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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...
- 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... 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$ 147.00
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$ 32.95
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...