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  • 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 in the Land... 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...

  • Awakening to Messiahby Rabbi K.A. Schneider

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.99

    Discover the Jewish Jesus! Teaching the Judaic roots of the Christian faith, fostering a deeper love for Yeshua, and sharing the Good News of Messiah with both Jew and Gentile. In Awakening to Messiah, Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider takes you on a personal journey, revealing how the Lord has appeared and has spoken to him over the past 30 years. You... more...

  • Kaddishby Michal Smart; Barbara Ashkenas

    Urim Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    For centuries, Jews have turned to the Mourner?s Kaddish prayer upon experiencing a loss. This groundbreaking book explores what the recitation of Kaddish has meant specifically to women. Did they find the consolation, closure, and community they were seeking? How did saying Kaddish affect their relationships with God, with prayer, with the deceased,... 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...

  • The Mystery of the Kaddishby Leon h. Charney; Saul Mayzlish

    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...