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    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    By showing the absence of elements that reflect military propaganda in the Animal Apocalypse, this book proposes a new understanding of 1 Enoch 85-90 as the apology of a reform group that has Enoch as its Patron and a peculiar theology of the history of Israel. more...

  • The Cultures of Maimonideanismby James T. Robinson

    BRILL 2009; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on the tools of social, cultural and intellectual history, and using Maimonideanism as the interpretative lens, this volume offers a fresh approach to the history of Jewish thought. more...

  • Notaries of Trapaniby Shlomo Simonsohn

    BRILL 2009; US$ 334.00

    Documents the history of the Jews in Sicily based on notarial and court records. This title illustrates the economic, social, and religious history of the Jewish minority and the relations with the Christian majority. It provides additional bibliography and indexes while the introduction appears at the end of the series. more...

  • Tales of and about Jewish Youth during the Fin-de-siècle Eraby Lawrence M. Ginsburg

    UPA 2009; US$ 25.99

    This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...

  • Jewish Theatre: A Global Viewby Edna Nahshon

    BRILL 2009; US$ 145.00

    In this valuable contribution to Jewish studies, Nahshon (Hebrew, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York) addresses the question of what defines 'Jewish theatre' and its audience in her introduction to the volume's other 15 essays. International contributors treat the themes of theatre by Jews for Jews produced in Yiddish, theatre by Jews... more...

  • Sustain Me with Raisin-Cakesby Rachel A. Anisfeld

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a fresh homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion. more...

  • Traditions of Maimonideanismby Carlos Fraenkel

    BRILL 2009; US$ 178.00

    This volume sheds new light on Maimonides? work in medicine, Jewish law, and liturgy, and on how his philosophy was read, misread, and creatively reinvented in a wide range of contexts from the 13th century to the present. more...

  • The Place of the Mediterranean in Modern Israeli Identityby Alexandra Nocke

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This book offers new perspectives on Israel?s evolving Mediterranean identity, which centers around the longing to find a "natural" place in the region. It explores Mediterraneanism as reflected in popular music, literature, architecture, and daily life, and analyzes ways in which the notion comprises cultural identity and polical realities. more...

  • Jewish Holiday Styleby Rita Milos Brownstein

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 30.00

    At last -- the Jewish holidays transformed into exquisite celebrations, graced with sublime chic and elegant ease for the contemporary Jewish reader. Combining the flair of Martha Stewart with the warmth and accessibility of a delightful neighbor, Rita Milos Brownstein breathes new life into traditional Jewish holiday celebrations. Entertaining in... more...

  • Essential Judaismby George Robinson

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 21.99

    What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices,... more...