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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99
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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
The author reconstructs the adventurous life of the Kabbalist Abraham Cohen de Herrera (d. 1635) in the context of his mystic works. Herrera wrote a synthesis between Christian-oriented Renaissance philosophy, humanistic educational tradition and the kabbalistic ideas of Isaac Luria. His biography is exemplary for the importance of Jewish... more...
Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible CommentariesDe Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00
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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95
Volume 17 of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish law that have been published in volumes 1-16 of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual and comparative analysis of issues in Jewish law. The volume contains seven articles diverse in their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
Volume 18 of The Jewish Law Annual contains six comprehensive articles on various aspects of Jewish law. Three articles address family law. One addresses the painful issue of the plight of the wife whose husband withholds conjugal relations. In a marriage where relations are withheld, the wife may seek a divorce, while her husband may withhold divorce.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called ?nonsense? by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures such as Madonna... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 208.99
Die hier gesammelten Aufsätze befassen sich mit drei Themenbereichen: Ein Teil gilt der vorislamischen Geschichte der Juden, der Entwicklung des Rabbinats und dem Verhältnis von Juden und Christen. Es folgen Texte zu Methodenfragen, dem historischen Wert rabbinischer Texte, und dem Erbe der Apokalyptik. Zehn Arbeiten kreisen um den Traktat Avot, seine... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1985; US$ 9.95
The author uses a question and answer format to provide basic background information for the study of Kabbals. Includes history, doctrines, anthropology, magical methods, talismans, and shows the growth and change within the movement. more...
- 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...