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Jacob Neusner on Religion - The Example of Judaism (Paperback): Aaron W. Hughes Jacob Neusner on Religion - The Example of Judaism (Paperback)
Aaron W. Hughes
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 16 working days

Jacob Neusner was a prolific and innovative contributor to the study of religion for over fifty years. A scholar of rabbinic Judaism, Neusner regarded Jewish texts as data to address larger questions in the academic study of religion that he helped to formulate. Jacob Neusner on Religion offers the first full critical assessment of his thought on the subject of religion. Aaron W. Hughes delineates the stages of Neusner's career and provides an overview of Neusner's personal biography and critical reception. This book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Neusner specifically, or in the history of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and philosophy of religion more broadly.

The Long Shorter Way - Discourses on Chassidic Thought (Hardcover): Adin Steinsaltz The Long Shorter Way - Discourses on Chassidic Thought (Hardcover)
Adin Steinsaltz
R545 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R94 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Long Shorter Way is a major interpretation and exploration of Chasidism, based on a series of lectures delivered by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz on Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi's classic Chasidic work, the Tanya. Like the Tanya itself, The Long Shorter Way focuses on the profound dilemma of the beinoni, the intermediate person who, neither purely wicked nor purely good, must struggle with evil and temptation throughout his or her life. In each chapter, Rabbi Steinsaltz elucidates the complex nature of man as he strives to attain unity with the Divine One, compelling the reader to deep personal inspection.

Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Paperback): David Patterson Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Paperback)
David Patterson
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber. In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fackenheim's writing sheds light on the tensions between Jewish thinking and German philosophy, illustrating how elements of the latter were used by the Nazis to justify Jewish annihilation. In addition, he emphasizes the important implications of defining Jewish philosophy as its own entity, separate from the tenets of the Jewish cultural tradition.

A Reference Guide to the Talmud (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.): Adin Steinsaltz A Reference Guide to the Talmud (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.)
Adin Steinsaltz
R775 R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Save R147 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz's Reference Guide to the Talmud is the original Talmud study aid. An indispensable resource for students of all levels, this fully revised, English-language edition of the Reference Guide clearly and concisely explains the Talmud's fundamental structure, concepts, terminology, assumptions, and inner logic; provides essential historical and biographical information; and includes appendixes, a key to abbreviations, and a comprehensive index.

For improved usability, this completely updated volume has a number of new features: topical organization instead of by Hebrew alphabet, re-edited and revised text to coordinate with the language used in the Koren Talmud Bavli, an index of Hebrew terms to enable one seeking a Hebrew term to locate the relevant entry. An excellent companion for anyone studying any edition of the Talmud.

Eruvin 2 (Hardcover, Standard ed): Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz Eruvin 2 (Hardcover, Standard ed)
Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz
R956 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R189 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Noe Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.

The Hebrew Bible - New Insights and Scholarship (Paperback): Frederick E. Greenspahn The Hebrew Bible - New Insights and Scholarship (Paperback)
Frederick E. Greenspahn
R531 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R86 (16%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

aThis superb collection written by scholars for non-specialists should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the most important issues in the contemporary study of the Bible.a
--S. David Sperling, author of "The Original Torah"

aAn excellent supplementary textbook for survey courses on the Hebrew Bible or on biblical scholarship.a
--John J. Collins, Yale University

In April of 2001, the headline in the "Los Angeles Times" read, aDoubting the Story of the Exodus.a It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, aThe truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.a This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance.

New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.

Eruvin 1 (Hardcover, Standard ed): Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz Eruvin 1 (Hardcover, Standard ed)
Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz
R955 R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Save R189 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.

The Biography of Ancient Israel - National Narratives in the Bible (Paperback, Revised Ed.): Ilana Pardes The Biography of Ancient Israel - National Narratives in the Bible (Paperback, Revised Ed.)
Ilana Pardes
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"Pardes has a remarkable gift for asking new questions about familiar texts and providing fresh insights into old problems. By looking closely at the key metaphors and the narrative details of the biblical story of the formation of the Israelite nation, she has teased out of the text a compelling biography."--Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

"Ilana Pardes elegantly recasts the mythic story of Israel's emergence as the story of the birth, individuation, initiation, and maturity of an emergent subject. Ambivalences, deferrals, power struggles, and multiple memories all characterize Israel's development and the stories told about it. Through a set of close and graceful readings, Pardes persuasively argues that the first five books of the Bible constitute, not the history, but the biography of a nation." --Elizabeth A. Castelli, Barnard College, author of "Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power

