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Koren Shalem Siddur with Tabs, Compact, Emanuel (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Koren Shalem Siddur with Tabs, Compact, Emanuel (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks; Koren Publishers
R535 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Koren Sepharad Siddur (Hardcover): Koren Publishers Koren Sepharad Siddur (Hardcover)
Koren Publishers
R345 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R42 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Koren Shalem Siddur with Tabs, Compact, Green (Paperback): Jonathan Sacks Koren Shalem Siddur with Tabs, Compact, Green (Paperback)
Jonathan Sacks; Koren Publishers
R482 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R68 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Art of Bible Translation (Hardcover): Robert Alter The Art of Bible Translation (Hardcover)
Robert Alter
R575 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R118 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, a "hugely entertaining and irreverent" (Adam Gopnik, New Yorker) account of the art of translating the Hebrew Bible into English In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator and acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation over the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible. Alter's literary training gave him the advantage of seeing that a translation of the Bible can convey the text's meaning only by trying to capture the powerful and subtle literary style of the biblical Hebrew, something the modern English versions don't do justice to. The Bible's style, Alter writes, "is not some sort of aesthetic embellishment of the 'message' of Scripture but the vital medium through which the biblical vision of God, human nature, history, politics, society, and moral value is conveyed." And, as the translators of the King James Version knew, the authority of the Bible is inseparable from its literary authority. For these reasons, the Bible can be brought to life in English only by re-creating its literary virtuosity, and Alter discusses the principal aspects of style in the Hebrew Bible that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, syntax, word play and sound play, rhythm, and dialogue. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.

Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud (Hardcover): Ayelet Hoffmann Libson Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud (Hardcover)
Ayelet Hoffmann Libson
R2,018 R1,875 Discovery Miles 18 750 Save R143 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the emergence of self-knowledge as a determining legal consideration among the rabbis of Late Antiquity, from the third to the seventh centuries CE. Based on close readings of rabbinic texts from Palestine and Babylonia, Ayelet Hoffmann Libson highlights a unique and surprising development in Talmudic jurisprudence, whereby legal decision-making incorporated personal and subjective information. She examines the central legal role accorded to individuals' knowledge of their bodies and mental states in areas of law as diverse as purity laws, family law and the laws of Sabbath. By focusing on subjectivity and self-reflection, the Babylonian rabbis transformed earlier legal practices in a way that cohered with the cultural concerns of other religious groups in Late Antiquity. They developed sophisticated ideas about the inner self and incorporated these notions into their distinctive discourse of law.

The Poetry of Kabbalah - Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover): Peter Cole The Poetry of Kabbalah - Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover)
Peter Cole; Afterword by Aminadav Dykman
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This groundbreaking collection presents for the first time in English a substantial body of poetry that emerges directly from the sublime and often startling world of Jewish mysticism. Taking up Gershom Scholem's call to plumb the "tremendous poetic potential" concealed in the Kabbalistic tradition, Peter Cole provides dazzling renderings of work composed on three continents over a period of some fifteen hundred years. In addition to the translations and the texts in their original languages, Cole supplies a lively and insightful introduction, along with accessible commentaries to the poems. Aminadav Dykman adds an elegant afterword that places the work in the context of world literature. As a whole, the collection brings readers into the fascinating force field of Kabbalistic verse, where the building blocks of both language and existence itself are unveiled. Excerpts from The Poetry of Kabbalah have been featured in the Paris Review, Poetry, and Conjunctions. "Studded with insight, and written with great verve, this book will become a classic."-Lawrence Fine, author of Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 1 (Paperback): Bracha Yaniv Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Bracha Yaniv
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ars Judaica is an annual publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. It showcases the Jewish contribution to the visual arts and architecture from antiquity to the present from a variety of perspectives, including history, iconography, semiotics, psychology, sociology, and folklore. As such it is a valuable resource for art historians, collectors, curators, and all those interested in the visual arts. Volumes of Ars Judaica are distributed by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization throughout the world, except Israel. Orders and enquiries from Israeli customers should be directed to: Ars Judaica Department of Jewish Art Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan 52900 Telephone: 03 5318413 Fax: 03 6359241 Email: [[email protected]]

My Rebbe (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz My Rebbe (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R537 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For legendary Talmud scholar and prolific author Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the Lubavitcher Rebbe embodied a lifelong mission to better the world. Far surpassing the role of teacher, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was at once a scientific mind and faithful believer; educational innovator and social activist; spiritual guide and master network builder.

