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  • De libertate et servitute spiritusby Martin Dietz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 69.41

    Martin Timóteo Dietz geht der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung dem Heiligen Geist in Luthers »Tractatus de libertate christiana« zukommt. Sein Ziel ist es nachzuweisen, dass Luthers Freiheitsschrift«, besonders greifbar in deren lateinischer Version, eminent pneumatologischen Charakter besitzt. Der »Freiheitstraktat« entfaltet zwar keine ausgeführte Pneumatologie,... more...

  • Piyyut Commentary in Medieval Ashkenazby Elisabeth Hollender

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    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...

  • Hours of Devotionby Dinah Berland

    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...

  • Early Jewish Prayers in Greekby Pieter W. van der Horst; Judith. H. Newman

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Kaddishby Leon Wieseltier

    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...

  • Prayer in Josephusby Tessel M. Jonquiere

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    Presents 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. This book sheds light on his historiographic method and his theology. It indicates the significance of Josephus' use of terminology derived from the Graeco-Roman world. more...

  • Bulgaria's Synagogue Poetsby Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger

    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...

  • Entering Jewish Prayerby Reuven Hammer

    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...

  • The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of Chinaby Fook-Kong Wong; Dalia Yasharpour

    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...

  • Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literatureby Jeremy Penner; Ken Penner; Cecilia Wassen

    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...