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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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... more...

  • Die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum des Flavius Josephusby Birke Siggelkow-Berner

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 84.93

    Flavius Josephus gilt als einer der wichtigsten Zeugen für Praxis und Deutung der jüdischen Feste in der Zeit vor 70 n.Chr. Jedoch stand bisher eine Untersuchung aus, die die entsprechenden Belegstellen in ihrem literarischen Kontext wahrnimmt. Birke Siggelkow-Berner greift den Befund auf, dass die jüdischen Feste im <i>Bellum Judaicum</i>... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Entering Jewish Prayerby Reuven Hammer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    This engaging and informative book provides an introduction to the liturgy of the Siddur--the Jewish prayerbook. More than a "how-to" guide, this resource deals with basic issues for the modern worshiper, the historial compilation of the Siddur, and much more. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Finding Our Wayby Barry W. Holtz

    The Jewish Publication Society 2005; US$ 20.00

    The ancient rabbis believed that the world rests on three pillars: study, worship, and good deeds. It is said that the greatest of these is study, for it leads to the other two. But exactly how does the modern Jewish reader go about studying the Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash?the great ancient and often hard-to-comprehend texts of our tradition? And... more...

  • Gender in Judaism and Islamby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet; Beth S. Wenger

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Jewish andIslamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged fromancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts andtraditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups haverecently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well asgrowing feminist movements that challenge... more...

  • The Gift of Restby Joseph I. Lieberman; David Klinghoffer

    Howard Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    Rediscovering the Beauty of Sabbath Rest Our bodies and souls were created to rest?regularly?and when they do, we experience heightened productivity, improved health, and more meaningful relationships. In these pages you?ll find wonderful stories of the senator?s spiritual journey, as well as special Sabbath experiences with political colleagues... more...

  • 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...

  • Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Womenby Amy K. Milligan

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of hair and head covering, Milligan explores the meaning of tradition in a contemporary context. more...

  • A Handful of Quietby Thich Nhat Hanh; Wietske Vriezen

    Parallax Press 2012; US$ 6.99

    A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children... more...