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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalahby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    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...

  • Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prismby Admiel Kosman; Edward Levin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the refinement of the ego are central. This leads to the question of the attitude to... more...

  • Understanding the Talmudby Edward S. Boraz

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 82.99

    In Understanding the Talmud: A Modern Reader's Guide for Study , Rabbi Edward S. Boraz presents a thoughtful introduction to the Talmud designed for study by the untrained reader. Using a unique approach, Rabbi Boraz focuses on a specific selection from one tractate of the Talmud, allowing readers to uncover the moral and theological concerns of the... more...

  • Economics, Ethics and Religionby Rodney Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    There is a revival of interest by economists in ethical issues and beliefs, and by moral philosophers and theologians in economics. This book is intended to make a contribution to this cross-fertilisation of ideas. Rodney Wilson has undertaken an extensive survey of Jewish, Christian and Muslim views on economics, and reviewed the rapidly expanding... more...

  • Temple Mysticismby Margaret Barker

    SPCK 2012; US$ 18.94

    According to Margaret Barker's groundbreaking theory, temple mysticism underpins much of the Bible. Rooted in the cult of the first temple in ancient Judaism, it helps us to understand the origins of Christianity. Temple mysticism was received and taught as oral tradition, and many texts were changed or suppressed or kept from public access. Barker... more...

  • 20th Century Jewish Religious Thoughtby Arthur A. Cohen; Paul Mendes-Flohr

    JPS 2010; US$ 30.00

    JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr?s classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem,... more...

  • Travel Narratives in Rabbinic Literatureby Tziona Grossmark

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    As a literary genre travelers' stories have grown out of oral traditions. These traditions flourished along the trade routes of the ancient world. Indeed the roads around the Mediterranean basin were busy with traffic during the Roman and Byzantine periods. This anthology of twenty-one travelers' tales examines the Talmudic tales as an inter-cultural... more...

  • Philosophy of the Talmudby Hyam Maccoby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is a new presentation of the philosophy of the Talmud. The Talmud is not a work of formal philosophy, but much of what it says is relevant to philosophical enquiry, including issues explored in contemporary debates. In particular, the Talmud has original ideas about the relation between universal ethics and the ethics of a particular community.... more...

  • The Pagan Edenby Ian Freer

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    The master key to ancient original Kabbalah revealed at last. The Tree of Life is a family tree from ancient Iraq. more...

  • The Book of Splendoursby Eliphas Levi

    Red Wheel Weiser 1973; US$ 14.95

    This is the first part of Eliphas Levi's last great descourse on the mysteries of occultism that was continued and concluded in The Great Secret . In it, Levi examines with great precision and insight the inner meanings of Qabalism and their relationship to the occult sciences. Part One is a commentary on the Spihra Dzeniuta by Simeon Ben-Jochal,... more...