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  • Rabbinische Texte, Erste Reihe: Die Tosefta. Band III: Seder Naschimby Daniel Schumann; Michael Tilly

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 210.88

    Der Traktat Nedarim "Gelübde" befasst sich mit den Bestimmungen zur Rechtsgültigkeit von bedingten und unbedingten Selbstverpflichtungen. Ein Großteil der behandelten Beispiele behandelt Formen des Genussverzichtes infolge eines Gelübdes. Dabei werden dem Leser die vielfältigen und weitreichenden Konsequenzen vor Augen geführt, die ein solches... more...

  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priestsby Jason Sion Mokhtarian

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests examines the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian Zoroastrian Empire, as both a real historical force and an imaginary interlocutor, have on rabbinic identity and authority as expressed in the... more...

  • Tractates Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah and Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin)by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    The present volume is the seventeenth and last in this series of the Jerusalem Talmud. The four tractates of theSecond Order - Ta'aniot, Megillah, Hagigah, Mo'ed Qatan (Ma?qin) - deal with different fasts and holidays as well as with the pilgrimage to the Temple. The texts are accompanied by an English translation and presented with full... more...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Judaismby Alan Avery-Peck; Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    Compiled by two internationally renowned experts, and with over 600 wide-ranging and informative entries, The Routledge Dictionary of Judaism provides the reader with an invaluable reference aid to all areas of the religion. Topics covered include: *The religion's forms and history *Its institutions, religious practices and life cycle rites *Key... more...

  • The reader's guide to the Talmudby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2001; US$ 177.00

    This systematic introduction to the Talmud of Babylonia (Bavli) seeks to answer basic questions of form: how is this a coherent document? How do we make sense of the several languages in which it is written? What are the principal parts of the complex writing? more...

  • Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmudsby Christine Elizabeth Hayes

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 144.99

    In this book, Hayes addresses the central concern in talmudic studies over the genesis of halakhic (legal) divergence between the Talmuds produced by the Palestinian rabbinic community (c. 370 C.E.) and the Babylonian rabbinic community (c. 650 C.E.). Hayes analyzes selected divergences between parallel passages of the two Talmuds. Proceeding on a... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Judaismby Sara E. Karesh; Mitchell M. Hurvitz

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00

    Since the demise of the Israelite religion, Jewish people have spread around the world, adapted to their host cultures, and produced cultural variances within Judaism. In doing so, they have experienced prosperity and tragedy, all of which is reflected in this comprehensive reference, along with biographical data on notable Jewish individuals. In a... more...

  • The Mind of the Talmudby David Kraemer

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 149.99

    This critical study traces the development of the literary forms and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, analyzing those forms as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which evolved between the third and sixth centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the most comprehensive of all documents produced by rabbinic Jews in... more...

  • Reading the Rabbisby David Kraemer

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    Traditionally, the Talmud was read as law, that is, as the authoritative source for Jewish practice and obligations. To this end, it was studied at the level of its most minute details, with readers often ignoring the composite whole and attending only to final decisions. Methods of reading have shifted as more readers and students have turned to the... more...

  • Chattel or Person?by Judith Romney Wegner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99

    Exploring the place of women in the socio-economic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules compiled by Jewish sages in 2nd-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in women's role. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no rights and in others were judged... more...