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- NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00
Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual,... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 125.53
Hauptbeschreibung One of the intriguing questions in the study of the period of the re-formation of Judaism after the destruction of the Second Temple is the identity of a group which appears in hundreds of Talmudic sources from those days - the minim. . It is clear that most of these sources reflect different facets of the polemic between Judaism... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 160.08
Hauptbeschreibung Die Gestalt des antiken jüdischen Historikers Flavius Josephus erschließt sich am homogensten von seiner Priesterschaft und von seinem Priesterverständnis her, nicht aber durch seine Zuordnung zu einer der politisch-religiösen Parteien. Die Hohenpriester sind wesentliche Protagonisten der Geschichtsschreibung des Josephus. Er selbst... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 56.43
Hauptbeschreibung Through a detailed evaluation of treatments of circumcision in the primary authors of the second century BCE to the first century CE, Nina E. Livesey demonstrates that there is no common or universally recognized meaning for the Jewish rite of circumcision. The meaning of circumcision is contingent upon its literary context. The... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 102.49
Hauptbeschreibung Flavius Josephus gilt als einer der wichtigsten Zeugen für Praxis und Deutung der jüdischen Feste in der Zeit vor 70 n.Chr. Jedoch stand bisher eine Untersuchung aus, die die entsprechenden Belegstellen in ihrem literarischen Kontext wahrnimmt. Birke Siggelkow-Berner greift den Befund auf, dass die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events? Long considered a classic, The... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 79.46
Hauptbeschreibung In this volume, Timothy Wardle examines the central importance of the Jerusalem Temple during the Second Temple period and the motivating factors which led to the construction of several rival Jewish temples to that in Jerusalem: namely, the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the "temple of men"... more...
- Parallax Press 2012; US$ 6.99
A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1994; US$ 49.99
Conversion to Judaism provides information, advice, and support for individuals contemplating conversion to Judaism, as well as those who have converted and the families affected by this decision. With sensitivity and compassion, Lawrence J. Epstein offers an informative volume that warmly welcomes the newcomer to Judaism. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95
When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their... more...