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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Back To The Sourcesby Barry W. Holtz

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view. more...

  • Die Magie der Anspielungby Dorothea M. Salzer

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 150.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Dorothea M. Salzer untersucht die Verwendung von Bibelzitaten und -anspielungen in den hebräischen und aramäischen magischen Texten, die sich unter den aus der Kairoer Geniza geborgenen Handschriften finden. Die Texte datieren in die Zeit vom 10. bis zum 16. Jh. Anspielungen auf die Hebräische Bibel spielen in fast allen diesen... more...

  • Stories of the Lawby Moshe Simon-Shoshan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 73.99

    Moshe Simon-Shoshan offers a groundbreaking study of Jewish law (halakhah) and rabbinic story-telling. Focusing on the Mishnah, the foundational text of halakhah, he argues that narrative was essential in early rabbinic formulations and concepts of law, legal process, and political and religious authority.The book begins by presenting a theoretical... more...

  • The Essential Talmudby Adin Steinsaltz

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    This expanded version of the classic text on Jewish theology--by the scholar Newsweek called "a genius of the highest order"--demonstrates the contemporary relevance of this proud legacy of the Jewish people more...

  • Elijah and the Rabbisby Kristen H. Lindbeck

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    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$ 196.00

    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, for a longer... more...

  • Kabbalah and Psychoanalysisby Michael Eigen

    Karnac Books 2012; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • Kabbalah for the Laymanby Rav Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Prior to the popularization of Kabbalah, Kabbalist Rav Berg synthesized the wisdom?s key concepts into a progressive system, rather than the non-linear manner of exploration previously available. This book is the result. The kabbalistic lineage is inextricably tied to the study of the knowledge itself. To this end, Rav Berg includes historical milestones,... more...

  • Ein Yaakovby Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv; Avraham Yaakov Finkel

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 129.99

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

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