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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Synagogue Survival Kitby Jordan Lee Wagner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 34.99

    Have you ever wanted to attend a traditional Jewish service but were intimidated because you were afraid you couldn't follow what was going on? Or have you ever felt totally lost at a service with no one to turn to for help? . . . Then The Synagogue Survival Kit may be for you. 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$ 68.10

    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...

  • Being Jewishby Ari L. Goldman

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 16.00

    Stephen J. Dubner author of Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family For all its immutability, Judaism is also a moving target. Ari Goldman's book is therefore valuable on two fronts, for it plumbs the depths of the tradition while exploring modern Judaism with a great eye for the oft-quirky details. Make room on the shelf: ... 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

    "Just the right mix of serious content and entertainment tips. Any family will be helped by reading it!" -- Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People more...