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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99
The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular need_religion, nationalism, ethnicity_drove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their... more...
- F+W Media 2005; US$ 14.95
From the Penteteuch and Nevi'im to the Ketuvim and the oral Torah, this straightforward reference walks you through God's instructions to His people and explains how these teachings are incorporated into Jewish life. The Everything Torah Book presents the tenets of the Jewish faith in an easy-to-understand reference. Fascinating insights into the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom. The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible?s narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential Zohar , the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg decodes its teachings on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 32.95
Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 137.04
Hauptbeschreibung Der Sefer Shimmush Tehillim (das "Buch vom magischen Gebrauch der Psalmen") ist ein im Judentum teilweise bis heute populäres Handbuch, in dem den biblischen Psalmen magische Verwendungen zugeordnet werden. Die Anfänge seiner Redaktion reichen bis in die Spätantike und in den ägyptisch-palästinischen Raum zurück. Die ältesten... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99
Stories of rape, murder, adultery, and conquest raise crucial ethical issues in the Hebrew Bible, and their interpretation guides many societies in forming their religious and moral convictions. From the sacrifice of Isaac to the adultery of David, narratives of sin engender vivid analysis and debate, powering the myths that form the basis of the... more...