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Sacred Writings

  • Tractates ?evu'ot and 'Avodah Zarahby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    This is volume 13 of the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. Within the Fourth Order Neziqin (?damages?), these two tractates deal with various types of oaths and their consequences (?evu?ot) and laws pertaining to Jews living amongst gentiles, including regulations about the interaction between Jews and ?idolators? (?Avodah Zarah). 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...

  • The Women of the Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 38.99

    In this unique volume Judith Abrams, author of the highly regarded series The Talmud for Beginners, examines the episodes recorded in rabbinic literature that suggest the actions of the women of those times. 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...

  • The Return of the Repressedby Rachel Adelman

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Drawing on the shared mythic narratives of the Pseudepigrapha, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer is understood as a revolutionary midrashic text, both in form and content, taking motifs from cosmogony and recapitulating them in a vision of the End of Days. 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...

  • Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Joseph L. Angel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    Departing from scholarship dedicated to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this book explores images of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and related groups. more...

  • Sustain Me with Raisin-Cakesby Rachel A. Anisfeld

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a fresh homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion. more...

  • The Everyday Torahby Bradley Artson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 18.95

    ?Like any classic, the Torah appears in different guises with each rereading. Its infinite layers of meaning and depth offer the opportunity to harvest anew, without any fear of exhausting its supply of wisdom, counsel, and kedushah (holiness). To encounter Torah is to encounter God.? --from the Introduction In this inspiring collection,... more...

  • A Treasury of Jewish Quotationsby Joseph L. Baron

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 54.99

    The quotations contained in this monumental volume consist of aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, and comments of Jewish authorship or on Jewish themes. Here is a rich treasury compiled from over 2,500 years of Jewish writings?from the Talmud, the Mishnah, the Zohar, and the Bible, through excerpts from Rashi, Maimonides, the Baal Shem Tov, as well as Spinoza,... more...