"The book of books has generated many other works, but Ilana Pardes's "The Biography of Ancient Israel" is in a class by itself. In beautiful, spare prose, she reconstructs the way the biblical authors imagined the history of ancient Israel. Artfully weaving literary and psychological insights, she has given us an entirely fresh view of the Bible as original as it is brilliant. This is a book for every reader of the Bible who wishes 'to wrest tradition away from a conformism that is about to overpower it.'"--David Biale, author of "Eros and the Jews"

"This is a wonderful book and a delight to read. The idea of treating the exodus story as a collective biography is quite original, and makes possible a genuinely illuminating reading ofthe story."--Michael Walzer, author of "Exodus and Revolution"

Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 36 - Menahot Part 2, English (Hardcover, Noy ed): Adin Steinsaltz Koren Talmud Bavli, v. 36 - Menahot Part 2, English (Hardcover, Noy ed)
Adin Steinsaltz
R904 R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Save R189 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Yoma (Hardcover): Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz Yoma (Hardcover)
Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz
R995 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R189 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.

Understanding the Mysteries of Kabbalah (Paperback): Maggy Whitehouse Understanding the Mysteries of Kabbalah (Paperback)
Maggy Whitehouse
R216 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R45 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This title offers concise and practical insight into the foundations of Kabbalah and explores how it aims to deepen our connection with the universe and contribute to the search for awareness and true enlightenment. It is a comprehensive illustrated reference guide to the origins, history, principles, symbolism, content and nature of the sacred wisdom of Kabbalah, with guidelines for its practical application to everyday living. You can discover the fundamental ideas of Kabbalah through its best-known images, the Tree of Life and Jacob's Ladder. You can explore Kabbalah's links with Western mystical traditions - hermeticism, alchemy, occultism, the tarot, and magic. It contains authoritative, informed coverage of the fascinating history and development of Kabbalah from its ancient roots to its popularity in the 21st century. Kabbalah is an ancient mystical, or esoteric, tradition deeply rooted at the heart of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It has been a source of wonder, mystery, and controversy for more than 2000 years. This lavishly illustrated book covers this fascinating tradition, from its beginnings to its modern incarnation as a mystical path followed by many celebrities. It explains how the Tree of Life and Jacob's Ladder are at the heart of Kabbalistic teaching, bridging the gap between humans and the divine. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 images, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the intriguing ancient wisdom of Kabbalah.

Preparing For Redemption - What To Do Now For Then (Paperback): Pinchas Winston Preparing For Redemption - What To Do Now For Then (Paperback)
Pinchas Winston
R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 16 working days
Kings Book 1 (Hardcover): Alex Israel Kings Book 1 (Hardcover)
Alex Israel
R612 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R101 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Book of Kings narrates the vivid and turbulent history of Israel and its monarchs. In I Kings: Torn in Two, master educator Alex Israel uncovers the messages hidden between the lines of the biblical text and draws rich and indelible portraits of its great personalities. Revealing a narrative of political upheaval, empire building, religious and cultural struggle, national fracture, war and peace, I Kings: Torn in Two depicts the titanic clashes between king and prophet and the underlying conflicts that can split apart a society. Using traditional commentaries and modern literary techniques, the author offers a dynamic dialogue between the biblical text and its interpretations. The result is a compelling work of contemporary biblical scholarship that addresses the central themes of the Book of Kings in a wider historical, political and religious perspective.

A Spiritual Life - Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition, Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Merle Feld A Spiritual Life - Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition, Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Merle Feld
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 3, The Scrolls and Christian Origins (Hardcover): James H Charlesworth The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 3, The Scrolls and Christian Origins (Hardcover)
James H Charlesworth
R2,283 R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Save R534 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

Ceremony & Celebration - Introduction to the Holidays (Hardcover): Jonathan Sacks Ceremony & Celebration - Introduction to the Holidays (Hardcover)
Jonathan Sacks
R486 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R100 (21%) 16 working days
Can I Tell You About Being Jewish? - A Helpful Introduction for Everyone (Paperback): Howard Cooper Can I Tell You About Being Jewish? - A Helpful Introduction for Everyone (Paperback)
Howard Cooper; Illustrated by Catherine Pape
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What does it mean to be Jewish? Are there different ways of being Jewish? Can you be Jewish but not religious? In this friendly guide, 12-year-old Ruth explains the different ways a person can experience being Jewish, by introducing us to her family and friends. Documenting the lived experience of being Jewish, the book contains diary entries covering festivals, rituals, ethics, and what a relationship with God entails, as well as more challenging topics such as Israel, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Providing an excellent starting point for discussion with children, it also includes a helpful list of recommended sources for further information.

