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  • Daily Kabbalahby Gershon Winkler; Andrew Md Weil

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    From sorcery to animal totems, buzzard feathers to hawk spirits, talking trees to magical stones, sacred circles to healing rituals, the Kabbalah brings readers a rich body of ancient wisdom that has been long neglected and even longer misunderstood. The Kabbalah celebrates a quality of consciousness that enables one to experience magic in the ordinary,... more...

  • A Heart Afireby Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi; Netanel Miles-Yepez

    JPS 2010; US$ 27.00

    The interpretations in A Heart Afire are as rich and meaningful as the teachings and tales themselves in this intimate guided tour of Hasidism and Hasidic storytelling led by Reb Zalman, an old-world Hasidic elder who is also profoundly connected to modern culture. As a bridge between both worlds, Reb Zalman, and his co-author and student Netanel... more...

  • Sepher Rezial Hemelachby Steve Savedow

    Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 26.95

    The long-awaited first English translation from ancient Hebrew of the rare and complete 1701 Amsterdam edition, of this famous magical text. According to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Rezial was given to Adam in the Garden of Eden, by the hand of God. The myth suggests that this diverse compendium of ancient Hebrew lore was the first book ever written.... more...

  • Lament in Jewish Thoughtby Ilit Ferber; Paula Schwebel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This collection features essays by leading scholars on the philosophical, theological, poetic and cultural aspects of lament, touching on the textual traditions of lament in Judaism, from Biblical, rabbinic and medieval iterations to contemporary Yemenite oral lamentations. The volume also includes four texts on lament by Gershom Scholem, translated... more...

  • The Scholar's Haggadahby Heinrich Guggenheimer

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 64.99

    In this unprecedented masterwork, The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions , Heinrich Guggenheimer presents the first Haggadah to treat the texts of all Jewish groups on an equal footing and to use their divergences and concurrences as a key to the history of the text and an understanding of its development. more...

  • Which Lilith?by Enid Dame; Lilly Rivlin; Henny Wenkart

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 99.99

    Eve was not Adam's first wife. That honor belongs to Lilith, who was created as Adam's equal. When he tried to dominate her, she uttered God's secret name and flew away. Lilith is mentioned in the Talmud, elaborated on in the midrash and in the kabbalah, whispered about in stories, and passed down from mother to daughter. In this anthology, a vivid,... more...

  • Biblical and Talmudic Medicineby Julius Preuss; Fred Rosner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2004; US$ 69.99

    This is a translation of the 1911 Biblisch-Talmudiesche Medizin , an extensively researched text that gathers the medical and hygienic references found in the Jewish sacred, historical, and legal literatures, written by German physician and scholar Julius Preuss (1861-1913). more...

  • Losing the Temple and Recovering the Futureby Hindy Najman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the Jewish community's response to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. more...

  • Hebrew Mythsby Robert Graves; Raphael Patai

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is a comprehensive look at the stories that make up the Old Testament and the Jewish religion, including the folk tales, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and other little-known documents that the Old Testament and the Torah do not include. In this exhaustive study, Robert graves provides a fascinating account of pre-Biblical texts that have been... more...

  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquityby Tal Ilan

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 227.34

    Hauptbeschreibung Although described as volume II, this is the last volume to appear in a series of four which documents all the named Jews whose record has come down to us from Antiquity. It lists all the Jewish people we know and those we think were Jews from Palestine after 200 CE and before the Arab conquest. Most of the information in it is... more...