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The Legends of the Jews, 2-volume set (Hardcover, New Ed): David M. Stern The Legends of the Jews, 2-volume set (Hardcover, New Ed)
David M. Stern; Louis Ginzberg
R2,905 R2,181 Discovery Miles 21 810 Save R724 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The JPS classic reissue of a Jewish masterpiece, reset in two volumes with all new indexes To this day Legends of the Jews remains a most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs. Legends is the first book to which one turns to learn about the postbiblical understanding of a biblical episode, or to discover the source for biblical legends that cannot be traced directly to the Bible. It is also the first place to find the answers to such questions as: on what day was Abraham born; what was Moses' physical appearance, or what was the name of Potiphar's wife. Launched in 1901 by The Jewish Publication Society, the original project began as a single volume of 1,000 pages but grew much larger by 1938, when the seventh volume containing the indexes was finally published. Louis Ginzberg was 28 years old when Henrietta Szold, secretary of the Society, prepared the contract for what was conceived as a small, popular volume on Jewish legends. As the scion of two distinguished rabbinical families, Ginzberg studied in the great Lithuanian yeshivot of Telz and Slobodka. Later he received his secular education at Strassburg and Heidelberg universities. This combination of religious and secular learning enabled him to pursue with great passion the wide-ranging roots of Jewish legend. Ginzberg believed that Jewish legend was both earlier and greater than what was represented in the Talmud and midrashic collections-the primary Rabbinic sources. And so he scoured Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Oriental sources to rediscover the fine threads of Jewish legend. The result was a masterpiece: a single, coherent collection of legends that follows the biblical narrative, accompanied by detailed notes that reveal a complex subtext of often intersecting and multi-layered levels of influence, borrowed notions, and interpretive commentaries. Four new indexes and a new introduction by David Stern, Professor of Postbiblical and Medieval Hebrew Literature, and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, complete the reissue of one of the greatest classics of modern Jewish literature.

The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah - Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Hardcover): David M. Stern The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah - Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Hardcover)
David M. Stern; Joseph Tabory
R775 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R124 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Best. A definitive historical-critical commentary on the Passover seder. The Passover haggadah enjoys an unrivaled place in Jewish culture, both religious and secular. Of all the classic Jewish books, the haggadah is the one most "alive" today. Jews continue to rewrite, revise, and add to its text, recasting it so that it remains relevant to their lives. Joseph Tabory, one of the world's leading authorities on the history of the haggadah, traces the development of the seder and the haggadah through the ages. The book features an extended introduction by Tabory, the classic Hebrew haggadah text side by side with its English translation, and Tabory's clear and insightful critical-historical commentary.

Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, 2-volume set (Hardcover, New ed): Jacob Z. Lauterbach Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, 2-volume set (Hardcover, New ed)
Jacob Z. Lauterbach; Foreword by David M. Stern
R1,955 R1,603 Discovery Miles 16 030 Save R352 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A JPS classic reissue of the critical volume, based on manuscript and early editions. Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael is a classic collection of midrash. It contains commentary on a large part of the Book of Exodus (chapters 12 to 23) and represents the two main modes of interpretation: the halakhah (legal doctrine), and the aggadah (moral and religious teachings). The work also contains allusions to historical events and ancient legends not found elsewhere. A new introduction by noted scholar David Stern highlights the work, now published in a convenient two-volume set. It retains the original text from the JPS 1933 edition, reset in a modern, readable typeface, with Hebrew and English on facing pages and the original indexes. This classic work is widely recognized as a model of meticulous and thorough scholarship. Its translation is accurate, straightforward, and usable by scholars, students, and lay readers. Out of print for many years, it will be heralded as an important reissue that should belong to every rabbi, rabbinical school, and Jewish Studies professor, and will be an important addition to synagogue libraries and public libraries with Judaica collections.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease - Integrating Science and Clinical Medicine (Hardcover, New): Steven P. Marso, David M.... Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease - Integrating Science and Clinical Medicine (Hardcover, New)
Steven P. Marso, David M. Stern
R2,058 Discovery Miles 20 580 Out of stock

This text thoroughly reviews the latest findings and concepts on the vascular biology of diabetes mellitus, the clinical vascular manifestations of diabetes, and the therapeutic options available for diabetic patients with vascular disease. The first section provides an in-depth understanding of fundamental principles and recent discoveries regarding diabetes mellitus and vascular biology. The second, clinically oriented section includes chapters on the economic implications of diabetes mellitus, risk profiling patients with diabetes, optimizing adjunctive therapies, and treatment strategies for diabetic patients with coronary and peripheral artery disease. Summaries of important clinical trials are included to provide an evidence-based approach to treatment.

The Tailor's Gift - A Holiday Tale for Everyone (Hardcover): David M. Stern The Tailor's Gift - A Holiday Tale for Everyone (Hardcover)
David M. Stern; Illustrated by Dave Zaboski
R356 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R26 (7%) Out of stock

The Tailor's Gift: A Holiday Tale for Everyone written by David M. Stern and illustrated by Dave Zaboski, a Disney animator. The true spirit of giving is realized in this light-hearted creative tale. Full color vivid illustrations from original oils by former Disney animator capture attention and delights children and adults. Follow Shimmel Cloth the tailor and his flock of sheep as they overcome difficulty and bring a message of hope & giving to the distraught village below.

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