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  • One People, Two Worldsby Ammiel Hirsch; Yaakov Yosef Reinman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and practice. What resulted is this book: an honest, intelligent, no-holds-barred discussion of virtually every “hot... more...

  • Midrash and Multiplicityby Steven Daniel Sacks

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    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...

  • Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literatureby Roman Ohrenstein; Barry Gordon

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    This book discusses the economics of the Talmud in the light of modern economics. Its focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the great minds of the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern sophistication. The book taps those "economic treasures"... more...

  • Judaism and Modernization on the Religious Kibbutzby Aryei Fishman

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 29.00

    This study examines the capacity of traditional Judaism to renew itself in response to the challenge of modernity. more...

  • Battle of the Two Talmudsby Saul Mayzlish; Leon Charney

    Barricade Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    The authors reached back into history to understand the reasons and methods brilliant rabbis and Talmudic scholars abandoned the Holy Land, both physically and spiritually, to settle in what came to be known as the lands of the Diaspora. This dramatic exodus was contrary to the biblical injunction that all Jews must live in the land of Israel. The... more...

  • The Status of Women in Jewish Traditionby Isaac Sassoon

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 37.00

    This book looks at the inferiority of women in the Torah's vision, and whether the Bible and Talmud rise above patriarchal self-interest. more...

  • "From a Sacred Source"by Ben Outhwaite; Siam Bhayro

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In August 2007, leading scholars from the world of Genizah Studies assembled in Cambridge for a conference marking the retirement of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth and vitality of Genizah Studies today,... more...

  • Moses und der Mythosby René Bloch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 153.00

    In the Hellenistic period Jews regularly encountered Greek mythology in one form or another: in literature, in art, or through language. This book is the first comprehensive study of the different strategies pursued by Jewish-Hellenistic authors as they engaged with Greek myth. The principal focus of this study is on the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus,... more...

  • Primeval History: Babylonian, Biblical, and Enochicby Helge Kvanvig

    BRILL 2011; US$ 251.00

    The book offers a comprehensive analytic comparison between the images of primeval history in Babylonia, in the Hebrew Bible and the parallel Enochic traditions. It presents new interpretations of each of these traditions and how they relate to each other. more...

  • The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Lifeby Robert J. Sagerman

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Abraham Abulafia (1240 – c. 1291) founded an enormously influential branch of Jewish mysticism, referred to as the prophetic or ecstatic kabbalah. This book, from several perspectives, explores the impact of Christianity upon Abulafia. His copious writings evince an intense fascination with Christian themes, yet Abulafia’s frequent diatribes against... more...