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- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
The New Jew is a story of an unexpected road to conversion, from Sally's first culture shock in synagogue, through encounters with rabbis that left her feeling alienated, to the warmth of Jewish friends and family who drew her in. Woven into the story is Sally?s relationship with Bernice, her Manhattanite Jewish mother-in-law, whose unexpected death... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
Kabbalah Made Easy is a down-to-earth, no-red-strings-attached look at the Judaic mystical system that has been made famous by the Kabbalah Center. The book explains why Kabbalah can seem so complex and breaks the system down into simple, understandable chunks. It examines the different systems that are in operation today including the Lurianic tradition,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 45.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...