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  • Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Alex P. Jassen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book examines the interpretation of biblical law in the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism. more...

  • Losing the Temple and Recovering the Futureby Hindy Najman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the Jewish community's response to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. more...

  • Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Lawby Madeline Kochen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Offers a new theory of property and distributive justice derived from Talmudic law, illustrated by a case study involving the sale of organs for transplant. more...

  • Auschwitz, the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaustby Michael Fleming

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Important contribution to the ongoing debate about what the Allies knew about the concentration camps during the Second World War. more...

  • Die Gebete der Prophetenby Alexa F. Wilke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Although prayer is not regarded as one of the basic forms of prophetic tradition, prayer does arise at critical theological junctures in the prophetic books. In this work, Alexa F. Wilke explores the literary and theological functions of prayer and examines the images of self and God communicated in prayer. Her analysis contributes to our understanding... more...

  • Die missverstandene Religionsfreiheitby Oliver Smiljic

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.40

    Wie weit reicht das Menschenrecht der Religionsfreiheit? Darf die Religionsfreiheit über andere Menschenrechte gestellt werden? Nach einem Urteil des Landgerichts Köln aus dem Jahr 2012 nicht: Dieses verurteilte rituelle Beschneidung als unzulässige Verletzung des Rechts auf körperliche Unversehrtheit. Die Welle der Proteste religiöser Organisationen... more...

  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexedby Donald McCallum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions in the Guide and explains them in terms of a modern... more...

  • Jewish Travellersby Elkan Nathan Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter. Based on... more...

  • Ezra-Nehemiahby Lester L. Grabbe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    In this provocative study, Lester Grabbe presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah with the combination of a literary and historical approach. Lester Grabbe challenges commonly held assumptions about Joshua and Zerubbabel, the initial resettlement of land after the exile, the figure of Ezra and the activities of Nehemiah. Controversially, the challenge... more...