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The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8, The Modern World, 1815–2000

by Mitchell B. Hart & Tony Michels

The eighth and final volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from roughly 1815–2000. Exploring the breadth and depth of Jewish societies and their manifold engagements with aspects of the modern world, it offers overviews of

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The Cyrus Cylinder

The Great Persian Edict from Babylon

by Irving Finkel

<p>Some historical artefacts are destined forever to alter how the ancient world is perceived. The unearthing in today's Iraq (in 1879) of a clay cylinder-shaped decree from Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, stands in

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The Death of Jesus in Matthew

Innocent Blood and the End of Exile

by Catherine Sider Hamilton

<p>In this book, Catherine Sider Hamilton introduces a new lens through which to view the death of Jesus in Matthew. Using the concept of 'innocent blood', she situates the death of Jesus within a paradigm of purity and pollution, one that was ...

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

by Kenneth L. Marcus

<p>What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism. Previous efforts to define 'anti-Semitism' have been complicated by the ...

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The Destruction of Jerusalem in Early Modern English Literature

by Beatrice Groves

<p>This book explores the fall of Jerusalem and restores to its rightful place one of the key explanatory tropes of early modern English culture. Showing the importance of Jerusalem's destruction in sermons, ballads, puppet shows and provincial ...

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The Food Movement, Culture, and Religion

A Tale of Pigs, Christians, Jews, and Politics

by Jonathan Schorsch

<p>This book explores the cultural and religious politics of the contemporary food movement, starting from the example of Jewish foodies, their zeal for pig (forbidden by Jewish law), and their talk about why ignoring traditional precepts around

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The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

by David Weiss Halivni

<p>David Weiss Halivni's <em>The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud</em>, originally published in Hebrew and here translated by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, is widely regarded as the most comprehensive scholarly examination of the processes of ...

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The God Who Hates Lies (Study Guide)

Confronting & Rethinking Jewish Tradition Study Guide

by Charlie Buckholtz

<p><strong>Insights, Ideas and Thoughtful Questions for Discussing with Students the Challenging—Often Startling—Insights of Renowned Jewish Philosopher David Hartman and His Covenantal Theology for the Modern Engaged Jew</strong></p> <p>This ...

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The Going

A Meditation on Jewish Law

by Leon Wiener Dow

<p>In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that ...

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The Great Partnership

by Jonathan Sacks

ISBN: 9780340995259

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The Happiness Prayer

Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today

by Evan Moffic

ISBN: 9781478918066

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The Heart and the Fountain

An Anthology of Jewish Mystical Experiences

by Joseph Dan

<p>Joseph Dan is one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish mysticism. In this superb anthology, Dan not only presents illuminating excerpts from the most important mystical texts, but also delves into the very meaning of mysticism itself.

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The Heart of Loneliness

How Jewish Wisdom Can Help You Cope and Find Comfort and Community

by Rabbi Marc Katz

<p>Using the wisdom of the Jewish tradition to better understand and deal with the pain of loneliness in our lives and in the lives of those we love. Long description: Loneliness is pervasive in our society but is rarely addressed. It comes in ...

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The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics

Humans, NonHumans, and the Living Landscape

by Mari Joerstad

<p>The environmental crisis has prompted religious leaders and lay people to look to their traditions for resources to respond to environmental degradation. In this book, Mari Joerstad contributes to this effort by examining an ignored feature ...

ISBN: 9781108757928

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The Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sacred Secular Space

by Avril Alba

<p>The Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals and traces the transformation of ancient Jewish symbols, rituals, archetypes and narratives deployed in these sites. Demonstrating how cloaking the 'secular' history of the Holocaust in sacred garb, ...

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The Ituraeans and the Roman Near East

Reassessing the Sources

by E. A. Myers

<p>The Ituraeans, a little-known people of late first century BCE Syria/Palestine, are referred to briefly in a number of early texts, notably Pliny, Strabo and Josephus, and the principality of Ituraea is mentioned in Luke 3.1. There is, as ...

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The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World

by Jordan D. Rosenblum

<p>In The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how cultures critique and defend their religious food practices. In particular he focuses on how ancient Jews defended the kosher laws, or kashrut, and how ancient ...

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The Jewish-Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire

by James K. Aitken & James Carleton Paget

<p>The Jewish-Greek tradition represents an arguably distinctive strand of Judaism characterized by use of the Greek language and interest in Hellenism. This volume traces the Jewish encounter with Greek culture from the earliest points of ...

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The Jews of Wales

A History

by Cai Parry-Jones

<p>This study considers Welsh Jewry as a geographical whole and is the first to draw extensively on oral history sources, giving a voice back to the history of Welsh Jewry, which has long been a formal history of synagogue functionaries and ...

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The JGirl's Teacher's and Parent's Guide

by Miriam P. Polis

<p><strong>Insights, Ideas and Activities for discussing with girls what it<br /> means to become a Jewish woman</strong></p> <p>A step-by-step guide to creative use of <em>The JGirl’s Guide</em> in the classroom, synagogue and home. Each ...

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