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  • The Story of an Undergroundby Zvie A. Brown; Dov Levin

    Gefen Publishing House 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of the fighting underground of the Jews of Kovno, Lithuania, in World War II. The authors, historians Zvie A. Brown and Dov Levin, were themselves members of the Kovno underground, and this well-researched book based on documentary material, verbal testimonies, and written memoirs of witnesses, among other sources is supplemented... more...

  • The Shemittah Guideby Yissachar Dov Krakowski

    Gefen Publishing House 2015; US$ 9.99

    This is a very unique guide to shemitta. It was created to help navigate anyone through the practical applications of shemitta observance in modern day Israel. Shemitta is an area of halacha that wasn't fully practiced for over a millennium. Shemitta's not being practiced created a vacuum in halachic literature pertaining to it. Over the past hundred... more...

  • Rashi: The Magic and the Mysteryby Dr. Avigdor Bonchek

    Gefen Publishing House 2015; US$ 9.99

    The magic spell cast by Rashi on the Jewish nation over eight centuries ago continues to enlighten and enchant us. What is the secret of Rashi's commentary? How can we comprehend Rashi's greatness? The renowned author of What's Bothering Rashi? now presents clear methodological principles for unlocking Rashi's commentary. Rashi: The Magic and the... more...

  • The Letter of Aristeasby Benjamin G. Wright

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    In modern scholarship, there has been no fully fledged commentary written on the Letter of Aristeas, an important work of Hellenistic Judaism in Alexandria, which contains the earliest version of the translation of the Septuagint. This volume fills that gap. The book will be of relevance to anyone interested in Hellenistic Judaism, the... more...

  • 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 Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimedby 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...

  • Faith and Freedomby Michah Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    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 US$ 75.67

    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...