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  • Midrash and Multiplicityby Steven Daniel Sacks

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer represents a late development in ?midrash?, or classical rabbinic interpretation, that has enlightened, intrigued and frustrated scholars of Jewish culture for the past two centuries. Midrash and Multiplicity addresses the problems raised by this equivocal work, and uses Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer in order to assess the nature of... more...

  • Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literatureby R.A. Ohrenstein; Barry Gordon

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    Discusses Talmudic economics in the light of modern economics. This book focuses on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the Talmudic Rabbis. It discerns a range of macro- and micro-economic ideas of major significance. more...

  • Judaism for Everyoneby Shmuley Boteach

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.95

    In Judaism for Everyone Shmuley Boteach imagines a future in which his religion provides "a locus of spirituality for men and women of all faiths." This sounds like a pretty good future. "In some religions the purpose of life is to perfect oneself," Shmuley begins. "For Judaism the purpose of life is the healing of the world." So, in the same way... more...

  • Judaism and Modernization on the Religious Kibbutzby Aryei Fishman

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 42.00

    This study examines the capacity of traditional Judaism to renew itself in response to the challenge of modernity. more...

  • 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$ 23.00

    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...