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Re-Constructing the Man of Steel

Superman 1938–1941, Jewish American History, and the Invention of the Jewish–Comics Connection

by Martin Lund

<p>In this book, Martin Lund challenges contemporary claims about the original Superman’s supposed Jewishness and offers a critical re-reading of the earliest Superman comics. Engaging in critical dialogue with extant writing on the subject, ...

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Reading Genesis

Ten Methods

by Ronald Hendel

<p>Reading Genesis presents a panoramic view of the most vital ways that Genesis is approached in modern scholarship. Essays by ten eminent scholars cover the perspectives of literature, gender, memory, sources, theology, and the reception of ...

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Reflections on Jean Améry

Torture, Resentment, and Homelessness as the Mind’s Limits

by Vivaldi Jean-Marie

<p>This book elaborates Jean Améry’s critique of philosophy and his discussion of some central philosophical themes in <em>At the Mind’s Limits</em> and his other writings. It shows how Améry elaborates the shortcomings and unfitness of ...

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Reflections on the Question of Antisemitism

by Delphine Horveilleur

<p><strong>An original, challenging approach to analysing antisemitism by a leading female rabbi</strong></p> <p>Going against the grain of all that has been written about antisemitism in recent years, Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur analyses the ...

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Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

by C. D. Elledge

<p>Resurrection of the dead represents one of the more enigmatic beliefs of Western religions to many modern readers. In this volume, C. D. Elledge offers an interpretation of some of the earliest literature within Judaism that exhibits a ...

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Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful

Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John

by Mark D. Mathews

<p>In the book of Revelation, John appeals to the faithful to avoid the temptations of wealth, which he connects with evil and disobedience within secular society. New Testament scholars have traditionally viewed his somewhat radical stance as a

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Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible

New Perspectives

by Saul M. Olyan

<p>Although the relationship of the Hebrew Bible and violence has been of interest to scholars in recent years, ritual violence in its various manifestations has been underexplored, as have been the theoretical dimensions of ritual violence. ...

ISBN: 9780190493462

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Rosenzweig's Bible

Reinventing Scripture for Jewish Modernity

by Mara H. Benjamin, PhD

<p>Rosenzweig's Bible examines the high stakes, both theological and political, of Franz Rosenzweig's attempt to revivify the Hebrew Bible and use it as the basis for a Jewish textual identity. Mara Benjamin's innovative reading of The Star of ...

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Ruth: Bridges and Boundaries

by Jonathan Grossman

<p><em>Ruth: Bridges and Boundaries</em> is a literary close reading of the text as a bridge between the anarchic period of the Judges and the monarchic age that begins with the birth of David, as reflected through Ruth’s absorption process ...

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Sage Tales Teacher's Guide

The Complete Teacher's Companion to Sage Tales: Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud

by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky

<p><strong>Insights, Ideas and Thoughtful Questions for Discussing with Students the Wisdom Tales of the Ancient Rabbis</strong></p> <p>A helpful guide to creative use of <em>Sage Tales: The Wisdom and Wonder of the Rabbis of the Talmud</em> in

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Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

by Michael Stone

<p>Were there groups in Ancient Judaism that cultivated esoteric knowledge and transmitted it secretly? With the discovery and burgeoning study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and particularly of the documents legislating the social structure of the ...

ISBN: 9780190842406

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Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud

Christian and Sasanian Contexts in Late Antiquity

by Yishai Kiel

<p>Within this close textual analysis of the Babylonian Talmud, Yishai Kiel explores rabbinic discussions of sex in light of cultural assumptions and dispositions that pervaded the cultures of late antiquity and particularly the Iranian world. ...

ISBN: 9781316797020

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Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

by Pinchas Giller

<p>The Jerusalem kabbalists of the Beit El Yeshivah are the most influential school of kabbalah in modernity. The school is associated with the writings and personality of a charismatic eighteenth-century Yemenite Rabbi, Shalom Shar'abi, ...

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Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans

Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

by Vered Noam

<p>The shifting image of the Hasmoneans in the eyes of their contemporaries and later generations is a compelling issue in the history of the Maccabean revolt and the Hasmonean commonwealth. Based on a series of six Jewish folktales from the ...

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Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

by Steven Nadler

<p>Over the last two decades there has been an increasing interest in the influence of medieval Jewish thought upon Spinoza's philosophy. The essays in this volume, by Spinoza specialists and leading scholars in the field of medieval Jewish ...

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The Ancient Jews from Alexander to Muhammad

by Seth Schwartz

<p>This is an accessible and up-to-date account of the Jews during the millennium following Alexander the Great's conquest of the East. Unusually, it acknowledges the problems involved in constructing a narrative from fragmentary yet complex ...

ISBN: 9781139949385

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The Anthology in Jewish Literature

by David Stern

<p>The anthology is a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature--arguably its oldest literary genre, going back to the Bible itself, and including nearly all the canonical texts of Judaism: the Mishnah, the Talmud, classical midrash, and the ...

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The Antiquities of the Jews

by Flavius Josephus

This engaging early history of the Jewish people was written in the first century AD. Though deeply steeped in myth, legend, and the chronology of events set forth in sacred texts such as the Bible, this encyclopedic scholarly effort is a ...

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The Apocrypha

by Martin Goodman, John Barton & John Muddiman

<p>The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's ...

ISBN: 9780191634413

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The Best Boy in the United States Of America

A Memoir of Blessings and Kisses

by Dr. Ron Wolfson

<p>Powerful life lessons in a funny and moving portrait of family, community and spiritual discovery in America. Hilarious and heartfelt, Ron Wolfson's inspiring memoir is filled with stories of growing up in a warm family, encountering colorful

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