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  • 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$ 168.97

    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...

  • Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?by Ilana Kurshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages are spoken. The recitation of the Four Questions at the beginning of the Passover seder by the youngest participant is one of the... more...

  • The Modern Jewish Mom's Guide to Shabbatby Meredith L. Jacobs

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.71

    Bringing the family together every Friday night for the Shabbat meal has helped many families connect with each other, even as children grow into their teens and beyond. Having experienced the joys of Shabbat and witnessed how it has brought her family together, Meredith L. Jacobs now brings us THE MODERN MOM'S GUIDE TO SHABBAT. Written in conversational... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.84

    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...

  • 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...

  • Die Lade Jahwes im Alten Testament und in den Texten vom Toten Meerby Peter Christian Porzig

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.84

    The book examines the history of the genesis of those texts in the Old Testament where ?The Ark of the Covenant? occurs. In these texts, fewer sources have turned out to be historically reliable than was hitherto assumed. It can be assumed that the Ark never stood in King Solomon?s Temple. Rather, the majority of the texts bear witness to... 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...

  • 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...