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The Sacrificial Laws of Leviticus and the Joseph Story

by Calum Carmichael

<p>In this study, Calum Carmichael offers a new assessment of the Joseph story from the perspective of the biblical laws in Leviticus 1-10. These sacrificial laws, he argues, respond to the many problems in the first Israelite family. ...

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The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture

Jewish Ways of Seeing in Late Antiquity

by Rachel Neis

<p>This book studies the significance of sight in rabbinic cultures across Palestine and Mesopotamia (approximately from the first to seventh centuries). It tracks the extent and effect to which the rabbis living in the Greco-Roman and Persian ...

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The Sephardic Atlantic

Colonial Histories and Postcolonial Perspectives

by Sina Rauschenbach & Jonathan Schorsch

<p>This volume contributes to the growing field of Early Modern Jewish Atlantic History, while stimulating new discussions at the interface between Jewish Studies and Postcolonial Studies. It is a collection of substantive, sophisticated and ...

ISBN: 9783319991962

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The Song of the Distant Dove

Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage

by Raymond P. Scheindlin

<p>Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the best known and most beloved of medieval Hebrew poets, partly because of his passionate poems of longing for the Land of Israel and partly because of the legend of his death as a martyr while reciting his ...

ISBN: 9780199886319

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The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. -350 C.E.

Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

by Marc Hirshman

<p>Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, <em>The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture</em> is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of rabbinic ...

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The Status of Women in Jewish Tradition

by Isaac Sassoon

<p>Most ancient societies were patriarchal in outlook, but not all patriarchies are equally condescending toward women. Impelled by the gnawing question of whether the inferiority of women is integral to the Torah's vision, Sassoon sets out to ...

ISBN: 9781139036078

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The Three Blessings

Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

by Yoel Kahn

<p>In the traditional Jewish liturgy, a man thanks God daily for not having been made a gentile, a woman, or a slave. Yoel Kahn traces the history of this prayer from its extra-Jewish origins to the present, demonstrating how different ...

ISBN: 9780190451820

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The War of Atonement

The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

by Chaim Herzog

<p>'A scrupulously researched account...the most authoritative yet to have appeared_.'</p> <p>**Financial Times**</p> <p>'Certainly the best account of the war from the Israeli standpoint that has yet appeared or is likely to appear for some ...

ISBN: 9781526713735

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The Way Into Jewish Prayer Teacher's Guide

by Rabbi Jennifer Ossakow Goldsmith

<p>A companion to The Way Into Jewish Prayer, an accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. This guide helps you explore with a group the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It opens the door to 3,000 years ...

ISBN: 9781683367390

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Then

by Morris Gleitzman

Then is the second story of Felix and Zelda. They escaped from the Nazis, but how long can they now survive when there are so many people ready to hand them over for a reward? Thanks to the courage of a kind, brave woman they are able to hide ...

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Theory and Practice in Essene Law

by Aryeh Amihay

<p>This book offers a novel approach for the study of law in the Judean Desert Scrolls, using the prism of legal theory. Following a couple of decades of scholarly consensus withdrawing from the &quot;Essene hypothesis,&quot; it proposes to ...

ISBN: 9780190631031

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Time in the Babylonian Talmud

Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative

by Lynn Kaye

<p>In this book, Lynn Kaye examines how rabbis of late antiquity thought about time through their legal reasoning and storytelling, and what these insights mean for thinking about time today. Providing close readings of legal and narrative texts

ISBN: 9781108530101

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Tough Questions Teacher's Guide

The Complete Leader's Guide to Tough Questions Jews Ask: A Young Adult's Guide to Building a Jewish Life

by Rabbi Edward Feinstein

<p>Insights, ideas and activities for discussing with students the toughest questions of Jewish life. A step-by-step guide to creative use of the award-winning Tough Questions Jews Ask in the classroom. Each lesson includes: w A clearly stated ...

ISBN: 9781683367383

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Translation and Survival

The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

by Tessa Rajak

<p>The translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was the first major translation in Western culture. Its significance was far-reaching. Without a Greek Bible, European history would have been entirely different - no Western Jewish diaspora and ...

ISBN: 9780191609688

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Tree of Souls

The Mythology of Judaism

by Howard Schwartz

<p>The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, <em>Tree of Souls</em> reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic ...

ISBN: 9780199879793

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Trials of the Diaspora

A History of Anti-Semitism in England

by Anthony Julius

<p>Trials of the Diaspora presents the long and troubling history of anti-Semitism in England, from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Anthony Julius identifies four distinct versions of English anti-Semitism, which he then ...

ISBN: 9780191636059

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Unsettling Gaza

Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

by Joyce Dalsheim

<p>Joyce Dalsheim's ethnographic study takes a ground-breaking approach to one of the most contentious issues in the Middle East: the Israeli settlement project. Based on fieldwork in the settlements of the Gaza Strip and surrounding communities

ISBN: 9780190454036

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Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story

The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

by Adam J. Silverstein

<p>Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands examines the ways in which the Biblical Book of Esther was read, understood, and used in Muslim lands, from ancient to modern times. It focuses on case ...

ISBN: 9780192517746

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War in the Hebrew Bible

A Study in the Ethics of Violence

by Susan Niditch

<p>Texts about war pervade the Hebrew Bible, raising challenging questions in religious and political ethics. The war passages that readers find most disquieting are those in which God demands the total annihilation of the enemy without regard ...

ISBN: 9780190282714

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What Do Jews Believe?

by Edward Kessler

<p>There is a story about a Jew who travels from Israel to the United States. When he returns, he tells his friend some of the amazing things he has seen. 'I met a Jew who had grown up in a yeshiva and knew large sections of the Talmud by heart.

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