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  • 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...

  • Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaismby Michael J. Broyde; Michael S. Berger; David Blumenthal; Elliot Dorff; David Novak; Angela Riccett; Jack Wertheimer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99

    Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish community. The book does not advocate one perspective or another; instead, the essays range from conservative to liberal viewpoints, offering... 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...

  • A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girlsby Sharon R. Siegel

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Formulates a framework for the development of Jewish rituals for newborn girls 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...

  • 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...

  • The Heart and the Fountainby Joseph Dan

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    This anthology not only presents illuminating excerpts from the most important mystical texts, but also delves into the very meaning of mysticism itself. The author takes readers through the historical development of Jewish mysticism, from late antiquity to the modern period. 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$ 196.00

    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 sample editions... more...