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

    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...

  • This House We Buildby Terry Bookman; William Kahn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 19.99

    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...

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

    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 Synagogue Survival Kitby Jordan Lee Wagner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • The 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Jewish Liturgyby Ruth Langer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • De libertate et servitute spiritusby Martin Dietz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 71.56

    Martin Timóteo Dietz geht der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung dem Heiligen Geist in Luthers »Tractatus de libertate christiana« zukommt. Sein Ziel ist es nachzuweisen, dass Luthers Freiheitsschrift«, besonders greifbar in deren lateinischer Version, eminent pneumatologischen Charakter besitzt. Der »Freiheitstraktat« entfaltet zwar keine ausgeführte Pneumatologie,... more...

  • The Passionate Torahby Danya Ruttenberg

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.10

    In this unique collection of essays, some of today?s smartest Jewish thinkers explore a broad range of fundamental questions in an effort to balance ancient tradition and modern sexuality. In the last few decades a number of factors?post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more?have brought discussion of sexuality to the fore, and with it... 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...