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- BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00
Departing from scholarship dedicated to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this book explores images of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and related groups. more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 84.99
The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 31.82
In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. While each tradition springs from its own unique set of cultural references, what ties them together is that they all celebrate... more...
- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 51.99
This book includes didactic essays discussing the Bible, theology, liturgy, social responsibility, and the arts. Each chapter examines a problem that had perplexed Baron, and for which he now provides a detailed evidence-based review together with sources. Baron attempts to assess the relevance of each topic for the twenty-first century. more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
This book presents a synthetic history of the family--the most basic building block of medieval Jewish communities--in Germany and northern France during the High Middle Ages. Concentrating on the special roles of mothers and children, it also advances recent efforts to write a comparative Jewish-Christian social history. Elisheva Baumgarten draws... 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...
- Kabbalah Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
Four years before the current ?Secret? phenomenon, acclaimed Kabbalist Michael Berg shared the amazing truths from the world's oldest spiritual tradition in his own book, The Secret. Now in paperback, this book reveals the essence of life in its most concise and powerful form. Using stories and insights from the greatest scholars of Kabbalah, Berg,... 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...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95
Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity?as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same literary, cultural, and religious origins, on the question of blood the two religions have followed quite different trajectories. For instance, while Judaism... more...