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  • Angels as Warriors in Late Second Temple Jewish Literatureby Aleksander R. Michalak

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 83.85

    Hauptbeschreibung In this study, Aleksander Michalak focuses mainly on the association of angelic beings with warfare in the Jewish literary sources. The author has examined the various depictions of the warrior angels in the literature of the Second Temple period with reference to the roots of such representations, their popularity, and various... more...

  • Jewish Insights on Death and Mourningby Jack Riemer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland As Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much to offer those who seek its help in time of need. Here are personal as well as practical writings by contemporary authors about the Shivah period, Kaddish, Yizkor, Yahrzeit, and less familiar practices... more...

  • Das Geheimnis der Gegenwart Gottesby Bernd Janowski; Stefanie Hertel; Cordula Wiest; Enno E. Popkes

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 142.49

    In den biblischen Traditionen begegnen uns verschiedene Vorstellungen von der Gegenwart Gottes. Eine bedeutende Stellung nehmen in diesem Zusammenhang ,Schechina-Vorstellungen? ein, die von der Einwohnung beziehungsweise dem Wohnen Gottes in einem Kultheiligtum oder einer menschlichen Gemeinschaft sprechen. An der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Schechina-Vorstellungen... more...

  • Holinessby Hannah K. Harrington

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    In this in-depth exploration of holiness in the context of rabbinic Judaism, Hannah K. Harrington places the rabbinic concept of holiness alongside other notions of the sacred in the Graeco-Roman world. Holistic and yet detailed, this volume provides a much-needed comparative view of this subject during a key period in the development of the Jewish... more...

  • The Female Face of God in Auschwitzby Melissa Raphael

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    The dominant theme of post-Holocaust Jewish theology has been that of the temporary hiddenness of God, interpreted either as a divine mystery or, more commonly, as God's deferral to human freedom. But traditional Judaic obligations of female presence, together with the traditional image of the Shekhinah as a figure of God's 'femaleness' accompanying... more...

  • God of Abrahamby Lenn Evan Goodman

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    Drawing on a wealth of traditional and philosophical material, mainly from Jewish sources, this treatise shows how human values illuminate the idea of God, which in turn sheds light on our value concerns. more...

  • Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Valuesby Lenn E. Goodman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    In this addition to the field of Jewish ethics, Goodman argues that the Jewish tradition has a significant contribution to make to the general discourse on ethical issues. Refuting the notion that "human rights" is a modern issue, he traces the idea of such rights to biblical sources. more...

  • Searching for a Distant Godby Kenneth Seeskin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    Monotheism is usually considered Judaism's greatest contribution to world culture, but it is far from clear what monotheism is. This work examines the notion that monotheism is not so much a claim about the number of God as a claim about the nature of God. more...

  • The Early History of Heavenby J. Edward

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 50.00

    How and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm as they do? This volume traces the history of speculation about heaven and discovers that the Hebrew texts that fed Jewish and Christian notions were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. more...

  • The Jews as a Chosen Peopleby S. Leyla Gurkan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature, the author seeks to give a better understanding... more...