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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • 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...

  • Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literatureby Simcha Fishbane

    BRILL 2007; US$ 108.00

    "Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature" deals with the status of those groups and individuals who, for various reasons, appear to have no place in mainstream Rabbinic Jewish society, or may be perceived by that society as posing a threat to its norms and to its very existence. The book examines the thoughts and attitudes of the Rabbis set... 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...

  • The Jewish Law Annual Volume 18by Berachyahu Lifshitz

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

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

  • Tractates Sanhedrin, Makkot, and Horaiotby

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    This is volume 12 in the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. The common topic of the tractates in this volume is procedural civil and criminal law, and the theory of the rabbinate, in addition to a Chapter on Divine judgement and the World of immortal souls. more...

  • Tradition vs. Traditionalismby Avi Sagi; Stein Batya

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    This book is a first attempt to examine the thought of key contemporary Jewish thinkers on the meaning of tradition in the context of two models. The classic model assumes that tradition reflects lack of dynamism and reflectiveness, and the present’s unqualified submission to the past. This view, however, is an image that the modernist ethos has... more...

  • Past Renewalsby Hindy Najman

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    Through close readings of texts such as Ezra-Nehemiah. Philo of Alexandria, and 4Ezra, Hindy Najman develops the idea of a discourse tied to a founder, illuminating the nexus between revelation, interpretive authority, and the quest for perfection in ancient Judaism. more...

  • The Return of the Repressedby Rachel Adelman

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Drawing on the shared mythic narratives of the Pseudepigrapha, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer is understood as a revolutionary midrashic text, both in form and content, taking motifs from cosmogony and recapitulating them in a vision of the End of Days. more...

  • Kabbalah and Modernityby Boaz Huss; Marco Pasi; Kocku von Stuckrad

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This volume brings together leading representatives of the recent debate about the persistence of kabbalah in the modern world. It breaks new ground for a better understanding of the role of kabbalah in modern religious, intellectual, and political discourse. more...