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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 1890; US$ 238.00

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  • 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...

  • Open Secretby Elliot R. Wolfson

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...