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  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer and the Creation of a Modern Jewish Orthodoxyby David Ellenson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    The story of modern Orthodox Judaism is usually told only from the perspective of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. Ellenson’s work, a thorough examination of the life and work of one of Hirsch’s contemporaries, Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer, reveals another important contributor to the creation of a modern Jewish Orthodoxy during the late 1800s.... 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...

  • Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, Correspondence 1945-1982by Guy Stroumsa

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    The long and rich correspondence between the two leading historians of religions Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) and Morton Smith (1915-1991) provides important insights on their world and approach. In particular, it sheds new light upon Smith's discovery of Clement of Alexandria's letter on the Secret Gospel of Mark. more...

  • Seeing with Both Eyesby Leonard Levin

    BRILL 2008; US$ 170.00

    This intellectual biography of Rabbi Ephraim Luntshitz and his contemporaries (Isserles, Maharal, etc.) provides an in-depth study of the philosophical interests of the major thinkers of the Polish-Jewish Renaissance in the context of the European Renaissance and Reformation. more...