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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • 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...

  • Lebendiges Judentumby Gunda Trepp

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 19.80

    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...

  • Rabbinische Texte, Erste Reihe: Die Tosefta. Band III: Seder Naschimby Daniel Schumann; Michael Tilly

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 200.68

    Der Traktat Nedarim "Gelübde" befasst sich mit den Bestimmungen zur Rechtsgültigkeit von bedingten und unbedingten Selbstverpflichtungen. Ein Großteil der behandelten Beispiele behandelt Formen des Genussverzichtes infolge eines Gelübdes. Dabei werden dem Leser die vielfältigen und weitreichenden Konsequenzen vor Augen geführt, die ein solches... 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...

  • Rabbinic narrativeby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2003; US$ 177.00

    This detailed, systematic classification of rabbinic narrative opens a road towards the documentary analysis of rabbinic narrative and fills out an important chapter in the documentary hypothesis of the rabbinic canon in the formative age. more...

  • Rabbinic narrativeby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2003; US$ 158.00

    This detailed, systematic classification of rabbinic narrative opens a road towards the documentary analysis of rabbinic narrative and fills out an important chapter in the documentary hypothesis of the rabbinic canon in the formative age. more...

  • The perfect Torahby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2003; US$ 141.00

    Jacob Neusner demonstrates in this analysis that the perfect Torah is the medium through which the one, unique God makes himself known. The Judaic statement of monotheism comes to expression in scripture as perfected by the Oral Torah in its native category-formations, Halakhah and Aggadah. more...

  • The idea of history in rabbinic Judaismby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2004; US$ 158.00

    Using Rabbinic Judaism as a case study, Neusner (religion and theology, Bard College) explains how Judaism and Christianity ordinarily read Scripture before the advent of historicism about two centuries ago that is, for most of their history. The difference between historical and what he calls paradigmatic thinking, he says, is how time is marked a 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...

  • Kabbalahby Joseph Dan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 7.99

    Showcases the relationship between Kabbalah and Christianity on the one hand and New Age religion on the other. This work provides historical background, ranging from the mystical groups that flourished in ancient Judaism in the East, to the use of kabbalistic ideas in the influential modern Jewish religious movement, Hasidism. more...