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  • What Do Jews Believe?by Edward Kessler

    Granta Publications 2013; Not Available

    There is a story about a Jew who travels from Israel to the United States. When he returns, he tells his friend some of the amazing things he has seen. 'I met a Jew who had grown up in a yeshiva and knew large sections of the Talmud by heart. I met a Jew who was an atheist. I met a Jew who owned a large business and I met a Jew who was an ardent communist.'... more...

  • What Is Talmud?by Sergey Dolgopolski

    Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    True disagreements are hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain, for the ghost of final agreement constantly haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, however, escapes from that ghost of agreement, and provokes unsettling questions: Are there any conditions under which disagreement might constitute a genuine relationship between minds? Are disagreements... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Talmudby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Discover the ancient wisdom and historical influence of a cornerstone of Judaism   The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the close of the Biblical canon to the end of the fifth century,... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Torahby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Celebrate one of the world?s greatest collections of pure literature   In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and throughout thousands of years this collection of writing has offered just that?instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible,... more...

  • Women in the Hebrew Bibleby Alice Bach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing... more...

  • Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Landby Donald E. Wagner; Walter T. Davis

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic o en considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will... more...

  • Zwischen Tradition und Häresieby Nathanael Riemer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 70.03

    The study by Nathanael Riemer focuses on the work Beer Sheva (Seven Wells) which was written in Yiddish by Rabbi Beer Shmuel Issachar and his wife Bella Perlhefter of Prague at the turn of the seventeenth to the eighteenth century. As a book of remembrance and consolation it was dedicated to the couple's seven deceased children. Beer, who worked as... more...

  • "Genizat Germania" - Hebrew and Aramaic Binding Fragments from Germany in Contextby Andreas Lehnardt

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This volume presents the discovery of several hundred new Hebrew and Aramaic manuscript fragments in Germany. It is a collection of conference papers that discuss the historical, paleographical, and cultural significance of these fragments. It is the first in a series of studies of similar findings in Europe. more...

  • (Sacrifices) Left at the Altarby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99

    This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...

  • The A to Z of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    By means of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and numerous cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, writings, institutions, concepts, Hebrew words, philosophy, theology, and religious law, author Norman Solomon provides an important reference source for the study of Judaism. more...