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  • The Individual in Historyby ChaeRan Y. Freeze; Sylvia Fuks Fried; Eugene R. Sheppard

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history more...

  • De libertate et servitute spiritusby Martin Dietz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 71.56

    Martin Timóteo Dietz geht der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung dem Heiligen Geist in Luthers »Tractatus de libertate christiana« zukommt. Sein Ziel ist es nachzuweisen, dass Luthers Freiheitsschrift«, besonders greifbar in deren lateinischer Version, eminent pneumatologischen Charakter besitzt. Der »Freiheitstraktat« entfaltet zwar keine ausgeführte Pneumatologie,... more...

  • Jewish Liturgyby Ruth Langer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • The Jewish Woman Next Doorby Debby Flancbaum

    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...

  • Converts to Judaismby Lawrence J. Epstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • A Passover Haggadahby David Silber

    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...

  • Gender in Judaism and Islamby Beth S. Wenger; Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Womenby Amy K. Milligan

    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...

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