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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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95
Repair of the Soul examines transformation from the perspective of Jewish mysticism and psychoanalysis, addressing the question of how one achieves self-understanding that leads not only to insight but also to meaningful change. In this beautifully written and thought-provoking book, Karen Starr draws upon a contemporary relational approach to psychoanalysis... 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$ 134.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95
This book challenges the standard conception of the Middle Ages as a time of persecution for Jews. Jonathan Elukin traces the experience of Jews in Europe from late antiquity through the Renaissance and Reformation, revealing how the pluralism of medieval society allowed Jews to feel part of their local communities despite recurrent expressions of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Europe?s formative encounter with its ?others? is still widely assumed to have come with its discovery of the peoples of the New World. But, as Jonathan Boyarin argues, long before 1492 Christian Europe imagined itself in distinction to the Jewish difference within. The presence and image of Jews in Europe afforded the Christian majority a foil... 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...