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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00
Part of the Jewish Encounter series A history of the Jewish people from bris to burial, from ?muscle Jews? to nose jobs. Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of the ?Jewish body,? considering sex, circumcision, menstruation, and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers?Jewish genes. But... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 34.99
Hasidism, a kabbalah-inspired movement founded by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (c1700-1760), transformed Jewish communities across Eastern and East Central Europe. In Men of Silk, Glenn Dynner draws upon newly discovered Polish archival material and neglected Hebrew testimonies to illuminate Hasidism's dramatic ascendancy in the region of Central... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95
Wisdom is an integral part of all philosophical and religious traditions in the world. Focusing on the concept of wisdom, this book examines the difficulties and problems facing comparative studies of the early Confucian and Israelite traditions by exploring the cosmological and ethical implications of wisdom in the older layers of Christian and Confucian... more...
- University Press of America 2010; US$ 27.99
This book utilizes the profound insights present in spiritual literature for psychotherapeutic use. Jewish spiritual writings are a rich source that encompasses three thousand years of scholarship and experience dealing with emotional problems. These insights can benefit all clients, not only those nurtured in the Jewish tradition. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00
This collective volume explores an aspect ofthe ?Science of Judaism? which has received little attention up until now. In common use, this term is almost exclusively associated with the scholarly analysis of Judaism. In contrast, the authors of this volume illuminate the different encounters of Jewish scholars with Christianity and the impact of these... more...
- Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 35.00
Conventional wisdom holds that Judaism is indifferent or even suspiciously hostile to the visual arts due to the Second Commandment's prohibition on creating "graven images," the dictates of monotheism, and historical happenstance. This intellectual history of medieval and modern Jewish attitudes toward art and representation overturns the modern... more...
- Beaufort Books 2012; US$ 18.90
Mark Braverman shows how the Jewish quest for safety and empowerment and the Christian endeavor to atone for centuries of anti-Semitism have combined to suppress the conversations needed to bring about a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land. Fatal Embrace charts Braverman's journey as an American Jew struggling with the difficult realities of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 106.00
The book compares modern Jewish and Hindu thought through discussing selected writers with reference to common issues treated by them, issues which are still relevant today. The writers are Mahatma Gandhi, Max Nordau, A.D. Gordon, Martin Buber, Sri Aurobindo, Rav Kook and Rabindranath Tagore. The issues include the following: the critique of civilisation,... more...