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  • Rabbinic Authority, Volume 1by A. Yehuda Warburg

    Urim Publications 2014; US$ 7.99

    Introducing English-speaking readers to the parameters and scope of rabbinic authority in general, and the workings of the institution of the beit din—the Jewish court of law—in particular, this book presents 10 rulings in cases of Jewish civil law that the author handed down as a member of a beit din panel. These decisions touch on matters pertaining... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 153.50

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history. more...

  • The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourseby Bruce Chilton; Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.72

    The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse argues that the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes and tasks, Greek philosophical modes of thought and argument. The authors explore how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and... more...

  • How the Talmud worksby J. Neusner

    BRILL 2002; US$ 248.00

    The Bavli, or Talmud of Babylonia, the foundation-document of Judaism, its law, theology, and exegesis of Scripture, sets forth an orderly world, resting on reason and tested by rationality. This work covers the problem of the Bavil's intellectual cogency and formal coherence. more...

  • Rabbinic Authorityby Michael S. Berger

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99

    The Rabbis of the first five centuries of the Common Era loom large in the Jewish tradition. Until the modern period, Jews viewed the Rabbinic traditions as the authoritative contents of their covenant with God, and scholars debated the meanings of these ancient Sages words. Even after the eighteenth century, when varied denominations emerged within... more...

  • Chattel or Person?by Judith Romney Wegner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99

    Exploring the place of women in the socio-economic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules compiled by Jewish sages in 2nd-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in women's role. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no rights and in others were judged... more...

  • The Life and Teachings of Hillelby Yitzhak Buxbaum

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2008; US$ 48.50

    The Life and Teachings of Hillel develops a groundbreaking portrait of one of the greatest figures in Jewish tradition. Weaving together the various stories about Hillel along with his teachings and sayings Yitzak Buxbaum sheds new light on Hillel's illustrious career, fascinating life, and profound teachings. The Life and Teachings of Hillel offers... more...

  • Hillelby Joseph Telushkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series “What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, all the rest is commentary. Now, go and study.”   This is the most famous teaching of Hillel, one of the greatest rabbis of the Talmudic era. What makes it so extraordinary is that it was offered to a gentile seeking conversion.... more...

  • Tractates Sanhedrin, Makkot, and Horaiotby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 321.00

    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...

  • From Sermon to Commentaryby Eliezer Segal

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    The Bible has always been vital to Jewish religious life, and it has been expounded in diverse ways. Perhaps the most influential body of Jewish biblical interpretation is the Midrash that was produced by expositors during the first five centuries CE. Many such teachings are collected in the Babylonian Talmud, the monumental compendium of Jewish... more...