Fifty Synagogue Seminars
During the last twelve years, Dr. Baron has led fifty pre-Sabbath-service seminars at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York and/or the New London Synagogue. These didactic essays explore the Bible, theology, liturgy, social responsibility, and the arts - from Who wrote the Bible? to Mark Twain's Concerning the Jews. Each chapter examines a problem that had perplexed Baron, and for which he provides a detailed evidence-based review together with sources. He pursues each issue from hundreds or thousands of years ago to the present, including both the Diaspora and Israel. He looks at what countries bordering Palestine had discussed and practiced, and scrutinizes the attitudes of other Abrahamic and Eastern religions and their differing denominations. Finally, he attempts to assess the relevance of each topic for the twenty-first century.
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Chapter Six Legends of the Queen of Sheba
Chapter Seven The Man of God from Judah
Two NonJewish Queens
Chapter TwentyNine The Decline and Fall of the Jewish Woman and Her Recent Renascence
Chapter Thirty Are We in Exile?
Chapter ThirtyOne Jewish Eugenics and Marriage Laws
Chapter ThirtyTwo Is There a Jewish Face?
Chapter ThirtyThree Jewish Sumptuary Laws
Chapter ThirtyFour Jewish Communal Sick Care from the 14th to 21st Century
Chapter ThirtyFive Is Thou Shalt Not Kill a Biblical Commandment?
Chapter Nine Three Biblical Mistranslations
Chapter Ten Jesus and Passover 30 CE
Chapter Eleven Isaac La Peyrère Biblical Criticism and American Racism
12 and I Kings 14117 152528?
Chapter Thirteen Final Report of the Synod of Yavneh 100 CE
Chapter Fourteen Our Androgynous GodMonad Dyad Triad or Tetrad?
Chapter Fifteen Monotheism and Akhenaten
Chapter Sixteen The Jewish Colony on Elephantine Island
Chapter Seventeen The Karaites of Lithuania
Chapter Eighteen Rashi on Lying in Bed
Chapter Nineteen Galileo Newton Biblical Cosmology and Chronology
Chapter Twenty Fundamentalism
Chapter TwentyOne Seven Proselyte Priests
Chapter TwentyTwo Our Babylonian Calendar
Chapter TwentyThree Our Babylonian New Years Days
Chapter TwentyFour Our Babylonian Week?
Chapter TwentyFive A Personal Passover
Chapter TwentySix Pomegranates
Chapter TwentySeven Covering the Head
Chapter TwentyEight Prayers for the Government
Chapter ThirtySix Corporal Punishment of Children in England and the USA
Chapter ThirtySeven Indias White and Black Jews
Chapter ThirtyEight Three Generations of the Lipmann Weiner Sonnenfels Family
Chapter ThirtyNine Doctors Religion and the Law
A Historical Analysis of Racism Nationalism Eugenics and Genocide
Chapter FortyOne The Experimental Psychology of Destructive Obedience and AntiSemitism
Chapter FortyTwo Genocidal Doctors
Chapter FortyThree Jethro Roger Williams and the Separation of Church and State
Chapter FortyFour Psalms and Hymns
Chapter FortyFive A Rejudaisation of Handels Messiah
Chapter FortySix Byrons Passovers and Isaac Nathans Melodies
Chapter FortySeven Kol Nidrei Max Bruch and His Hebrew Melodies of Byron and Nathan
Chapter FortyEight Handels Biblical Operas and Oratorios
Chapter FortyNine Jewish Art Was Almost Always Figurative
Chapter Fifty Mark Twain Concerning the Jews 1899
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