Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It



➮ [Read] ➪ Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It By Burton L. Visotzky ➺ – E17streets4all.co.uk Aphrodite WikipediaFast Facts on the Greek Goddess Aphrodite Aphrodite in literature Aphrodite is a popular subject for writers and poets She also figures in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, where, as th Aphrodite WikipediaFast Facts on the Greek Goddess the Rabbis: Kindle Ð Aphrodite Aphrodite in literature Aphrodite is a popular subject for writers and poets She also figures in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, where, as the mother of Cupid, she makes life difficult for his bride, Psyche, until true love ultimately conquers all There is also a touch of Aphrodite in pop culture s Wonder Woman Aphrodite Mythology, Worship, Art Britannica Aphrodite, ancient Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, identified with Venus by the Romans The Greek word aphros means foam, and Hesiod relates in his Aphrodite and ePUB Æ Theogony that Aphrodite was born from the white foam produced by the severed genitals of Uranus Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love, and sexuality She is sometimes known as the Cyprian because there was a cult center of Aphrodite on Cyprus See Map Jc d Aphrodite is the mother of the god of love, Erosfamiliar as Cupid She is the wife of the ugliest of the gods, Hephaestus Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love Learn Religions Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and is and the Rabbis: eBook ↠ honored by many Pagans today Her equivalent in Roman mythology is the goddess Venus She is sometimes referred to as Lady of Cytherea or Lady of Cyrpus, because of her cult locations and place of origin Le th d Aphrodite vente en ligne de th vert Le th dConcentr d nergie et de douceur avec Le Th d Aphrodite L quilibre de ce th original est fond sur la force du ginseng, la puissance du gingembre, la douceur de l ananas et la lgret du th vert sencha Rgal assur et regain de tonus en prime Aphrodite Riordan Wiki FandomAphrodite Wikipdia Dans la mythologie grecque, Aphrodite en grec ancien Aphrodt est la desse de l Amour dans son acception la plus largeL historienne Pirenne Delforge dtaille ses attributionsPlus tard, les Romains ont assimil Aphrodite la Vnus de la mythologie romaine Aphrodita Wikipdia Aphrodite est un genre d annlide marine vivant en Mditerrane et sur les ctes orientales et septentrionales de l Atlantique Liste d espces Selon ITIS Aphrodita aculeata Linnaeus,Aphrodite pineuse, Aphrodite hrisse Aphrodita armifera.Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It

RABBI BURTON L VISOTZKY serves as Appleman the Rabbis: Kindle Ð Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he joined the faculty upon his ordination as rabbi in Visotzky was a dean of the Graduate School and founding Rabbi of the egalitarian worship service of the Seminary Synagogue He now serves as the Louis Stein Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS, charged with programs on public policy Visotzky also directs the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue at JTS Prof Visotzky has been visiting faculty at Oxford Aphrodite and ePUB Æ Cambridge and Princeton Universities the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow and served as the Master Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he met Pope Benedict in He recently served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas Angelicum in Rome, where he met Pope FrancisProf Visotzky s writing is published in America, Europe, and Israel He is the author of ten books and over one hundred twenty articles and reviews His eleventh book, APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS How the Jews and the Rabbis: eBook ↠ adapted Roman Culture to create Judaism as we know it, will be published in September, Rabbi Visotzky participates in interreligious engagement internationally, in capitals as diverse as Washington Warsaw Rome Cairo Doha, Qatar Madrid Muskat, Oman and most recently Marrakech, Morocco He was the winner of the Goldziher Prize, awarded biennially by Merrimack College for work in Jewish Muslim relations Visotzky is a member of the Council on Foreign RelationsProfessor Visotzky is active as a lecturer and scholar in residence throughout North America, Europe, and Israel He has been featured on radio, television, and in print Rabbi Burt Visotzky has been named to The Forward and repeatedly to the Newsweek Daily Beast list of The Most Influential Jews in America.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It
  • Burton L. Visotzky
  • 14 December 2017
  • 1250085764

10 thoughts on “Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It

  1. says:

    Disappointing It had a very HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS tone throughout, which sometimes led to eye rolling Esau was the macho one and Jacob was the metrosexual and sometimes to ranting at my friends the rabbis had a really locker room culture and you know, boys will be boys and if I never hear that bullshit excuse again it will be FAR too soon and it was not even necessary he was discussing bilingual puns Anyway Weird tone and bad editing aside, the thesis is that even though Ro Disappointing It had a very HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS tone throughout, which sometimes led to eye rolling Esau was the macho one and Jacob was the metrosexual and sometimes to ranting at my friends the rabbis had a really locker room culture and you know, boys will be boys and if I never hear that bullshit excuse again it will be FAR too soon and it was not even necessary he was discussing bilingual puns Anyway Weird tone and bad editing aside, the thesis is that even though Rome is positioned as Traditional Enemy Of The Jews, the Judaism practiced today was hugely influenced by Roman culture It seems pretty convincing just on the face of it, but theI read, the less convinced I was Some of his evidence was fascinating, but some was just plain weird, and he admits he cherry picked it to prove his point Bad historian On top of that, while he definitely knows a lot about Judaism, I am less sure he knows his shit when it comes to Greece and Rome He sure spends a lot of time talking about Greece when he claims to be talking about Rome, and maybe he means Greco Roman culture but who even knows He conflates them when it s convenient and doesn t when it s not I mean, start with the title Aphrodite is Greek, not Roman I guess Venus and the Rabbis did not sound as cool Be less concerned with being cool, Visotzky

