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- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 45.99
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events?all representing central Jewish ideas that continue to play a meaningful role in defining Jewish experience today. more...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 24.99
Fogel explores the tractate Horayot (Decisions), page by page, and offers a modern commentary with doses of humor and comparative examples. The central focus concerns how to adjudicate cases when the governing body, the Sanhedrin, incorrectly designates certain practices legal and people follow the erroneous advice as a result. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This new approach introduces Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, a practical wisdom for living, creativity and well being, and not merely a religious phenomenon or esoteric theology. Professor Shokek suggests that the Kabbalistic theme of Creation is the central ingredient in the spiritual teachings of Jewish mysticism. He skilfully reveals... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96
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...
- Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96
One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00
Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...
- Urim Publications 2013; US$ 7.99
Introducing English-speaking readers to the parameters and scope of rabbinic authority in general, and the workings of the institution of the beit din ?the Jewish court of law?in particular, this book presents 10 rulings in cases of Jewish civil law that the author handed down as a member of a beit din panel. These decisions touch on matters pertaining... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
Rabbinic hermeneutics in ancient Judaism reflects this multifaceted world of the text and of reality, seen as a world of reference worth commentary. As a mirror, it includes this world but perhaps also falsifies reality, adapting it to one's own aims and necessities. This book explores the rabbinic concern with texts as the main area of... more...
- World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99
Leo Schaya (1916-1986) was a brilliant author and editor whose only book to appear in English was the much-acclaimed The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah , which is often cited in books on Jewish mysticism. This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism , is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished... more...