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  • Origins of the Kabbalahby Gershom Gerhard Scholem; Allan Arkush

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France... more...

  • Essential Judaismby George Robinson

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 24.00

    What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices,... more...

  • Jewish Humorby Joseph Telushkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you'll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insight into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and success. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship, and in this... more...

  • Ritual and Moralityby Hyam Maccoby

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Clear explanation of non-dietary ritual purity laws of the Hebrew Bible; intelligible to non-specialist readers. more...

  • Judah Moscato Sermonsby Gianfranco Miletto; Giuseppe Veltri

    BRILL 2010; US$ 283.00

    Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533-1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. The book Sefer Nefusot Yehudah belongs to the very centre of his important homiletic and philosophical oeuvre. Composed in Mantua and published in Venice in 1589, the collection of 52 sermons addresses the subject... more...

  • The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiahby Steven Fine

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah brings together an interdisciplinary and broad-ranging international community of scholars to discuss aspects of the history and continued life of the Jerusalem Temple in Western culture, from biblical times to the present. This volume is the fruit of the inaugural conference of the Yeshiva University... more...

  • Judaism - An Introduction: Teach Yourselfby C. M. Hoffman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.99

    This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions... more...

  • The Sabbathby Abraham Joshua Heschel; Ilya Schor; Susannah Heschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel, one... more...

  • Surviving Your Bar/Bat Mitzvahby Cantor Matt Axelrod

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.99

    In Surviving Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah , Cantor Matt Axelrod provides a practical, humorous guide for Jewish students and their families as they prepare for their ?big day.? Breezy and friendly yet reassuring and focused, Axelrod cuts through the fear and stress that teens often feel in the months leading up to their bar or bat mitzvah. Cantor Axelrod?s... more...

  • Why Be Jewish?by David J. Wolpe

    Henry Holt and Co. 1995; US$ 15.99

    "All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming... more...