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Sacred Writings

  • Signs of Virginityby Michael Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 97.99

    Signs of Virginity examines virginity testing in Judaism and early Christianity, and the relationship of these tests to male sexual violence. Rosenberg points to two authors--Augustine of Hippo and the rabbinic collective that produced the Babylonian Talmud--who construct alternative models that, if taken seriously, would utterly reverse cultural... more...

  • The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Traumaby Monica Osborne

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    This book explores contemporary writers’ use of nonrepresentational techniques, similar to those of ancient rabbis who composed classical Midrash, as they grapple with the violence of our era. With particular attention paid to Holocaust literature, the book identifies an important trend in literature about collective trauma. more...

  • Rabbinic Tales of Destructionby Julia Watts Belser

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Analyzing early Jewish accounts of the destruction of the Second Temple, Julia Watts Belser illuminates the brutal body costs of Roman conquest. Drawing on disability studies, feminist theory, and new materialist ecological thought, Belser reveals how rabbinic discourses of gender, sexuality, and the body are shaped in the shadow of empire. more...

  • Jalkut Schimoni zu Richterby Dagmar Börner-Klein; Beat Zuber

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 112.00

    Der Jalkut Schimoni ist ein Sammelwerk rabbinischer Auslegungen zur gesamten hebräischen Bibel. Unerforscht ist, nach welchen Kriterien die Auslegungen ausgewählt wurden und ob das Werk als umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für exegetische Fragen, zur Verbindung von Bibelauslegung in Talmud und Midrasch oder zur Reform der rabbinischen Auslegungstradition... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Heart of Torah, Volume 1by Shai Held; Yitz Greenberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions... more...

  • The Heart of Torah, Volume 2by Shai Held; Yitz Greenberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    In The Heart of Torah , Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions... more...

  • The Construction of Time in Antiquityby Jonathan Ben-Dov; Lutz Doering

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Time stands at the heart of human experience. In this book, new investigations illuminate the gamut of human engagement with time in antiquity. 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...