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  • 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...

  • Abraham Joshua Heschelby Shai Held

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Religion or Halakhaby Dov Schwartz; Batya Stein

    BRILL 2007; US$ 169.00

    Joseph B Soloveitchik's philosophy plays a significant role in twentieth century Jewish thought. This book focuses on the first stages of Soloveitchik's philosophy, through a systematic and detailed discussion of his essay 'Halakhic Man'. more...

  • The Gaon of Vilnaby Immanuel Etkes

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 63.00

    A legendary figure in his own lifetime, Rabbi Eliahu ben Shlomo Zalman (1720-1797) was known as the "Gaon of Vilna." He was the acknowledged master of Talmudic studies in the vibrant intellectual center of Vilna, revered throughout Eastern Europe for his learning and his ability to traverse with ease seemingly opposed domains of thought and activity.... more...

  • Burnt Booksby Rodger Kamenetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. And for many years he has taught a course in Prague on Franz Kafka. The more he thought about their lives and writings, the more aware he became of unexpected... more...

  • Orthodox Judaism in Americaby Marc Raphael; Moshe Sherman

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 125.00

    Featuring some of the major rabbinic and lay personalitites who have shaped Judaism in America, this volume focuses on Orthodox Judaism. more...

  • Conservative Judaism in Americaby Pamela Nadell; Marc Raphael

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 125.00

    Pamela Nadell's biographical dictionary and sourcebook is a landmark contribution to American, Jewish, and religious history. For the first time, a great American Jewish religious movement is portrayed with amplitude, authority, and personality. In the most revolutionary era in two millenia of Jewish history, this surely is an important volumn.... more...

  • Tormented Masterby Arthur E. Green

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    “If Hasidism begins in the life-enhancing spirituality of the Baal Shem Tov, it concludes in the tortuous, elitist and utterly fascinating career of Nahman of Bratslav (1722–1810) whose biography and teaching Arthur Green has set forth in his comprehensive, moving, and subtle study, Tormented Master.            ... more...

  • The Choosingby Andrea Myers

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

     In The Choosing, Andrea Myers fuses heartwarming anecdotes with rabbinic insights and humor to describe what it means to survive and flourish on your own terms. Portioned around the cycle of the Jewish year, with stories connected to each of the holidays, Myers draws on her unique path to the rabbinate-leaving behind her Christian upbringing,... more...

  • Open Secretby Elliot R. Wolfson

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was the seventh and seemingly last Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by conflicting tendencies, Schneerson was a radical messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political agenda, a reclusive contemplative who built a hasidic sect into an international movement, and a man dedicated to the exposition... more...