Publication year: 2011
Edited by Elisheva Carlebach and Jacob J. Schacter
This work revisits the millennia-old Jewish-Christian encounter by providing a nuanced understanding of its challenges as well as presenting new perspectives on hitherto neglected areas of cultural, religious, and social interchange and influence.
Examining a variety of medieval Jewish and Christian sources, this book offers a new interpretation of Yehudah Abravanel’s Dialogues of Love, based on the medieval exegetical tradition on the Song of Songs and the pseudo-Solomonic narrative.
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 ...
Edited by Gianfranco Miletto and Giuseppe Veltri. In Conjunction with Yehuda Halper and Giacomo Corazzol
Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. The book Sefer Nefuṣot Yehudah belongs to the very centre of his homiletic and philosophical oeuvre.
Drawing on the literary and narrative patterns in Rashbam’s Torah Commentary this book offers a comprehensive rereading of one of the first Northern French peshaṭ-commentaries and shows Rashbam’s fascinating struggle to compete with the nascent vernacular literature.
Eliezer Schweid. Translated by Leonard Levin.
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the major thinkers and movements in modern Jewish thought, in the context of general philosophy and Jewish social-political historical developments. Volume 1 (of 5) covers the period from Spinoza through the Enlightenment.
This book collects eight articles on the thought and method of Gersonides (Provence, 1288-1344). They deal with: his methods of inquiry and composition; his use of introductions; his method in the supercommentaries on Averroes; and his methods of biblical exegesis.
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.
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