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  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • Women and Judaismby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • Martin Buber's Spiritualityby Kenneth Paul Kramer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book explores how Martin Buber, one of the 20th 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 stories. more...

  • What the Rabbis Saidby Naomi W. Cohen

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 79.00

    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...

  • Birkat haMinimby Yaakov Yanki Teppler; Susan Weingarten

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 127.20

    Hauptbeschreibung One of the intriguing questions in the study of the period of the re-formation of Judaism after the destruction of the Second Temple is the identity of a group which appears in hundreds of Talmudic sources from those days - the minim. . It is clear that most of these sources reflect different facets of the polemic between Judaism... more...

  • Das Priesterverständnis des Flavius Josephusby Oliver Gußmann

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 162.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Gestalt des antiken jüdischen Historikers Flavius Josephus erschließt sich am homogensten von seiner Priesterschaft und von seinem Priesterverständnis her, nicht aber durch seine Zuordnung zu einer der politisch-religiösen Parteien. Die Hohenpriester sind wesentliche Protagonisten der Geschichtsschreibung des Josephus. Er selbst... more...

  • The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identityby Timothy Wardle

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 80.51

    Hauptbeschreibung In this volume, Timothy Wardle examines the central importance of the Jerusalem Temple during the Second Temple period and the motivating factors which led to the construction of several rival Jewish temples to that in Jerusalem: namely, the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the "temple of men"... more...

  • Circumcision as a Malleable Symbolby Nina E. Livesey

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 57.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Through a detailed evaluation of treatments of circumcision in the primary authors of the second century BCE to the first century CE, Nina E. Livesey demonstrates that there is no common or universally recognized meaning for the Jewish rite of circumcision. The meaning of circumcision is contingent upon its literary context. The... more...

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

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 103.85

    Hauptbeschreibung 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 Bellum Judaicum... 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...