Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
Reconciles the conflict between these two seemingly diverse traditions.
Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.
The first book about the only two Reform Movement kibbutzim in Israel.
A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.
Through translation and commentary, this book presents the final visionary statements of the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.
Traces the development of the concepts of time, cosmology, and creation in medieval Jewish philosophy.
Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.
This is a translation from the Italian of a study of the work of Hermann Cohen, a figure generally recognized as the most significant Jewish thinker of the past 100 years.
Compares Rabbinic midrash and Patristic exegesis in late antiquity and provides an introduction to the various forms of Patristic literature.
Revisits fiction by the three major Yiddish authors who wrote between 1864 and 1916, exploring their literary and social worlds.
Approaches Hasidism as an important stage in Jewish mysticism, rather than as a mere reaction to or result of historical and social forces.
In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also ...
Philosphical speculations on chosenness and ritual in Judaism.
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 ...
This volume brings together leading philosophers of Judaism on the issue of autonomy in the Jewish tradition. Addressing themselves to the relationship of the individual Jew to the Jewish community and ...
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 ...