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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Dictionary of Jewish Termsby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The vocabulary of Judaism includes religious terms, customs, Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish terms, terms related to American Jewish life and the State of Israel. All are represented in this new guide, with easy to read explanation and cross-references. more...

  • Reading Jewish Religious Textsby Eliezer Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation... more...

  • Stories of the Lawby Moshe Simon-Shoshan

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    Simon-Shoshan examines the neglected genre of rabbinic legal stories, arguing that this genre is crucial to understanding both rabbinic jurisprudence and rabbinic story-telling and challenging traditional distinctions between law and literature. more...

  • Elijah and the Rabbisby Kristen H. Lindbeck

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Through an innovative synthesis of narrative critique, oral-formulaic study, folkloric research, and literary analysis, Kristen H. Lindbeck reads all the Elijah narratives in the Babylonian Talmud and details the rise of a distinct, quasi-angelic figure who takes pleasure in ordinary interaction. During the Talmudic period of 50-500 C.E., Elijah... more...

  • The Pluralistic Halakhahby Paul Heger

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 186.82

    This study examines by a meticulous analysis of abundant rabbinic citations the pluralism of the Halakhah in the pre-70 period which stands in contrast to the fixed Halakhah of later periods. The Temple's destruction provoked, for political motives, the initiation of this significant shift, which protracted itself, in developmental stages,... more...

  • Kabbalah and Psychoanalysisby Michael Eigen

    Karnac Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Wilfred Bion once said, "I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis." Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that supports dimensions which sensitivity opens. Both are preoccupied with ontological implications of the Unknown and the importance of emotional life.This... more...

  • Ein Yaakovby Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv; Avraham Yaakov Finkel

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 142.85

    This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literatureby Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert; Martin S. Jaffee

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    An international team of scholars help the reader confront the enormous and complex rabbinic corpus. more...

  • Understanding Judaismby Rabbi Benjamin Blech

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1992; US$ 49.99

    Judaism is primarily a religion of actions rather than beliefs. When the Jewish people accepted God's covenant, they committed themselves first to obedience and practice, and then to striving to understand the message implicit in the Torah. In Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed , a perfect textbook for independent and classroom study,... more...