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  • Abba Hillel Silver and American Zionismby Mark A. Raider; Jonathan D. Sarna; Ronald W. Zweig

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    The essays collected here investigate Rabbi Silver's Zionist political leadership, his impact on American Judaism, ideological orientation and relations with the leaders of the Palestine Jewish community, World Zionist Organization and the Jewish State. more...

  • Abraham Joshua Heschelby Shai Held

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai... more...

  • Akivaby Reuven Hammer

    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...

  • The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplanby Emanuel Goldsmith; Mel Scult; Robert Seltzer

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 46.75

    Mordecai M. Kaplan, a pioneering figure in the reinterpretation and redefinition of Judaism in the 20th century, embraced religious liberalism, naturalism, and empiricism, and gave expression to a unique American attitude in philosophy and theology. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment of Kaplan since his death in 1983 . . . illustrates... more...

  • American Rabbiby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 50.00

    American Rabbi provides a comprehensive and insightful assessment of Rabbi Jacob Agus' standing as a notable Jewish thinker. The volume brings together original writings by a range of distinguished contributors to consider the main aspects of Agus' life and work in detail and to flesh out the broad and repercussive themes of his corpus. Taken as... more...

  • The Charismatic Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschelby S. Daniel Daniel Breslauer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This is a reflection on the teachings of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a teacher to an entire generation of rabbis. Breslauer looks at Heschel as an “ethical scholar,” a teacher of both Jewish and non-Jewish traditions, and a Jewish Kabbalah mystic. The book addresses Heschel’s concern that a spiritual crisis existed for all religions. In... 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...

  • Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchikby Aharon Ziegler

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 37.99

    In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik , insights into Jewish law from the preeminent figure of twentieth-century modern Orthodoxy are presented in a clear and concise manner. Commonly known as "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, has stimulated and influenced the intellectual mind and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands... more...

  • Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchikby Aharon Ziegler

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2001; US$ 43.99

    Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), commonly known as "the Rav," has stimulated and influenced the intellectual minds and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of his students both in the United States and across the globe. With his death, a void was left in the modern intellectual Orthodox community. Although efforts have been made to transmit... more...

  • Judentum für Christenby Sina Rauschenbach

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) was one of the most important Rabbis of the Early ModernAge in Europe. He became known primarily through his leading role in negotiating the readmission of the Jews to England. The England negotiations, however, were only the final chapter of a life-long program, which is fully examined in detail for the... more...