  2. says:

    I was really thrilled to receive this informative book on how elements of Greco Roman culture have influenced the development of post Second Temple Judaism Titus destroyed the Temple in 70AD The rabbi professor author wrote simply enough for an educated layperson I am always looking for works on how one religion or culture influences another this one fit the bill nicely The author discusses how the religion had to change no longer was there a central spot for animal sacrifice The rabbi t I was really thrilled to receive this informative book on how elements of Greco Roman culture have influenced the development of post Second Temple Judaism Titus destroyed the Temple in 70AD The rabbi professor author wrote simply enough for an educated layperson I am always looking for works on how one religion or culture influences another this one fit the bill nicely The author discusses how the religion had to change no longer was there a central spot for animal sacrifice The rabbi teacher or master system developed each rabbi was like a philosopher surrounding himself with a group of students or disciples I never realized the term rabbi for Jesus was a New Testament anachronism Judaism borrowed loan words from Greek or Latin, written in Hebrew letters, that were incorporated into their law rhetoric or philosophy Each synagogue itself a loan word from the Greek began using the vernacular for prayers rather than Hebrew The order of the Passover Seder follows that of a Greek symposium but lacking the raucous entertainment following the meal, conversation, and prayers Of most interest to me was the incorporation of Roman architecture, e.g., the basilica, and interior decorations floor mosaics and murals This was new to me Rabbi Gamaliel, an important figure, and St Paul s teacher, declared the only forbidden images would be those specifically designed to be worshipped So I understand now the Jews purely aesthetic use of the human figure and animals in their art Usually the figures are dressed in Greek or Roman style the author mentions a Moses at the Burning Bush in chiton and himation and a wall painting at Dura Europas of Ahasuerus in Persian dress and Esther in Greco Roman dress with tiara The world map at an ancient synagogue now in use as a church at Madaba in Jordan is worth mentioning In many places, most notably Sepporis, there are floor mosaics of a zodiac with figures representing the seasons and a Helios and quadriga 4 horse chariot in the center.I really learned a lot and this book will always be a great reference As the book is an ARC, there s no index yet, which lack I hope will be rectified when the book is released I hope the pictures will be made sharper in my copy details were indistinct Very highly recommended I thank LibraryThing for sending me a copy for my honest review

  3. says:

    We typically think of the Jews of the Roman Empire as rebellious holdouts, who refused to bow down to the ruling culture, but Visotzsky explains how this view is completely backwards There were certainly some rebellious radicals, but the majority of the Jews were part of the Greco Roman world in which they lived and which was instrumental in shaping their worldview And it was not just the assimilated general populace who were part of this world it was the rabbis too Visotzsky shows how many We typically think of the Jews of the Roman Empire as rebellious holdouts, who refused to bow down to the ruling culture, but Visotzsky explains how this view is completely backwards There were certainly some rebellious radicals, but the majority of the Jews were part of the Greco Roman world in which they lived and which was instrumental in shaping their worldview And it was not just the assimilated general populace who were part of this world it was the rabbis too Visotzsky shows how many of the stories, symbols, rituals and practices of rabbinic Judaism had their origins in Greco Roman culture Very interesting The only thing that I did not care for about this book was that in an attempt to make his writing accessible to a broad audience, Visotzsky writes in a highly colloquial style that sometimes borders on being chirpy It made for an easy read, but sometimes felt a bit inappropriate for the subject matter

  4. says:

    I knew about some of the things that Rabbi Burton L Visotzky discusses in Aphrodite and the Rabbis from previous reading I even reviewed Sefer HaRazim , which Visotzky mentioned a number of times in his book Sefer HaRazim contains references to Greco Roman deities, Pagan types of magic and theology that could only come from Pagan sources I also knew about Pagan images in ancient synagogues I liked Visotzky s conclusion that the syncretism in Roman era synagogues such as the numerous zodiac I knew about some of the things that Rabbi Burton L Visotzky discusses in Aphrodite and the Rabbis from previous reading I even reviewed Sefer HaRazim , which Visotzky mentioned a number of times in his book Sefer HaRazim contains references to Greco Roman deities, Pagan types of magic and theology that could only come from Pagan sources I also knew about Pagan images in ancient synagogues I liked Visotzky s conclusion that the syncretism in Roman era synagogues such as the numerous zodiac mosaics, validates Reform Judaism which interprets Judaism through the lens of the surrounding culture This was apparently the same choice that Roman Jews made So Jewish history has repeated itself Perhaps the central theme of Visotzky s book is that there arecontinuities between ancient and modern Judaism than his readers might have thought.For my complete review see shomeretmasked.blogspot.com 2016 11 a

  5. says:

    Top notch scholarship.

