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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Philosophy in a Time of Crisisby Seymour Feldman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Don Isaac Abravanel was one of the main leaders of medieval Spanish Jewry. This work presents a systematic exposition of Abravanel's defence of Judaism, analyzing and evaluating his views on the basic issues of medieval philosophy and theology. 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...

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

    De Gruyter 1890; US$ 210.00

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

  • Fifty Key Jewish Thinkersby Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    This popular Key Guide provides an overview of the broader intellectual currents of Jewish philosophy. It includes a chronological table and maps. more...

  • The Maiden of Ludmirby Nathaniel Deutsch

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 47.95

    Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of Hasidism to function as a rebbe?or charismatic leader?in her own right. Nathaniel Deutsch follows the traces left by the Maiden in both history and legend... more...