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  • Nicht durch Geburt alleinby Walter Homolka; Esther Seidel

    Frank & Timme 2012; US$ 43.21

    Wer ist nach gängiger Auffassung Jude? Unwissenheit ist oft der Hintergrund gequälter Formulierungen wie ?ein Mitbürger jüdischen Glaubens? oder der peinlichen Frage: ?Bist du Deutscher oder Jude?? Die Autoren zeigen, daß der Begriff ?jüdische Identität? nicht leicht zu fassen ist. In ihrem aufklärenden Buch zum Thema Konversion geben sie keine Anleitung... more...

  • Zwischen Tradition und Häresieby Nathanael Riemer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 79.93

    The study by Nathanael Riemer focuses on the work Beer Sheva (Seven Wells) which was written in Yiddish by Rabbi Beer Shmuel Issachar and his wife Bella Perlhefter of Prague at the turn of the seventeenth to the eighteenth century. As a book of remembrance and consolation it was dedicated to the couple's seven deceased children. Beer, who worked as... more...

  • Tractates Peah and Demayby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 293.00

    First Order: Zeraïm / Tractate Peah and Demay is the second volume in the edition of the Jerusalem Talmud, a basic work in Jewish Patristic. It presents basic Jewish texts on the organization of private and public charity, and on the modalities of coexistence of the ritually observant and the non-observant. This part of the Jerusalem Talmud has almost... more...

  • Scribal Lawsby David Andrew Teeter

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 101.53

    On the basis of a detailed analysis of extant texts and versions, David Andrew Teeter examines the nature and background of deliberate scribal changes in the text of biblical law during the late Second Temple period. What were the ?laws? governing this mode of scribal production and how are the ?laws? produced thereby to be understood? What are the... more...

  • Exodus and Emancipationby Kenneth Chelst

    Urim Publications 2009; US$ 7.99

    Presenting a new perspective on the saga of the enslavement of the Jewish people and their departure from Egypt, this study compares the Jewish experience with that of African-American slaves in the United States, as well as the latter group?s subsequent fight for dignity and equality. This consideration dives deeply into the biblical narrative, using... more...

  • Abraham ibn Esras langer Kommentar zum Buch Exodusby Abraham Ibn Esra; Dirk U. Rottzoll

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 391.00

    The medieval biblical scholar Abraham ibn Ezra was born about 1089 CE in Spain, emigrated shortly before 1140 to Italy, and later went on to France and England. He died in the year 1164. On the basis of the Warsaw textual edition as well as several manuscripts, this work in two volumes offers a German edition of Abraham ibn Ezra?s long commentary on... more...

  • The New Rabbiby Stephen Fried

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    From award-winning journalist Stephen Fried comes a vividly intimate portrait of American Judaism today in which faith, family, and community are explored through the dramatic life of a landmark congregation as it seeks to replace its legendary retiring rabbi--and reinvent itself for the next generation. The New Rabbi The center of this compelling... more...

  • Ellis Island to Ebbets Fieldby Peter Levine

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95

    A general study of Jewish participation in American sports, which focuses specifically on baseball, boxing and basketball. The author refutes the assumption that Jewish tradition has not been positive about sporting activities. more...

  • The Rabbi of 84th Streetby Warren Kozak

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Always wearing an easy smile, Hasidic rabbi Haskel Besser spreads joy wherever he goes, enriching the lives of his many friends and congregants with his profound understanding of both Orthodox Judaism and humannature. With warmth and admiration, journalist Warren Kozak writes about the rabbi's extraordinary life?from his family's escape to Palestine... more...

  • Maimonides on the Origin of the Worldby Kenneth Seeskin

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    Looks closely at the debates surrounding Maimonides' discussion of creation. more...