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- NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00
In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
When Harold Kushner?s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life?s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
At this point of the scholarly debate on the nature of Second Temple pseudepigraphy, one may ask why another look at the problem is needed. This book is not the definitive answer to that problem but it proposes different paths - or better still, a two-fold path: on one hand to understand Second Temple pseudepigraphy as a mystical experience and on... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
This book provides a complex, insightful portrait of intermarried couples and the new forms of American Judaism that they are constructing. It tells the stories of intermarried couples, the rabbis and other Jewish educators who work with them, and the conflicting public conversations about intermarriage among American Jews. Ethnography is used to... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology. In opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order, the essays in this volume propose a new and richly detailed... more...
- eReads 1999; US$ 9.99
Explore new ways of prayer and storytelling through Torah In Motion . JoAnne Tucker and Susan Freeman, both experienced in dance and Judaic studies, tell the famous stories of the Torah through modern dance. In this book they explain how they use dance to interpret Torah, and creative ideas to consider when doing so. Dance Midrash offers a new and... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 4.99
The aim of this book is to present some of the leading conceptions of the religion familiar since the Christian Era under the name Judaism. This is a great first book for those wanting to understand the background and basic belief's of Judaism. more...