Wondrous Wisdom - Everyones Guide to the Study of Authentic Kabbalah (Paperback): Michael R. Kellogg Wondrous Wisdom - Everyones Guide to the Study of Authentic Kabbalah (Paperback)
Michael R. Kellogg
R291 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R101 (35%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 1, Scripture and the Scrolls (Paperback, illustrated edition): James H Charlesworth The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Volume 1, Scripture and the Scrolls (Paperback, illustrated edition)
James H Charlesworth
R1,801 R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Save R421 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

Ten-Minute Hebrew Reader (Revised) (Paperback): Ruby G. Strauss Ten-Minute Hebrew Reader (Revised) (Paperback)
Ruby G. Strauss
R150 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R10 (7%) 16 working days
Haggadah and History (Hardcover, New edition): Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi Haggadah and History (Hardcover, New edition)
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
R1,851 R1,402 Discovery Miles 14 020 Save R449 (24%) 16 working days

A panoramic view of the evolution of the Passover Haggadah, from the beginnings of Hebrew printing into modern times Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1975, Haggadah & History is much more than a history of the Passover story. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history?as reflected in the haggadah itself. In an updated preface to the book, Yerushalmi recounts the story of the discovery of the Sarajevo Haggadah, which he says is ?arguably the most renowned illuminated haggadah manuscript from the Middle Ages to have survived.? Two hundred facsimile plates reproduce representative pages from rare printed haggadot in two of the world's outstanding Judaica collections: the libraries of Harvard University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. This visual history is complemented by Professor Yerushalmi's fascinating historical introduction and richly detailed place descriptions. The result is a rare blend of scholarship and art.

Between Jews and Heretics - Refiguring Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho (Hardcover): Matthijs Den Dulk Between Jews and Heretics - Refiguring Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho (Hardcover)
Matthijs Den Dulk
R2,673 Discovery Miles 26 730 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho is the oldest preserved literary dialogue between a Jew and a Christian and a key text for understanding the development of early Judaism and Christianity. In Between Jews and Heretics, Matthijs den Dulk argues that whereas scholarship has routinely cast this important text in terms of "Christianity vs. Judaism," its rhetorical aims and discursive strategies are considerably more complex, because Justin is advocating his particular form of Christianity in constant negotiation with rival forms of Christianity. The striking new interpretation proposed in this study explains many of the Dialogue's puzzling features and sheds new light on key passages. Because the Dialogue is a critical document for the early history of Jews and Christians, this book contributes to a range of important questions, including the emergence of the notion of heresy and the "parting of the ways" between Jews and Christians.

Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback): Victoria Aarons Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons
R517 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R32 (6%) 16 working days
Becoming Frum - How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Hardcover, New): Sarah Bunin Benor Becoming Frum - How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Hardcover, New)
Sarah Bunin Benor
R2,504 Discovery Miles 25 040 16 working days

When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their interactions with community veterans and other newcomers. Some take on as much as they can as quickly as they can, going beyond the norms of those raised in the community. Others maintain aspects of their pre-Orthodox selves, yielding unique combinations, like Matisyahu's reggae music or Hebrew words and sing-song intonation used with American slang, as in "mamish (really) keepin' it real." Sarah Bunin Benor brings insight into the phenomenon of adopting a new identity based on ethnographic and sociolinguistic research among men and women in an American Orthodox community. Her analysis is applicable to other situations of adult language socialization, such as students learning medical jargon or Canadians moving to Australia. Becoming Frum offers a scholarly and accessible look at the linguistic and cultural process of "becoming."

Messianic Jewish Orthodoxy - The Essence of Our Faith, History and Best Practices (Paperback): Seif Messianic Jewish Orthodoxy - The Essence of Our Faith, History and Best Practices (Paperback)
Seif
R566 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R125 (22%) 16 working days
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