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  • A Mirror of Rabbinic Hermeneuticsby Giuseppe Veltri

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Rabbinic hermeneutics in ancient Judaism reflects this multifaceted world of the text and of reality, seen as a world of reference worth commentary. As a mirror, it includes this world but perhaps also falsifies reality, adapting it to one's own aims and necessities. This book explores the rabbinic concern with texts as the main area of... more...

  • The Poetry of Prayerby Rabbi Avi Baumol

    Gefen Publishing House 2009; US$ 9.99

    Often we find it difficult to concentrate on the prayers we recite, due partly to a lack of understanding of the biblical poetry in the tefillot. This book aims to unlock the mystery of the various psalms which comprise the tefillah. The book begins with an introduction to prayer, Tehillim, and biblical poetry. Then, after an overview of the structure... more...

  • David's Psalmsby David Sharir

    Gefen Publishing House 2013; US$ 9.99

    Original painter and set designer, throughout his career David Sharir has creatively combined painting and theater. Now the public can enjoy the artist s entire collection of interpretive paintings on the psalms, beautifully showcased in this stunning book. An intriguing blend of straightforward meaning and artistic exegesis, Sharir s paintings produce... more...

  • Torah of Reconciliationby Sheldon Lewis

    Gefen Publishing House 2012; US$ 9.99

    In the aftermath of 9/11, Rabbi Sheldon Lewis sought solace and a path to reconciliation in Jewish texts. Peacemaking is arguably the key pillar among Jewish values, and Torah of Reconciliation seeks to reveal this primary value in diverse scriptural and rabbinical texts. Following the annual cycle of Torah readings, thematic verses or passages are... more...

  • Where's My Miracle?by Morey Schwartz

    Gefen Publishing House 2010; US$ 9.99

    At one time or another every person of faith asks himself questions like these: What must I do to deserve some Divine intervention in my life? Is there anyone really listening to my prayers? When do miracles happen, and when do they not? Where s my miracle? Am I not worthy? Here is a fresh, new, thought-provoking approach to the eternal mystery of... more...

  • A Prophet for Todayby Steven Pruzansky

    Gefen Publishing House 2006; US$ 9.99

    Singled out as a work unique among the Prophets, The Book of Yehoshua discusses the Israel - in fulfillment of the Divine promise - and the challenges that pertain to the building and development of a Jewish State. Discover how the foundation of modern-day Israel rests on a prophetic understanding of the principles of Jewish statehood enunciated by... more...

  • Judges for our Timeby Steven Pruzansky

    Gefen Publishing House 2009; US$ 9.99

    In its accounts of victories and defeats, conquests and liberation, the sordid tales of spiritual corruption, and the relentless struggle to maintain a Jewish state in the face of implacable enemies, the Book of Shoftim reads like today's headlines. In the sixty years of modern Jewish statehood, there has been a remarkable - though unsurprising... more...

  • Maimonides: The Exceptional Mindby Israel Drazin

    Gefen Publishing House 2008; US$ 9.99

    An examination of the remarkable penetrating mind of Moses Maimonides and to his rational eye-opening thoughts on many subjects. It includes ideas that are not incorporated in the usual books about this great philosopher because they are so different than the traditional thinking of the vast majority of people. It contrasts the notions of other Jewish... more...

  • Maimonides: Reason Above Allby Israel Drazin

    Gefen Publishing House 2009; US$ 9.99

    The book addresses provocative questions such as: Did the majority of Jews before Maimonides believe that God has a body? Why did Maimonides and many rabbis disparage women? Why did Maimonides extol intelligent non-Jews? Why don t Jews say a prayer before such activities as having sexual relations or giving charity? Why doesn't the Torah... more...

  • Pirkei Avos with a Twist of Humorby Joe Bobker

    Gefen Publishing House 2012; US$ 9.99

    Pirkei Avos with a Twist of Humor is a unique and whimsical journey through the impressive Sayings of Our Sages. Enjoy Joe Bobker's educational romp through Jewish ethics, heritage, law and lore, all stirred with a twist of humor and served with the intent of inspiring the reader to explore Judaism! more...