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  • 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...

  • Moses Maimonidesby Herbert Davidson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99

    This magisterial biography provides a comprehensive guide to Maimonides' life and works. 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, coming... more...

  • Open Secretby Elliot R. Wolfson

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was the seventh and seemingly last Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by conflicting tendencies, Schneerson was a radical messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political agenda, a reclusive contemplative who built a hasidic sect into an international movement, and a man dedicated to the exposition... 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 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$ 252.00

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