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  • Life of Josephusby S.N. Mason

    BRILL 2003; US$ 85.00

    Mason, a specialist on Josephus (he teaches classics and religious studies at York U. in Toronto, Canada), produced a magisterial translation of the historian's autobiography, first published by Brill in 2001. This paperback edition reprints the cloth original, in which the translation is accompanied by Mason's extensive commentary presented in the more...

  • The place of the law in the religion of ancient Israelby M. Weinfeld

    BRILL 2004; US$ 92.00

    Over a hundred years ago, Wellhausen attempted to prove that the Priestly legal sections of the Pentateuch reflect postexilic Judaism and must be considered a deviation from the prophetic religion preceding it. In this study, Weinfeld points out the fallacies in Wellhausen's thesis, making a case for the antiquity of the Priestly Code. Particular a more...

  • Links in the Chainby Naomi Pasachoff

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This volume profiles the lives of men and women who have shaped Jewish history, from the influential teachings of Hillel in ancient times to the leadership of Yitzhak Rabin in our time. Philosophers and poets, statesmen and scholars, religious organizers and Zionist leaders are among the people who made a lasting impact on Jewish practice, scholarship... more...

  • Scars of War, Wounds of Peaceby Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    An insightful and thorough account of the Arab-Israeli conflict ranges from the birth of Israel to the present day, told from firsthand knowledge of the major characters and events, written by a former high-ranking Israeli official. more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Jonathan Frankel

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Was the Holocaust a natural product of a long German history of Anti-Semitism? Or were the Nazi policies simply a wild mutation of history, not necessarily connected to the past? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? This latest volume in the acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series, edited by internationally known scholars at the Hebrew... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Ezra Mendelsohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Bringing together contributions from established scholars from multiple disciplines and countries, Volume XIX of Studies in Contemporary Jewry offers a comparative view of alliances between Jewish communities and the state. Together, the volume's contents show the price Jews paid for allying with unpopular regimes. The essays cover the American South,... more...

  • Holy War, Holy Peaceby Marc Gopin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail.The complete neglect of deeper... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Peter Y. Medding

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    This is the newest volume of the annual Studies In Contemporary Jewry series. It contains original essays on Jews and crime in fact, fantasy, and fiction; verbal and physical violence in Israeli politics; Jews as revolutionaires; armed resistance by Jews in Nazi Germany; ethical dilemmas within the Israeli Defense Forces; violence in Israeli society... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Ezra Mendelsohn

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    The Jews have been an urban people par excellence , and their influence on the urban landscape is unmistakable. Who can imagine modern Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, or New York, to name just a few examples, without their large, vibrant, and creative Jewish populations? Conversely, the urban experience has been a decisive factor in modern Jewish history.This... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Eli Lederhendler

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Bringing together contributions from established scholars as well as promising younger academics, the seventeenth volume of this established series offers a broad-ranging view of why Judaism, a religion whose observance is more honored in the breach in most western Jewish communities, has garnered attention, authority, and controversy in the late twentieth... more...