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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Chapters of the Sagesby Reuven P. Bulka

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 39.99

    Pirkey Avoth ? Chapters of the Sages ?is one of the most well known texts in Jewish tradition. It contains the ethical and moral principles guiding the Jewish way of life as handed down by the sages. In essence, it is a guidebook for living. In this bilingual edition, Reuven P. Bulka, a highly regarded rabbi, author, and editor who also has a Ph.D... 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$ 20.81

    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$ 210.88

    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...

  • 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...

  • Heidegger's Childrenby Richard Wolin; Richard Wolin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Martin Heidegger is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest philosopher, and his work stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews, who ultimately would have to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal... more...

  • Tractates Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah and Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin)by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    The present volume is the seventeenth and last in this series of the Jerusalem Talmud. The four tractates of theSecond Order - Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah, Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin) - deal with different fasts and holidays as well as with the pilgrimage to the Temple. The texts are accompanied by an English translation and presented with full... 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...

  • 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...