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  • Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?by Ilana Kurshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages are spoken. The recitation of the Four Questions at the beginning of the Passover seder by the youngest participant is one of the... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmudby Aaron Parry

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 18.95

    An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99

    Translated from the Hebrew between the third and first centuries B.C., the Septuagint became the Bible for Greek-speaking Jews and was widely cited by early Christians. Now, at long last, it has been made available in an accurate modern translation for English readers.- 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$ 17.00

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

  • Hebraic Literatureby Various 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book. This book features the table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small... more...

  • Political Themes in the Hebrew Scripturesby Jules Gleicher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This volume collects explorations of various selections from the Hebrew scriptures, focusing on these texts' sacred teachings and their implications for issues of law, justice, and rulership. Representative examples include the Book of Genesis, the Moses narrative, and the Decalogue and other laws. more...

  • Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desertby Emanuel Tov

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    The updated inventory list reflects corrections made to details recorded imprecisely in DJD XXXIX, the data published in the last DJD volumes, inscribed archeological evidence, new fragments, changed names, new identifications, etc. Also included is an updated version of the categorized list of biblical texts. more...