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  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquityby Tal Ilan

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 232.22

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lament in Jewish Thoughtby Ilit Ferber; Paula Schwebel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume features four texts on lament by Gershom Scholem, translated here for the first time into English, as well as original essays by leading scholars that situate Scholem?s texts in the context of Weimar German-Jewish thought and the textual tradition and rituals of lament in Judaism. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of... 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...

  • 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...