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- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00
The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman?s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali?s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop?s Escape , featuring a new epilogue by the author. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00
The author reconstructs the adventurous life of the Kabbalist Abraham Cohen de Herrera (d. 1635) in the context of his mystic works. Herrera wrote a synthesis between Christian-oriented Renaissance philosophy, humanistic educational tradition and the kabbalistic ideas of Isaac Luria. His biography is exemplary for the importance of Jewish... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00
Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called "nonsense" by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 119.40
Hauptbeschreibung Written by an international group of expert scholars, the essays in this volume are devoted to the topic of biblical apocrypha, particularly the "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha," within the compass of the Slavonic tradition. The authors examine ancient texts, such as 2 Enoch and the Apocalypse of Abraham , which have been preserved... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 156.43
Hauptbeschreibung Unter dem hebräischen Titel Sefer ha-Razim ("Das Buch der Geheimnisse") sind zwei bis in die Spätantike zurückreichende Schriften bekannt, die überlieferungs- und redaktionsgeschichtlich eng mit einander verwandt sind. Beim Sefer ha-Razim I handelt es sich um ein magisches Handbuch, das eminent magisches Material in das... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99
Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was the seventh and seemingly last Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by conflicting tendencies, Schneerson was a radical messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political agenda, a reclusive contemplative who built a hasidic sect into an international movement, and a man dedicated to the exposition... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Our Dreams Will Never Be the Same Again International bestselling author Rodger Kamenetz believes it is not too late to reclaim the lost power of our nightly visions. He fearlessly delves into this mysterious inner realm and shows us that dreams are not only intensely meaningful, but hold essential truths about who we are. In the end, each of us... more...
- Nehora Press 2012; US$ 14.99
A Tapestry for the Soul takes the Introduction to the Zohar (as translated in In the Shadow of the Ladder ) as its main thread, from its beginning to its end. Excerpts from Rabbi Ashlag?s other writings are skillfully placed throughout, in order to explain the Introduction to the Zohar in depth. This is a totally innovative way of teaching.... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 45.99
Ever since the earliest times, Jewish scholars have looked to the Hebrew language as a source of holiness and a wellspring of wisdom. Both letters and words, it has always been assumed, they have hidden messages and secrets to be sought after, as if we are opening a shell to extract the fruit. Rabbi Benjamin Blech has gathered many examples of the... more...