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  • Writing in the Darkby David Grossman; Jessica Cohen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Recent essays on Israel, literature, and language from one of the country's most respected and best-loved voices   Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of... more...

  • Ethics in the Qumran Communityby Marcus K.M. Tso

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 68.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Marcus Tso uses an interdisciplinary methodology to reexamine a long-neglected subject. Rather than the contents of ethics, the author focuses on the bases of ethics in the Qumran community, using the texts it collected as the primary evidence. He begins by comparing the ethical language of the Scrolls with other related literatures,... more...

  • Rabbis, Language and Translation in Late Antiquityby Willem F. Smelik

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 92.00

    Comprehensive discussion of how languages and translations were perceived and practised in the multilingual Jewish societies of Late Antiquity. more...

  • Divine Presence and Absence in Exilic and Post-Exilic Judaismby Izaak J. de Hulster; Nathan MacDonald

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 92.19

    Hauptbeschreibung The catastrophic events at the beginning of the sixth century BCE resulted in a theological crisis for the Judean elite. The end of the only surviving Hebrew kingdom was explained by a theology of divine abandonment, a motif widely understood in the ancient Near East. Many years later Jewish exiles would return to rebuild and settle... more...

  • A Bride for One Nightby Ruth Calderon; Ilana Kurshan

    JPS 2014; US$ 21.95

    Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters... more...

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Peopleby Harold S. Kushner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    When Harold Kushner?s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life?s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares... more...

  • Introduction to the Book of Zohar V1by Rav Yehuda Ashlag; Rav Michael Laitman

    Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2005; US$ 9.99

    The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha) is the first in a series of texts that Rav Michael Laitman, Kabbalist and scientist, designed to introduce readers to the special language and terminology of the Kabbalah. Here, Rav Laitman reveals authentic Kabbalah in a manner that is both rational and mature. Readers are gradually led to an understanding of the logical... more...

  • Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrollsby James C. VanderKam

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.00

    Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust. more...

  • Sacred Trashby Adina Hoffman; Peter Cole

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.95

    NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter series One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely... more...