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  • Isaac Breuer (1883-1946)by Denis Maier

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The focus of this study, the religious scholar Isaac Breuer (1883?1946), is one of the most important figures in 20 th century German-Jewish neo-orthodoxy. Like many of his contemporaries, Breuer interpreted the early 20 th century world as a time of great crisis. The heart of his specifically orthodox Jewish philosophy of crisis was... more...

  • Recovering Jewishnessby Frederick Roden

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 60.00

    Many scholars of the modern Jewish identity focus on the ways in which the past two centuries have resulted in the loss of Jewishness: through "assimilation," intermarriage, conversion to other faiths, genocide (in the Holocaust), and decline in religious observance. In this work, author Frederick S. Roden presents a decidedly different perspective:... more...

  • The Eclipse of Humanityby Lawrence Perlman

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    Abraham Heschel believed that the Holocaust was an ?Eclipse of Humanity.? In its philosophical and historical context, Heschel saw this eclipse as embedded in the phenomenological approach of Heidegger. Focusing on their respective phenomenological methods, Heschel?s view of Adam and Heidegger?s notion of Dasein , this book is an analysis... more...

  • Einleitung in die hellenistisch-jüdische Literaturby Folker Siegert

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    This is the first complete overview of all anonymous, pseudepigraphic, and fragmentary Greek textual sources handed down from ancient Judaism, including translations into Western or Eastern languages. Each text is described according to the rules of scholarly introduction and checked for its original language, authenticity, and literary... more...

  • More Desired than Our Owne Salvationby Robert O. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Millions of American Christians see U.S. support for the State of Israel as a God-ordained responsibility. Robert O. Smith provides an in-depth look at the English Protestant tradition of Judeo-centric prophecy interpretation at the heart of this popular affinity. more...

  • Opening the Covenantby Michael S. Kogan

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    The Vatican II Council of 1965 signaled a new era in the relationship of the Jewish and Christian faiths. Determined to free the Church of the anti-Jewish polemic which led to such widespread suffering of the innocent, Catholic authorities completely revised their conceptions of Jews and Judaism. Soon, many mainstream Protestant churches also issued... 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...