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  • The Invention of Judaismby John J. Collins

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Most people understand Judaism to be the Torah and the Torah to be Judaism. However, in The  Invention of Judaism , John J. Collins persuasively argues this was not always the case. The Torah became the touchstone for most of Judaism’s adherents only in the hands of the rabbis of late antiquity. For 600 years prior, from the Babylonian Exile to the... more...

  • The Essential Hayim Greenbergby Hayim Greenberg; Mark A. Raider; Mark A. Raider; Paul Mendes-Flohr

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    Though well known to many scholars and critics in the field of Judaic studies, Hayim Greenberg remains relatively unknown. Since his death in 1953, Greenberg’s contributions to modern Jewish thought have largely fallen from view. In The Essential Hayim Greenberg: Essays and Addresses on Jewish Culture, Socialism, and Zionism , the first collection... more...

  • Judaism for Everyoneby Shmuley Boteach

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 26.00

    In Judaism for Everyone Shmuley Boteach imagines a future in which his religion provides "a locus of spirituality for men and women of all faiths." This sounds like a pretty good future. "In some religions the purpose of life is to perfect oneself," Shmuley begins. "For Judaism the purpose of life is the healing of the world." So, in the same way... more...

  • A Time to Every Purposeby Jonathan D Sarna

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 32.00

    At the turn of the twenty-first century, the central question confronting Jewish leaders in America is simple: Why be Jewish? Jonathan D. Sarna, acclaimed scholar of American Judaism, believes that Why be Jewish?” is the wrong question. Judaism, he believes, is not so much a why” as a way a way of life, a way of marking time, a way of relating... more...

  • Renewalby Shmuley Boteach

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    Our culture is showing the cracks of a growing fracture. Soaring divorce rates; a crippled economy that rewards the few and punishes the many; religious-fueled hatred; record rates of depression—the headlines paint a grim picture. We inhabit a society that desperately needs fixing. But as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reveals in his new book, Renewal , our... more...

  • Judaismby Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and... more...

  • Judaistik im Wandelby Andreas Lehnardt

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 80.99

    Nach wie vor existieren sehr unterschiedliche Konzepte und Vorstellungen von Studiengängen und Lehrangeboten, die einen Zugang zu dem kulturell wie geistesgeschichtlich so bedeutsamem wie vielschichtigen Phänomen Judentum vermitteln wollen. Dabei stößt in Deutschland die wissenschaftliche, in einen universitären Rahmen eingebundene Beschäftigung mit... more...

  • Ze’enah U-Re’enahby Morris M. Faierstein

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 241.99

    After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921–2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica , continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all... more...

  • Women of the Wallby Yuval Jobani; Nahshon Perez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    The Women of the Wall are leading a groundbreaking struggle to gain the Israeli authorities' permission to pray according to their manner at Judaism's holiest prayer site, the Western Wall. This book is the first comprehensive academic study of their struggle, placing it in a comparative and theoretical context of wider religion-state conflicts and... 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...