My Rebbe is Rabbi Steinsaltz's long-awaited personal testament to the man whose passion and vision transformed Chabad-Lubavitch from a tiny group of Chassidim into an educational and spiritual movement that spans the globe. With the admiration of a close disciple, the astute observation of a scholar and the spiritual depth of a mystic, Steinsaltz crafts an intimate portrait of a revolutionary religious leader whose dedication to intellectual, religious, and spiritual principles impacted generations of followers.

Nahmanides - Law and Mysticism (Hardcover): Moshe Halbertal Nahmanides - Law and Mysticism (Hardcover)
Moshe Halbertal; Translated by Daniel Tabak
R1,273 Discovery Miles 12 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A broad, systematic account of one of the most original and creative kabbalists, biblical interpreters, and Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced Rabbi Moses b. Nahman (1194-1270), known in English as Nahmanides, was the greatest Talmudic scholar of the thirteenth century and one of the deepest and most original biblical interpreters. Beyond his monumental scholastic achievements, Nahmanides was a distinguished kabbalist and mystic, and in his commentary on the Torah he dispensed esoteric kabbalistic teachings that he termed "By Way of Truth." This broad, systematic account of Nahmanides's thought explores his conception of halakhah and his approach to the central concerns of medieval Jewish thought, including notions of God, history, revelation, and the reasons for the commandments. The relationship between Nahmanides's kabbalah and mysticism and the existential religious drive that nourishes them, as well as the legal and exoteric aspects of his thinking, are at the center of Moshe Halbertal's portrayal of Nahmanides as a complex and transformative thinker.

Confronting Hate - The Untold Story of the Rabbi Who Stood Up for Human Rights, Racial Justice, and Religious Reconciliation... Confronting Hate - The Untold Story of the Rabbi Who Stood Up for Human Rights, Racial Justice, and Religious Reconciliation (Hardcover)
Deborah Hart Strober, Gerald S. Strober
R613 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R224 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this biography, Gerald and Deborah Strober draw from original source materials and numerous interviews to detail the life and career of the esteemed Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, a seminal 20th century figure in interfaith relations in the US and around the world. From his position as Director of Interreligious Affairs at the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Tanenbaum was deeply involved in the historic Vatican II Council, which promulgated a landmark encyclical on Catholic-Jewish relations. Rabbi Tanenbaum also was one of the few Jewish leaders who worked closely with Reverend Billy Graham and other evangelicals. He worked tirelessly as a civil rights activist and was active in the cause of Soviet Jewry, as well. Confronting Hate details this esteemed career and his interactions with the likes of television legends Norman Lear, Don Hewitt, and Franco Zeffirelli; Jesse Jackson; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and several US presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush. This book leaves no stone unturned in covering the public and private aspects of the life of "the human rights rabbi." The authors bring to light the immense international influence that Rabbi Tanenbaum has even today, more than twenty-five years after his passing.

The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism - From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Paperback): Walter Laqueur The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism - From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Paperback)
Walter Laqueur
R366 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London--the leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism--Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon.
Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account of this pernicious problem, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious anti-Semitism--stretching back to the middle ages--to a racial anti-Semitism that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author then uses this historical account as backdrop to a brilliant analysis of the newest species of anti-Semitism, explaining its origins and rationale, how it manifests itself, in what ways and why it is different from anti-Semitism in past ages, and what forms it may take in the future. The book reveals that what was historically a preoccupation of Christian and right-wing movements has become in our time even more frequent among Muslims and left-wing groups. Moreover, Laqueur argues that we can't simply equate this new anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism and write it off as merely anti-Israel sentiments. If Israel alone is singled out for heated condemnation, is the root of this reaction simply anti-Zionism or is it anti-Semitism?
Here is both a summing up of the entire trajectory of anti-Semitism--the first comprehensive history of its kind--and an exploration of the new wave of anti-Semitism.
"Walter Laqueur provides us with powerful new insights into an age-old problem. Distinguished scholarship and an authoritative moral voice are the hallmarks of this important book. Anyone wanting to understand the history and persistence of anti-Jewishhatred should read it."
--Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League

