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  • Biblical and Talmudic Medicineby Julius Preuss; Fred Rosner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2004; US$ 74.99

    This is a translation of the 1911 Biblisch-Talmudiesche Medizin , an extensively researched text that gathers the medical and hygienic references found in the Jewish sacred, historical, and legal literatures, written by German physician and scholar Julius Preuss (1861-1913). more...

  • Esther in Ancient Jewish Thoughtby Aaron Koller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book situates the book of Esther in the intellectual history of Ancient Judaism and provides a new understanding of its purpose. more...

  • Losing the Temple and Recovering the Futureby Hindy Najman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book explores the Jewish community's response to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. more...

  • Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canonby James A. Diamond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 82.00

    This book examines a wide range of theologians, philosophers, and exegetes who share a passionate engagement with Maimonides. more...

  • The Wisdom of the Torahby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Celebrate one of the world?s greatest collections of pure literature   In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and throughout thousands of years this collection of writing has offered just that?instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible,... more...

  • 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 Promise to the Patriarchsby Joel S. Baden

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Joel S. Baden examines the promise of land and progeny to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--a central, recurring feature of the Pentateuch. more...

  • Josephby Alan T. Levenson

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 32.95

    The complex and dramatic story of Joseph is the most sustained narrative in Genesis. Many call it a literary masterpiece and a story of great depth that can be read on many levels. In a lucid and engaging style, Alan T. Levenson brings the voices of Philo, Josephus, Midrash, and medieval commentators, as well as a wide range of modern scholars, into... more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 20.01

    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...