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- Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95
For nearly a century, it has been a commonplace of Central European history that there were no Jews in medieval Prussia-the result, supposedly, of the ruling Teutonic Order's attempts to create a purely Christian crusader's state. In this groundbreaking historical investigation, however, medievalist Cordelia Hess demonstrates the very weak foundations... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00
Perhaps the most contested patch of earth in the world, Jerusalem?s Old City experiences consistent violent unrest between Israeli and Palestinian residents, with seemingly no end in sight. Today, Jerusalem?s endless cycle of riots and arrests appears intractable?even unavoidable?and it looks unlikely that harmony will ever be achieved in the city.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned the Diaspora/Israel dichotomy and analysed the Jews... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
Ab??l-Barak?t is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kit?b al-Mu?tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. ? Ab??l-Barak?t al-Baghd?d??s Metaphysical Philosophy? examines the novel philosophical conceptions of the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 7.99
How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation. more...
- Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43
New insights into how the Book of Samuel offers a timeless meditation on the dilemmas of statecraft The Book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book's anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author was also an uncannily astute observer of political life and... more...
- Hay House 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.19
The Qabalah is a Western non-religious mystic tradition (differing from the Kabbalah, which is an aspect of Jewish mysticism) offering teachings on the nature of divinity, the creation, the origin and fate of the soul, and the role of human beings. It consists of meditative, devotional,and mystical practices, including astrology, tarot and magic. The... more...
- Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 73.99
In this book, Novenson gives a revisionist account of messianism in antiquity. He shows that, for the ancient Jews and Christians who used the term, a messiah was not an article of faith but a manner of speaking: a scriptural figure of speech useful for thinking kinds of political order. more...