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  • The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Lawby Christine Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law provides a conceptual and historical account of the Jewish understanding of law. more...

  • JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentaryby Jeffrey K. Salkin

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 29.95

    For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B?nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language... more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.50

    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...

  • The Everyday Torahby Bradley Artson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 22.00

    ?Like any classic, the Torah appears in different guises with each rereading. Its infinite layers of meaning and depth offer the opportunity to harvest anew, without any fear of exhausting its supply of wisdom, counsel, and kedushah (holiness). To encounter Torah is to encounter God.? --from the Introduction In this inspiring collection, Rabbi... more...

  • Rashiby Elie Wiesel; Catherine Temerson

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Translated from Hebrew (and Aramaic) originals in the two centuries before Jesus, the Septuagint provides important information about the history of the text of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have looked to the Septuagint for information about the nature of the text and of how passages and specific words were understood.For students of the Bible,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 18.00

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