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- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 30.00
Since the late 1700s, when the Jewish community ceased to be a semiautonomous political unit in Western Europe and the United States and individual Jews became integrated?culturally, socially, and politically?into broader society, questions surrounding Jewish status and identity have occupied a prominent and contentious place in Jewish legal discourse.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 26.95
Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
Moses Maimonides (1138?1204) supported a concept of the Messiah which was radically new within the Jewish tradition. The author of the present volume examines whether and to what extent this concept can be traced back to Early Medieval Islamic philosophy. She devotes particular attention to the religio-philosophical, philological, historical... more...