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  • 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...

  • Judaic Technologies of the Wordby Gabriel Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Judaic Technologies of the Word argues that Judaism does not exist in an abstract space of reflection. Rather, it exists both in artifacts of the material world - such as texts - and in the bodies, brains, hearts, and minds of individual people. More than this, Judaic bodies and texts, both oral and written, connect and feed back on one another. Judaic... more...

  • Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exileby Eugene Sheppard

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    A probing study that demystifies the common portrayal of Leo Strauss as the inspiration for American neo-conservativism by tracing his philosophy to its German Jewish roots. more...

  • We the Peopleby Tommy Givens

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    We the People explores John Howard Yoder?s account of peoplehood. This revision articulates the theopolitical stakes in relation to the modern nation-state?s claims to peoplehood and the observable effects of its exegetical and historical moorings in self-assertion as the new and purified Israel. Tommy Givens then undertakes a critical engagement... more...