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Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature

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  • 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...

  • The Literature of Formative Judaismby Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 300.00

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Origins of the Kabbalahby Gershom Gerhard Scholem; Allan Arkush

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 52.50 US$ 47.77

    One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France... 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...

  • Rabbinic Authority, Volume 1by A. Yehuda Warburg

    Urim Publications 2014; 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...

  • A Mirror of Rabbinic Hermeneuticsby Giuseppe Veltri

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaismby Leo Schaya; Patrick Laude; Roger Gaetani

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Leo Schaya (1916-1986) was a brilliant author and editor whose only book to appear in English was the much-acclaimed The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah , which is often cited in books on Jewish mysticism. This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism , is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 146.00

    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...

  • 850 Intriguing Questions about Judaismby Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 78.00

    In 850 Intriguing Questions about Judaism: True, False, or In Between , Ronald L. Eisenberg explores a wide range of Jewish teachings and practices, discussing the degree to which they are true, false or a bit of both. more...

  • Yearnings of the Soulby Jonathan Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In Yearnings of the Soul , Jonathan Garb uncovers a crucial thread in the story of modern Kabbalah and modern mysticism more generally: psychology. Returning psychology to its roots as an attempt to understand the soul, he traces the manifold interactions between psychology and spirituality that have arisen over five centuries of Kabbalistic writing,... more...