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  • Economics, Ethics and Religionby Rodney Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    There is a revival of interest by economists in ethical issues and beliefs, and by moral philosophers and theologians in economics. This book is intended to make a contribution to this cross-fertilisation of ideas. Rodney Wilson has undertaken an extensive survey of Jewish, Christian and Muslim views on economics, and reviewed the rapidly expanding... more...

  • 20th Century Jewish Religious Thoughtby Arthur A. Cohen; Paul Mendes-Flohr

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 30.00

    JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem,... more...

  • Travel Narratives in Rabbinic Literatureby Tziona Grossmark

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    As a literary genre travelers' stories have grown out of oral traditions. These traditions flourished along the trade routes of the ancient world. Indeed the roads around the Mediterranean basin were busy with traffic during the Roman and Byzantine periods. This anthology of twenty-one travelers' tales examines the Talmudic tales as an inter-cultural... more...

  • Philosophy of the Talmudby Hyam Maccoby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is a new presentation of the philosophy of the Talmud. The Talmud is not a work of formal philosophy, but much of what it says is relevant to philosophical enquiry, including issues explored in contemporary debates. In particular, the Talmud has original ideas about the relation between universal ethics and the ethics of a particular community.... more...

  • The Women of the Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 39.00

    In this unique volume Judith Abrams, author of the highly regarded series The Talmud for Beginners , examines the episodes recorded in rabbinic literature that suggest the actions of the women of those times. more...

  • Tractates Pesahim and Yomaby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 252.00

    After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921–2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica , continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbolsby Ellen Frankel; Betsy Patkin Teutsch

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 42.99

    The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events—all representing central Jewish ideas that continue to play a meaningful role in defining Jewish experience today. more...

  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisionsby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 25.99

    Fogel explores the tractate Horayot (Decisions), page by page, and offers a modern commentary with doses of humor and comparative examples. The central focus concerns how to adjudicate cases when the governing body, the Sanhedrin, incorrectly designates certain practices legal and people follow the erroneous advice as a result. more...

  • Tradition and the Formation of the Talmudby Moulie Vidas

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud offers a new perspective on perhaps the most important religious text of the Jewish tradition. It is widely recognized that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and changed the older traditions on which they drew. Nevertheless, it has been assumed that the ancient rabbis were committed to... more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...