Jewish Religious Studies

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Kabbalah in Print

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

Demons of Change

Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

A Permanent Beginning

Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.

Eternity Now

Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.

Power and Progress

Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.

Waste Not

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Levinas and the Torah

A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.

Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.

The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.

The Greatest Mirror

A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.

Movies and Midrash

Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.

The Divine Quest, East and West

Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.

Sharing the Burden

Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.

Divine Scapegoats

Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

The Study of Judaism

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.

Dark Mirrors

Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.

A Journey into the Zohar

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

Ishmael on the Border

Explores rabbinic views of Ishmael, the biblical figure seen as the first Arab.

The Incarnation of God

Examines the notion of divine incarnations as a central element of the portrait of God that came into focus through the Judaism of the dual Torah.

Understanding Jewish Theology

Edited by Jacob Neusner
Subjects: Jewish Studies

Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.

The Book of Jewish Wisdom

Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

The 2001 Mathers Lecture 2001 Rosen Lecture, and Other Queen's University Essays in the Study of Judaism

Edited by Jacob Neusner
Contributions by Donald H. Akenson, Herbert Basser, and Reena Basser
Subjects: Jewish Studies

A collection of lectures given at Queen’s University by academics in Judaic Studies.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Five

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume One

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Four

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Three

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Two

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Formative Judaism

Examines the history, philosophy and hermeneutics, and law and literature of formative Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Eight

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Seven

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Six

Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

Jesus' Teaching on Repentance

Based on a close reading of New Testament passages, Choi counters the theses on repentance and restitution proposed by New Testament scholar E. P. Sanders.

The Pursuit of the Ideal

Steven Schwarzschild—rabbi, socialist, pacifist, theologian, and philosopher—is both the last of the major medieval Jewish philosophers and the most modern. He is in the tradition of the Jewish thinking ...

Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah

This book presents important topics regarding the more mystical trend of Kabbalah—the ecstatic Kabbalah. It includes the mystical union, the world of imagination, and concentration as a spiritual technique. ...

A Living Tree

This book examines biblical and rabbinic law as a coherent, continuing legal tradition. It explains the relationship between religion and law and the interaction between law and morality. Abundant selections ...

The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia

The first wide-scale presentation of a major Jewish mystic, the founder of the ecstatic Kabbalah.