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- University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 17.95
What was piety like before the commandments were revealed? How did Abraham live in a way that fulfilled the ideals of piety without the Torah? This question, raised in the ancient Jewish theology of Philo and central to the struggle of Paul with his own Judaism and his emerging Christian faith, was raised once again by the Hasidic masters of Eastern... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99
The Dream of Zion tells the story of the Jewish political effort to restore their ancient nation. At the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897 Theodor Herzl convened a meeting that founded what became the World Zionist Organization. As debates continue to swirl around Israel, this book opens a window into its founding. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
With what may seem surprising frequency, Caribbean writers have turned to Jewish Caribbean experiences of exodus and reinvention, from the arrival of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s to the flight of European Jewish refugees to Trinidad and elsewhere in the 1930s. Examining this historical migration through the lens of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 220.00
An authoritative and accessible reference work detailing the concepts and movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00
Provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture. more...
- Gefen Publishing House 2011; US$ 9.99
Rabbi Simeon Schreiber is the founder, director, and lead chaplain of Visiting Chaplain Services, Inc., a not-for-profit agency providing comfort and support to anyone in spiritual or emotional distress. He currently serves as Senior Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, and is the first (ever) chaplain of the Bal Harbour... more...
- Gefen Publishing House 2012; US$ 9.99
The Prophets sublime poetry, phantasmagoric visions, and sonorous voices have intrigued us and moved us over the centuries. The writings of the great seers of the Hebrew Bible resonate with us in ways that go beyond our own short lives, tapping in to a human consciousness that transcends our age. How do we understand them? How do we appreciate them?... more...