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Basic Judaism (Harvest Book.)
Basic Judaism (Harvest Book.)
by Milton Steinberg
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Rabbi Steinberg identifies seven strands that weave together to make up Judaism: God, morality, rite and custom, law, sacred literature, institutions, and the people. A classic work directed to both the Jewish and the non-Jewish reader.... (read more)

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Judaism Before Jesus (03 Edition)
Judaism Before Jesus (03 Edition)
by Tomasino
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Table of Contents1. Putting Together the Past2. Returning and Rebuilding3. The Persian Impact on Judaism4. The Greeks in the East5. The Fight for Freedom6. Jewish Diversity in the Hasmonean Era7. The Second Jewish Commonwealth8. The Hellenistic... (read more)

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Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (69 - Old Edition)
Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (69 - Old Edition)
by Maurice Lamm
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How a person handles death indicates a great deal about how he approaches life. As there is a Jewish way of life, there is a Jewish way of death.... (read more)

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Souls on Fire
Souls on Fire
by Elie Wiesel
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'These tales, although they are the kernel of a highly developed form of Jewish mysticism, have a basic human interest that transcends the dividing lines of religion.' -Albert H. Friedlander, Saturday... (read more)

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Zohar: Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations)
Zohar: Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations)
by Daniel Chanan Matt
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The splendor and enigmatic appeal of the Zohar, the major text of the Jewish mystical tradition, has never intrigued readers of all faiths more than it does today. But how can we truly understand it?<P>Daniel C. Matt brings together in one place... (read more)

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Judaism in Modern Times : an Introduction and Reader (95 Edition)
Judaism in Modern Times : an Introduction and Reader (95 Edition)
by Jacob Neusner
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This book provides an introduction to Judaism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for all students of Judaism and world religions, and covers major movements that have been developed. Written by a leading teacher and researcher, each chapter... (read more)

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Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: the Roles and Representation of Women (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)
Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: the Roles and Representation of Women (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)
by Paula E. Hyman
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Paula Hyman broadens and revises earlier analyses of Jewish assimilation, which depicted "the Jews" as though they were all men, by focusing on women and the domestic as well as the public realms. Surveying Jewish accommodations to new conditions in... (read more)

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Aspects of Rabbinic Theology (93 Edition)
Aspects of Rabbinic Theology (93 Edition)
by Solomon Schechter
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The classic statement of the ideas that form the religious consciousness of the Jewish people.... (read more)

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Zionism and the Creation of a New Society
Zionism and the Creation of a New Society
by Ben Halpern and Jehuda Reinharz
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Israel is a modern state whose institutions were clearly shaped by an ideological movement. The declaration of independence in 1948 was an immediate expression of the fundamental Zionist idea: it gave effect to a plan advocated by organized Zionists... (read more)

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The Book of the Torah: The Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch
The Book of the Torah: The Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch
by Thomas W Mann
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An insightful introduction to the pentateuchal narrative, The Book of the Torah applies trends in narratology from biblical studies, systematic theology, ethics, and hermeneutics to the study of these books. Thomas Mann presents a comprehensive... (read more)

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Women Who Would Be Rabbis (98 Edition)
Women Who Would Be Rabbis (98 Edition)
by Pamela S. Nadell
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Pamela S. Nadell is director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University in Washington, D.C., and resides in Rockville, Maryland.... (read more)

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Jews: The Essence and Character of a People
Jews: The Essence and Character of a People
by Arthur Hertzberg
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In this landmark work, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, vice president emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor of Reform Judaism Magazine, answer the question: What makes a Jew a Jew? These prominent Jewish scholars search for the... (read more)

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Rachel's Daughters: Newly Orthodox Jewish Women
Rachel's Daughters: Newly Orthodox Jewish Women
by Debra Renee Kaufman
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"An engrossing account of the appeal of religious orthodoxy to formerly secular women, many of them once feminist, radical members of the counterculture. . . . This outstanding work of scholarship reads with the immediacy of a novel."ÐÐ... (read more)

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Parables in Midrash : Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature (94 Edition)
Parables in Midrash : Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature (94 Edition)
by David Stern
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David Stern shows how the parable or mashal--the most distinctive type of narrative in midrash--was composed, how its symbolism works, and how it serves to convey the ideological convictions of the rabbis. He describes its relation to similar tales in... (read more)

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One God Clapping
One God Clapping
by Alan Lew
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The San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Known as the Zen Rabbi, Rabbi Alan Lew has been a leader in the Jewish meditation movement and has worked to bring two ancient religious traditions into seekers everyday lives. This is the story of his roundabout... (read more)

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Judaeo-christian Tradition (2ND 95 Edition)
Judaeo-christian Tradition (2ND 95 Edition)
by J. H. Hexter
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This book defines the main components, principal influences, and most significant transformations of ancient Hebrew religious beliefs and then considers those of Christianity, showing how early Christianity arose out of the Judaic heritage.... (read more)

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Social World of Hebrew Prophets (01 Edition)
Social World of Hebrew Prophets (01 Edition)
by Victor H. Matthews
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Social World of the Hebrew Prophets is an introduction to the Hebrew Prophets and the social world of which they spoke. Matthews examines ancient Israel's prophets chronologically, providing sketches of their historical contexts. He explains pertinent... (read more)

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Everyman's Talmud
Everyman's Talmud
by Abraham Cohen
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"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in... (read more)

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Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah - With CD (05 Edition)
Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah - With CD (05 Edition)
by George W. E. Nickelsburg
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In this fully revised and expanded edition, Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinical works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), the... (read more)

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Ehyeh : Kabbalah for Tomorrow (03 Edition)
Ehyeh : Kabbalah for Tomorrow (03 Edition)
by Arthur Green
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According to the Jewish myslical tradition of Kabbalah, Ehyeh, or "I shall be," is the deepest, most hidden name of God. Arthur Green, one of the most respected teachers of Jewish mysticism of his generation, uses this simple Hebrew word to unlock the... (read more)

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