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Biography

  • Jewish Wisdom for Daily Lifeby 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...

  • Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarshipby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2014; US$ 64.99

    Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as... more...

  • The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplanby Mel Scult

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a radical, rejecting such fundamental Jewish beliefs as the concept of the chosen people and a supernatural God. Although he valued the Jewish community and was a... more...

  • Abraham Joshua Heschelby Shai Held

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai... more...

  • Lovesongby Julius Lester

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism. Growing up in the turbulent civil rights era... 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...

  • Jüdische Existenz in der Moderneby Christian Wiese; Walter Homolka; Thomas Brechenmacher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    In this book, internationally renowned historians reconstruct the biography and intellectual development of the rabbi and historian Abraham Geiger (1810?1874). The focus is on Geiger?s intellectual defense of Judaism?s right to exist, his efforts for a modernizing reform of the Jewish communities as well as his interpretation of the relationship of... more...

  • Rabbi Mosesby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 28.99

    This book is an exercise in the systematic recourse to anachronism as a theological-exegetical mode of apologetics. Jacob Neusner surveys the presentation of the prophets by the rabbis, beginning with Moses. 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...