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  • How to Improve Your Mindby Baruch Spinoza; Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    How to Improve Your Mind is an engaging philosophical text by master Enlightenment thinker Baruch Spinoza. Dr. Dagobert D. Runes, the founder of Philosophical Library, and Albert Einstein were close friends and colleagues who regarded Spinoza as the greatest of modern philosophers.   This edition includes exclusive commentary and biographical... more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised... more...

  • Essential Torahby George Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00

    Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you?re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson, author of the acclaimed Essential Judaism , begins by recounting the various theories of the origins of the Torah and goes on to explain its importance... more...

  • Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?by Ilana Kurshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages are spoken. The recitation of the Four Questions at the beginning of the Passover seder by the youngest participant is one of the... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmudby Aaron Parry

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 18.95

    An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.... more...

  • A New English Translation of the Septuagintby Albert Pietersma; Benjamin G. Wright

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99

    Translated from the Hebrew between the third and first centuries B.C., the Septuagint became the Bible for Greek-speaking Jews and was widely cited by early Christians. Now, at long last, it has been made available in an accurate modern translation for English readers.- more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra?s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer ?reasons?, ?explanations?, or ?meanings? of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction... more...

  • Praise Israel for Wisdom and Instructionby Benjamin G. Wright

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    Features fifteen articles that focus on three interrelated themes in the study of Early Judaism. This work explores how specific wisdom and apocalyptic texts relate. It also focuses on how traditional material was shaped and framed in order to ensure its successful transmission to subsequent generations. more...

  • Translating Religionby Benjamin H. Hary

    BRILL 2009; US$ 189.00

    Studies the translation of Jews sacred texts, known as the shar, into Judeo-Arabic in Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries. This book places Judeo-Arabic on the Jewish linguistic spectrum, traces its history, and offers insights to the spoken variety of Egyptian Judeo-Arabic, which set it apart from other Arabic dialects. more...

  • Back To The Sourcesby Barry W. Holtz

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.00

    Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view. more...