. The purpose of this book is to provide a resource that accurately describes the Jewish contribution to the culture, thought and philosophy and to offer a new periodization of Jewish philosophy and to reflect on the definition of Jewish philosophy. It will therefore deal with the characteristic style of each Jewish philosophy rather than with their content. This book illuminates the extraordinary creativity of Jewish intellectuals. It presents an original and innovative ideology that stirringly affirms the unity of the Jewish people. The selected philosophers and concepts are mentioned here because they give us the opportunity to reflect on the nature and the function of Jewish philosophy in a new light. It brings to light both the complexity and the ambivalence of reflecting on Jewish identity and philosophical thought. It attests abundantly to the variety and the profundity of Jewish works. This book is certainly the most perspicuous treatment of the philosophical issues arising in any effort to comprehend the Holocaust, in whatever terms, historiographical, artistic, moral, epistemological. It invites the readers to consider old questions and new; the book continues to be a voice of responsibility and great subtlety as we seek to come to grips with injustice and atrocity in our lives and to locate ourselves between language and silence, despair and hope. This book brings new attention to the impact of philosophy and Jewish thought on the world. It shows how philosophical ethics and Jewish identity were two inseparable aspects of Jewish thinking. In this excellent book, words move beyond uninformed polemics on both sides to provide hitherto unavailable information as well as expert historical knowledge of the contexts. In this remarkable work, the writer Sayed Abuelmagd takes you through history to show how the ethical and moral values that are held dear in the West, such as respect for human life, social responsibility, political pluralism, peaceful co-existence, tradition, family etc, all originate from the Jewish civilization which gave the world the Bible. The Torah says the Jews need to be ' A Light Among The Nations'. You will gain a much greater insight into the mind of Jewish people and reading about their journey through time. The book is very clear in making all this understanding simple enough for people without a lot of historical knowledge to understand. It is a rich guide to Jewish history and culture which can provide for a young person should they study and read the book carefully a real education in the subject.show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.91mm | 730.28g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514827212
  • 9781514827215