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- BRILL 2007; US$ 173.00
As the comprehensive study on the concept of ritual purity in the Dead Sea Scrolls since the publication of the legal material from Qumran, this book offers an examination of the purity material from Qumran through a diachronic lens. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95
Kosher? That means the rabbi blessed it, right? Not exactly. In this captivating account of a Bible-based practice that has grown into a multibillions-dollar industry, journalist Sue Fishkoff travels throughout America and to Shanghai, China, to find out who eats kosher food, who produces it, who is responsible for its certification, and how this fascinating... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 52.85
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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99
"Traditional Judaism injects sanctification into the ordinary habits of everyday life.Keeping kosher helps us pause and think about what we eat, and how we eat it, and elevates the act of eating." What does it mean to keep kosher? Many may be familiar with the basics: no bacon, no shrimp, no cheeseburgers. But the Jewish dietary laws go deeper... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95
American or Middle Eastern, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, insular or immersed in modern life?however diverse their situations or circumstances, Jews draw on common traditions and texts when they mark life's momentous events and rites of passage. The interplay of past and present, of individual practice and collective identity, emerges as a central fact of... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95
Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and Jewishness in Jewish thought. With a lively command of a wide range of Jewish sources?from the Bible and the Talmud to the legal and philosophical writings of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish , she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the... more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00
The Definitive, Completely Up-to-Date Guide to Planning a Jewish Wedding Since its original publication in 1986, The New Jewish Wedding has become required reading, assigned to engaged couples by Conservative, Reform, and Reconstruc-tionist rabbis alike. In this new revision, Anita Diamant, one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 25.00
In Mazel Tov , celebrity journalist Jill Rappaport and photographer Linda Solomon offer an intimate glimpse of the bar or bat mitzvahs of some of the most talented people in entertainment, politics and business. This remarkable book brings together stories and never-before-seen family photos of a variety of public figures, as they look back on their... more...