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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
In this book, internationally renowned historians reconstruct the biography and intellectual development of the rabbi and historian Abraham Geiger (1810?1874). The focus is on Geiger?s intellectual defense of Judaism?s right to exist, his efforts for a modernizing reform of the Jewish communities as well as his interpretation of the relationship of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95
Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers is a panoramic survey of over 2,000 years of Jewish thought, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Now in its second edition, this essential reference guide contains new introductions to the lives and works of such thinkers as: Hannah Arendt, Immanuel Levinas, Judith Plaskow, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin.Also including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
The expulsion from Spain did not only result in the destruction and dispersion of Spanish Jewry but led to a crisis in Jewish faith. Don Isaac Abravanel provided a systematic treatment of the main philosophical and theological beliefs of Judaism in an attempt to resolve the inner doubts of his co-religionists. In their Italian exile his son Judah too... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book ranges... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95
The essays collected here investigate Rabbi Silver's Zionist political leadership, his impact on American Judaism, ideological orientation and relations with the leaders of the Palestine Jewish community, World Zionist Organization and the Jewish State. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) was one of the most important Rabbis of the Early ModernAge in Europe. He became known primarily through his leading role in negotiating the readmission of the Jews to England. The England negotiations, however, were only the final chapter of a life-long program, which is fully examined in detail for the first time in... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 93.67
Hauptbeschreibung Das Judentum blickt in seiner Geschichte auf eine lange Reihe politischer, sozialer, kultureller und religiöser Krisen zurück, die durch äußere Bedrohungen hervorgerufen wurden. Erfahrungen wie das Babylonische Exil, die sogenannten hellenistischen Religionsreformen, der erste und zweite jüdische Krieg, die Inquisition und die Shoa... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95
This is a reflection on the teachings of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a teacher to an entire generation of rabbis. Breslauer looks at Heschel as an ethical scholar, a teacher of both Jewish and non-Jewish traditions, and a Jewish Kabbalah mystic. The book addresses Heschels concern that a spiritual crisis existed for all religions. In... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808?1888) was one of those personalities without whom any presentation of the development of German Jewry would remain fragmentary. His name is inseparable with that of the secession movement, a new organizational form which severed all ties to the Jewish ?Main Community? (Großgemeinde). Hirsch was so eloquent in expressing... more...