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  • Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750by Jerold C. Frakes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature for more than a century. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: from heroic epic and devotional literature to oaths, legends, fables, and riddles. The 130 texts in the original Hebrew alphabet have all been freshly edited from the earliest extant sources; introductory... more...

  • Studies in Medieval Jewish Poetryby Alessandro Guetta; Masha Itzhaki

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    From Iraq to Spain, from Germany to Cataluna, from Italy to Yemen, poetry has been for centuries a privileged mode of expression in the Jewish world. This work analyses the different themes and authors of this tradition, providing fresh insights to well-known authors or proposing less celebrated works as equally worthy of study. more...

  • Scripture in Transitionby Anssi Voitila; Jutta Jokiranta

    BRILL 2008; US$ 247.00

    Offers evidence and examples of textual traditions and interpretations that were in use in various communities. This book illuminates the transitions that took place in one faction of Judaism. It covers topics divided into five parts including: Translation and Interpretation; Textual History; Hebrew and Greek Linguistics; and, Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Periodby Jan Joosten; Jean-Sebastien Rey

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    Contains 15 contributions presented at a symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on May 29 and 30, 2006. This title addresses linguistic and philological issues. more...

  • The Fall of a Sparrowby Dina Porat; Elizabeth Yuval

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    The Fall of a Sparrow recounts the life and times of Abba Kovner, partisan, poet, patriot, an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of Independence. more...

  • Faithful Renderingsby Naomi Seidman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Faithful Renderings reads translation history through the lens of Jewish?Christian difference and, conversely, views Jewish?Christian difference as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political analysis, Seidman asks how the charged Jewish?Christian relationship?and more particularly the dependence of Christianity on... more...

  • My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleanerby Meir Shalev; Evan Fallenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev?s birth. Here we meet Shalev?s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what... more...

  • Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetryby Yosef Tobi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    The basic concept of this book is that in spite of the borrowed Arabic poetical values, medieval Hebrew poetry stubbornly distanced itself from Arabic poetry. The conclusive result of an in-depth comparative examination is that Hebrew poetry combined selective Arabic poetical values with ethical Jewish values to create a distinctive poetical school. more...

  • From Kabbalah to Class Struggleby Mikhail Krutikov

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    From Kabbalah to Class Struggle is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893-1941), a Austrian Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism, who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself as a Marxist scholar and Yiddish writer. more...

  • Mongrels or Marvelsby Deborah Starr; Sasson Somekh

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917?1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew up in a time of coexistence. She spent the years of World War II in New York City, where she launched her writing career with publications in prominent... more...