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

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    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 US$ 68.79

    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$ 17.59

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...