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  • Tractates ?evu'ot and 'Avodah Zarahby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    This is volume 13 of the edition of the complete Jerusalem Talmud. Within the Fourth Order Neziqin (?damages?), these two tractates deal with various types of oaths and their consequences (?evu?ot) and laws pertaining to Jews living amongst gentiles, including regulations about the interaction between Jews and ?idolators? (?Avodah Zarah). more...

  • Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prismby Admiel Kosman; Edward Levin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    The author applies the fields of gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literature to Talmudic texts. In opposition to the perception of Judaism as a legal system, he argues that the Talmud demands inner spiritual effort, to which the trait of humility and the refinement of the ego are central. This leads to the question of the attitude to the Other,... more...

  • Tractates ?abbat and ?Eruvinby

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 280.00

    This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud publishes the first twotractates of the Second Order, ?abbat and ?Eruvin. These tractates deal with discussion of all regulations regarding Shabbat, the weekly day of rest, including the activities prohibited on Shabbat. The tractate ?Eruvin covers questions of definition of what is allowed to do on Shabbat. The... more...

  • Understanding the Talmudby Edward S. Boraz

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 79.99

    In Understanding the Talmud: A Modern Reader's Guide for Study , Rabbi Edward S. Boraz presents a thoughtful introduction to the Talmud designed for study by the untrained reader. Using a unique approach, Rabbi Boraz focuses on a specific selection from one tractate of the Talmud, allowing readers to uncover the moral and theological concerns of the... more...

  • Economics, Ethics and Religionby Rodney Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 168.00

    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

    JPS 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$ 49.95

    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 of the kind that has been going on recently. more...

  • The Women of the Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisionsby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    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...