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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmudby Aaron Parry

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 18.95

    An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.... more...

  • Lebendiges Judentumby Gunda Trepp

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 22.84

    Diese Texte des Rabbiners, Religionsphilosophen und Humanisten Leo Trepp sind für Juden und Nichtjuden gleichermaßen von Interesse. Sie zeugen davon, wie engagiert Trepp zu jeder Zeit auf zwei zentrale Fragen eingegangen ist: Wie kann das Judentum für die Juden aktuell und bedeutungsvoll bleiben? Und: Was kann es den anderen Kulturen geben? So setzt... 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$ 124.99

    This work addresses the the genesis of halakhic (legal) divergence between the Talmuds produced by the Palestinian rabbinic community (c. AD 370) and the Babylonian rabbinic community (c. AD 650). It analyzes selected divergences between parallel passages of the two Talmuds. 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, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    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, USA 1996; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. -350 C.E.by Marc Hirshman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 54.99

    Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of rabbinic thought on education in the first centuries of the Common Era. In Roman Palestine and Sasanid Persia, a small group of... more...

  • Tractates Sanhedrin, Makkot, and Horaiotby

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    This is volume 12 in the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. The common topic of the tractates in this volume is procedural civil and criminal law, and the theory of the rabbinate, in addition to a Chapter on Divine judgement and the World of immortal souls. more...