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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priestsby Jason Sion Mokhtarian

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests examines the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian Zoroastrian Empire, as both a real historical force and an imaginary interlocutor, have on rabbinic identity and authority as expressed in the... 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...

  • Roads to Utopiaby David Greenstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    As the greatest book of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar is a revered and much-studied work. Yet, surprisingly, scholarship on the Zohar has yet to pay attention to its most unique literary device?the presentation of its insights while its teachers walk on the road. In these pages, rabbi and scholar David Greenstein offers the first examination of... more...

  • Sacred Secretsby Rabbi Gershon Ph.D. Winkler

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 69.99

    Sacred Secrets: The Sanctity of Sex in Jewish Law and Lore dispels the common misconception that Judaism, like Christianity, views sex as a mere procreative tool with taboos on other expressions of sensual pleasure. more...

  • Stories of the Lawby Moshe Simon-Shoshan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 28.99

    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 Talmudby Jacob Neusner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 25.99

    Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about-the Talmud. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical... 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...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Torah Centers and Rabbinic Activity in Palestine 70 - 400 C.E.by Ben-Zion Rosenfeld

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This book analyzes the data about Torah centers and rabbinic activity in Palestine during Mishnaic and Talmudic times, 70-400 CE - the Roman and early Byzantine periods. The research is an interdisciplinary inquiry. It encompasses rabbinic literature as well as archeology, geography, and sociology, thus enriching the discussion of the history and scope... more...

  • Tractates Pesahim and Yomaby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 238.00

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud comprises the fourth and fifth tractates of the Second Order. Pesahim introduces the prescriptions regarding Passover; Yoma covers regulations related to Yom Kippur, especially the role of the Kohen Gadol and the order of services. The tractates are vocalized by the rules of Rabbinic Hebrew with an English... more...