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  • The Essential Zoharby Rav P.S. Berg

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 14.95

    For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom. The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible?s narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential Zohar , the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg decodes its teachings on... more...

  • Reading Jewish Religious Textsby Eliezer Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation... more...

  • Sinning in the Hebrew Bibleby Alan F Segal

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Stories of rape, murder, adultery, and conquest raise crucial ethical issues in the Hebrew Bible, and their interpretation guides many societies in forming their religious and moral convictions. From the sacrifice of Isaac to the adultery of David, narratives of sin engender vivid analysis and debate, powering the myths that form the basis of the... more...

  • Parables and Fables As Distinctive Jewish Literary Genresby Mishael M. Caspi; John T. Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    A book that concerns itself with the historical development of the fable or parable as a way of communicating knowledge and truth, in both Judaism and Christianity. more...

  • Sacred Fireby Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira; Hershy J. Worch

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2002; US$ 49.99

    Sacred Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury (1939-1942) consists of commentaries on each weekly Torah portion. It also includes a number of lengthy sermons delivered on the major Jewish Festivals as well as a few discourses alluding to people loved and lost. Because writing is not permitted on the Sabbath, these "words of Torah" were transcribed from... more...

  • Ein Yaakovby Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv; Avraham Yaakov Finkel

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 134.99

    This is the only complete English translation of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov . Ein Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah (the non-legal) material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist. Scattered among the more than 2,700 pages of the Talmud, aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational... more...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...

  • Living Watersby Betsalel Philip Edwards

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2001; US$ 114.99

    Living Waters - The Mei HaShiloach: A Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza (1800-1854) is the collected teachings on the Torah by the hasidic master Rabbi Mordechai Yosef of Isbitza. Born in Poland to a rabbinic family, Reb Yosef was a student of Reb Simcha Bunem of Pshiske. It was from Reb Bunem that he received the well springs... more...

  • The Bahirby Aryeh Kaplan

    Red Wheel Weiser 2001; US$ 22.95

    The first book in any language ever to reveal the methodology of the ancient Kabbalists, this is one of the oldest and most important of all ancient Kabbalistic texts. All references, both to manuscripts and printed material are carefully cited, and the complete Hebrew text of The Bahir is included. more...

  • Kabbalah Unveiledby S.L. Macgregor Mathers

    Red Wheel Weiser 2002; US$ 21.95

    This text contains The Book of Concealed Mystery , The Greater Holy Assembly , and The Lesser Holy Assembly from the Zohar . more...