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- The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 19.95
The Book of Jonah stands unique among the biblical books of the prophets because it is almost entirely narrative. And, in contrast to all the other prophets portrayed as admirable individuals who bravely speak God?s word, Jonah stands out as flawed and fleeing from God. We are drawn to Jonah because God gives him an opportunity to redeem himself.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79
Jonathan Klawans's Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism cuts against the grain of rabbinic studies to establish the value of Flavius Josephus's descriptions of the religious ideas of various Jewish sects for reconstructing the world of ideas (the theologies) at play in early Judaism. It is intended as a response to the prevalent approach... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
In the traditional Jewish liturgy, a man praises God daily for not having been made a gentile, a woman, or a slave. Manuscript editions of the Babylonian Talmud teach that recitation of this prayer is obligatory for all Jewish men. Despite the fact that these blessings have been officially part of the daily morning liturgy for more than a thousand... more...
- Fortress Press 2016; US$ 38.99
In this now-classic work, E. P. Sanders carefully shows that what was important in Second Temple Judaism was the ?common Judaism? of the people, their observances of regular practices, and the beliefs that informed them. Sanders offers a remarkably comprehensive presentation of Judaism as a functioning religion: the temple and its routine and festivals;... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00
Part of the Jewish Encounter series From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi?Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki?the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages. Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00
This volume, which contains the papers from a conference in Copenhagen in June 2009 on the texts from DJD V, represents the ongoing work on the re-edition of these texts, and reflects the development in approaches and viewpoints since the texts were first published (1968). more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 327.00
This is the first comprehensive bibliography on the Karaites and Karaism. Including over 8000 items in twenty languages, this bibliography, with its extensive annotations, thoroughly documents the present state of Karaite Studies and provides a solid foundation for future research. Special attention has been given to the organizational structure of... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 17.95
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...