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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shlomo's Storiesby Shlomo Carlebach; Susan Yael Mesinai

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 45.99

    A collection of stories by the late, world-renowned rabbi and folk singer Shlomo Carlebach. 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...

  • In the Image of Godby Judith S. Antonelli

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 54.99

    In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah is a unique blend of traditional Judaism and radical feminism and is a groundbreaking commentary on the Bible, the central document of Jewish life. 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...

  • The Gates of Repentanceby Rabbeinu Yonah; Yaakov Feldman

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 94.99

    The Gates of Repentance (Sha'arei Teshuvah), by Rabbeinu Yonah of Geronah (d. 1263), is one of the most important books of Jewish literature. Now available in a modern English translation, this volume probes the profound idea of teshuvah, often translated as "repentance" but in reality far more complex and subtle than the simple meaning of "regret... more...

  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquityby Tal Ilan; Thomas Ziem

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 205.44

    Hauptbeschreibung In this lexicon, Tal Ilan collects all the information on names of Jews in lands west of Palestine, in which Greek and Latin was spoken, and on the people who bore them between 330 BCE, a date which marks the Hellenistic conquest of East, and 650 CE, approximately the date when the Muslim conquest of East and the southern Mediterranean... more...