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  • Farewell Espanaby Howard M. Sachar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.96

    Farewell Espana transcends conventional historical narrative. With the lucidity and verve that have characterized his numerous earlier volumes, Howard Sachar breathes life into the leading dramatis personae of the Sephardic world: the royal counselors Samuel ibn Nagrela and Joseph Nasi, the poets Solomon ibn Gabirol and Judah Halevi, the philosophers... more...

  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planbookby Jane Lewit; Ellen Epstein

    Scarborough House 1993; US$ 15.99

    A comprehensive, step-by-step handbook that leads parents through every detail. ?Library Journal more...

  • Women in the Hebrew Bibleby Alice Bach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing... more...

  • What Do Jews Believe?by Edward Kessler

    Granta Publications 2013; Not Available

    There is a story about a Jew who travels from Israel to the United States. When he returns, he tells his friend some of the amazing things he has seen. 'I met a Jew who had grown up in a yeshiva and knew large sections of the Talmud by heart. I met a Jew who was an atheist. I met a Jew who owned a large business and I met a Jew who was an ardent communist.'... more...

  • Judaism Since Genderby Miriam Peskowitz; Laura Levitt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Judaism Since Gender offers a radically new concept of Jewish Studies, staking out new intellectual terrain and redefining the discipline as an intrinsically feminist practice. The question of how knowledge is gendered has been discussed by philosophers and feminists for years, yet is still new to many scholars of Judaism. Judaism Since... more...

  • Weisheit und Todby Christian Kurzewitz

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 46.76

    Im Alexandria der Zeitenwende entsteht mit der Sapientia Salomonis eine Relektüre der Schöpfungs- und Sündenfallgeschichte der Genesis. Dieser Rückgriff auf bestehende jüdische Schöpfungsvorstellungen ist verbunden mit einer Hinwendung zu hellenistischer Terminologie und Gedankenwelt. In dieser Arbeit wird aufgezeigt, dass die jüdisch-hellenistische... more...

  • Nicht durch Geburt alleinby Walter Homolka; Esther Seidel

    Frank & Timme 2012; US$ 37.85

    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$ 70.03

    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 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...