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  • 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 Beshtby Immanuel Etkes

    Brandeis University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

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

  • Von Akiba's Tod bis zum Abschluß der Mischnaby Wilhelm Bacher

    De Gruyter 1890; US$ 238.00

    Von Akiba's Tod bis zum Abschluß der Mischna more...

  • Jewish Wisdom for Daily Lifeby Gabriel Lisowski; Gabriel Lisowski

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Rabbi Menahem Mendl was a Hassidic master renowned for his wisdom throughout Europe. The spiritual leader of the Jews in a small stetl called Kotzk in a corner of Poland, he was nevertheless so famous that he was he was referred to far and wide as the Kotzker. His wise sayings?about human nature, how to live, and the world of the spirit?were repeated... 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...

  • The Quiet Voicesby Mark K. Bauman; Berkley Kalin

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.50

    These wide-ranging essays reveal the various roles played by southern rabbis in the struggle for black civil rights since Reconstruction The study of black-Jewish relations has become a hotbed of controversy, especially with regard to the role played by Jewish leaders during the Civil Rights movement. Did these leaders play a pivotal role, or... 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...

  • Rabbi Max Hellerby Barbara S. Malone

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This biography of a pioneering Zionist and leader of American Reform Judaism adds significantly to our understanding of American and southern Jewish history. Max Heller was a man of both passionate conviction and inner contradiction. He sought to be at the center of current affairs, not as a spokesperson of centrist opinion, but as an agitator... more...

  • Philosophy in a Time of Crisisby Seymour Feldman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The expulsion from Spain did not only result in the destruction and dispersion of Spanish Jewry but led to a crisis in Jewish faith. Don Isaac Abravanel provided a systematic treatment of the main philosophical and theological beliefs of Judaism in an attempt to resolve the inner doubts of his co-religionists. In their Italian exile his son Judah too... more...