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- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
This collection features essays by leading scholars on the philosophical, theological, poetic and cultural aspects of lament, touching on the textual traditions of lament in Judaism, from Biblical, rabbinic and medieval iterations to contemporary Yemenite oral lamentations. The volume also includes four texts on lament by Gershom Scholem, translated... more...
- JPS 2014; US$ 22.95
The Lost Matriarch offers a unique response to the sparse and puzzling biblical treatment of the matriarch Leah. Although Leah is a major figure in the book of Genesis, the biblical text allows her only a single word of physical description and two lines of direct dialogue. The Bible tells us little about the effects of her lifelong struggles in... 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00
This book presents a new framework for understanding the relationship between biblical narrative and rabbinic law. more...
- Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2014; US$ 4.99
When traveling, the great Kabbalist, Rav Yehuda Ashlag would write to his students, providing them with guidance and encouragement. This compilation contains letters that reveal the special relationships cultivated between the great teacher and his students. Their unique style and tone offer inspiration and guidance to any seeker of spiritual advancement.... more...
- Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 26.99
Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the author of the Eden story uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most profound questions of human existence regarding the divine, life, death, and immortality. more...
- RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99
This is a comprehensive look at the stories that make up the Old Testament and the Jewish religion, including the folk tales, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and other little-known documents that the Old Testament and the Torah do not include. In this exhaustive study, Robert graves provides a fascinating account of pre-Biblical texts that have been... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud offers a new perspective on perhaps the most important religious text of the Jewish tradition. It is widely recognized that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and changed the older traditions on which they drew. Nevertheless, it has been assumed that the ancient rabbis were committed to... more...