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  • Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Womenby Amy K. Milligan

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of hair and head covering, Milligan explores the meaning of tradition in a contemporary context. more...

  • Weisheit und Todby Christian Kurzewitz

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 52.11

    Im Alexandria der Zeitenwende entsteht mit der Sapientia Salomonis eine Relektüre der Schöpfungs- und Sündenfallgeschichte der Genesis. Dieser Rückgriff auf bestehende jüdische Schöpfungsvorstellungen ist verbunden mit einer Hinwendung zu hellenistischer Terminologie und Gedankenwelt. In dieser Arbeit wird aufgezeigt, dass die jüdisch-hellenistische... more...

  • Nicht durch Geburt alleinby Walter Homolka; Esther Seidel

    Frank & Timme 2012; US$ 42.54

    Wer ist nach gängiger Auffassung Jude? Unwissenheit ist oft der Hintergrund gequälter Formulierungen wie ?ein Mitbürger jüdischen Glaubens? oder der peinlichen Frage: ?Bist du Deutscher oder Jude?? Die Autoren zeigen, daß der Begriff ?jüdische Identität? nicht leicht zu fassen ist. In ihrem aufklärenden Buch zum Thema Konversion geben sie keine Anleitung... more...

  • Zwischen Tradition und Häresieby Nathanael Riemer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 78.69

    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...

  • Tractates Peah and Demayby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 293.00

    First Order: Zeraïm / Tractate Peah and Demay is the second volume in the edition of the Jerusalem Talmud, a basic work in Jewish Patristic. It presents basic Jewish texts on the organization of private and public charity, and on the modalities of coexistence of the ritually observant and the non-observant. This part of the Jerusalem Talmud has almost... more...

  • Living Judaismby Wayne D. Dosick

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Living Judaism , Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D., author the acclaimed Golden Rules, Dancing with God , and When Life Hurts , offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy and theology, rituals and customs. Combining quality scholarship and sacred spiritual instruction, Living Judaism is a thought-provoking reference and guide for... more...

  • Hitler's First Victimsby Timothy W. Ryback

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal. Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of... more...

  • Judaic Technologies of the Wordby Gabriel Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Judaic Technologies of the Word argues that Judaism does not exist in an abstract space of reflection. Rather, it exists both in artifacts of the material world - such as texts - and in the bodies, brains, hearts, and minds of individual people. More than this, Judaic bodies and texts, both oral and written, connect and feed back on one another. Judaic... more...

  • The Jewish Travel Guideby Betsy Sheldon

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    This book is for the Jewish traveler - or for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. More than a listing of Jewish sights and resources, it is a concise, easy-to-use handbook for those who want to experience the best in Jewish sightseeing and travel. It provides a directory of resources - synagogues, community centers, kosher restaurants,... more...

  • The New Rabbiby Stephen Fried

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    From award-winning journalist Stephen Fried comes a vividly intimate portrait of American Judaism today in which faith, family, and community are explored through the dramatic life of a landmark congregation as it seeks to replace its legendary retiring rabbi--and reinvent itself for the next generation. The New Rabbi The center of this compelling... more...