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  • The Qabalahby Papus

    Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 26.95

    Papus (Dr. Ge'rard Encausse 1865-1916) was one of the great occultists of France, and was instrumental in developing and popularizing Eliphas Levi's earlier suggestions of a link between the Hebrew alphabet and the twenty-two trumps of the tarot. The Qabalah , first published in 1892, is particularly valuable because, along with his original theoretical... more...

  • Simple Kabbalahby Kim Zetter; Ira Steingroot

    Red Wheel Weiser 2004; US$ 14.95

    In Simple Kabbalah , journalist and Jewish scholar Kim Zetter outlines the history of this mystic tradition, the main tenets of its belief system, and explains its central symbol, the Tree of Life. She then shows how to practice the wisdom of Kabbalah in everyday life through meditation and exercises for calming the mind and sharpening awareness.... more...

  • Sefer Yetziraby Hershy J. Worch

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 64.99

    Sefer Yetzira, a sacred book of antiquity and power, is one of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. In this new translation and commentary, Rabbi Worch leads us step-by-step to the innermost chambers of Jewish mysticism. This commentary reflects strikingly mystical qualities of Hasidism and the post-modern approach to text. more...

  • Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchikby Aharon Ziegler

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 37.99

    In Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik , insights into Jewish law from the preeminent figure of twentieth-century modern Orthodoxy are presented in a clear and concise manner. Commonly known as "the Rav," Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, has stimulated and influenced the intellectual mind and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands... more...

  • Modern Scholarship in the Study of Torahby Shalom Carmy

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 54.99

    "The principal thrust of this book is to challenge the compartmentalization to which we seem all too easily resigned, to discover whether, and to what extent, the methods of modern scholarship can become part and parcel of the study of Torah, conceived as a religious-intellectual way of life. Not 'Modern Scholarship and the Study of Torah,' but 'Modern... more...

  • Learn Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams; Adin Steinsaltz

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 33.99

    Judith Abrams, author of the highly acclaimed The Talmud for Beginners, Volumes I & II , creates yet another way of making Talmud study easy and accessible for the novice. Rabbi Abrams has chosen to work with the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud, edited and with commentary by Adin Steinsaltz, one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century.... more...

  • Tractates Pesahim and Yomaby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud comprises the fourth and fifth tractates of the Second Order. Pesahim introduces the prescriptions regarding Passover; Yoma covers regulations related to Yom Kippur, especially the role of the Kohen Gadol and the order of services. The tractates are vocalized by the rules of Rabbinic Hebrew with an English translation.... more...

  • The Talmud for Beginnersby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1991; US$ 38.99

    The Talmud is filled with knowledge, inspiration, and insights that enrich all facets of Jewish life. Yet many are intimidated by the thought of studying its text, and their hesitancy prevents them from experiencing the wisdom of its words. In this new volume, Rabbi Judith Abrams takes readers with her on a journey through one volume of the Talmud,... more...

  • Why the Torah Begins with the Letter Beitby Michael J. Alter

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 89.99

    Why does the Torah begin with the letter beit , the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet? In seeking answers to this question, Michael J. Alter has gathered a wealth of material drawing from the Oral Law (Mishnah and Talmud), the Midrash, anonymous kabbalistic texts, and the works of many prominent rabbis, scribes, and writers spanning the past 2,000... more...

  • The Bahirby Aryeh Kaplan; Nehunya

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 84.99

    The Bahir is one of the oldest and most important of all classical Kabbalah texts. Until the publication of the Zohar , the Bahir was the most influential and widely quoted primary source of Kabbalistic teachings. The Bahir is quoted in every major book on Kabbalah, the earliest being the Raavad's commentary on Sefer Yetzirah, and it is cited... more...