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  • Maps and Meaningby Nancy H. Wiener; Jo Hirschmann

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Maps and Meaning is relevant to those looking for a fresh perspective on biblical narratives related to the role of the priest, patients, soldiers, and others who spend time ?outside the camp.? The authors consider the geographical, interpersonal, temporal, and spiritual transitions individuals experience when they move ?in? and ?out of the camp? and... more...

  • Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Lawby Jane L. Kanarek

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book presents a new framework for understanding the relationship between biblical narrative and rabbinic law. more...

  • Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000 years since the days of the Bible. This Very Short Introduction starts by outlining the basics of... more...

  • The Courtier and the Governorby Sean Burt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 89.53

    The Nehemiah Memoir, the narrative of the royal cupbearer sent to rebuild Jerusalem, is central to Ezra-Nehemiah?s account of Persian Judah. Yet its emphasis on one individual?s efforts makes it a text that ill-fits the book?s story of a communal restoration. Sean Burt analyzes the nature of this curious text through the lens of genre criticism and... more...

  • Scholastic Magicby Michael D. Swartz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In exploring the social background of early Jewish mysticism, Scholastic Magic tells the story of how imagination and magic were made to serve memory and scholasticism. In the visionary literature that circulated between the fifth and ninth centuries, there are strange tales of ancient rabbis conjuring the angel known as Sar-Torah , the "Prince... more...

  • Keterby Arthur Green

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Keter is a close reading of fifty relatively brief Jewish texts, tracing the motif of divine coronation from Jewish esoteric writings of late antiquity to the Zohar, written in thirteenth-century Spain. In the course of this investigation Arthur Green draws a wide arc including Talmudic, Midrashic, liturgical, Merkavah, German Hasidic, and Kabbalistic... more...

  • Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Europaby Elke-Vera Kotowski; Julius Schoeps; Hiltrud Wallenborn

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.91

    Das Handbuch umreißt das gesamte Spektrum der 2000jährigen Geschichte der Juden auf europäischem Boden. Wissenschaftler aus Europa und den USA haben ihre Forschungsergebnisse allgemein verständlich aufbereitet mit dem Ziel, das Leben und Wirken der Juden, aber auch die ihnen entgegengebrachte Intoleranz und deren Ursachen aufzuzeigen.Der erste Teil... more...

  • Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Europaby Elke-Vera Kotowski; Julius Schoeps; Hiltrud Wallenborn

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.85

    Das Handbuch umreißt das gesamte Spektrum der 2000jährigen Geschichte der Juden auf europäischem Boden. Wissenschaftler aus Europa und den USA haben ihre Forschungsergebnisse allgemein verständlich aufbereitet mit dem Ziel, das Leben und Wirken der Juden, aber auch die ihnen entgegengebrachte Intoleranz und deren Ursachen aufzuzeigen.Der erste Teil... more...

  • The Jewish Alchemistsby Raphael Patai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this monumental work, Raphael Patai opens up an entirely new field of cultural history by tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Until now there has been little attention given to the significant role that Jews played in the field of alchemy. Here, drawing on an enormous range of previously unexplored sources, Patai reveals... more...

  • Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egyptby Mark R. Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Under three successive Islamic dynasties--the Fatimids, the Ayyubids, and the Mamluks--the Egyptian Office of the Head of the Jews (also known as the Nagid) became the most powerful representative of medieval Jewish autonomy in the Islamic world. To determine the origins of this institution, Mark Cohen concentrates on the complex web of internal and... more...