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  • Moses Maimonidesby Herbert Davidson

    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...

  • American Rabbiby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00

    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... 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...

  • Jüdische Existenz in der Moderneby Christian Wiese; Walter Homolka; Thomas Brechenmacher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    In this book, internationally renowned historians reconstruct the biography and intellectual development of the rabbi and historian Abraham Geiger (1810?1874). The focus is on Geiger?s intellectual defense of Judaism?s right to exist, his efforts for a modernizing reform of the Jewish communities as well as his interpretation of the relationship of... more...

  • Judentum für Christenby Sina Rauschenbach

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    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 first time in... more...

  • 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...

  • Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History (Seidler)by Meir Seidler

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book ranges... 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...

  • 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...

  • My Life in Jewish Renewalby Zalman Schachter-Shalomi; Edward Hoffman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 33.99

    A powerful memoir chronicling the life of one of America?s most celebrated rabbis?from his youth in the shadows of the Nazis through the tumultuous 1960?s in America to his position as a renowned religious leader today. Reflecting Reb Zalman?s warm, endearing personality, this book brings together his dynamic life story for the first time. more...