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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.
Analyzing the results of several sociological surveys in post-communist Hungary, this book offers insight into the nature and social background of one of the most disturbing phenomena in a newly established European democracy: antisemitism.
Edited by Lars Rensmann and Julius H. Schoeps
Democratic polities continue to be faced with politics of resentment. The first comparative study of its kind, this book rigorously examines the contemporary relevance of antisemitism and counter-cosmopolitan resentments in the European Union and beyond.
This volume is devoted to Jewish Argentines in the twentieth century, and deliberately avoids restrictive or prescriptive definitions of Jews and Judaism. Instead, it focuses on people whose identities include a Jewish component, irrespective of social class and gender, and regardless of whether ...
This book offers new perspectives on Israel’s evolving Mediterranean identity, which centers around the longing to find a "natural" place in the region. It explores Mediterraneanism as reflected in popular music, literature, architecture, and daily life, and analyzes ways in which the notion ...
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 Markham J. Geller and Mineke Schipper. With an introduction by Mary Douglas
Imagining Creation discusses a wide selection of creation stories from different cultures, regions, and periods, from the Ancient Near East and India, Bible and Koran, to modern Africa and Europe.
Eliezer Schweid. Translated by Leonard Levin
This book provides a standard reference of the major medieval Jewish philosophers, as well as an eminently readable narrative of the course of medieval Jewish philosophical thought, presented as a response to the spiritual-intellectual challenges facing Judaism in that period.
Dealing with some of the main aspects of general history among the Jews of nineteenth-century Iran, this book provides the reader with over 40 selected archival and published sources. Analyzed and annotated in detail, the sources shed light on the general history, community, culture, and ...
Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Christian Wiese
An international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious retrospective examination of Hans Jonas (1903-1993) that engages his ideas in light of Existentialism, utopian thought, process philosophy and theology, Zionism, and environmentalism.
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