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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99
Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced, but the principals continue to gather in her rustic Cape Cod home to participate in a seder that Piercy takes joy in tweaking each spring to make it more meaningful. In this... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
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 the struggle... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.99
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...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00
Presents an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephus' own views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. This book sheds light on his historiographic method and his theology. It indicates the significance of Josephus' use of terminology derived from the Graeco-Roman world. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 173.00
As the comprehensive study on the concept of ritual purity in the Dead Sea Scrolls since the publication of the legal material from Qumran, this book offers an examination of the purity material from Qumran through a diachronic lens. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99
Kosher? That means the rabbi blessed it, right? Not exactly. In this captivating account of a Bible-based practice that has grown into a multibillions-dollar industry, journalist Sue Fishkoff travels throughout America and to Shanghai, China, to find out who eats kosher food, who produces it, who is responsible for its certification, and how this fascinating... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Critical Edition with introduction and commentary by Leon J. Weinberger This is the first in-depth study of three 11th- to 12th-century poets from Balkan Byzantium. Included are all of the known works by Moses b. Hiyya, Joseph b. Jacob Qalai, and Isaac b. Judah, collected from rare manuscripts and printed editions... more...