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  • Narratives and Jewish Bioethicsby Jonathan K. Crane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Narratives and Jewish Bioethics searches for answers to the critical question of what roles ancient narratives play in creating modern norms by Jewish bioethicists utilizing the Jewish textual tradition. more...

  • Divine Service?by Stuart A. Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Soldiering, which for almost two millennia was almost entirely foreign to Jewish thought and practice, has by virtue of universal conscription become a rite of passage to citizenship in the Jewish state. For practicing orthodox Jews in Israel that change generates dilemmas that are intellectual as well as behavioural, and has necessitated both doctrinal... more...

  • The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faithby Robert E. Pollack

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Are there parallels between the "moment of insight" in science and the emergence of the "unknowable" in religious faith? Where does scientific insight come from? Award-winning biologist Robert Pollack argues that an alliance between religious faith and science is not necessarily an argument in favor of irrationality: the two can inform each other's... more...

  • The Jewish dialogue with Greece and Romeby T. Rajak

    BRILL 2000; US$ 85.00

    This title includes 27 interdisciplinary essays on aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, exemplifying a wide range of techniques, by a well-known scholar. Three are previously unpublished, including a reappraisal of the Judaism and Hellenism debate and a study of the Sardis synagogue. more...

  • Gnosis und Judentumby Jaan Lahe

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book analyses different theories concerning the origin of Gnosticism and the use of lore from the Old Testament and Judaism in Gnostic literature and searches for an answer to the following question ? could the use of lore from the Old Testament and Judaism in Gnostic literature validate the theory that Gnosticism is of Jewish origin? more...

  • Judaism Despite Christianityby Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy; Paul Mendes-Flohr; Harold Stahmer; Michael Gormann-Thelen

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

      Before they were both internationally renowned philosophers, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig were young German soldiers fighting in World War I corresponding by letter and forming the foundation of their deep intellectual friendship. Collected here, this correspondence provides an intimate portrait of their views on history, philosophy,... more...

  • Living Together, Living Apartby Jonathan Elukin

    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...

  • The Jewish Jesusby Peter Schäfer

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In late antiquity, as Christianity emerged from Judaism, it was not only the new religion that was being influenced by the old. The rise and revolutionary challenge of Christianity also had a profound influence on rabbinic Judaism, which was itself just emerging and, like Christianity, trying to shape its own identity. In The Jewish Jesus , Peter... more...

  • The Unconverted Selfby Jonathan Boyarin

    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...

  • Duty and Healingby Benjamin Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    "Duty and Healing" positions ethical issues commonly encountered in clinical situations within Jewish law. The concept of duty is significant in exploring bioethical issues, and this book presents an authentic and non-parochial Jewish approach to bioethics, while it includes critiques of both current secular and Jewish literatures. Among the issues... more...