  6. says:

    First let me say I am not Jewish and I know no Jewish people This is an excellent book of Jewish history starting with the demise of the second theme and even a little before that showing the influence of the Roman empire on Jewih culture and religion I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it was history that I was never taught or ever thought I would be interested in I recommend this book to anyone who likes history and who is interested in how historical events, places, cultures and be First let me say I am not Jewish and I know no Jewish people This is an excellent book of Jewish history starting with the demise of the second theme and even a little before that showing the influence of the Roman empire on Jewih culture and religion I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it was history that I was never taught or ever thought I would be interested in I recommend this book to anyone who likes history and who is interested in how historical events, places, cultures and beliefs were intertwined to make that history I received this book from Goodreads for free

  7. says:

    Although Jewish tradition has positioned the Romans as the historic enemy of the Jewish people, Burton L Visotzky argues that Judaism s transformation into a world religion was in fact made possible by the Roman Empire Review by Jonathan Fass for the Jewish Book Council Although Jewish tradition has positioned the Romans as the historic enemy of the Jewish people, Burton L Visotzky argues that Judaism s transformation into a world religion was in fact made possible by the Roman Empire Review by Jonathan Fass for the Jewish Book Council

  8. says:

    In the aftermath of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD, Judaism reinvented itself as a Torah based, rather than Temple based, faith In doing so, the author argues, Jews made use of Greco Roman culture in a number of ways The rabbis structured their movement and presented it to the world as a sort of philosophical school, having some things in common with Stoicism They learned and used Greco Roman rhetoric, and they analyzed the Bible using Greek tools The annual Passover Seder In the aftermath of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD, Judaism reinvented itself as a Torah based, rather than Temple based, faith In doing so, the author argues, Jews made use of Greco Roman culture in a number of ways The rabbis structured their movement and presented it to the world as a sort of philosophical school, having some things in common with Stoicism They learned and used Greco Roman rhetoric, and they analyzed the Bible using Greek tools The annual Passover Seder adapted some features of Greco Roman banquets Synagogue art featured some Greco Roman images, like signs of the zodiac and pictures of the sun driving his chariot pulled by 4 horses The rabbis identified Rome with the Edomites, the descendants of Jacob s twin brother Esau Visotzky sees this identification as indicative of the complicated, love hate relationship between Judaism and the Roman Empire.Visotzky is an expert in Jewish midrashic literature, and he uses many examples from that literature to illustrate his points These fascinating and entertaining examples were a highlight of the book for me Some of his irreverent humor was a little over the top I could have done without his description of the patriarch Jacob as metrosexual, for example But the book overall was both informative and entertaining

  9. says:

    News flash Jewish thought and practice adapts to the culture at large.This book digs deep into how Jews lived during Greco roman times, and how they adapted, and how those adaptations are mainstream practices today Greek words appear in contemporary writings and persist now, like synagogue Roman symposia set the structure for the Passover seder Greek philosophy set the structure for Pirkei Avot Also fascinating were greco roman practices that don t persist today Jewish tombs Mosiacs of News flash Jewish thought and practice adapts to the culture at large.This book digs deep into how Jews lived during Greco roman times, and how they adapted, and how those adaptations are mainstream practices today Greek words appear in contemporary writings and persist now, like synagogue Roman symposia set the structure for the Passover seder Greek philosophy set the structure for Pirkei Avot Also fascinating were greco roman practices that don t persist today Jewish tombs Mosiacs of Helios and the zodiac Future dissertation what does this book say about American or European jewish culture today But my favorite the rabbis Greek puns, written in Hebrew, that are lost on translations that don t take the double entendre into account.What I hated about this book no citations Some of the discoveries seem to contradict hundreds of years of commentary, but do nothing to explain I ll give one away Talmud says, Poverty is good for the Jewish people like a red ribbon on a white horse The author claims that there were colored racing teams, and the red team was the Cubs of their day, losing for decades I am left to assume that he made this fact up, since there are is no evidence to back it up

  10. says:

    Everything I wanted to know I got from the introduction chapter, in which each chapter was summarized After that it was heavy academic detail delivered in a jokey and casual tone, which was not a good combination However from the intro I learned lots of fun facts like modern Judaism dates from 70ce and its practice was so dissimilar to earlier israelite practices that it may as well be considered a separate religion The term rabbi dates from only the 2nd century or so and has been applied ret Everything I wanted to know I got from the introduction chapter, in which each chapter was summarized After that it was heavy academic detail delivered in a jokey and casual tone, which was not a good combination However from the intro I learned lots of fun facts like modern Judaism dates from 70ce and its practice was so dissimilar to earlier israelite practices that it may as well be considered a separate religion The term rabbi dates from only the 2nd century or so and has been applied retroactively to Jesus and others Jews were proud to be Roman citizens, took Roman names, and adopted Roman rhetoric in religious commentaries

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