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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 113.56
Der <i>Sefer Shimmush Tehillim</i> (das "Buch vom magischen Gebrauch der Psalmen") ist ein im Judentum teilweise bis heute populäres Handbuch, in dem den biblischen Psalmen magische Verwendungen zugeordnet werden. Die Anfänge seiner Redaktion reichen bis in die Spätantike und in den ägyptisch-palästinischen Raum zurück. Die... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 129.99
This is the only complete English translation of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov . Ein Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah (the non-legal) material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist. Scattered among the more than 2,700 pages of the Talmud, aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...