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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
In Yearnings of the Soul , Jonathan Garb uncovers a crucial thread in the story of modern Kabbalah and modern mysticism more generally: psychology. Returning psychology to its roots as an attempt to understand the soul, he traces the manifold interactions between psychology and spirituality that have arisen over five centuries of Kabbalistic writing,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
A fascinating and eclectic collection of twenty-two essays, Essays in Jewish Thought examines and explores divers topics of Jewish thought and history. From Judaism?s view of ancient Rome at its imperial apogee and the Dead Sea Scrolls to Jewish thought in Europe?s revolutions of 1848 and Franz Kafka, the collection offers a rich compendium of... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...