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  • The Written and Oral Torahby Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 89.99

    In The Written and Oral Torah: A Comprehensive Introduction , Rabbi Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo offers those interested in Jewish tradition an explanation of and basic insight into Judaism's classical sources. Containing a diverse selection of material culled from the Talmud and from the writings of many of Judaism's most gifted sages, this extensive... more...

  • (Sacrifices) Left at the Altarby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 40.99

    This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...

  • Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Alex P. Jassen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the interpretation of biblical law in the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism. more...

  • Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Lawby Jane L. Kanarek

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 82.00

    This book presents a new framework for understanding the relationship between biblical narrative and rabbinic law. more...

  • A Sage's Fruitby Rav Yehuda Ashlag

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2014; US$ 4.99

    When traveling, the great Kabbalist, Rav Yehuda Ashlag would write to his students, providing them with guidance and encouragement. This compilation contains letters that reveal the special relationships cultivated between the great teacher and his students. Their unique style and tone offer inspiration and guidance to any seeker of spiritual advancement.... more...

  • How the Halakhah Unfoldsby Tzvee Zahavy; Jacob Neusner

    UPA 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this volume, the main points of the Halakhah of the topological expositions or tractates of the Mishnah-Tosefta-Bavli Hullin are set forth and the theological message of the tractate is laid out. The project yields a systematic account of the Halakhah in its documentary unfolding. more...

  • The Formation of the Babylonian Talmudby David Weiss Halivni; Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    Jeffrey L. Rubenstein offers a translation from the Hebrew of The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud by David Weiss Halivni. Halivni's work is widely regarded as the most comprehensive scholarly examination of the processes of composition and editing of the Babylonian Talmud. more...

  • The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. -350 C.E.by Marc Hirshman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Marc Hirshman traces and outlines the ideals and practices of rabbinic learning as presented in the relatively few late antique sources that discuss the processes and ideals of learning. Though oral learning was common in many ancient cultures, the Jewish approach has a different theoretical basis and different aims. Hirshman explores the evolution... more...

  • Sacred Speakersby Simeon D. Baumel

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    Despite its outwardly static and traditional appearance, the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world is engaged in a constant cultural dialogue with modernity. This dialogue is exceptionally visible in the realm of language as shown in this study that examines the language and culture of four ultra-Orthodox groups found in Israel: the Ashkenazi (European) Mitnagdim-Lithuanians,... more...

  • Jonah and the Meaning of Our Livesby Steven Bob

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Book of Jonah stands unique among the biblical books of the prophets because it is almost entirely narrative. And, in contrast to all the other prophets portrayed as admirable individuals who bravely speak God?s word, Jonah stands out as flawed and fleeing from God. We are drawn to Jonah because God gives him an opportunity to redeem himself.... more...