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  • Flores Florentinoby Anthony Hilhorst; Emile Puech; Eibert Tigchelaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 265.00

    This volume comprises forty-eight essays, presented by friends, colleagues and students in honour of Florentino García Martínez. The articles are primarily in the field of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but also cover many other fields of Second Temple Judaism, from late biblical texts and Septuagint up to the pseudepigrapha and early rabbinic writings. more...

  • The Scandal of Kabbalahby Yaacob Dweck

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout... more...

  • The Making of the Modern Jewish Bibleby Alan T. Levenson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular need_religion, nationalism, ethnicity_drove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their... more...

  • The Everything Torah Bookby Yaakov Menken

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 14.95

    From the Penteteuch and Nevi'im to the Ketuvim and the oral Torah, this straightforward reference walks you through God's instructions to His people and explains how these teachings are incorporated into Jewish life. The Everything Torah Book presents the tenets of the Jewish faith in an easy-to-understand reference. Fascinating insights into the... more...

  • Back To The Sourcesby Barry W. Holtz

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

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

  • Reading Jewish Religious Textsby Eliezer Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. more...

  • The Essential Talmudby Adin Steinsaltz

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    This expanded version of the classic text on Jewish theology--by the scholar Newsweek called "a genius of the highest order"--demonstrates the contemporary relevance of this proud legacy of the Jewish people more...

  • Parables and Fables As Distinctive Jewish Literary Genresby Mishael M. Caspi; John T. Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    A book that concerns itself with the historical development of the fable or parable as a way of communicating knowledge and truth, in both Judaism and Christianity. more...

  • Sinning in the Hebrew Bibleby Alan F Segal

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Stories of rape, murder, adultery, and conquest raise crucial ethical issues in the Hebrew Bible, and their interpretation guides many societies in forming their religious and moral convictions. From the sacrifice of Isaac to the adultery of David, narratives of sin engender vivid analysis and debate, powering the myths that form the basis of the... more...

  • Sacred Fireby Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira; Hershy J. Worch

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2002; US$ 49.99

    Sacred Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury (1939-1942) consists of commentaries on each weekly Torah portion. It also includes a number of lengthy sermons delivered on the major Jewish Festivals as well as a few discourses alluding to people loved and lost. Because writing is not permitted on the Sabbath, these "words of Torah" were transcribed from... more...