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  • Nicht durch Geburt alleinby Walter Homolka; Esther Seidel

    Frank & Timme 2012; US$ 42.28

    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$ 78.22

    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...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Culturesby Nadia Valman; Laurence Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and the various ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments, and challenges within the discipline. This handbook considers in turn: How the individual terms ?Jewish? and ?Culture? are defined looking at perspectives... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Torahby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Celebrate one of the world?s greatest collections of pure literature   In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and throughout thousands of years this collection of writing has offered just that?instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible,... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Talmudby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Discover the ancient wisdom and historical influence of a cornerstone of Judaism   The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the close of the Biblical canon to the end of the fifth century,... more...

  • The Jews in Americaby Max I. Dimont

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    "The Jews in the United States are the inheritors of a four-thousand-year-old culture. Into their willing--or unwilling--hands, history has placed the symbolic scepter of this heritage. Will this Jewish culture--entrusted to the American Jews either by blind permutations of events or by a manifest destiny--wither in a wasteland of indifference? Or... more...

  • The Indestructible Jewsby Max I. Dimont

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    A compelling and readable account of the four thousand year history of a people that spans the globe and transcends the ages. From the ancient and simple faith of a small tribe to a global religion with adherents in every nation, the path of the Jews is traced through countless expulsions and migrations, the great tragedy of the Holocaust, and 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...

  • 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...