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  • Women and Judaismby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 21.25

    Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women?s domestic, economic, intellectual,... more...

  • What the Rabbis Saidby Naomi W. Cohen

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    What the Rabbis Said examines a relatively unexplored facet of the rich social history of nineteenth-century American Jews. Based on sources that have heretofore been largely neglected, it traces the sermons and other public statements of rabbis, both Traditionalists and Reformers, on a host of matters that engaged the Jewish community before 1900.... more...

  • The Rabbi?s Wifeby Shuly Rubin Schwartz

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 22.10

    2006 National Jewish Book Award, Modern Jewish Thought Long the object of curiosity, admiration, and gossip, rabbis' wives have rarely been viewed seriously as American Jewish religious and communal leaders. We know a great deal about the important role played by rabbis in building American Jewish life in this country, but not much about the role... more...

  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.10

    Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. Jews, God, and Videotape is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. Shandler?s... more...

  • Birkat haMinimby Yaakov Yanki Teppler; Susan Weingarten

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 104.02

    One of the intriguing questions in the study of the period of the re-formation of Judaism after the destruction of the Second Temple is the identity of a group which appears in hundreds of Talmudic sources from those days - the <i>minim.</i> .<br />It is clear that most of these sources reflect different facets of the polemic between... more...

  • Das Priesterverständnis des Flavius Josephusby Oliver Gußmann

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 132.64

    Die Gestalt des antiken jüdischen Historikers Flavius Josephus erschließt sich am homogensten von seiner Priesterschaft und von seinem Priesterverständnis her, nicht aber durch seine Zuordnung zu einer der politisch-religiösen Parteien. Die Hohenpriester sind wesentliche Protagonisten der Geschichtsschreibung des Josephus. Er selbst ordnet sich dem... more...

  • Circumcision as a Malleable Symbolby Nina E. Livesey

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 46.76

    Through a detailed evaluation of treatments of circumcision in the primary authors of the second century BCE to the first century CE, Nina E. Livesey demonstrates that there is no common or universally recognized meaning for the Jewish rite of circumcision. The meaning of circumcision is contingent upon its literary context. The strength of this volume... more...

  • Die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum des Flavius Josephusby Birke Siggelkow-Berner

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 84.93

    Flavius Josephus gilt als einer der wichtigsten Zeugen für Praxis und Deutung der jüdischen Feste in der Zeit vor 70 n.Chr. Jedoch stand bisher eine Untersuchung aus, die die entsprechenden Belegstellen in ihrem literarischen Kontext wahrnimmt. Birke Siggelkow-Berner greift den Befund auf, dass die jüdischen Feste im <i>Bellum Judaicum</i>... more...

  • The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identityby Timothy Wardle

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 65.85

    In this volume, Timothy Wardle examines the central importance of the Jerusalem Temple during the Second Temple period and the motivating factors which led to the construction of several rival Jewish temples to that in Jerusalem: namely, the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the "temple of men" at Qumran.... more...

  • The Jewish Festivalsby Hayyim Schauss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events? Long considered a classic, The... more...