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  • Who Gave You Permission?by Michael Visontay; Manny Waks

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 24.99

    ?Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?? Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Manny Waks?s father, after Manny had finally gone public with his accusations of sexual abuse and its cover-up within the centre. Manny Waks was raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish... more...

  • Third-Generation Holocaust Narrativesby Victoria Aarons; Victoria Aarons; Alan Astro; Alan Berger; Malena Chinski; Erika Dreifus; Jessica Lang; Paule LÚvy; Avinoam Patt; Henri Raczymow; Gary Weissman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This collection introduces the reader to third-generation Holocaust narratives, exploring the unique perspective of third-generation writers and demonstrating the ways in which Holocaust memory and trauma extend into the future. more...

  • Near Christianityby Anthony LeDonne

    Zondervan 2016; US$ 14.24

    This is book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but only ever ?near Christianity.? Using his journey within historical Jesus research and New Testament studies, Anthony Le Donne illustrates the value in continued Jewish guidance for the Christian life. more...

  • Sabbatai ?eviby Gershom Scholem; Yaacob Dweck; R. J. Zwi Werblowsky

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus, Sabbatai ?evi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai ?evi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who... more...

  • God's Generalsby Richard A Gabriel

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.51

    It is one of the more startling facts of military history that the founders of three of the four 'great religions'—Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam—were also accomplished field generals with extensive experience in commanding men in battle. One of these, Muhammad, fought eight battles and was wounded twice, once almost fatally. Another, Siddhartha... more...

  • The Last Rabbiby William Kolbrener

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    Joseph Soloveitchik (1903?1993) was a major American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist, philosopher, and theologian. In this new work, William Kolbrener takes on the Soloveitchik?s controversial legacy and shows how he was torn between the traditionalist demands of his European ancestors and the trajectory of his own radical and often pluralist philosophy.... more...

  • Aphrodite and the Rabbisby Burton L. Visotzky

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were... more...

  • Jacob Neusnerby Aaron W. Hughes

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Jacob Neusner (born 1932) is one of the most important figures in the shaping of modern American Judaism. He was pivotal in transforming the study of Judaism from an insular project only conducted by?and of interest to?religious adherents to one which now flourishes in the secular setting of the university. He is also one of the most colorful, creative,... more...

  • The Inside Storyby Joseph Friedman

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 36.99

    The Inside Story: Biblical Personalities contains themes of feminism, wholeness, and wellness. The book analyzes nineteen popular Biblical stories. It explores Judaism?s feministic roots while stating that all life contains a duality of physical and spiritual existence. more...

  • The Dialectic of the Holyby Robert E. Meditz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.27

    This is the first book on Paul Tillich and Judaism, which is a neglected aspect of Tillich?s thought. Tillich?s dialectical and theological history of religion is examined in key primary sources to show how he maintains continuity between Judaism and Christianity. Tillich?s positive theology of Judaism contrasts sharply with the many complex, negative... more...