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The Full Pomegranate

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality

Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.

Sharing the Burden

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

Suckling at My Mother's Breasts

A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.

Maimonides' Cure of Souls

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

Beholders of Divine Secrets

A wide-ranging exploration of the Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, a mystical Jewish tradition from late antiquity, including a discussion of the possible cultural context of this material's creators.

The Conservative Movement in Judaism

Illustrates how the American Conservative Movement in Judaism can continue to prosper amidst ideological and institutional challenges.

The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews

The author uses linguistic, ethnographic, and historical evidence to support his theory that the origins of Sephardic Jews are predominantly Berber and Arab.

Hasidism

Approaches Hasidism as an important stage in Jewish mysticism, rather than as a mere reaction to or result of historical and social forces.

Dual Allegiance

Using Freud's correspondence, this book argues that his Jewishness was in fact a source of energy and pride for him and that he identified with both Jewish and humanist traditions.

Gresser presents an ...

The Enlightened Will Shine

This book analyzes the use of symbolism and theurgy in two sections of the Zohar, the central text of the kabbalah. These compositions, Tiqqunei ha-Zohar and Ra'aya Meheimna have been particularly loved ...

A People Apart

Philosphical speculations on chosenness and ritual in Judaism.

The Paradoxical Ascent to God

This book is a study of the Habad Hasidism movement, an influential part of the Hasidic Movement, which originated in the eigteenth century. Habad was founded by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1813) ...

Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms

Uriel Simon describes the fascinating controversy that raged from the tenth to the twelfth centuries regarding the theological status and literary genre of the Psalms. Saadiah Gaon, who initiated the ...