The Zionist Ideas - Visions for the Jewish Homeland-Then, Now, Tomorrow (Paperback): Gil Troy The Zionist Ideas - Visions for the Jewish Homeland-Then, Now, Tomorrow (Paperback)
Gil Troy; Foreword by Natan Sharansky
R858 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R155 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most comprehensive Zionist collection ever published, The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland-Then, Now, Tomorrow sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state. Building on Arthur Hertzberg's classic, The Zionist Idea, Gil Troy explores the backstories, dreams, and legacies of more than 170 passionate Jewish visionaries-quadruple Hertzberg's original number, and now including women, mizrachim, and others-from the 1800s to today. Troy divides the thinkers into six Zionist schools of thought-Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural, and Diaspora Zionism-and reveals the breadth of the debate and surprising syntheses. He also presents the visionaries within three major stages of Zionist development, demonstrating the length and evolution of the conversation. Part 1 (pre-1948) introduces the pioneers who founded the Jewish state, such as Herzl, Gordon, Jabotinsky, Kook, Ha'am, and Szold. Part 2 (1948 to 2000) features builders who actualized and modernized the Zionist blueprints, such as Ben-Gurion, Berlin, Meir, Begin, Soloveitchik, Uris, and Kaplan. Part 3 showcases today's torchbearers, including Barak, Grossman, Shaked, Lau, Yehoshua, and Sacks. This mosaic of voices will engage equally diverse readers in reinvigorating the Zionist conversation-weighing and developing the moral, social, and political character of the Jewish state of today and tomorrow.

Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles (Paperback): Tami Lehman-Wilzig Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles (Paperback)
Tami Lehman-Wilzig
R220 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R58 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jacob loves his autistic brother, Nathan, but when Hanukkah comes, Jacob worries that Nathan might embarrass him in front of his new friend. What if Nathan blows out the Hanukkah candles?!

Reimagining Exodus - A Story of Freedom (Paperback): David Zaslow Reimagining Exodus - A Story of Freedom (Paperback)
David Zaslow
R425 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In an age where politics and ideologies divide us, Rabbi David is a voice in the wilderness calling people of faith to come together. "A tremendous gift to anyone who is taking a journey of the soul, seeking to escape internal slavery and make it to the promised place where suffering is no more."-- Marianne Williamson The biblical Exodus is the most influential freedom story ever told. It has served as both an inspiration for Puritans, American revolutionaries, abolitionists, Mormons, the modern civil rights movement, and revolutionaries the world over. In Jewish tradition, the Exodus is also applied to every person's life journey with its struggles, liberations, and revelations. This groundbreaking interfaith book explores the Exodus as the foundational story that links Judaism and Christianity together, and looks at ways that each of us can free ourselves from the "egypts" and "pharaohs" in our own lives.

Nitzotz - The Spark of Resistance in Kovno Ghetto and Dachau-Kaufering Concentration Camp (Hardcover): Laura Mae Weinrib Nitzotz - The Spark of Resistance in Kovno Ghetto and Dachau-Kaufering Concentration Camp (Hardcover)
Laura Mae Weinrib
R825 R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Save R75 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Under the brutal conditions of the Dachau-Kaufering concentration camp, a handful of young Jews resolved to resist their Nazi oppressors. Their weapons were their words. Beginning with the Soviet occuption of Kovno, the members of Irgun Brith Zion circulated an underground journal, ""Nitzotz"" (""Spark""), in which they debated Zionist politics and laid plans for postwar settlment in Palestine. When the Kovno ghetto was destroyed, several contributors to ""Nitzotz"" were deported to the camps of Dachau. Against all odds, they did not lay down their pens. ""Nitzotz"" is the only known Hebrew-language publication to have appeared consistently throughout the Nazi occupation anywhere in Europe. Its authors believed that their intellectual defiance would insulate them against the dehumanizing cruelty of the concentration camp and equip them to lead the postwar effort for the physical and spiritual regeneration of European Jewry. Laura Weinrib presents this remarkable document to English readers for the first time. Along with a translation of the five remaining Dachau-Kaufering issues, the book includes an extensive critical introduction. ""Nitzotz"" is a testament to the resilience of those struggling for survival.

