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  • From Christian Science to Jewish Scienceby Ellen M. Umansky

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    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...

  • Nazirites in Late Second Temple Judaismby Stuart Chepey

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    Jesus made a Nazirite vow and so did Paul according to the New Testament. This book discusses the role of the Nazirite as evidenced in early Christian and other sources relevant to the period (250 BC ? AD 70). more...

  • MitzvahChicby Gail Anthony Greenberg

    Touchstone 2006; US$ 18.00

    An indispensable, modern-day guide to planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah, celebrating substance and style There used to be only two approaches to the bar or bat mitzvah party -- a low-key event that reflects the solemnity of this sacred rite of passage or a big bash that has no connection to the religious service. For many, it was an impossible... more...

  • Piyyut Commentary in Medieval Ashkenazby Elisabeth Hollender

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) was commented on since the Middle Ages until modern times, although most of the medieval texts have not been edited. The present study is the first comparative analysis of medieval piyyut commentary from Ashkenaz, including a full description of the genre, taxonomy of commentary elements and techniques and... more...

  • Hours of Devotionby Dinah Berland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.00

    Written in the nineteenth century, rediscovered in the twenty-first, timeless in its wisdom and beauty, Hours of Devotion by Fanny Neuda, (the daughter of a Moravian rabbi), was the first full-length book of Jewish prayers written by a woman for women. In her moving introduction to this volume--the first edition of Neuda?s prayer book to appear in... more...

  • Pesach for the Rest of Usby Marge Piercy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95

    Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced, but the principals continue to gather in her rustic Cape Cod home to participate in a seder that Piercy takes joy in tweaking each spring to make it more meaningful. In this... more...

  • Early Jewish Prayers in Greekby Pieter W. van der Horst; Judith. H. Newman

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of  Jewish spirituality, both... more...

  • The Lonely Man of Faithby Joseph B. Soloveitchik

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the rabbi known as ?The Rav? by his followers worldwide, was a leading authority on the meaning of Jewish law and prominent force in building bridges between traditional Orthodox Judaism and the modern world. In THE LONELY MAN OF FAITH, a soaring, eloquent essay first published in Tradition magazine in 1965, Soloveitchik investigates... more...

  • Jewish Bloodby Mitchell Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book deals with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, real and metaphorical. Concentrating on the meaning or significance of blood in Judaism, the book moves this highly controversial subject away from its traditional focus, exploring how Jews themselves engage with blood and its role in Jewish identity, ritual and culture. ... more...

  • Kaddishby Leon Wieseltier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile." -- The New York Times Book Review Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death."... more...