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Ruppin’s immense contribution to the Zionist movement gave him the title “The Father of Jewish/Zionist settlement in Palestine.” Nevertheless, the common narrative sets Ruppin’s historical persona in an ambivalent position and suppresses his formative role and heritage. Part of the reason for ...
Barak S. Cohen
Drawing on the scholasticism of the Late Nehardean amoraim, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of their halakhic/legal methodology, identity and dating. This analysis contributes to the scientific approach of the Bavli, and allows a better understanding of the development of Jewish Law.
edited by Alan Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
Top scholars in Judaic and Christian studies treat the interrelationship between Judaism and Christianity, reflecting on how the two faiths have related to and been shaped by each other as they evolved in shared historical and cultural contexts, even as each has maintained its own distinctive ...
Through the theme of metempsychosis as discussed by scholars in Renaissance Italy, this book addresses the problematic question of the roles of Jews who lived in Italy in the development of Renaissance culture in its Jewish and its Christian dimensions.
Roni Weinstein. Translated by Batya Stein
This detailed introduction to the text Tiferet Bachurim (The Glory of Youth), written in the mid-seventeenth century in Ferrara, Italy, discusses the profound changes in Jewish Italian communities regarding sexuality, control of the juvenile body, and the role of Kabbalah in The Jewish Counter ...
Robert J. Sagerman
Representing a careful contextual study of the writings of the influential Jewish mystic Abraham Abulafia (1240 – c. 1291), this book demonstrates that an inner dynamic of attraction and revulsion toward Christianity shaped Abulafia’s mystical hermeneutic and meditative practice.
Chani Haran Smith
Rabbi Nah man of Bratzlav is one of the most celebrated hasidic masters. This book presents his key ideas about the role of music in transforming the soul, its place in religious leadership and its potential for messianic redemption.
Edited by Carlos Fraenkel
This volume sheds new light on Maimonides’ work in medicine, Jewish law, and liturgy, and on how his philosophy was read, misread, and creatively reinvented in a wide range of contexts from the 13th century to the present.
John W. Martens
The influence of Greco-Roman philosophy on Philo of Alexandria's view of the Mosaic law is clear. This book explains how Philo integrated Greco-Roman conceptions of law, such as Unwritten Law, the Law of Nature, and the "Living Law," into his understanding of the divine origin of the Mosaic law ...
Roman A. Ohrenstein and Barry Gordon
This book discusses the economics of the Talmud in the light of modern economics. Its focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the great minds of the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern ...
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