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  • 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...

  • Rabbi Mosesby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 28.99

    This book is an exercise in the systematic recourse to anachronism as a theological-exegetical mode of apologetics. Jacob Neusner surveys the presentation of the prophets by the rabbis, beginning with Moses. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...