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  • 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 Historyby 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...

  • Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchikby Aharon Ziegler

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 37.99

    Rabbi Aharon Ziegler , spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Achim of Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York for the past thirty-five years, is a retired librarian for the New York City Board of Education. A Student of the Rav for many years, Rabbi Ziegler does extensive lecturing and writing on the halakhic positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. 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...

  • 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. like Hirsch,... 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 America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebookby Marc Raphael; Moshe Sherman

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 138.00

    The last in a series of three volumes edited by Marc Lee Raphael surveying some of the major rabbinic and lay personalities who have shaped Judaism in America for the past two centuries, this work focuses on Orthodox Judaism. Along with a basic description of the achievements of some of the most notable leaders, a bibliography of their writings and... more...

  • Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebookby Pamela Nadell; Marc Raphael

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 138.00

    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...