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The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays
The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays
by Irving Greenberg
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In thoughtful and engaging prose, Rabbi Greenberg explains and interprets theorigin, background, ceremonial rituals, and religious significance of all theJewish holidays, showing how they are related to Judaism's central themes andgiving detailed... (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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Book of the Torah (88 Edition)
Book of the Torah (88 Edition)
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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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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Origins of Judaism : From Canaan To the Rise of Islam (07 Edition)
Origins of Judaism : From Canaan To the Rise of Islam (07 Edition)
by Robert Goldenberg
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A clear, straightforward account of the development of ancient Judaism in both the Judean homeland and the Diaspora.... (read more)

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Seek My Face : a Jewish Mystical Theology (03 Edition)
Seek My Face : a Jewish Mystical Theology (03 Edition)
by Arthur Green
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-264).... (read more)

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Sacred Fragments : Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew (90 Edition)
Sacred Fragments : Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew (90 Edition)
by Neil Gillman
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Sacred Fragments is for the Jew who still cares enough to continue the struggle to hold on to his or her beliefs while living in our secular world. Rabbi Gillman offers a unique approach to building a personal theology. The perfect book for study groups... (read more)

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Judaism and Environmental Ethics (01 Edition)
Judaism and Environmental Ethics (01 Edition)
by Martin D. (ed.) Yaffe
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Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility or not? What Jewish teachings, if any,... (read more)

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Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah
Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah
by Gershom Scholem
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One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This volume... (read more)

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Philo of Alexandria: The Contemplative Life, Giants and Selections
Philo of Alexandria: The Contemplative Life, Giants and Selections
by David Winston
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The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!<P>In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American... (read more)

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The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and Reader
The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and Reader
by Arthur Hertzberg
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A classic since its initial publication in 1959, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max... (read more)

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Ancient Judasim and Christian Origins : Diversity, Continuity and Transformation (03 Edition)
Ancient Judasim and Christian Origins : Diversity, Continuity and Transformation (03 Edition)
by George W. Nickelsburg
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In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, Christian scholars portrayed Judaism as the dark religious backdrop to the liberating events of Jesus' life and the rise of the early church. Since the 1950s, however, a dramatic shift has... (read more)

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