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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00
Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) was commented on since the Middle Ages until modern times, although most of the medieval texts have not been edited. The present study is the first comparative analysis of medieval piyyut commentary from Ashkenaz, including a full description of the genre, taxonomy of commentary elements and techniques and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.00
Written in the nineteenth century, rediscovered in the twenty-first, timeless in its wisdom and beauty, Hours of Devotion by Fanny Neuda, (the daughter of a Moravian rabbi), was the first full-length book of Jewish prayers written by a woman for women. In her moving introduction to this volume--the first edition of Neuda?s prayer book to appear in... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00
In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of Jewish spirituality, both... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile." -- The New York Times Book Review Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death."... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00
This book is an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephus?own views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. New light is thus shed on his historiographic method and his theology. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Critical Edition with introduction and commentary by Leon J. Weinberger This is the first in-depth study of three 11th- to 12th-century poets from Balkan Byzantium. Included are all of the known works by Moses b. Hiyya, Joseph b. Jacob Qalai, and Isaac b. Judah, collected from rare manuscripts and printed editions... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
This engaging and informative book provides an introduction to the liturgy of the Siddur--the Jewish prayerbook. More than a "how-to" guide, this resource deals with basic issues for the modern worshiper, the historial compilation of the Siddur, and much more. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 135.00
This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community?s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00
A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...
- Barricade Books 2008; US$ 9.99
The Kaddish has long been considered to be a special prayer for the dead. It isn't. Those who recite the prayer faithfully for fifty-two Friday nights after the death of a loved one may wonder why there is no place for the name of the deceased in the prayer. This book contains much new information on the Kaddish, including how it was created during... more...