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  • The Rhetoric of the Babylonian Talmud, Its Social Meaning and Contextby Jack N. Lightstone

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Virtually from its redaction about the sixth century A.D., the Babylonian Talmud became the rabbinic document par excellence. Through its lens almost all previous canonical rabbinic tradition was refracted. Study and mastery of the Talmud marked one as a rabbi, a "master." This book examines the character, use and social meaning of the formalized... more...

  • Mishnah and the Social Formation of the Early Rabbinic Guildby Jack N. Lightstone; Vernon K. Robbins

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Where do the origins of the rabbinic movement lie, and how might evidence from the early rabbinic literature be made to reveal those origins? In order to shed light on the early social formation of the rabbinic guild of masters, Lightstone brings the theoretical and methodological insights of socio-rhetorical analysis to examine Mishnah, the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Rabbinic Authorityby A. Yehuda Warburg

    Urim Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    Introducing English-speaking readers to the parameters and scope of rabbinic authority in general, and the workings of the institution of the beit din ?the Jewish court of law?in particular, this book presents 10 rulings in cases of Jewish civil law that the author handed down as a member of a beit din panel. These decisions touch on matters pertaining... more...