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  • 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...

  • The Earth Is the Lord'sby Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1979; US$ 8.99

    Earth Is The Lords is a riveting portrayal of a bygone culture of Jews in Eastern Europe by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of the century. more...

  • Somewhere a Masterby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The compassion of Reb Moshe-Leib, the vision of the Seer of Lublin, the wisdom of Reb Pinhas, the warmth of the Ba?al Shem Tov, the humor of Reb Naphtali?to their followers these sages appeared as kings, judges, and prophets. They communicated joy and wonder and fervor to the men and women who came to them in the depths of despair. They brought love... more...

  • The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book (2 vols)by Marvin J. Heller

    BRILL 2010; US$ 530.00

    The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book covers the gamut of Hebrew literature in that century. Each entry has a descriptive text page and an accompaning reproduction. There is an extensive introduction with an overview of Hebrew printing in the seventeenth century. more...

  • The Targums and Rabbinic Literatureby John Bowker

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject with emphasis on recent work and discoveries. more...

  • Strife In the Sanctuaryby Phil Zuckerman

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 34.99

    The first book-length study of a single congregation breaking in two, Strife in the Sanctuary provides a welcome ethnographic study for sociologists of religion. Plus, its moving story makes it an excellent read for undergraduate classes or anyone interested in religious divisions. more...

  • On Repentanceby Pinchas H. Peli

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2000; US$ 43.99

    For five decades prior to his death in 1993, Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik was the unchallenged leader of modern Orthodox Judaism in the United States. His understanding of both traditional Judaism and secular philosophy shaped two generations of rabbinic students at Yeshiva University, and charted a new course for American Orthodox Jews. In On Repentance... more...

  • Narrative and Document in the Rabbinic Canonby Jacob Neusner

    UPA 2010; US$ 44.99

    This study of the inclusion of biographical narratives examines sage-stories, anecdotes about the life and deeds of Rabbinic sages, in components of the unfolding canon of Rabbinic Judaism during the formative age. These documents, from the first six centuries C.E., are exclusive of the two Talmuds. more...