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  • 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...

  • Judaism Made Simple: Flashby C. M. Hoffman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.14

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Judaism Made Simple is a short and to-the-point guide to Judaism. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all about the history, beliefs and traditions of this major world faith.... more...

  • Shiksaby Christine Benvenuto

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    A sweeping and provacative exploration of the real women behind the stereotype and legend "shiksa" more...

  • Judaism Made Simple: Flashby C. M. Hoffman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Judaism Made Simple is a short and to-the-point guide to Judaism. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all about the history, beliefs and traditions of this major world faith.... 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...

  • The Wisdom of Heschelby Abraham Joshua Heschel; Ruth M. Goodhill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1986; US$ 28.99

    "Philosophy may be defined as the art of asking the right questions...Awareness of the problem outlives all solutions. The answers are questions in disguise, every new answer giving rise to new questions." This example of Rabbi Heschel's thought and manner of expression, familiar to the readers of his many books, serves as an epigraph to The Wisdom... 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...