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Sacred Writings

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra’s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer “reasons”, “explanations”, or “meanings” of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction... more...

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'by David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for liberation movements. This book assesses why the Bible... more...

  • The Talmud for Beginnersby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1991; US$ 38.99

    The Talmud is filled with knowledge, inspiration, and insights that enrich all facets of Jewish life. Yet many are intimidated by the thought of studying its text, and their hesitancy prevents them from experiencing the wisdom of its words. In this new volume, Rabbi Judith Abrams takes readers with her on a journey through one volume of the Talmud,... more...

  • The Women of the Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 40.50

    In this unique volume Judith Abrams, author of the highly regarded series The Talmud for Beginners , examines the episodes recorded in rabbinic literature that suggest the actions of the women of those times. more...

  • Learn Talmudby Judith Z. Abrams; Adin Steinsaltz

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 31.99

    Judith Abrams, author of the highly acclaimed The Talmud for Beginners, Volumes I & II , creates yet another way of making Talmud study easy and accessible for the novice. Rabbi Abrams has chosen to work with the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud, edited and with commentary by Adin Steinsaltz, one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century.... more...

  • The Return of the Repressedby Rachel Adelman

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Drawing on the shared mythic narratives of the Pseudepigrapha, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer is understood as a revolutionary midrashic text, both in form and content, taking motifs from cosmogony and recapitulating them in a vision of the End of Days. 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...

  • Why the Torah Begins with the Letter Beitby Michael J. Alter

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 95.00

    Why does the Torah begin with the letter beit , the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet? In seeking answers to this question, Michael J. Alter has gathered a wealth of material drawing from the Oral Law (Mishnah and Talmud), the Midrash, anonymous kabbalistic texts, and the works of many prominent rabbis, scribes, and writers spanning the past 2,000... more...

  • Theory and Practice in Essene Lawby Aryeh Amihay

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Presenting a novel approach for the study of law in the Dead Sea Scrolls, this book is conveniently divided into concepts and practices, highlighting the discrepancies between the two. It is a valuable study for anyone interested in Jewish law, legal history, sectarianism and communal life. more...

  • Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Joseph L. Angel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    Departing from scholarship dedicated to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this book explores images of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and related groups. more...