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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...

  • 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...

  • The Rabbi’s Wifeby Shuly Rubin Schwartz

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Becoming Frumby Sarah Benor

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum  explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their... more...

  • Awakening to Messiahby Rabbi K.A. Schneider

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.99

    Discover the Jewish Jesus! Teaching the Judaic roots of the Christian faith, fostering a deeper love for Yeshua, and sharing the Good News of Messiah with both Jew and Gentile. In Awakening to Messiah, Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider takes you on a personal journey, revealing how the Lord has appeared and has spoken to him over the past 30 years. You... more...

  • Finding Our Wayby Barry W. Holtz

    JPS 2005; US$ 16.00

    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...