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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • The Mind of the Talmudby David Kraemer

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This critical study traces the development of the literary forms and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, analyzing those forms as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which evolved between the third and sixth centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the most comprehensive of all documents produced by rabbinic Jews in... more...

  • Reading the Rabbisby David Kraemer

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    Traditionally, the Talmud was read as law, that is, as the authoritative source for Jewish practice and obligations. To this end, it was studied at the level of its most minute details, with readers often ignoring the composite whole and attending only to final decisions. Methods of reading have shifted as more readers and students have turned to the... more...

  • Chattel or Person?by Judith Romney Wegner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Exploring the place of women in the socio-economic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules compiled by Jewish sages in 2nd-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in women's role. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no rights and in others were judged... more...

  • Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible Commentariesby Michel G. Distefano

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 104.37

    The opening sections of some Midrashim deal with the same type of material that is found in the introductions to medieval rabbinic Bible commentaries. These are designated as ?Inner-Midrashic Introductions? (IMIs). Further analysis of Bible commentary introductions reveals a high degree of continuity between them and the IMIs, including the... more...

  • Basic Concepts in Kabbalahby Rav Michael Laitman

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2006; US$ 9.99

    By reading in this book, one develops internal observations and approaches that did not previously exist within. This book is intended for contemplation of spiritual terms. To the extent that we are integrated with these terms, we begin to unveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted. more...

  • Kabbalah for the Studentby Rav Michael Laitman

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2009; US$ 9.99

    The greatest contemporary Kabbalists, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, and his son and successor, Rav Baruch Ashlag, provide valid answers to life's most fundamental question: What is the meaning of my life? Based on their interpretations of The Book of Zohar, and The Tree of Life, we can now learn how to benefit from the wisdom of Kabbalah on a day-to-day basis.In... more...

  • A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalahby Rav Michael Laitman

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2009; US$ 9.99

    In a world of escalating crises, we need a light through the storm, a guide to help us see where things have gone wrong, and most importantly, what we can do to make our lives and our world more peaceful and sustainable. These essential needs are exactly why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today.Kabbalah was originally designed as a method to... more...

  • Shamati (I Heard)by Rav Michael Laitman

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2008; US$ 9.99

    Among all the texts and notes of Rabbi Baruch Shalom Halevi Ashlag (the Rabash), there was one special notebook he always carried. This notebook contained the transcripts of his conversations with his father, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar and of many other works on Kabbalah.... more...

  • The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. -350 Marc Hirshman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Marc Hirshman traces and outlines the ideals and practices of rabbinic learning as presented in the relatively few late antique sources that discuss the processes and ideals of learning. Though oral learning was common in many ancient cultures, the Jewish approach has a different theoretical basis and different aims. Hirshman explores the evolution... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 124.99

    Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen in the religions of both Christianity and Islam, many of its beliefs, traditions, and practices are unknown. The second edition of the Historical... more...