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  • The Jewish Woman Next Doorby Debby Flancbaum

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays?some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities?all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees... more...

  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich ? prägende Jahreby Hartmut Bomhoff

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The historian and religious scholar Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007) was among the most influential minds in the post-Shoah German-speaking Jewish world. In 1943, with the help of Christian friends, he escaped from Berlin to Switzerland, where as a student, he became a spokesman in Jewish-Christian dialogue. Hartmut Bomhoff narrates how... more...

  • Mirage of the Saracenby Walter D. Ward

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century C.E. Walter D. Ward examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and... more...

  • Hasidism Incarnateby Shaul Magid

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Hasidism Incarnate contends that much of modern Judaism in the West developed in reaction to Christianity and in defense of Judaism as a unique tradition. Ironically enough, this occurred even as modern Judaism increasingly dovetailed with Christianity with regard to its ethos, aesthetics, and attitude toward ritual and faith. Shaul Magid argues... more...

  • Sectarianism in Early Judaismby David J. Chalcraft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    'Sectarianism in Early Judaism' applies recent developments in sociological analysis to sect formation and development in early Judaism. The essays examine sectarianism in a wide range of different forms: the many layers of redaction in religious texts; the development arcs of sectarian groups; the role of sectarianism across Jewish history as well... more...

  • Gender in Judaism and Islamby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet; Beth S. Wenger

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Jewish and Islamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged from ancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts and traditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups have recently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well as growing feminist movements that challenge... more...

  • Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadyby Immanuel Etkes; Jeffrey M. Green

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism more...

  • Jewish Rhetoricsby Michael Bernard-Donals; Janice W. Fernheimer

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day more...

  • Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaismby Michael L. Morgan; Steven Weitzman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings... more...

  • Scripture and Interpretationby Ariel Feldman; Liora Goldman; Devorah Dimant

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are texts which rewrite the Hebrew Bible. They differ from the literary products of the Qumran ascetic community by missing the sectarian particular style and terminology. These rewritten Bible texts may therefore shed light on the origins and sources of this community. Most of the scholarly attention has... more...