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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jewish Wisdom for Daily Lifeby Miriam Chaikin; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadyby Immanuel Etkes; Jeffrey M. Green

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism 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...