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  • The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Cultureby Judith R. Baskin; Kenneth Seeskin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture. more...

  • Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Landby Donald E. Wagner; Walter T. Davis

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic o en considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will... more...

  • Jewish Stories of Wisdomby Patrick Fischmann

    Hachette Books 2016; US$ 20.00

    A beautifully illustrated collection of old-world Jewish tales of faith and morality. Jewish Stories of Wisdom is the perfect antidote to our busy, modern lives. It serves as a daily companion that one can return to again and again for a much-needed moment of spiritual sustenance. The 34 stories in this uplifting collection can be read in solitude... more...

  • Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimedby Frederick Roden

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 60.00

    Many scholars of the modern Jewish identity focus on the ways in which the past two centuries have resulted in the loss of Jewishness: through "assimilation," intermarriage, conversion to other faiths, genocide (in the Holocaust), and decline in religious observance. In this work, author Frederick S. Roden presents a decidedly different perspective:... more...

  • Faith and Freedomby Michah Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    Moses Mendelssohn has been cast by some scholars as a Jewish traditionalist who uses enlightened German philosophy to bolster his pre-modern religious beliefs, by others as a radical Deist who defends Judaism in order to avoid opposition from his co-religionists, while facilitating their social integration into enlightened European society. Michah... more...

  • Unsettling Gazaby Joyce Dalsheim

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Based on fieldwork in the Jewish settlements in and near the Gaza Strip prior to the Israeli withdrawal, Unsettling Gaza critically examines secular liberalism, religiosity, and the complexities of being Israeli. The book holds up a mirror in which the liberal left and the radical right each find themselves reflected in the face of the other. more...

  • The Peace and Violence of Judaismby Robert Eisen

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Robert Eisen provides the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish views on peace and violence, demonstrating that Judaism has exhibited ambiguity on this theme throughout its history, and exploring why that ambiguity exists. This study will be of interest not only to students of Judaism but to students of all religious traditions. more...

  • The Song of the Distant Doveby Raymond P. Scheindlin

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Judah Halevi (d. 1141), the greatest of premodern Hebrew poets, abandoned his home in Spain and traveled to the Land of Israel. Raymond Scheindlin has written the first book-length treatment of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He provides a detailed narrative of Halevi's journey, interwoven with poems and samples of original documents -- most... more...

  • Rabbis as Romansby Hayim Lapin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Conventionally, the history of the rabbinic movement has been told as a distinctly intra-Jewish development, a response to the gaping need left by the tragic destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 CE. In Rabbis as Romans , Hayim Lapin reconfigures that history, drawing attention for the first time to the extent to which rabbis participated in and... more...

  • Holy War in Judaismby Reuven Firestone

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of ''holy war'' disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times. more...