Grammar for Gemara & Targum Onkelos - An Introduction to Aramaic (Hardcover): Yitz hak Frank Grammar for Gemara & Targum Onkelos - An Introduction to Aramaic (Hardcover)
Yitz hak Frank
R653 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R109 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Off the Derech - Leaving Orthodox Judaism (Paperback): Ezra Cappell, Jessica Lang Off the Derech - Leaving Orthodox Judaism (Paperback)
Ezra Cappell, Jessica Lang
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Koren Talpiot Shabbat Humash (English, Hebrew, Hardcover): Koren The Koren Talpiot Shabbat Humash (English, Hebrew, Hardcover)
Koren
R642 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the first time, The Koren Classic Shabbat ?umash widely used in Israel and admired around the world is available in a Hebrew edition with English instructions. The Hebrew parshiyot, haftarot and Shabbat tefillotare followed by an English halakhic guide at the back. The entire text has been reset to create a most readable, practical, all-in-one volume. May be personalized for special Shabbatot or bar or bat mitzva celebrations. Published in cooperation with the Orthodox Union. Available Spring 2010.

The Koren Talpiot Siddur - A Hebrew Prayerbook with English Instructions (Hardcover): Koren Publishers Jerusalem The Koren Talpiot Siddur - A Hebrew Prayerbook with English Instructions (Hardcover)
Koren Publishers Jerusalem
R742 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R129 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Koren Talpiot Siddur is an inspiring Hebrew prayerbook with English instructions. The siddur marks the culmination of years of rabbinic scholarship, and exemplifies the tradition of textual accuracy and innovative graphic design of the renowned Koren Publishers Jerusalem publishing house. English instructions elucidate the Hebrew text. Halakhic guides to daily, Shabbat, and holiday prayers supplement the traditional text. Prayers for the State of Israel, its soldiers, and national holidays, and for the American government and its military reinforce the siddur's contemporary relevance. Personal (Yerushalayim) size, Ashkenaz, with burgundy bonded-leather binding. Ideal for daily or weekly personal use.

Harvest of Light (Hardcover): Allison Ofanansky Harvest of Light (Hardcover)
Allison Ofanansky
R444 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R127 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The olive harvest in Israel is a special time. See how the tiny spring flowers blossom into green fruit, then ripen into shiny black olives. Watch the olives as they're gathered, sorted, and pressed into oil. Then celebrate Hanukkah with an Israeli family, as they use the oil to light their Hanukkah menorah. Come and enjoy the harvest of light.

On Repentance (Hardcover): Joseph B. Soloveitchik On Repentance (Hardcover)
Joseph B. Soloveitchik
R538 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R81 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Judaism, Philosophy, Culture - Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal (Hardcover, Reissue): Erwin Rosenthal Judaism, Philosophy, Culture - Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal (Hardcover, Reissue)
Erwin Rosenthal
R3,100 Discovery Miles 31 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


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RoutledgeCurzon Jewish Studies Series

The Princess and the Ziz (Paperback): Jacqueline Jules The Princess and the Ziz (Paperback)
Jacqueline Jules
R221 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R58 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When King Solomon sends the mythical Ziz, a huge and clumsy but well-meaning bird, to keep his daughter, Princess Magda, company, he changes her life with their many adventures and, ultimately, his sacrifice to her.

Hazmana Lesimcha (Hardcover): Yemima Mizrachi Hazmana Lesimcha (Hardcover)
Yemima Mizrachi
R413 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Tree of Life -- Laminated Folded A4 (Poster): Jan Baarle Tree of Life -- Laminated Folded A4 (Poster)
Jan Baarle
R237 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R83 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The tree of life is an important element of the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbala. This chart gives a clear representation of the tree with its 10 sefirah and 32 paths and presents the different readings associated to this universal structure. The tree of life can indeed be an intelligent representation of many fields: from the cosmos to the body, from the Hebrew alphabet to the tarot, the angels, the worlds of evil, human development...Although this double chart can only be an introduction to this very complex subject, it is extremely rich and will remain a practical guide for further study.

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