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- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2000; US$ 45.99
This innovative how-to guide and reference book on the Jewish holidays provides a well-rounded foundation for both knowledge and action. Unlike many books of its kind, Celebrate! The Complete Jewish Holidays Handbook is nondenominational and comprehensive in approach. The author includes the historical development, religious importance, and personal... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 87.99
Ruth Langer offers an in-depth study of the birkat haminim, a Jewish prayer for the removal of those categories of human being who prevent the messianic redemption and the society envisioned for it. In its earliest form, the prayer cursed Christians, apostates to Christianity, sectarians, and enemies of Israel. Drawing on the shifting liturgical texts,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers; confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity; funeral and mourning rites; the... more...
- Urim Publications 2008; US$ 7.99
How and why a person comes to be possessed by a dybbuk?the possession of a living body by the soul of a deceased person?and what consequences ensue from such possession, form the subject of this book. Though possession by a dybbuk has traditionally been understood as punishment for a terrible sin, it can also be seen as a mechanism used by desperate... more...
- The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 19.95
Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life?s biggest questions?questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners?that continue to be asked by every one of us today. Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95
From reciting the Kiddush (sanctification prayer) to building the chuppah (wedding canopy), the details of a Jewish wedding can be overwhelming! This wedding guide helps newlyweds understand tradition and plan a wedding they'll cherish forever. Written by a rabbi who has performed many weddings, this informative guide will help people navigate: the... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00
This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas. more...
- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 49.99
This book includes didactic essays discussing the Bible, theology, liturgy, social responsibility, and the arts. Each chapter examines a problem that had perplexed Baron, and for which he now provides a detailed evidence-based review together with sources. Baron attempts to assess the relevance of each topic for the twenty-first century. more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 38.99
Friday Night and Beyond is a practical guide to Jewish Sabbath observance. Lori Palatnik walks us through the celebration with an easy-to-follow "how-to" approach, allowing us to experience a traditional Shabbat. Common questions and concerns are explored by the author, who has also included personal reflections by other individuals on each aspect... more...
- NYU Press 1987; US$ 23.80
"An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex." Library Journal "An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work." Notes Bibliographiques "An excellent guide to Scholem's work." Christian Century more...