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- De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00
These contributions by prominent editors inquire centrally into the relation between philology and philosophy, more specifically the possibility of an inner bond uniting them, of a philological form of knowledge and truth, in short of a philosophy of philology. Alongside studies on the theoretical, methodological and hermeneutic aspects of editing,... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 27.98
Professor Leslie Baruch Brent (in der wissenschaftlichen Welt als Leslie Brent bekannt) ist spät im Jahr 1938 in dem ersten der zahlreichen Kindertransporte nach England gekommen. Seine deutsch-jüdische Familie gehörte zu den vielen Millionen Menschen, die von den Nationalsozialisten ermordet wurden. 1943, im zarten Alter von achtzehn Jahren, hat er... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 101.95
A thorough and accessible introduction to Maimonides, arguably one of the most important Jewish philosophers of all time. This work incorporates material from Maimonides’ philosophical, legal, and medical works, providing a synoptic picture of Maimonides’ philosophical range. Maimonides was, and remains, one of the most influential and... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1976; US$ 94.99
In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov is the first complete English translation of the tales surrounding the Besht, a rabbi and kabbalistic practitioner whose teachings bolstered the growing Hasidic movement in the eighteenth century. An important source on the life, philosophy, and mystical works of the Besht, In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov also... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism. Growing up in the turbulent civil rights era... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2002; US$ 37.99
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach was one of the most original and inspired Jewish personalities of the twentieth century. In this incredible volume, Yitta Halberstam Mandelbaum, a devoted student of Reb Shlomo, gathers dozens of stories about this charismatic, loving Jewish leader. The episodes retold here by Reb Shlomo's followers and admirers underscore his... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99
Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a radical, rejecting such fundamental Jewish beliefs as the concept of the chosen people and a supernatural God. Although he valued the Jewish community and was a... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00
This book is an in-depth study of the function of music in religious experience according to Rabbi Na?man of Bratzlav. It provides new insights on his unique doctrine of the Good Points, which represent the core of loving kindness and holiness in the human soul, and the musical context in which they become both a means and a metaphor for spiritual... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95
"A number of times over the years I have mentioned to Rabbi Steinsaltz that in his lectures, interviews, and writings, there are always such wonderful 'gems' embedded within the transcripts and essays, and I find myself repeating these 'gems' to people. 'Perhaps not gems,' he responds. 'Maybe pebbles.'"—From the Introduction Internationally... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 27.99
Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his many writings in exhaustive... more...