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  • How to Improve Your Mindby Baruch Spinoza; Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    How to Improve Your Mind is an engaging philosophical text by master Enlightenment thinker Baruch Spinoza. Dr. Dagobert D. Runes, the founder of Philosophical Library, and Albert Einstein were close friends and colleagues who regarded Spinoza as the greatest of modern philosophers.   This edition includes exclusive commentary and biographical... more...

  • The Promise to the Patriarchsby Joel S. Baden

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Joel S. Baden examines the promise of land and progeny to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--a central, recurring feature of the Pentateuch. more...

  • Josephby Alan T. Levenson

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 32.95

    The complex and dramatic story of Joseph is the most sustained narrative in Genesis. Many call it a literary masterpiece and a story of great depth that can be read on many levels. In a lucid and engaging style, Alan T. Levenson brings the voices of Philo, Josephus, Midrash, and medieval commentators, as well as a wide range of modern scholars, into... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Lawby Christine Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law provides a conceptual and historical account of the Jewish understanding of law. more...

  • The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentaryby Jeffrey K. Salkin

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 29.95

    For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language... more...

  • Religious Studies and Rabbinicsby Elizabeth Shanks Alexander; Beth A. Berkowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Religious Studies and Rabbinics have overlapping yet distinct interests, subject matter, and methods. Religious Studies is committed to the study of religion writ large. It develops theories and methods intended to apply across religious traditions. Rabbinics, by contrast, is dedicated to a defined set of texts produced by the rabbinic movement of... more...

  • Mind the Gapby Matthias Henze

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    To understand Jesus of Nazareth, it is essential to read writings from the four-century gap between the Old and New Testaments. Matthias Henze introduces this period and its writings, discusses how they have been read over history, guides the student’s encounter with select texts, then introduces key ideas in New Testament texts that can’t be understood... more...

  • The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.50

    An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised... more...

  • Rashiby Elie Wiesel; Catherine Temerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages. Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed... more...

  • A New English Translation of the Septuagintby Albert Pietersma; Benjamin G. Wright

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Translated from Hebrew (and Aramaic) originals in the two centuries before Jesus, the Septuagint provides important information about the history of the text of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have looked to the Septuagint for information about the nature of the text and of how passages and specific words were understood.For students of the Bible,... more...