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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • 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...

  • Language, Eros, Beingby Elliot Wolfson

    Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 27.99

    This long-awaited, magisterial study-an unparalleled blend of philosophy, poetry, and philology-draws on theories of sexuality, phenomenology, comparative religion, philological writings on Kabbalah, Russian formalism, Wittgenstein, Rosenzweig, William Blake, and the very physics of the time-space continuum to establish what will surely be a highwater... more...

  • The Jewish Law Annual Volume 19by Berachyahu Lifshitz; Hanina Ben-Menahem

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    Volume 19 of The Jewish Law Annual is a festschrift in honor of Professor Neil S. Hecht. It contains thirteen articles, ten in English and three in Hebrew. Several articles are jurisprudential in nature, focusing on analysis of halakhic institutions and concepts. Elisha Ancselovits discusses the concept of the prosbul , asking whether it is correct... more...

  • Tractates Pesahim and Yomaby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00

    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 translation.... more...

  • Die Magie der Anspielungby Dorothea M. Salzer

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 133.17

    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...

  • Origins of the Kabbalahby Gershom Gerhard Scholem; Allan Arkush

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmudby Aaron Parry

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 18.95

    An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.... more...

  • Lebendiges Judentumby Gunda Trepp

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 22.84

    Diese Texte des Rabbiners, Religionsphilosophen und Humanisten Leo Trepp sind für Juden und Nichtjuden gleichermaßen von Interesse. Sie zeugen davon, wie engagiert Trepp zu jeder Zeit auf zwei zentrale Fragen eingegangen ist: Wie kann das Judentum für die Juden aktuell und bedeutungsvoll bleiben? Und: Was kann es den anderen Kulturen geben? So setzt... more...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Judaismby Alan Avery-Peck; Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    Compiled by two internationally renowned experts, and with over 600 wide-ranging and informative entries, The Routledge Dictionary of Judaism provides the reader with an invaluable reference aid to all areas of the religion. Topics covered include: *The religion's forms and history *Its institutions, religious practices and life cycle rites *Key... more...

  • The reader's guide to the Talmudby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2001; US$ 177.00

    This systematic introduction to the Talmud of Babylonia (Bavli) seeks to answer basic questions of form: how is this a coherent document? How do we make sense of the several languages in which it is written? What are the principal parts of the complex writing? more...