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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • 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...

  • Pirkei Avotby The Floating Press

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Pirkei Avot, which is most commonly translated as "Chapters of the Fathers," is one of the most important collections of ethical teachings in the tradition of Judaism. Believed to have been compiled in the period between 200 B.C. and 200 A.C., this compendium of ancient wisdom remains just as relevant and inspirational thousands of years... 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...

  • Lebendiges Judentumby Gunda Trepp

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 23.73

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Magie der Anspielungby Dorothea M. Salzer

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 137.49

    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...

  • Meditación de un kabbalistaby Yehuda Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Kabbalist prayer of Ana Becho?ach, or 42-Letter Name of God, is perhaps the most powerful prayer in the universe. Kabbalists believe that using this name as a tool literally taps into the energy of creation and facilitates the connection to positive energy. In this book, prominent Kabbalah scholar Yehuda Berg explains how anyone can use the prayer... more...

  • Reading the Zoharby Pinchas Giller

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 134.99

    Comprising over a thousand pages of densely written Aramaic, the compilation of texts known as the Zohar represents the collective wisdom of various strands of Jewish mysticism up to the thirteenth century. In this book, Pinchas Giller examines certain sections of the Zohar, and the ways in which the doctrines of kabbalah took shape around them. more...