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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...

  • 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...

  • Esther in Ancient Jewish Thoughtby Aaron Koller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Situates the book of Esther in the intellectual history of Ancient Judaism and provides a new understanding of its purpose. 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...

  • Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canonby James A. Diamond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines a wide range of theologians, philosophers, and exegetes who share a passionate engagement with Maimonides. 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...

  • 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...

  • Shlomo's Storiesby Shlomo Carlebach; Susan Yael Mesinai

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 45.99

    The stories assembled in this anthology are among the favorite hasidic tales told by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach since his career as a teacher, musician, composer, and storyteller began in the mid-1950s. Internationally famed as a performer and the father of modern hasidic music, Rabbi Carlebach first emerged as a master in his own right when he established... 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...