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  • 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...

  • Fatal Embraceby Mark Braverman

    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...

  • 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...

  • Studies in Modern Jewish and Hindu Thoughtby Margaret Chatterjee

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Judaic Spiritual Psychotherapyby Aaron Rabinowitz

    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...

  • 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...

  • Reconstructing Ashkenazby David Malkiel

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    Reconstructing Ashkenaz shows that, contrary to traditional historical accounts, the Jews of western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs. more...