The Brill Reference Library of Judaism

Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck (College of the Holy Cross) and William Scott Green (University of Rochester)

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Edited by Marc De Kesel Saint Paul University Ottawa, Bettine Siertsema VU University Amsterdam, and Katarzyna Szurmiak

The essays in this volume examine David Grossman’s novel See under: Love. The multispectral reflection on the issue of imagination and the alleged unrepresentability of the Shoah greatly contributes to the ongoing discussion and helps understanding this rich, complicated novel.
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41
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004280953
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October 2014

Laura S. Lieber, Duke University

In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber provides a nuanced introduction to the variety of ways in which Jewish liturgical poets from Late Ancient Palestine understood the Song of Songs, complemented by annotated translations of six complete works.
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40
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004234635
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July 2014

Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman, The Open University of Israel

In Traditional Society in Transition Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman examines the Yemeni Jewish existence from the mid 19th century onwards. It chronicles this community’s transition from a traditional patriarchal society to a group adjusting to the challenges of a modern society.
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39
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004272903
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April 2014

Haggai Mazuz, Bar-Ilan University

In The Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina Haggai Mazuz offers an account of the halakhic character of the Jewish community of Medina in the seventh century CE.
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38
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004250628
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July 2014

Marvin J. Heller

Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book addresses a variety of aspects of the early Hebrew book often treated in a cursory manner. The essays encompass book arts, printing-places and printers, and unusual book varia.
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37
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004234611
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January 2013

Shai Secunda, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Steven Fine, Yeshiva University

Shoshannat Yaakov includes studies by leading scholars on Ancient Jewish and Iranian Studies and essays that combine both fields in the new discipline of Irano-Talmudica.
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35
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235441
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September 2012

Steven Fine, Yeshiva University

Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.
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34
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004238169
Publication date: 
October 2013

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.
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33
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221178
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November 2011

Fook-Kong Wong and Dalia Yasharpour

This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community’s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general.
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32
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004208094
Publication date: 
September 2011

edited by Debra Reed Blank

This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.
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31
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004201354
Publication date: 
September 2011

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