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  • The Rhetoric of the Babylonian Talmud, Its Social Meaning and Contextby Jack N. Lightstone

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Virtually from its redaction about the sixth century A.D., the Babylonian Talmud became the rabbinic document par excellence. Through its lens almost all previous canonical rabbinic tradition was refracted. Study and mastery of the Talmud marked one as a rabbi, a "master." This book examines the character, use and social meaning of the formalized... more...

  • Mishnah and the Social Formation of the Early Rabbinic Guildby Jack N. Lightstone; Vernon K. Robbins

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Where do the origins of the rabbinic movement lie, and how might evidence from the early rabbinic literature be made to reveal those origins? In order to shed light on the early social formation of the rabbinic guild of masters, Lightstone brings the theoretical and methodological insights of socio-rhetorical analysis to examine Mishnah, the... more...

  • Tractates ?evu'ot and 'Avodah Zarahby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    This is volume 13 of the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. Within the Fourth Order Neziqin (?damages?), these two tractates deal with various types of oaths and their consequences (?evu?ot) and laws pertaining to Jews living amongst gentiles, including regulations about the interaction between Jews and ?idolators? (?Avodah Zarah). more...

  • Die Homilien zum Buch Genesisby Peter Habermehl

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.00

    The main focus of Origen?s work was exegesis of the Bible ? in large commentaries, but also in sermons, which explore in particular the Old Testament allegorically and typologically. Origen distinguishes between a literal and a figurative, moral-spiritual interpretation of the Holy Scripture. Especially in the case of his sermons on the Book of Genesis... more...

  • Humanistische Kabbala im Barockby Gerold Necker

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    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 families,... more...

  • The Kabbalah Methodby Rav Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Kabbalah Method While there can be no question that we, as a species, have established deep and penetrating channels into the “how? of things, we have made scant headway in finding the source of the mighty river “why?? Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Why did the universe come into being? Did life on earth emerge as a... more...

  • Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalahby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    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 the Other,... more...

  • Tractates ?abbat and ?Eruvinby

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 280.00

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud publishes the first twotractates of the Second Order, ?abbat and ?Eruvin. These tractates deal with discussion of all regulations regarding Shabbat, the weekly day of rest, including the activities prohibited on Shabbat. The tractate ?Eruvin covers questions of definition of what is allowed to do on Shabbat. The... more...

  • The Holy Grailby Rav Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    The Holy Grail is a mystical legend that dates back before Christianity. It is often described as a cup, dish, or bowl made of earth or wood. Some references describe it as the vessel of the Last Supper. Believed to have mystical and magical influences, the Holy Grail is widely known as possessing the ability to endow infinite knowledge and power... more...