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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 139.99
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history. more...
- 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...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 202.25
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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.98
Pirkei Avot, which is most commonly translated as "Chapters of the Fathers," is one of the most important collections of ethical teachings in the tradition of Judaism. Believed to have been compiled in the period between 200 B.C. and 200 A.C., this compendium of ancient wisdom remains just as relevant and inspirational thousands of years... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00
The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover),... more...
- WND Books 2013; US$ 19.95
Mystical death-curses, visions of Messiah, an important world political figure under threat, religious leaders in shock, a cryptic Kabbalistic death note...The story is shocking - the story is true - the story is still unfolding...In the fall of 2005, a 108-year-old rabbi, the most venerated rabbinical Jewish leader in Israel, proclaimed that he knew... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00
This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud comprises the fourth and fifth tractates of the Second Order. Pesahim introduces the prescriptions regarding Passover; Yoma covers regulations related to Yom Kippur, especially the role of the Kohen Gadol and the order of services. The tractates are vocalized by the rules of Rabbinic Hebrew with an English translation.... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 36.29
Der Band bietet einen Einblick in die Vielfalt des Judentums in Asien zwischen Mumbai und Manila. Einige Beiträge behandeln Fragen der untrennbaren Verflechtungen zwischen Politik und Judentum, andere scheinen auf den ersten Blick primär Lokalstudien zu jüdischen Gemeinden in Südasien, Südostasien und China zu sein. Aber es ist unverkennbar, dass auch... more...