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  • 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...

  • Commentary on the Torahby Richard Elliott Friedman

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience... more...

  • The Talmudby Jacob Neusner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 23.99

    Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about-the Talmud. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical... more...

  • Sacred Texts, Modern Questionsby Facing History and Ourselves

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 19.95

    Sacred Texts, Modern Questions: Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens  is a resource designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting. This five unit collection of lessons explores sacred texts of the past and the questions that shape our present. It makes connections between instances of moral courage in Pharaoh's Egypt,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrollsby Timothy H. Lim; John J. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    In 1947 the first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries was made near the site of Qumran, at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Despite the much publicized delays in the publication and editing of the Scrolls, practically all of them had been made public by the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery. That occasion was marked by a spate... more...

  • Tales of Elijah the Prophetby Peninnah Schram

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 43.99

    Tales of Elijah the Prophet is a brilliant and multicolored portrait of Elijah and his role in Jewish life and tradition throughout the ages. It unlocks the world of Elijah, inviting readers to delve into the centuries-old treasure chest of Jewish wisdom. more...

  • The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditionsby Angela Kim Harkins; Kelley Coblentz Bautch

    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...

  • Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarshipby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2014; US$ 64.99

    Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as... more...

  • Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Seriesby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 32.99

    This collection of essays draws on work done in 2011?2012. The author takes up several topics in the systemic analysis of Judaism, its literature, and its theology. more...