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- Fortress Press 2014; US$ 28.99
At the origin of the Watchers tradition is the single enigmatic reference in Genesis 6 to the "sons of God" who had intercourse with human women, producing a race of giants upon the earth. That verse sparked an explosion of cosmological and theological speculation in early Judaism. Here leading scholars explore the contours of the Watchers traditions... more...
- Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99
Maps and Meaning is relevant to those looking for a fresh perspective on biblical narratives related to the role of the priest, patients, soldiers, and others who spend time ?outside the camp.? The authors consider the geographical, interpersonal, temporal, and spiritual transitions individuals experience when they move ?in? and ?out of the camp?... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99
The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. In each site, a particular need_religion, nationalism, ethnicity_drove the enterprise of Bible study as scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their... 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...
- 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. 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...