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  • 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...

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

    NYU Press 1987; US$ 23.80

    "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...