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  • Mysticism and Sacred Scriptureby Steven T. Katz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 124.99

    This is the fourth volume in an influential series that presents a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each provides a collection of solicited papers by noted experts in the study of religion. This new volume will explore how the great mystics and mystical traditions use, interpret, and reconstruct the sacred scriptures of their traditions. more...

  • The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theologyby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    The theological problems facing those trying to respond to the Holocaust remain monumental. Both Jewish and Christian post-Auschwitz religious thought must grapple with profound questions, from how God allowed it to happen to the nature of evil. The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology brings together a distinguished international array of senior... more...

  • The Shtetlby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls—Jewish settlements—in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly peasant neighbors in religion, occupation, language, and culture. The shtetls were different in important respects from previous types of Jewish... more...

  • Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionismby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 89.00

    "[Of] the 12 well-crafted essays in this volume...the most useful are those dealing with the Holocaust.". — Choice. "Especially recommended for college-level students of Jewish history and culture.". — The Bookwatch. This is a critical exploration of the most repercussive topics in modern Jewish history and thought. A sequel... more...

  • The Essential Agusby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00

    Rabbi Jacob Agus' (1911-1986) intellectual production spanned nearly a half century and covered an enormous historical and conceptual range, from the biblical to the modern era. Best known as an important Jewish scholar, he also held important rabbinic, teaching, and public positions. Although born and raised within an orthodox setting, Agus was... more...

  • American Rabbiby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00

    American Rabbi provides a comprehensive and insightful assessment of Rabbi Jacob Agus' standing as a notable Jewish thinker. The volume brings together original writings by a range of distinguished contributors to consider the main aspects of Agus' life and work in detail and to flesh out the broad and repercussive themes of his corpus. Taken... more...

  • Why Is America Different?by Steven T. Katz

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 43.99

    This book brings together a distinguished group of expert scholars from the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University on the main areas of American Jewish life, from colonial Jewish experience to images of Jews in contemporary films. This volume represents the fruit of this collective reflection and interrogation. more...

  • Continuity and Changeby Steven T. Katz; Steven Bayme

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 45.99

    This collection of essays was created as a tribute to Dr. Irving Greenberg, a truly major figure in the American Jewish community for the past forty years. The authors who have contributed to this volume are a testimony to Dr. Greenberg's repercussive presence and theological contribution. more...

  • The Paranoid Apocalypseby Richard Landes; Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 69.00

    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, first published in Russia around 1905, claimed to be the captured secret protocols from the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 describing a plan by the Jewish people to achieve global domination. While the document has been proven to be fake, much of it plagiarized from satirical anti-Semitic texts, the damage... more...

  • Elie Wieselby Steven T. Katz; Alan Rosen

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and experience. In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating... more...