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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99
This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women?s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection. The contemporary debate regarding women?s Torah... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00
This book originates from a series of conferences held by the Nordic Qumran Network, established 2003. The volume includes some of the best contributions presented at the four symposia held in Helsinki 2003, Oslo 2004, Jerusalem 2005, and Copenhagen 2006. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00
Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a fresh homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 178.00
This volume sheds new light on Maimonidesa (TM) work in medicine, Jewish law, and liturgy, and on how his philosophy was read, misread, and creatively reinvented in a wide range of contexts from the 13th century to the present. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 82.00
In this book Jacob Neusner analyzes the text of Sifra, a commentary on the book of Leviticus, arguing that Sifra should be understood as successfully relating the Mishnah, the authoritative writing down of the Oral Torah, to Jewish Scripture, or the written Torah. Neusner shows how Sifra's authors adopted a mediating position between the written Torah... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00
This volume presents the discovery of several hundred new Hebrew and Aramaic manuscript fragments in Germany. It is a collection of conference papers that discuss the historical, paleographical, and cultural significance of these fragments. It is the first in a series of studies of similar findings in Europe. more...
Medical Synonym Lists from Medieval Provence: Shem Tov ben Isaac of Tortosa: Sefer ha - Shimmush. Book 29BRILL 2011; US$ 237.00
This critical edition and lexicological analysis of the first of the two glossaries of Book 29 of Shem Tov ben Isaac's Sefer ha-Shimmush contains more than 700 entries and offfers an extensive overview of the formation of medieval medical terminology in the romance (Old Occitan and in part Old Catalan) and Hebrew languages, as well as within the Arabic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99
Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel,... more...