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Sefer ha-ma'asim in Medieval Northern France

Rella Kushelevsky
With a historical epilogue by Elisheva Baumgarten

A folkloric research project on Sefer ha-ma’asim.

Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342718
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342725

On the Margins of a Minority

Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
Translated by Haim Watzman

Explores social additudes towards individuals on the margins of medieval European Jewish society.

Hardback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339312
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339329
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The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Examines the intellectual proclivities of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Ashkenazic rabbinic culture as a whole.

Hardback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814330241
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338025

The En Yaaqov

Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus

Marjorie Lehman

Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814334805
eBOOK
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335963

Rabbinic Culture and Its Critics

Jewish Authority, Dissent, and Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Times

Edited by Daniel Frank and Matt Goldish

Examines dissent from rabbinic Judaism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period to consider it as a category within the history and culture of the Jewish people.

Hardback
Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9780814332375
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Jewish Education and Society in the High Middle Ages

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Paperback edition of a favorite text on the literary creativity and communal involvement in the production of the Tosafist corpus.

Paperback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333686
eBOOK
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814336533

Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals

Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah

Joel Hecker

Examining the mystical practices associated with food in zoharic kabbalah and the ways they inform us about the kabbalistic experience of embodiment.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814331811
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814340035

"Peering Through the Lattices"

Mystical, Magical, and Pietistic Dimensions in the Tosafist Period

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Kanarfogel makes available for the first time many passages produced by lesser known tosafists and rabbinic figures and integrates the findings of earlier and contemporary scholarship, much of it published only in Hebrew. "

Hardback
Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814325315
eBOOK
Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814339947

A Middle English Anthology

Edited by Ann S. Haskell

A reissue of the popular 1969 volume, this anthology includes a wide variety of selections from Middle English literature.

Paperback
Published: August 1985
ISBN: 9780814317983