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Living With the Other

The Ethic of Inner Retreat

by Avi Sagi

<p>The book grapples with one of the most difficult questions confronting the contemporary world: the problem of the other, which includes ethical, political, and metaphysical aspects. A widespread approach in the history of the discourse on the

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Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future

An Analysis of 4 Ezra

by Hindy Najman

<p>This book explores the Jewish community's response to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. The focus is 4 Ezra, a text that reboots the past by imaginatively recasting textual and interpretive traditions. Instead of rebuilding the ...

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Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon

by James A. Diamond

<p>Jewish thought since the Middle Ages can be regarded as a sustained dialogue with Moses Maimonides, regardless of the different social, cultural, and intellectual environments in which it was conducted. Much of Jewish intellectual history can

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Maimonides’ Grand Epistle to the Scholars of Lunel

Ideology and Rhetoric

by Charles H. Sheer

<ul> <li>The first annotated translation of the entire epistle.</li> <li>In his Iggeret Maimonides shares his inner torment as he sought to balance his study of Jewish tradition with his engagement in worldly wisdom and ...

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Making Italian Jews

Family, Gender, Religion and the Nation, 1861–1918

by Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti

<p>This book depicts the cultural imagination of the Italian-Jewish minority from the unification of the country to the end of the First World War. The creation of an Italian nation-state introduced new problems and new opportunities for its ...

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Making Men

The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

by Stephen Wilson

<p><em>Making Men</em> identifies and elaborates on a theme in the Hebrew Bible that has largely gone unnoticed by scholars-the transition of a male adolescent from boyhood to manhood. Wilson locates five examples of the male coming-of-age theme

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Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy

Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols

by Flora Cassen

<p>It is a little known fact that as early as the thirteenth century, Europe's political and religious powers tried to physically mark and distinguish the Jews from the rest of society. During the Renaissance, Italian Jews first had to wear a ...

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Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

by Ekaterina E. Kozlova

<p>Setting out from the observation made in the social sciences that maternal grief can at times be a motor of societal change, Ekaterina E. Kozlova demonstrates that a similar mechanism operates also in the biblical world. Kozlova argues that ...

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Me, Myself and God

A Theology of Mindfulness

by Rabbi Jeff Roth

<p>Heal from the sense of separation that pervades human consciousness and awaken to the true oneness of all things.</p> <p>Many of our human existential struggles stem from the sense of disconnection, alienation and loneliness that comes from ...

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Medieval Heresies

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

by Christine Caldwell Ames

<p>Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Middle Ages were divided in many ways. But one thing they shared in common was the fear that God was offended by wrong belief. Medieval Heresies: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam is the first comparative ...

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Methods for Exodus

by Thomas B. Dozeman, PhD

<p>Methods for Exodus is a textbook on biblical methodology. The book introduces readers to six distinct methodologies that aid in the interpretation of the book of Exodus: literary and rhetorical, genre, source and redaction, liberation, ...

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Mind the Gap

How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus

by Matthias Henze

<p>Do you want to understand Jesus of Nazareth, his apostles, and the rise of early Christianity? Reading the Old Testament is not enough, writes Matthias Henze in this slender volume aimed at the student of the Bible. To understand the Jews of ...

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More Desired than Our Owne Salvation

The Roots of Christian Zionism

by Robert O. Smith

<p>Millions of American Christians see U.S. support for the State of Israel as a God-ordained responsibility. American sympathies for the State of Israel are consistently and often substantially higher than for Arab states or Palestinians. ...

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Moses Maimonides

The Man and His Works

by Herbert Davidson

<p>Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. ...

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Mystical Resistance

Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity

by Ellen D. Haskell

<p>The thirteenth-century Jewish mystical classic <em>Sefer ha-Zohar</em> (The Book of Splendor), commonly known as the Zohar, took shape against a backdrop of rising anti-Judaism in Spain. <em>Mystical Resistance</em> reveals that in addition ...

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Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes

Reflections and Refractions Between Canadian and American Jews

by Barry L. Stiefel & Hernan Tesler-Mabé

<p><em>Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes</em> is an interdisciplinary collaboration of Canadian and American Jewish studies scholars who compare and contrast the experience of Jews along the chronological spectrum (ca. 1763 to the ...

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New World Faiths

Religion in Colonial America

by Jon Butler

<p>Many people believe that the piety of the Pilgrims typified early American religion. However, by the 1730s Catholics, Jews, and Africans had joined Native Americans, Puritans, and numerous other Protestants in the colonies. Jon Butler ...

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Next Generation Judaism

How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations

by Rabbi Mike Uram & Eric Fingerhut

<p>Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Education and Jewish Identity</p> <p>The Jewish world is changing before our eyes. The traditional notions of what it means to be a Jew, what Jewish organizations look like and

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Nietzsche, Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

by Daniel Rynhold & Michael J. Harris

<p>What does one do as a Jewish philosopher if one is convinced by much of the Nietzschean critique of religion? Is there a contemporary Jewish philosophical theology that can convince in a post-metaphysical age? The argument of this book is ...

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