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  • Battle of the Two Talmudsby Saul Mayzlish; Leon Charney

    Barricade Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    The authors reached back into history to understand the reasons and methods brilliant rabbis and Talmudic scholars abandoned the Holy Land, both physically and spiritually, to settle in what came to be known as the lands of the Diaspora. This dramatic exodus was contrary to the biblical injunction that all Jews must live in the land of Israel. The... more...

  • The Status of Women in Jewish Traditionby Isaac Sassoon

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    This book looks at the inferiority of women in the Torah's vision, and whether the Bible and Talmud rise above patriarchal self-interest. more...

  • "From a Sacred Source"by Ben Outhwaite; Siam Bhayro

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In August 2007, leading scholars from the world of Genizah Studies assembled in Cambridge for a conference marking the retirement of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth and vitality of Genizah Studies today,... more...

  • Moses und der Mythosby René Bloch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 153.00

    In the Hellenistic period Jews regularly encountered Greek mythology in one form or another: in literature, in art, or through language. This book is the first comprehensive study of the different strategies pursued by Jewish-Hellenistic authors as they engaged with Greek myth. The principal focus of this study is on the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus,... more...

  • Primeval History: Babylonian, Biblical, and Enochicby Helge Kvanvig

    BRILL 2011; US$ 251.00

    The book offers a comprehensive analytic comparison between the images of primeval history in Babylonia, in the Hebrew Bible and the parallel Enochic traditions. It presents new interpretations of each of these traditions and how they relate to each other. more...

  • The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Lifeby Robert J. Sagerman

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Abraham Abulafia (1240 ? c. 1291) founded an enormously influential branch of Jewish mysticism, referred to as the prophetic or ecstatic kabbalah. This book, from several perspectives, explores the impact of Christianity upon Abulafia. His copious writings evince an intense fascination with Christian themes, yet Abulafia?s frequent diatribes against... more...

  • Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish Historyby Sacha Stern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Several Jewish groups from Antiquity until today have been traditionally identified as ?sects? or as ?sectarian?, most famously the Qumran community and the Qaraites. This volume questions the appropriateness of this interpretation of social and religious movements in Jewish history. more...

  • Philo of Alexandria: On Virtuesby Walter Wilson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In the treatise On Virtues (part of his so-called Exposition of the Law), Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, his laws, and the nation constituted by these laws each embody certain widely-discussed moral values, specifically, courage (andreia), humanity (philanthropia), repentance (metanoia), and nobility (eugeneia). Although it makes extensive... more...

  • Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacityby Abraham Joshua Heschel; Susannah Heschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 18.99

    This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies. more...

  • A Passion for Truthby Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1973; US$ 8.99

    In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism. Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work. more...