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- Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99
The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays?some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities?all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees... more...
- JPS 2015; US$ 18.00
Hebrew and English text with new commentary and essays. Rabbi Silber has given us two books in one: the Haggadah itself, in English and Hebrew, with his seder commentary and a collection of essays that provide close readings of the classic biblical and rabbinic texts that inform Seder-night ritual and narration. Both parts work beautifully together... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00
Jewish and Islamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged from ancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts and traditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups have recently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well as growing feminist movements that challenge... more...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of hair and head covering, Milligan explores the meaning of tradition in a contemporary context. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 82.11
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...
- 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...