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Brothers from Afar

Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Revisionist approach to a status of apostates in medieval European rabbinic thought.

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Available January 2021
ISBN: 9780814340288
$89.99
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Available January 2021
ISBN: 9780814348246
$34.99
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Available January 2021
ISBN: 9780814340295

Communings of the Spirit, Volume III

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951

Edited by Mel Scult

Mordecai Kaplan’s personal reactions to the events of the 1940s.

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Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347676
$99.99
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Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348253
$39.99
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Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347683

Rabbinic Judaism in the Making

The Halakhah from Ezra to Judah I

Alexander Guttmann

The study of the evolution of normative Judaism from the time of Ezra (ca. 400 B.C.) to Judah I, the Prince (ca. 200 A.D.).

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
$22.99
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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

Communings of the Spirit, Volume II

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1934–1941

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of Mordecai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism in America, detailing a provocative firsthand account of Jewish life in America and of the mind of a very challenging thinker.

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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341612
$47.99
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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341629
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 0814341616
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Beyond Sectarianism

The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism

Adam S. Ferziger

Provides a new understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of American Orthodox Judaism during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339534
$36.99
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Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339541

Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity

Rethinking an Old Opposition, Essays in Honor of David Ellenson

Edited by Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers

Brings together leading Jewish scholars to explore the developing interrelation between tradition and change within modern Judaism.

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Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814338599
$39.99
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Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814338605
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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.

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Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814330241
$64.99
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Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338025

Anthonius Margaritha and the Jewish Faith

Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Michael T. Walton

A biography of Anthonius Margaritha, convert to Christianity and reporter on Jewish life and religious practices.

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Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338001
$49.99
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Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338018

Max Lilienthal

The Making of the American Rabbinate

Bruce L. Ruben

Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.

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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335161
$52.99
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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814336670

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.

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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814334805
$52.99
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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335963

Holy Dissent

Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe

Edited by Glenn Dynner
Foreword by Moshe Rosman

Brings together highly regarded scholars of Jewish and Christian mysticism in Eastern Europe to analyze the overlap of mysticism in the two religions.

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Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814335178
$46.99
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Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814335970

Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities

Stephen Sharot

Provides sociological analyses of religious developments and identities in both historical and contemporary Jewish communities.

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Published: November 2010
ISBN: 9780814334010
$38.99
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Published: November 2010
ISBN: 9780814337011

Mediating Modernity

Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World

Essays in Honor of Michael A. Meyer
Edited by Lauren B. Strauss and Michael Brenner

A landmark collection of essays by prominent academics in modern Jewish and German-Jewish history, honoring Michael A. Meyer, a pioneer in those fields.

Hardback
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814333952
$42.99
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Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814339930

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.

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Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9780814332375
$52.99
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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
$26.99
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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.

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Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814331811
$29.99
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Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814340035

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present

Edited by Matt Goldish
With a foreword by Erika Bourguignon and an introduction by Joseph Dan

A rich, multidisciplinary exploration of spirit possession among Jews.

Hardback
Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330036
$46.99

Communings of the Spirit, Volume 1

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1913-1934

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of the founder of Reconstructionism in America, covering Kaplan’s early years as a rabbi, teacher of rabbis, and community leader.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814331163
$29.99
Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325759
$44.99

Judaism within Modernity

Essays on Jewish History and Religion

Michael A. Meyer

Judaism within Modernity explores Jewish historiography and the problems of periodization in modern Jewish history, with a focus on Jews of Germany and the United States.

Hardback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814328743
$38.99

Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe

David B. Ruderman
Foreword by Moshe Idel

Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe is a major contribution in understanding the cultural processes involved in the emergence and development of the consumer phase of science.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329313
$24.99

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