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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00
This volume discusses various conceptions of family and kinship in the context of deuterocanonical literature. After analyzing the topic family in a narrow sense of the term, the articles investigate general ideas of morality, respect, or love and take a critical look at representations of gender, power, and social norms in Judaism and Early Christianity. 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...
- 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...
- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever. This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through... more...
- Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 19.95
Sacred Texts, Modern Questions: Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens is a resource designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting. This five unit collection of lessons explores sacred texts of the past and the questions that shape our present. It makes connections between instances of moral courage in Pharaoh's Egypt,... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
The Old Testament is integrally bound to the history and culture of Ancient Israeland the Ancient Middle East. This collection of essays primarily employs approaches from the fields of literary history andarcheology. It makes an important contribution to cultural and religious historical aspects of kingship and prophecy. It also casts a new light on... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00
This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud comprises the fourth and fifth tractates of the Second Order. Pesahim introduces the prescriptions regarding Passover; Yoma covers regulations related to Yom Kippur, especially the role of the Kohen Gadol and the order of services. The tractates are vocalized by the rules of Rabbinic Hebrew with an English translation.... more...
- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 54.99
Melvin traces the emergence and development of the motif of angelic interpretation of visions from late prophetic literature (Ezekiel 40?48; Zechariah 1?6) into early apocalyptic literature (1 Enoch 17?36; 72?82; Daniel 7?8). Examining how the historical and socio-political context of exilic and post-exilic Judaism and the broader religious and cultural... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00
The impact of earlier works to the literature of early Judaism is an intensively researched topic in contemporary scholarship. This volume is based on an international conference held at the Sapientia College of Theology in Budapest, May 18?21, 2010. The contributors explore scriptural authority in early Jewish literature and the writings of nascent... more...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95
A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex. Journalist Matti Friedman?s true-life detective story traces how this precious... more...