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- The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 29.95
The legendary Akiva ben Yosef has fascinated Jews for centuries. One of and arguably the most important of the Tannaim, or early Jewish sages, Akiva lived during a crucial era in the development of Judaism as we know it today, and his theology played a major part in the development of Rabbinic Judaism. Reuven Hammer details Akiva?s life as it led... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This volume compiles 17 articles by the late Jewish scholar Günter Mayer (1936?2004) and his life-long collaborator, the Tübingen New Testament scholar Michael Tilly. Thematically wide-ranging in the fields of Hellenistic and Rabbinical Judaism, the papers explore biblical history, the socialization and education of children, ancient funerary... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
Rabbinic hermeneutics in ancient Judaism reflects this multifaceted world of the text and of reality, seen as a world of reference worth commentary. As a mirror, it includes this world but perhaps also falsifies reality, adapting it to one's own aims and necessities. This book explores the rabbinic concern with texts as the main area of... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 90.00
Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests examines the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian Zoroastrian Empire, as both a real historical force and an imaginary interlocutor, have on rabbinic identity and authority as expressed in the... more...
- The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 19.95
Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life?s biggest questions?questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners?that continue to be asked by every one of us today. Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
Martin Heidegger is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest philosopher, and his work stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews, who ultimately would have to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00
The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary... more...
- C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available
Eine unheimliche Stimmung grundiert diese Familiensaga, die mit Flüchtlingen beginnt und mit Verfolgten endet: Die Dichterin Dagmar Nick erzählt die wechselvolle Geschichte ihrer jüdischen Vorfahren in Hamburg, Berlin und Breslau vom 16. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Selten zuvor wurde so lebendig nachvollziehbar, was jüdisches Leben in Deutschland über... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This book, first published in 1925, aims to demonstrate the ultimate roots of the many religious ideas of the Hebrews in Canaanite thought. This book will be of interest to students of theology and religious studies. more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50
In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What?s Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical... more...