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  • 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...

  • Die Bornsteinsby Ralf Bachmann

    Sax-Verlag 2012; US$ 9.23

    Was an der Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert wie eine Kleinstadtidylle beginnt, die Geschichte der Ansiedlung jüdischer Familien im vogtländischen Falkenstein, der Gründung ihrer Geschäfte, der hoffnungsvollen Zeichen des Sesshaftwerdens und eines bescheidenen Wohlstandes, endet in Katastrophen, als die Nazis an die Macht kommen. Die vier in Falkenstein geborenen... more...

  • Idolatry and Representationby Leora Batnitzky

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Although Franz Rosenzweig is arguably the most important Jewish philosopher of the twentieth century, his thought remains little understood. Here, Leora Batnitzky argues that Rosenzweig's redirection of German-Jewish ethical monotheism anticipates and challenges contemporary trends in religious studies, ethics, philosophy, anthropology, theology,... more...

  • The Quiet Voicesby Mark K. Bauman; Berkley Kalin

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • In Praise of Baal Shem Tov (Shivhei Ha-Beshtby Dan Ben-amos

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1976; US$ 94.99

    In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov is the first complete English translation of the tales surrounding the Besht, a rabbi and kabbalistic practitioner whose teachings bolstered the growing Hasidic movement in the eighteenth century. An important source on the life, philosophy, and mystical works of the Besht, In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov also... more...

  • Ein Sonntagskind?by Leslie Baruch Brent

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 22.57

    Professor Leslie Baruch Brent (in der wissenschaftlichen Welt als Leslie Brent bekannt) ist spät im Jahr 1938 in dem ersten der zahlreichen Kindertransporte nach England gekommen. Seine deutsch-jüdische Familie gehörte zu den vielen Millionen Menschen, die von den Nationalsozialisten ermordet wurden. 1943, im zarten Alter von achtzehn Jahren, hat er... more...

  • The Charismatic Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschelby S. Daniel Daniel Breslauer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This is a reflection on the teachings of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a teacher to an entire generation of rabbis. Breslauer looks at Heschel as an “ethical scholar,” a teacher of both Jewish and non-Jewish traditions, and a Jewish Kabbalah mystic. The book addresses Heschel’s concern that a spiritual crisis existed for all religions. In... 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...

  • Fifty Key Jewish Thinkersby Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 34.95

    Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers is a panoramic survey of over 2,000 years of Jewish thought, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Now in its second edition, this essential reference guide contains new introductions to the lives and works of such thinkers as: Hannah Arendt, Immanuel Levinas, Judith Plaskow, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin. Also... more...

  • Birmingham's Rabbiby Mark Cowett

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

         American Jewish history has been criticized for its parochial nature because it has consisted largely of chronicles of American Jewish life and has often failed to explore the relationship between Jews and other ethnic groups in America.     Rabbi Morris Newfield led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham from 1895-1940... more...