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  • 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...

  • Monotheism and Toleranceby Robert Erlewine

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.20

    Why are religious tolerance and pluralism so difficult to achieve? Why is the often violent fundamentalist backlash against them so potent? Robert Erlewine looks to a new religion of reason for answers to these questions. Drawing on Enlightenment writers Moses Mendelssohn, Immanuel Kant, and Hermann... more...

  • Toward a Meaningful Life, New Editionby Simon Jacobson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    With a new foreword and chapter that address the upheaval that followed the events of September 11, Toward a Meaningful Life is a spiritual road map for living based on the teachings of one of the foremost religious leaders of our time: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Head of the Lubavitcher movement for forty-four years and recognized throughout... more...

  • Jewish Humorby Joseph Telushkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you'll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insight into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and success. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship, and in this... more...

  • The Guide for the Perplexedby Moses Maimonides

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Guide for the Perplexed (Hebrew translit. Moreh Nevuchim) is one of the major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides or "the Rambam". It was written in the 12th Century in the form of a three-volume letter to his student, Rabbi Joseph ben Judah of Ceuta, the son of Rabbi Judah, and is the main source of the Rambam's... more...

  • The Tanach or Jewish Bibleby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Judaism and Hellenism Reconsideredby Louis Feldman

    BRILL 2006; US$ 316.00

    This book is a collection of 26 previously published articles, with a number of additions and corrections, and a long new introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period." more...