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  • Why the Torah Begins with the Letter Beitby Michael J. Alter

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 89.99

    Why does the Torah begin with the letter beit, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet? In seeking answers to this question, Michael J. Alter has gathered a wealth of material drawing from the Oral Law (Mishnah and Talmud), the Midrash, anonymous kabbalistic texts, and the works of many prominent rabbis, scribes, and writers spanning the past 2,000... more...

  • The Bahirby Aryeh Kaplan; Nehunya

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 84.99

    The Bahir is one of the oldest and most important of all classical Kabbalah texts. Until the publication of the Zohar , the Bahir was the most influential and widely quoted primary source of Kabbalistic teachings. The Bahir is quoted in every major book on Kabbalah, the earliest being the Raavad's commentary on Sefer Yetzirah, and it is cited... more...

  • Commentary on the Torahby Richard Elliott Friedman

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience... more...

  • Sparks of Lightby Gideon Weitzman

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 94.99

    The author writes: 'Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook (5635-5695/1865-1935) was one of the greatest Jewish leaders of recent history. He was steeped in Jewish knowledge of all kinds, a master of halacha, Talmud, and Jewish philosophy, and he also had a good knowledge of the general philosophy and science of his day.' more...

  • More Secrets of Hebrew Wordsby Rabbi Benjamin Blech

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1993; US$ 59.99

    Just as in his previous volume, The Secrets of Hebrew Words , Rabbi Blech brings readers into the fascinating world of gematria (the reckoning of numbers) and acronyms to uncover the vast profundity hidden in everyday Hebrew language. Rabbi Blech demonstrates that the language through which God creates the world is not composed of a haphazard arrangement... more...

  • The Talmudby Jacob Neusner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 23.99

    Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about-the Talmud. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical... more...

  • Sacred Texts, Modern Questionsby Facing History and Ourselves

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 19.95

    Sacred Texts, Modern Questions: Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens  is a resource designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting. This five unit collection of lessons explores sacred texts of the past and the questions that shape our present. It makes connections between instances of moral courage in Pharaoh's Egypt,... more...

  • Scripture and Interpretationby Devorah Dimant; Ariel Feldman; Liora Goldman

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are texts which rewrite the Hebrew Bible. They differ from the literary products of the Qumran ascetic community by missing the sectarian particular style and terminology. These rewritten Bible texts may therefore shed light on the origins and sources of this community. Most of the scholarly attention has been focused on... more...

  • The Mishnahby Jacob Neusner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1988; US$ 38.99

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  • 4 Ezra and 2 Baruchby Michael E. Stone; Matthias Henze

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever. This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through... more...