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  • Jewish Women's Torah Studyby Ilan Fuchs

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women?s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection. The contemporary debate regarding women?s Torah... more...

  • Tales of Elijah the Prophetby Peninnah Schram

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 43.99

    Tales of Elijah the Prophet is a brilliant and multicolored portrait of Elijah and his role in Jewish life and tradition throughout the ages. It unlocks the world of Elijah, inviting readers to delve into the centuries-old treasure chest of Jewish wisdom. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrollsby Timothy H. Lim; John J. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    In 1947 the first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries was made near the site of Qumran, at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Despite the much publicized delays in the publication and editing of the Scrolls, practically all of them had been made public by the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery. That occasion was marked by a spate... more...

  • A Bride for One Nightby Ruth Calderon; Ilana Kurshan

    JPS 2014; US$ 21.95

    Browse discussion questions Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into... more...

  • The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditionsby Angela Kim Harkins; Kelley Coblentz Bautch

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the "sons of God" who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked an explosion of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions... more...

  • The Bible's Many Voicesby Michael Carasik

    JPS 2014; US$ 31.95

    The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document... more...

  • Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarshipby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2014; US$ 64.99

    Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as... more...

  • Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Seriesby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 32.99

    This collection of essays draws on work done in 2011?2012. The author takes up several topics in the systemic analysis of Judaism, its literature, and its theology. more...

  • The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kingsby Everett Dr Fox

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 50.00

    The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume in Everett Fox?s landmark translation of the Hebrew Bible. The personalities who appear in the pages of The Early Prophets, and the political and moral... more...

  • The Mythology of Edenby Arthur George; Elena George

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the author of the Eden story uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most profound questions of human existence regarding the divine, life, death, and immortality. more...