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  • The Mermaid and the Partridgeby George Brooke; Jesper Høgenhaven

    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...

  • On the Mystical Shape of the Godheadby Gershom Scholem

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes is the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...