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  • A Jew's Best Friend?by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman is an assistant professor in the program in Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University. An expert in Jewish and Islamic law, his most recent work has been as section editor for the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World . Rakefet Zalashik is a visiting fellow in the Corcoran department of history at the University of... more...

  • Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Joseph L. Angel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    Departing from scholarship dedicated to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this book explores images of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and related groups. more...

  • The Mystic Questby David S. Ariel

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 84.99

    The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult... more...

  • Kabbalahby David S. Ariel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 18.99

    In the wake of the renewed interest in Kabbalah comes David Ariel's Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism , a thoroughly updated edition of his classic best selling book, The Mystic Quest . Ariel beautifully presents the complex elements of Jewish mysticism's major ideas in clear, understandable, and accessible language for Jewish and non-Jewish... more...

  • Hanukkah in Americaby Dianne Ashton

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 31.82

    In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. While each tradition springs from its own unique set of cultural references, what ties them together is that they all celebrate... more...

  • Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literatureby DR. S Mira Balberg

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis? new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self. Focusing on the Mishnah, a Palestinian legal codex compiled around the turn of the third century CE, Mira Balberg shows how the rabbis constructed the... more...

  • The Key to the True Kabbalahby Franz Bardon; Gerhard Hanswille

    Merkur Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    In The Key to the True Kabbalah, Franz Bardon demonstrates that mysticism of letters and numbers, the true Kabbalah, is a universal teaching of great antiquity and depth. Throughout the ages, adepts of every time and place have achieved the highest levels of magical attainment through the understanding of sound, color, number and vibration as embodied... more...

  • Fifty Synagogue Seminarsby Jeremy Hugh Baron

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 49.99

    This book includes didactic essays discussing the Bible, theology, liturgy, social responsibility, and the arts. Each chapter examines a problem that had perplexed Baron, and for which he now provides a detailed evidence-based review together with sources. Baron attempts to assess the relevance of each topic for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europeby Elisheva Baumgarten

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    This book presents a synthetic history of the family--the most basic building block of medieval Jewish communities--in Germany and northern France during the High Middle Ages. Concentrating on the special roles of mothers and children, it also advances recent efforts to write a comparative Jewish-Christian social history. Elisheva Baumgarten draws... more...

  • Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Periodby Ehud Ben Zvi; Christoph Levin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Water is a vital resource and is widely acknowledged as such. Thus it often serves as an ideological and linguistic symbol that stands for and evokes concepts central within a community. This volume explores ?thinking of water? and concepts expressed through references to water within the symbolic system of the late Persian/early Hellenistic... more...