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  • Markus Krah boeken
    Markus Krah - American Jewry and the Re-Invention of the East European Jewish Past

    The postwar decades were not the "golden era" in which American Jews easily partook in the religious revival, liberal consensus, and suburban middle-class comfort. Rather it was a period marked by restlessness and insecurity born of the shock about the… (Harde kaft)

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  • Edward Kessler boeken
    Edward Kessler - What Do Jews Believe?

    This book explores the variety of ways Jews live their lives; what Judaism means and what it means to be a Jew. It also asks how and why such a small number of people have played such a significant role in our planet's history (Zachte kaft)

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  • Noam Mizrahi boeken
    Noam Mizrahi - Witnessing a Prophetic Text in the Making

    The book of Jeremiah poses a challenge to biblical scholarship in terms of its literary composition and textual fluidity. This study offers an innovative approach to the problem by focusing on an instructive case study. Building on the critical recognition… (Harde kaft)

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  • Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?

    Discourse on the 'Judeo-Christian tradition' has been around in the United States since the middle of the 20th century. This volume returns to the original coinage of the signifier 'Judeo-Christian' by F.C. Baur in 1831. From this European perspective and… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Naftali Rothenberg boeken
    Naftali Rothenberg - Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Love

    This book explores the philosophy of love through the thought and life of Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Readers of the Talmud are introduced to Rabbi Akiva through the iconic story of his love for his wife Rachel. From this starting point, Naftali Rothenberg… (Harde kaft)

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  • Emily Colbert Cairns boeken
    Emily Colbert Cairns - Esther in Early Modern Iberia and the Sephardic Diaspora

    This book explores Queen Esther as an idealized woman in Iberia, as well as a Jewish heroine for conversos in the Sephardic Diaspora in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The biblical Esther --the Jewish woman who marries the King of Persia and saves her… (Harde kaft)

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  • Martin Goodman boeken
    Martin Goodman - A History of Judaism

    A wide-ranging and global history of the Jewish religion - it covers its inception through to the Temple cult and the many denominations of the contemporary Jewish world present today (Harde kaft)

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  • Jewish Aspects in Avant-Garde

    This volume deals with the significance of the avant-garde(s) for modern Jewish culture and the impact of the Jewish tradition on the artistic production of the avant-garde, be they reinterpretations of literary, artistic, philosophical or theological… (Harde kaft)

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  • Death in Jewish Life

    This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers;… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Giuseppe Veltri boeken
    Giuseppe Veltri - A Mirror of Rabbinic Hermeneutics

    Rabbinic hermeneutics in ancient Judaism reflects this multifaceted world of the text and of reality, seen as a world of reference worth commentary. As a mirror, it includes this world but perhaps also falsifies reality, adapting it to one's own aims and… (Zachte kaft)

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  • The Book of Job

    The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job's response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Lament in Jewish Thought

    Lament, mourning, and the transmissibility of a tradition in the aftermath of destruction are prominent themes in Jewish thought. The corpus of lament literature, building upon and transforming the biblical Book of Lamentations, provides a unique lens for… (Zachte kaft)

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  • David M. Grossberg boeken
    David M. Grossberg - Heresy and the Formation of the Rabbinic Community

    Between the first and sixth centuries C.E., a group of sages that scholars refer to as the rabbinic community systematized their ideas about Judaism in works such as the Mishnah and the Talmud. David M. Grossberg offers a new approach to thinking about this… (Harde kaft)

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  • The Eucharist - Its Origins and Contexts. 3 volumes

    These three volumes are the results of two conferences on the Christian eucharist and its context in the traditions of sacred and communal meals; the first conference was held at the University of Kiel, the second at the University of Agder's Study Center at… (Harde kaft)

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  • Ze'enah U-Re'enah

    This is the first scholarly English translation with annotations of the Ze'enah U-Re'enah, a Jewish classic first published in the beginning of the seventeenth century, andthe most widely read work of Yiddish literature for centuries. It was the first… (Harde kaft)

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  • Dan Cohn-Sherbok boeken
    Dan Cohn-Sherbok - Judaism

    This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Albert van der Heide boeken
    Albert van der Heide - 'Now I Know': Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis

    This book describes how medieval Jewish Bible scholars sought to answer the question of what is meant by the Angel's message from God to Abraham: 'Now I Know', as written in Genesis 22 verse 12. It examines these scholars' comments on the nineteen verses in… (Harde kaft)

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  • The Jew as Legitimation

    This book traces the historical phenomenon of "the Jew as Legitimation." Contributors discuss how Jews have been used, through time, to validate non-Jewish beliefs. The volume dissects the dilemmas and challenges this pattern has presented to Jews. Throughout… (Harde kaft)

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  • Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee

    What is a Galilean? What were the criteria of defining a person as a Galilean - archaeologically or with respect to literary sources such as Josephus or the Rabbis? What role did religion play in the process of identity formation? Experts from 7 countries… (Harde kaft)

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  • Matthew J. Suriano boeken
    Matthew J. Suriano - The Politics of Dead Kings

    In the narrative of Israel and Judah found in the Book of Kings, the end of a king's rule is summed up in a series of stock statements that begin with the poetic idiom for death: "and [the king] lay with his fathers." The summary statements all revolve around… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Aamir R Mufti boeken
    Aamir R Mufti - Enlightenment in the Colony - The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture

    Enlightenment in the Colony opens up the history of the "Jewish question" for the first time to a broader discussion--one of the social exclusion of religious and cultural minorities in modern times, and in particular the crisis of Muslim identity in modern… (Zachte kaft)

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  • Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity

    The authors of the essays collected here explore the ways in which late antique groups defined their own socio-political borders and created secure in-group identities by means of discourses about "heresy" and "heretics". A wider definition of "heresy" and… (Harde kaft)

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  • Uri Ehrlich boeken
    Uri Ehrlich - The Nonverbal Language of Prayer

    Uri Ehrlich addresses a relatively neglected but central component of the act of prayer: its nonverbal aspects, represented by such features as the worshiper's gestures, attire and shoes, and vocal expression. In the first part of this book, the author engages… (Harde kaft)

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  • Pieter van der Horst boeken
    Pieter van der Horst - Jews and Christians in Their Graeco-Roman Context

    In this book, published on the occasion of Pieter W. van der Horst's 60th birthday and his retirement from Utrecht University, the author presents a selection of 30 essays on the religious and cultural milieu of early Christianity. The focus is especially on… (Harde kaft)

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  • David E. Aune boeken
    David E. Aune - Apocalypticism, Prophecy and Magic in Early Christianity

    This book contains a collection of twenty of David E. Aune's essays on the subjects of apocalypticism, the Apocalypse of John, early Christian prophecy and early Christian magic. He explores contextual relationships of the Apocalypse to apocalyptic literature… (Harde kaft)

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