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  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexedby Donald McCallum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions in the Guide and explains them in terms of a modern... more...

  • Israelby Adolphe Lods

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 535.00

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Judaism in Contemporary Thoughtby Agata Bielik-Robson; Adam Lipszyc

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The central aim of this collection is to trace the presence of Jewish tradition in contemporary philosophy. This presence is, on the one hand, undeniable, manifesting itself in manifold allusions and influences ? on the other hand, difficult to define, rarely referring to openly revealed Judaic sources. Following the recent tradition of Lévinas... more...

  • Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarshipby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2014; US$ 64.99

    Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as... more...

  • Medizin und Ärzte im deutschen Judentum der Reformäraby Eberhard Wolff

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 46.03

    Ärzte und Medizin waren Brennpunkte des grundlegenden kulturellen Wandels, den die Juden in Deutschland in der Zeit der Haskala (der jüdischen Aufklärung) und der sich anschließenden Reformära bis ca. 1850 durchmachten. Eberhard Wolff arbeitet anhand von Detailstudien heraus, dass ein modernes, variables Verständnis vom Jüdischsein und eine differenziert... more...

  • A Bride for One Nightby Ruth Calderon; Ilana Kurshan

    JPS 2014; US$ 21.95

    Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters... more...

  • Aschkenas in Jerusalemby Christian Kraft

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 51.78

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der deutsch-jüdischen Emigration nach Palästina. Anhand von Synagogengemeinden und Bildungseinrichtungen, die von Einwanderern verschiedener religiöser Gruppierungen aufgebaut wurden, sollen Strategien aufgezeigt werden, mit deren Hilfe versucht wurde, das Erbe der deutsch-jüdischen religiösen Tradition im... more...

  • Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literatureby DR. S Mira Balberg

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis? new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self. Focusing on the Mishnah, a Palestinian legal codex compiled around the turn of the third century CE, Mira Balberg shows how the rabbis constructed the... more...

  • Roads to Utopiaby David Greenstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    As the greatest book of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar is a revered and much-studied work. Yet, surprisingly, scholarship on the Zohar has yet to pay attention to its most unique literary device?the presentation of its insights while its teachers walk on the road. In these pages, rabbi and scholar David Greenstein offers the first examination of... more...

  • History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Devorah Dimant

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 194.51

    In this volume Devorah Dimant assembles twenty-seven thoroughly updated and partly rewritten articles discussing various aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls that she published over the past three decades. An introductory essay written especially for this volume surveys the present state of research on the Scrolls. Dealing with major themes developed in... more...