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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Next Time You Feel Suicidalby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2012; US$ 1.99

    Based in a deep understanding Osho responds to a very personal question related to issues of suicide. "In this neurotic world, if you are sane, sensitive, intelligent, either you have to go mad, or you have to commit suicide or you have to become a meditator, a seeker." This new book from the series "OSHO Solutions" is a sample how difficult appearing... more...

  • Conversion to Judaismby Lawrence J. Epstein

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1994; US$ 49.99

    Conversion to Judaism provides information, advice, and support for individuals contemplating conversion to Judaism, as well as those who have converted and the families affected by this decision. With sensitivity and compassion, Lawrence J. Epstein offers an informative volume that warmly welcomes the newcomer to Judaism. more...

  • Becoming Frumby Sarah Bunin Benor

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum  explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their... more...

  • Awakening to Messiahby Rabbi K.A. Schneider

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.99

    Discover the Jewish Jesus! Teaching the Judaic roots of the Christian faith, fostering a deeper love for Yeshua, and sharing the Good News of Messiah with both Jew and Gentile. In Awakening to Messiah, Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider takes you on a personal journey, revealing how the Lord has appeared and has spoken to him over the past 30 years. You... more...