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  • Jonah and the Meaning of Our Livesby Steven Bob

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Book of Jonah stands unique among the biblical books of the prophets because it is almost entirely narrative. And, in contrast to all the other prophets portrayed as admirable individuals who bravely speak God?s word, Jonah stands out as flawed and fleeing from God. We are drawn to Jonah because God gives him an opportunity to redeem himself.... more...

  • Memories of Two Generationsby Alexander Z. Gurwitz; Bryan Edward Stone; Amram Prero; Bryan Edward Stone; Alexander Z. Gurwitz

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    In 1910, at the age of fifty-one, Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz made the bold decision to emigrate with his wife and four children from southeastern Ukraine in Tsarist Russia to begin a new life in Texas. In 1935, in his seventies, Gurwitz composed a retrospective autobiography, Memories of Two Generations, that recounts his personal story both of the... more...

  • Interpreting Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islamby Mordechai Z. Cohen; Adele Berlin

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    This comparative study examines how scriptures - the Bible and the Qur'an - were interpreted in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam throughout history. more...

  • The Ariby Michael Nikolakis

    AKAKIA Publications 2016; US$ 4.94

    The most famous Kabbalist of all times, Isaac Luria or known as the Ari (the Lion), came to this world to teach the wisdom of Kabbalah to one student only, Chaim Vital. As the Ari did not physically write anything, his student Chaim was the only person who recorded the teachings. Years later, his son Shmuel Vital edited and published the writings... more...

  • The Jerusalem Secretby Ron Cantor

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.99

    The Anticipated Sequel to Identity Theft Continues the Suspense and Intrigue! Moments after David Lebowitz is finally convinced that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah, he is thrust into a soul-wrenching family tragedy. In deep anguish, he cries out to Heaven. His prayer is answered in a most unexpected and unusual way. An angel named Ariel transports... more...

  • Beside Still Watersby Harold Kasimow; Keenan P. John; Linda Klepinger Keenan; Jack Miles

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 14.95 US$ 10.50

    A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one's own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. For example, some fear that Buddhism is a threat to Western faith traditions and express grave doubts about interreligious and cross-cultural encounters. Yet, many who have actually... more...

  • Exile in the Maghrebby Paul B. Fenton; David G. Littman

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This book reviews a thousand years of Jewish history in North Africa under Islam, culled from literary sources such as Islamic legal and theological texts, European travel accounts, and diplomatic dispatches, as well as unpublished archival material. more...

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age?Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • Coming of Age in Jewish Americaby Patricia Keer Munro

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The Jewish practice of bar mitzvah dates back to the twelfth century. Yet, as this new study reveals, the ritual has changed dramatically over time and now serves as a sometimes shaky bridge between the values of contemporary American culture and Judaic tradition. Interviewing over 200 individuals involved in bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies, from family... more...

  • The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquityby Eva Mroczek

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    How did Jews understand sacred writing before the concepts of "Bible" and "book" emerged? The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity challenges anachronistic categories to reveal new aspects of how ancient Jews imagined written revelation-a wildly varied collection stretching back to the dawn of time, with new discoveries always around the corner. more...