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- 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...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 36.99
Many new to attending synagogue services feel confused and isolated, unsure of what the different parts of the service mean and how to participate. Whether you are a Jew by choice, a Jew rediscovering your religious traditions as an adult, a non-Jew participating in life-cycle events with Jewish friends, or a Jew who attends synagogue regularly and... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 157.19
Water is a vital resource and is widely acknowledged as such. Thus it often serves as an ideological and linguistic symbol that stands for and evokes concepts central within a community. This volume explores ?thinking of water? and concepts expressed through references to water within the symbolic system of the late Persian/early Hellenistic... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 87.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...