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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) was commented on since the Middle Ages until modern times, although most of the medieval texts have not been edited. The present study is the first comparative analysis of medieval piyyut commentary from Ashkenaz, including a full description of the genre, taxonomy of commentary elements and techniques and sample editions... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.00
Written in the nineteenth century, rediscovered in the twenty-first, timeless in its wisdom and beauty, Hours of Devotion by Fanny Neuda, (the daughter of a Moravian rabbi), was the first full-length book of Jewish prayers written by a woman for women. In her moving introduction to this volume--the first edition of Neuda?s prayer book to appear in... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Bringing the family together every Friday night for the Shabbat meal has helped many families connect with each other, even as children grow into their teens and beyond. Having experienced the joys of Shabbat and witnessed how it has brought her family together, Meredith L. Jacobs now brings us THE MODERN MOM'S GUIDE TO SHABBAT. Written in conversational... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95
Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced, but the principals continue to gather in her rustic Cape Cod home to participate in a seder that Piercy takes joy in tweaking each spring to make it more meaningful. In this... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00
In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of Jewish spirituality, both in the Land... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 130.00
This book deals with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, real and metaphorical. Concentrating on the meaning or significance of blood in Judaism, the book moves this highly controversial subject away from its traditional focus, exploring how Jews themselves engage with blood and its role in Jewish identity, ritual and culture. ... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00
The book examines the history of the genesis of those texts in the Old Testament where ?The Ark of the Covenant? occurs. In these texts, fewer sources have turned out to be historically reliable than was hitherto assumed. It can be assumed that the Ark never stood in King Solomon?s Temple. Rather, the majority of the texts bear witness to the struggle... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00
Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the rabbi known as ?The Rav? by his followers worldwide, was a leading authority on the meaning of Jewish law and prominent force in building bridges between traditional Orthodox Judaism and the modern world. In THE LONELY MAN OF FAITH, a soaring, eloquent essay first published in Tradition magazine in 1965, Soloveitchik investigates... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile." -- The New York Times Book Review Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death."... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00
Presents an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephus' own views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. This book sheds light on his historiographic method and his theology. It indicates the significance of Josephus' use of terminology derived from the Graeco-Roman world. more...