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  • Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Periodby Ehud Ben Zvi; Christoph Levin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen... more...

  • Jewish Liturgyby Ruth Langer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.00

    In this volume, Langer, an expert on Jewish liturgy, provides an annotated description of the most important books and articles on topics ranging historically from the liturgy of the Second Temple period and the Dead Sea Scrolls to today. more...

  • Gershom Scholem and the Mystical Dimension of Jewish Historyby Joseph Dan

    NYU Press 1987; US$ 28.00

    "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...

  • Eight Questions of Faithby Niles Elliot Goldstein

    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...

  • Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and Folkloreby Rachel Elior

    Urim Publications 2014; 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...

  • Jewish Woman Next Doorby Debby Flancbaum

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays?some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities?all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees... more...

  • Death in Jewish Lifeby Stefan C. Reif; Andreas Lehnardt; Avriel Bar-Levav

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921?2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica , continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all... more...

  • Being Jewishby Ari L. Goldman

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 16.00

    Increasing numbers of Jews are returning to their religious roots in a search for meaning, eager to explore a heritage that is deeply embedded in history and at the same time rapidly changing. But what is Judaism today? And what does it mean -- culturally, spiritually, and ritually -- to be Jewish in the twenty-first century? In Being Jewish,... more...

  • Marriage rituals Italian styleby I.B. Weinstein

    BRILL 2004; US$ 212.00

    This work aims to present the wealth of primary documents elating to marriage rituals in Jewish Italian communities - response, private letters, court protocols, defamating books, love stories, material objects - and place them in historical context. more...

  • From Christian Science to Jewish Scienceby Ellen M. Umansky

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, thousands of American Jews were drawn to the teachings of Christian Science. Viewing such attraction with alarm, American Reform Rabbis sought to counter Christian Science's appeal by formulating a Jewish vision of happiness and health. Unlike Christian Science, it acknowledged the benefits... more...