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  • Death in Jewish Lifeby Stefan C. Reif; Andreas Lehnardt; Avriel Bar-Levav

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers; confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity; funeral and mourning rites; the influences of... more...

  • Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquityby Kristi Upson-Saia; Carly Daniel-Hughes; Alicia J. Batten

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories. Contributors demonstrate how dress developed as a topos within Judean and Christian rhetoric, symbolism, and performance, and show how religious... 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...

  • Marital Relations in Ancient Judaismby Éthan Levine

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 93.58

    This volume surveys the legal and literary references to gender, sexuality and marital relations found in biblical sources and Rabbinic texts until the end of the Tamudic era (c. 600 C.E.). Subject areas include Israel?s familial historiography, kinship and law in biblical Israel, gender and status, judicial review of law, divine covenant and marriage... more...

  • The December Projectby Sara Davidson

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture , New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movment, to discuss what he calls The December Project . "When you can feel in your cells that you're coming to the end of your... more...

  • The December Projectby Sara Davidson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture , New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movment, to discuss what he calls The December Project . "When you can feel in your cells that you're coming to the end of your... 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...

  • Meditation in the Wildby Ph.D. Charles S. Fisher

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A history of Raw Nature as the Buddha?s first teacher, inspiring some followers to retreat there in search of truth. more...

  • How to Woo a Jewby Tamar Caspi

    Seal Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    Have you been single longer than the Jews wandered the desert? Or are you newly single and hoping to hook up with a hot MOT*? Either way, Tamar Caspi is on a mission to help you find your Chosen One... and who better to do that than the advice columnist from the massively popular dating site JDate.com? In How to Woo a Jew , your very own Jewish... more...

  • On Women and Judaismby Blu Greenberg

    JPS 2013; US$ 17.95

    A classic for more than 20 years, this thought-provoking volume explores the role of Jewish women in the synagogue, in the family, and in the secular world. Greenberg offers ways to change present Jewish practices so that they more readily reflect feminine equality. more...