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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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... more...

  • Moses Maimonidesby Herbert Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 30.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Rabbi Mosesby Jacob Neusner

    UPA 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...

  • Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual Historyby Meir Seidler

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Religion or Halakhaby Dov Schwartz

    BRILL 2007; US$ 169.00

    This book focuses on the first stages of Soloveitchik?s philosophy, through a systematic and detailed discussion of his essay Halakhic Man. Schwartz successfully exposes hidden layers in Halakhic Man, which may not be immediately evident. more...

  • The Beshtby Immanuel Etkes

    Brandeis University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Now available in English, a provocative new biography of the founder of Hasidism 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Maimonidesby Kenneth Seeskin

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Discusses the problems Maimonides encountered, showing the depth and breadth of his philosophical thought. 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...