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- Wiley 2012; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76
This engaging argument for the future of Jewish theology, written by a renowned Jewish scholar, provides a rounded introduction to the faith, its history, and its place in the modern world. Explores foundational Jewish structures and concepts through the discussion and interpretation of Jewish texts Argues that we must acknowledge holiness as... more...
- Urim Publications 2011; US$ 7.99
A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible?s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple... more...
- Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1991; US$ 144.99
The seventh volume of the acclaimed annual publication of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jews and Messianism in the Modern Era: Metaphor and Meaning examines the significance and meaning of messianic metaphors, themes, and ideals in modern Jewish history and culture. In addition to the standard symposia,... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00
This volume explores perceptions of the "Jewish body" in variety of early modern Jewish sources. It discusses, among other topics, ideas of the ideal body in normative sources, the influence of Kabbalistic ideas on Jewish-Christian discourse and the link between melancholy and exile. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with the outlook of the scholars of the previous... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00
By interpreting the theme of election in the book of Sirach, this monograph offers an alternative to the dualistic interpretation of Ben Sira and suggests a reading of this pivotal figure that accounts both for his particularism and his universalism. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 21.99
Becoming Jewish is the first all-inclusive, step-by-step guide to converting to Judaism. Steven Carr Reuben, a highly respected rabbi, and Jennifer S. Hanin, a convert to the faith, lead readers through every step of the process and infuse a focus on developing a healthy spiritual life, while helping readers understand what it means to be Jewish,... more...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 118.39
This volume contains the proceedings of the eponymous conference held in Münster in May 1998. Central concerns are a) Jewish political thinking in France and Italy, and b) the conflict between a laicist and a religious orientation in the state of Israel. There is detailed discussion both of the change in Jewish identity among diaspora... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 48.99
At first glance, Orthodox Judaism may not seem compatible with the prevailing world view of egalitarianism, regardless of race, gender or religion. But modern Orthodox Jews share an appreciation for egalitarianism as a positive moral value, and do not simply dismiss this contemporary ethos as incompatible with their faith. This collection of essays... more...