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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Reimagining the Bibleby Howard Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    This work explores how each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. Arguing that there is a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the biblical era to our own times, this serves as a guide to the history of that literature and its genres. more...

  • Kabbalahby Joseph Dan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmudsby Christine Elizabeth Hayes

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 124.99

    This work addresses the the genesis of halakhic (legal) divergence between the Talmuds produced by the Palestinian rabbinic community (c. AD 370) and the Babylonian rabbinic community (c. AD 650). It analyzes selected divergences between parallel passages of the two Talmuds. more...

  • Holy Men and Hunger Artistsby Eliezer Diamond

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 69.99

    The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism have been either overlooked or denied. Showing that rabbinic asceticism do exist, this book also notes that this asceticism dovetails with the rabbinic theology of sin and punishment, which encourages delaying gratification in this world in the hopes of a greater reward in the next. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Judaismby Sara E. Karesh; Mitchell M. Hurvitz

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00

    Since the demise of the Israelite religion, Jewish people have spread around the world, adapted to their host cultures, and produced cultural variances within Judaism. In doing so, they have experienced prosperity and tragedy, all of which is reflected in this comprehensive reference, along with biographical data on notable Jewish individuals. In a... more...

  • The Jewish Law Annual Volume 17by Berachyahu Lifshitz

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 160.00

    Volume Seventeen of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish law that have been published in volumes one to sixteen of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual and comparative analysis of issues in Jewish law. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    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 newly discovered... more...

  • The Mind of the Talmudby David Kraemer

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    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, USA 1996; US$ 109.99

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 54.99

    Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of rabbinic thought on education in the first centuries of the Common Era. In Roman Palestine and Sasanid Persia, a small group of... more...