Хазары: миф и история
This article decides the questions on the etymologisation of the specific personal names, titles, ethnic and place names were found in the manuscripts written in Hebrew and relating to the Khazar Kaganate. So, we can see the new conception on the presence of many borrowings of Caucasian origin in the medieval Khazar-Jewish written sources.
This article deals with the phenomenon of the appeal of unorthodox Jewish thinkers to the traditional mystical teachings of Judaism. The author explores what mystical concepts and principles were used by Martin Buber and Mordecai Kaplan, from which sources they were taken and what were the new meanings that these elements of Jewish mystics gained in new contexts. The research helps refine and clarify the historico-philosophical concept of modern Jewish thought.
Based on extensive collection of interviews with Soviet, mostly - Ukrainian, - Jews born before the World War II, the essay examines the problem of religious observance and attitudes to it before and after the war concentrating on the circumcision, the first rite of passage, primal in Judaism and exceedingly dangerous during the Holocaust.
Monograph devoted to three significant aspects of the history of the Khazar khaganate, intensively researched in modern historiography: notions of geography Khazaria according to Eastern authors (including the problem of the location of the capital of the Khanate Itil’); the latest data on fortress architectire, using local traditions of raw brickwork and Byzantine engineering practices (including the use of burnt brick); the most intriguing problem of Judaisation of Khazar and the emerging problem of correlation of different denominations (paganism, Christianity, Islam) within the khaganate.
The article concerns the problems of “categorical interpretation” of matrimonial images of the Old Testament by Philo of Alexandria. The author proposes that Philo perceived female images as objectivated aspects of corresponding types of mind (represented by male images), draws parallels between this concept and the dialectic of emanation in Platonism, and proposes some analogies with Gnostic teaching about syzygies.
The study is devoted to the conception of "Sophia" in the culture of late antiquity - the problem and notional field, on which the Hellenistic philosophers, Gnostics, Christian and Jewish thinkers posed and solved the questions on the ontological basis of the universe and human person, on the relations of the immanent and the absolute.
The book is adressed to historians of philosophy and religion, to students of philosophical and historical faculties, and to wide circle of readers.
The сhapter of the collective monograph gives a sketch of quasi-monotheistic and genotheistic tendencies in the Egyptian religion of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. and problems of interrelations between these trends and the genesis of Hebrew monotheism