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- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Space and Place in Jewish Studies embraces how notions of “Jewish space,” diaspora, and home continue to resonate within contemporary discourse, bringing space to the foreground as a practical and analytical category. Barbara Mann takes us on a journey from medieval Levantine trade routes to the Eastern European shtetl to the streets... more...
- Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99
The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays?some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities?all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality. Indeed, if God knows everything, why do we need to learn through pain and suffering? If God is omnipotent, why are we needed to do good? If... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00
Jewish and Islamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged from ancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts and traditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups have recently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well as growing feminist movements that challenge... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 23.11
Die Menschen der Bibel ? wie lebten sie, was dachten sie und vor allem: Was glaubten sie? Zwei ausgewiesene Experten führen hier in einer einmaligen, interdisziplinären Übersichtsdarstellung, die sich nicht nur an Theologen wendet, in die wesentlichen Epochen, Menschen, Probleme und Theorien ein. Anhand zahlreicher Textquellen und archäologischer Funde... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
This is a story of goy meets girl, and of what happens when a couple in their 20s takes on a complex faith in its 6000s. Laugh-out-loud funny, thoughtful and revealing, Jew and Improved is Errett?s take on joining an ancient tribe and dragging his fiancée along for the ride. When Benjamin Errett proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sarah, he decided... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1999; US$ 74.99
Visiting the Sick provides readers with a practical and inspirational introduction to the ethical obligation of the mitzvah of visiting the sick and dying in order to provide comfort and help. It offers insights into the nature of illness and death as well as guidance on how to overcome our fears regarding visiting people who are ill and the skills... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 94.99
This four-volume work by Professor Joseph Dan is a monumental event in the publishing history of English-language reference books on the subject of Jewish mystical thought and practice. Professor Dan's credentials are of the highest order. The recipient of the Israel Prize (considered to be Israel's highest honor), Joseph Dan is the Gershom Scholem... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 94.99
Interest in Jewish mysticism is, in our generation, widespread and growing. From Hebrew schools to Hollywood, people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge are pursuing the subject. Books, magazines, journals, and classes are rapidly growing in number. One result of this burst of interest and popularization of Jewish mysticism is the problem of... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 84.99
The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult... more...