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  • The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of Chinaby Fook-Kong Wong; Dalia Yasharpour

    BRILL 2011; US$ 135.00

    This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community?s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general. more...

  • Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literatureby Jeremy Penner; Ken Penner; Cecilia Wassen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • The Mystery of the Kaddishby Leon h. Charney; Saul Mayzlish

    Barricade Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    The Kaddish has long been considered to be a special prayer for the dead. It isn't. Those who recite the prayer faithfully for fifty-two Friday nights after the death of a loved one may wonder why there is no place for the name of the deceased in the prayer. This book contains much new information on the Kaddish, including how it was created during... more...

  • Cursing the Christians?by Ruth Langer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Ruth Langer offers an in-depth study of the birkat haminim, a Jewish prayer for the removal of those categories of human being who prevent the messianic redemption and the society envisioned for it. In its earliest form, the prayer cursed Christians, apostates to Christianity, sectarians, and enemies of Israel. more...

  • Martin Buber's Spiritualityby Kenneth Paul Kramer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 43.00

    This book explores how Martin Buber, one of the 20 th century?s great religious thinkers, answers the question of how to find meaning in life. The author explains Buber?s Hasidic spirituality?a living connection between the human and the divine?and how it?s relevant to all spiritual seekers, through Buber?s six practices to meet God and vibrant... more...

  • Women and Judaismby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women?s domestic, economic, intellectual,... more...

  • What the Rabbis Saidby Naomi W. Cohen

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    What the Rabbis Said examines a relatively unexplored facet of the rich social history of nineteenth-century American Jews. Based on sources that have heretofore been largely neglected, it traces the sermons and other public statements of rabbis, both Traditionalists and Reformers, on a host of matters that engaged the Jewish community before 1900.... more...

  • The Rabbi?s Wifeby Shuly Rubin Schwartz

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    2006 National Jewish Book Award, Modern Jewish Thought Long the object of curiosity, admiration, and gossip, rabbis' wives have rarely been viewed seriously as American Jewish religious and communal leaders. We know a great deal about the important role played by rabbis in building American Jewish life in this country, but not much about the role... more...

  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. Jews, God, and Videotape is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. Shandler?s... more...

  • The Jewish Festivalsby Hayyim Schauss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events? Long considered a classic, The... more...