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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 25.99
A deeply affecting, funny, insightful meditation that challenges readers to find the spiritual meaning of parenting. Every day, parents are bombarded by demands. The pressures of work and life are relentless; our children?s needs are often impossible to meet; and we rarely, if ever, allow ourselves the time and attention necessary to satisfy our... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00
One sure fact of humanity is that we all cherish our opinions and will often strongly resist efforts by others to change them. Philosophers and politicians have long understood this, and whenever they have sought to get us to think differently they have often resorted to forms of camouflage that slip their unsettling thoughts into our psyche without... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00
"Reason shall rule over the passions." In 4 Maccabees, a scripture structured as a praise to God, the anthropocentric focus of this oft-repeated central thesis calls attention to the nature of God?s role. This study traces in detail the development of the image of God in 4 Maccabees, and shows that for its author, anthropology is fundamentally rooted... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00
The State of Israel is the only Western state where the majority of lands are still owned by the State and by a public body related to it (The Jewish National Fund). At the root lies the divine command stating that the Land of Israel belongs to God. The book analyzes the history of the ideological, social and legal processes that took... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95
Judaism is a monotheistic religion with a history of over 3,500 years. 'Defining Judaism' illustrates the range of theoretical and practical issues required for comparative and historical study of the faith. The texts range from historical attempts to define individual 'Jews' to imagining Judaism as a religion like other religions, to modern and post-modern... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99
Gendered Testimonies of the Holocaust: Writing Life considers the gendered dimension of the phenomenon of writing as a means of speaking to or for others and for oneself in life-affirming identity. Rather than reading testimony as an internalization of death, this book demonstrates that testimony involves transformation of muteness into written... more...