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- The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 19.95
Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life?s biggest questions?questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners?that continue to be asked by every one of us today. Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 87.99
In this volume, Langer, an expert on Jewish liturgy, provides an annotated description of the most important books and articles on topics ranging historically from the liturgy of the Second Temple period and the Dead Sea Scrolls to today. more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99
From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Epstein tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history. This book is a resource for people considering the challenging path of conversion and an illustration of the important role Jewish converts have played in Jewish life through the ages. ... more...
- The Jewish Publication Society 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$ 30.00
Jewish andIslamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged fromancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts andtraditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups haverecently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well asgrowing feminist movements that challenge... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 148.69
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$ 39.99
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$ 138.07
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... more...