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  • Abba Hillel Silver and American Zionismby Mark A. Raider; Jonathan D. Sarna; Ronald W. Zweig

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    These essays investigate Hillel Silver's Zionist political leadership, impact on American Judaism, ideological orientation and relations with the leaders of the Palestine Jewish community, World Zionist Organization and the Jewish state. more...

  • Abraham Geiger's Liberal Judaismby Ken Koltun-Fromm

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    German rabbi, scholar, and theologian Abraham Geiger (1810--1874) is recognized as the principal leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism. In his new work, Ken Koltun-Fromm argues that for Geiger personal meaning in religion -- rather than rote ritual practice or acceptance of dogma -- was the... 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...

  • American Rabbiby Steven T. Katz

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00

    American Rabbi provides a comprehensive and insightful assessment of Rabbi Jacob Agus' standing as a notable Jewish thinker. The volume brings together original writings by a range of distinguished contributors to consider the main aspects of Agus' life and work in detail and to flesh out the broad and repercussive themes of his corpus. Taken... more...

  • An American Rabbi in Koreaby Milton Jehiel Rosen; Stanley Russell Rosen; Stanley Russell Rosen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    During the height of the Korean conflict, 1950-51, Orthodox Jewish chaplain Milton J. Rosen wrote 19 feature-length articles for Der Morgen Zhornal , a Yiddish daily in New York, documenting his wartime experiences as well as those of the servicemen under his care. Rosen was among those nearly caught in the Chinese entrapment of American and Allied... 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...

  • Birmingham's Rabbiby Mark Cowett

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.50

         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...

  • Burnt Booksby Rodger Kamenetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. And for many years he has taught a course in Prague on Franz Kafka. The more he thought about their lives and writings, the more aware he became of unexpected... 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 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...