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- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 19.99
A discussion on the specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present, this work covers a geographical range extending from the Middle East through Europe and to North America, while the contributors?all of whom are senior university scholars specializing in various disciplines?provide a unique... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1993; US$ 62.99
Just as in his previous volume, The Secrets of Hebrew Words , Rabbi Blech brings readers into the fascinating world of gematria (the reckoning of numbers) and acronyms to uncover the vast profundity hidden in everyday Hebrew language. Rabbi Blech demonstrates that the language through which God creates the world is not composed of a haphazard arrangement... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99
Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish community. The book does not advocate one perspective or another; instead, the essays range from conservative to liberal viewpoints, offering... 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 18.99
In the wake of the renewed interest in Kabbalah comes David Ariel's Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism , a thoroughly updated edition of his classic best selling book, The Mystic Quest . Ariel beautifully presents the complex elements of Jewish mysticism's major ideas in clear, understandable, and accessible language for Jewish and non-Jewish... more...
- The Jewish Publication Society 2013; US$ 17.95
A classic for more than 20 years, this thought-provoking volume explores the role of Jewish women in the synagogue, in the family, and in the secular world. Greenberg offers ways to change present Jewish practices so that they more readily reflect feminine equality. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.36
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 22.99
Taking up synagogues as its primary example, this book gives vital lessons for congregations of any faith on how to be a healthy community of believers. The House We Build enables readers to learn more deeply about creating and sustaining communities of faith in the course of inevitable transitions and everyday challenges. more...