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  • Jewby Cynthia M. Baker

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the key word Jew ?charting the past meanings, present usages, and possible futures of a term that lies not only at the heart of Jewish experience, but at the core of how Western civilization has imagined the Other . Tracing the word?s evolution, Cynthia M. Baker also interrogates the contested categories... more...

  • The Genius of Judaismby Bernard-Henri Lévy; Steven B. Kennedy

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism. For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage?one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots and the religion... more...

  • "Religio licita?"by Görge K. Hasselhoff; Meret Strothmann

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 96.30

    This volume examines the pertinence of the designation religio licita to Judaism and its relevance for describing the relationship between the Roman state and Judaism. This question applies not only to Judaism but also to the process of differentiation between Judaism and Christianity, for from the beginning of the 3 rd century, the... more...

  • Jalkut Schimoni zu Josuaby Dagmar Börner-Klein; Beat Zuber

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 107.01

    Der Jalkut Schimoni ist ein Sammelwerk rabbinischer Auslegungen zur gesamten hebräischen Bibel. Unerforscht ist, nach welchen Kriterien die Auslegungen ausgewählt wurden und ob das Werk als umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für exegetische Fragen, zur Verbindung von Bibelauslegung in Talmud und Midrasch oder zur Reform der rabbinischen Auslegungstradition... more...

  • Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940by Anne Summers

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 86.63

    This book offers an entirely new contribution to the history of multiculturalism in Britain, 1880-1940. It shows how friendship and co-operation between Christian and Jewish women changed lives and, as the Second World War approached, actually saved them. The networks and relationships explored include the thousand-plus women from every district in... more...

  • Moses Mendelssohn?s Living Scriptby Elias Sacks

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Moses Mendelssohn (1729?1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks explores Mendelssohn's landmark account of Jewish... more...

  • The Making of Jewish Universalismby Malka Simkovich

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Interest in Jewish universalism is on the rise, yet scholars lack a common definition of the concept. This book advocates for a common definition of universalism as it applies to an Early Jewish context and traces the origins of Jewish universalist thought from the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible through the period of the Second Temple.... more...

  • Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudesby Barry L. Stiefel; Hernan Tesler-Mabé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    A bi-national collaboration of Canadian and American Jewish studies scholars who analyze the unique and common features in the Jewish experience of both respective countries in North America. more...

  • To Stand Aside or Stand Aloneby P. Allen Krause; Mark K. Bauman; Stephen Krause; P. Allen Krause; Mark K. Bauman

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In 1966, a young rabbinical student named P. Allen Krause conducted interviews with twelve Reform rabbis from southern congregations concerning their thoughts, principles, and activities as they related to the civil rights movement. Perhaps because he was a young seminary student or more likely because the interviewees were promised an embargo of... more...

  • Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judahby Ian D. Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah investigates kingship in Judean discourse, particularly in the early Second Temple era. In doing so, it contributes to our knowledge of literature and literary culture in ancient Judah and also makes a significant contribution to questions of history and historiographical method in biblical studies. more...