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  • Rabbis as Romansby Hayim Lapin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Conventionally, the history of the rabbinic movement has been told as a distinctly intra-Jewish development, a response to the gaping need left by the tragic destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 CE. In Rabbis as Romans , Hayim Lapin reconfigures that history, drawing attention for the first time to the extent to which rabbis participated in and... more...

  • Holy War in Judaismby Reuven Firestone

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of ''holy war'' disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times. more...

  • Faith and Freedomby Michah Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Moses Mendelssohn has been cast by some scholars as a Jewish traditionalist who uses enlightened German philosophy to bolster his pre-modern religious beliefs, by others as a radical Deist who defends Judaism in order to avoid opposition from his co-religionists, while facilitating their social integration into enlightened European society. Michah... more...

  • Unsettling Gazaby Joyce Dalsheim

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Based on fieldwork in the Jewish settlements in and near the Gaza Strip prior to the Israeli withdrawal, Unsettling Gaza critically examines secular liberalism, religiosity, and the complexities of being Israeli. The book holds up a mirror in which the liberal left and the radical right each find themselves reflected in the face of the other. more...

  • The Peace and Violence of Judaismby Robert Eisen

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Robert Eisen provides the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish views on peace and violence, demonstrating that Judaism has exhibited ambiguity on this theme throughout its history, and exploring why that ambiguity exists. This study will be of interest not only to students of Judaism but to students of all religious traditions. more...

  • The Song of the Distant Doveby Raymond P. Scheindlin

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    Judah Halevi (d. 1141), the greatest of premodern Hebrew poets, abandoned his home in Spain and traveled to the Land of Israel. Raymond Scheindlin has written the first book-length treatment of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He provides a detailed narrative of Halevi's journey, interwoven with poems and samples of original documents -- most... more...

  • A Gateway to the Kabbalahby Rabbi Eugene A. Wernick

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 17.99

    This title offers the reader an accessible and chronological presentation of the history and development of this most unique of philosophies. Learn and explore as you go along on this historical journey. Perfect for adult education sessions or Hebrew high school discussions. more...

  • The Discovery Haggadahby Kerry M. Olitzky; Ronald H. Isaacs

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 11.99

    Take a journey with Rabbis Ron Isaacs and Kerry Olitzky to discover the best seder ever! Traditional Hebrew text, accessible transliterations, and modern translations guide families through the story and practice of Pesach. Every part of the seder is introduced with WHY and HOW TO, so everyone can understand and participate. The Discovery Haggadah... more...

  • Siddur Shema Yisraelby Shoshana Silberman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 14.99

    A user-friendly siddur, by the same author as Tiku Shofar, for children ages 8 through 13, junior congregations and family services. Illustrated with 2-color pages and gender-free translations, it features discussion starters, stories, thoughts and questions. Also an excellent sourcebook for teachers and families. more...

  • Defining Judaismby Aaron W. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Judaism is a monotheistic religion with a history of over 3,500 years. 'Defining Judaism' illustrates the range of theoretical and practical issues required for comparative and historical study of the faith. The texts range from historical attempts to define individual 'Jews' to imagining Judaism as a religion like other religions, to modern and post-modern... more...