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  • Gersonides

    Gersonides

    Judaism within the Limits of Reason

    By Seymour Feldman

    Gersonides (1288-1344), known also as Ralbag, was a philosopher of the first rank as well as an astronomer and biblical exegete, yet this is the first English-language study of the significance of his work for Jewish thought. Seymour Feldman, the acclaimed translator...

    Cloth - 9781904113447 - $ 59.50

  • Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 1

    Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 1

    Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation

    Edited by: Simon J. Bronner

    The Jewish Cultural Studies series offers a contemporary view of Jewish culture around the globe. Multidisciplinary, multi-focused, and eclectic, it covers the cultural practices of secular Jews as well as of religious Jews of all persuasions,~and from historical as well as...

    Paper - 9781904113454 - $ 29.95

  • Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 2

    Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 2

    Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

    Edited by: Simon J. Bronner

    For a Jew, describing a place as 'home' conveys connotations of heritage as well as of residence. Additionally, feeling 'at home' suggests a sense of comfort in one's social surroundings. The questions at the heart of this volume are:...

    Paper - 9781904113461 - $ 29.95

  • Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 3

    Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 3

    Revisioning Ritual: Jewish Traditions in Transition

    Edited by: Simon J. Bronner

    Often overlooked as routine or even dismissed as odd customs, ritual in its many guises demands attention as a central strategy for embodying experience. Like other groups, Jews rely on ritual to provide an inventory of social meanings and a...

    Paper - 9781904113478 - $ 34.95

  • Maimonides the Rationalist

    Maimonides the Rationalist

    By Herbert A. Davidson

    Maimonides was not the first rabbinic scholar to take an interest in philosophy, but he was unique in being a towering figure in both areas. His law code, the Mishneh torah, stands with Rashi's commentary on the Babylonian Talmud as one of the two most intensely...

    Cloth - 9781904113584 - $ 64.50

  • The Kabbalistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Prague

    The Kabbalistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Prague

    Ezekiel Landau (the 'Noda Biyehudah') and his Contemporaries

    By Sharon Flatto

    Kabbalah, an esoteric lore whose study was traditionally restricted, played a surprisingly prominent and far-reaching role in eighteenth-century Prague. In this book Sharon Flatto uncovers the centrality of this mystical tradition for Prague's~influential Jewish community and its pre-eminent rabbinic authority,...

    Cloth - 9781904113393 - $ 54.50

  • The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference

    The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference

    With a New Introduction

    By David Berger

    'Years from now, this work will likely be seen as a primary text that formed part of the internal Jewish debate.' - N. R. Deutsch, Choice *** 'Passionate, powerful, brilliant...This is simply the most important book of Judaism - not about Judaism but of...

    Paper - 9781904113751 - $ 22.95

  • Victorian Jews Through British Eyes

    Victorian Jews Through British Eyes

    By Roger Cowen

    When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was home to only 30,000 Jews and they did not yet have full political rights. By the end of the century their numbers had increased about sevenfold, and practising Jews had taken their places in both the...

    Cloth - 9781874774297 - $ 29.95