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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

  • Heidegger's Childrenby Richard Wolin; Richard Wolin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Martin Heidegger is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest philosopher, and his work stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews, who ultimately would have to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal... more...

  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priestsby Jason Sion Mokhtarian

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests examines the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian Zoroastrian Empire, as both a real historical force and an imaginary interlocutor, have on rabbinic identity and authority as expressed in the... more...

  • 850 Intriguing Questions about Judaismby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    In 850 Intriguing Questions about Judaism: True, False, or In Between , Ronald L. Eisenberg explores a wide range of Jewish teachings and practices, discussing the degree to which they are true, false or a bit of both. more...

  • Tractates Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah and Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin)by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    The present volume is the seventeenth and last in this series of the Jerusalem Talmud. The four tractates of theSecond Order - Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah, Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin) - deal with different fasts and holidays as well as with the pilgrimage to the Temple. The texts are accompanied by an English translation and presented with full... more...

  • Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaismby Leo Schaya; Patrick Laude; Roger Gaetani

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Leo Schaya (1916-1986) was a brilliant author and editor whose only book to appear in English was the much-acclaimed The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah , which is often cited in books on Jewish mysticism. This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism , is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 139.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history. more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...

  • Rabbinische Texte, Erste Reihe: Die Tosefta. Band III: Seder Naschimby Daniel Schumann; Michael Tilly

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 210.88

    Der Traktat Nedarim "Gelübde" befasst sich mit den Bestimmungen zur Rechtsgültigkeit von bedingten und unbedingten Selbstverpflichtungen. Ein Großteil der behandelten Beispiele behandelt Formen des Genussverzichtes infolge eines Gelübdes. Dabei werden dem Leser die vielfältigen und weitreichenden Konsequenzen vor Augen geführt, die ein solches... more...

  • Pirkei Avotby The Floating Press

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Pirkei Avot, which is most commonly translated as "Chapters of the Fathers," is one of the most important collections of ethical teachings in the tradition of Judaism. Believed to have been compiled in the period between 200 B.C. and 200 A.C., this compendium of ancient wisdom remains just as relevant and inspirational thousands of years... more...