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A collection of studies in the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn by the pre-eminent scholars in the field.
A collection of essays in Biblical and ancient studies in honor of Adele Berlin
Essays by leading scholars on the symbiotic relation ship between Jews and Muslims, including their history (past and present), social life, architecture, religion, music, and literature
Presents the archaeology, art, and history of the Middle East from 400800 C.E. including latest archaeology of Caesarea, the Persian invasion of Palestine, and the Early Islamic period.
Articles on the etymology of Sephardi names and naming practices in Sephardi communities throughout the world. Sephardi communities discussed include those in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Tunisia, Morocco, Greece, and Macedonia. Some of the topics include naming based on dreams, naming patterns for girls and women, names as a reflection of history, and names from proverbs.
Essays include teaching at the university level, sociolinguistics, verbal morphology, teaching poetry, teaching grammar, and more.
This book examines the relationship between Jewish literature and the historical setting in which it was written. The types of literature analyzed in this study include ghost stories; Yiddish, Ukrainian, and Russian Jewish literature; plays; letters; poetry; even obituaries.
A manual for learning Judeo-Spanish, the Ladino language; includes an audio CD to be used in conjunction with each lesson in the book.
Essays on how Jewish philosophers, both historical and modern, including Philo, Saadia Gaon, Ibn Tibbon, Spinoza, and Maimonides, have interpreted the Bible narrative.
23 essays covering 2000 years on archaeology and history, Kabbalah, language and culture, Anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.
An analysis of the world view, the various religious and cultural ideas, rituals, and customs in Judea that gave rise to Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, the Therapeutae, and the Essenes.
Analysis of the relationship between Israel and Argentina during the presidency of Juan Peron.
Essays on nineteenth-century Christian understanding and use of biblical history and religion.
Scholars from various American religious denominations, who are currently involved in producing new translations of the Bible directed to their constituencies, discuss their methodology and philosophy of biblical translation.
Dolly Steindling, an Austrian Jew, writes of his escape from Vienna during World War II and his exploits with the French Resistance against the Nazis. This work tells not only of Holocaust events, but provides insight into the workings of the French Resistance during the war — its leaders, mode of operation, and attitude toward Jews.
Memoir (translated from the German) of a Jewish woman in 19th-century Russia, with scholarly introduction and analysis.
This book is a collection of seventeen essays on the effects of the Six-Day War on Jews in the Diaspora, with special focus on the Jewish communities in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, France, South Africa, Poland, and the Islamic nations. The war’s cultural, economic, and political effect upon Diaspora-Israeli relations is also analyzed.
Essays on the architecture, art, religious institutions, cemeteries, etc. of Jewish and Christian life in Palestine, based on the archaeological finds from the Classical and Byzantine periods.
Essays dealing with various aspects of Jewish education and life in the United States.
Essays presenting new approaches to philosophies involving freedom and moral responsibility, including what major Jewish thinkers had to say about these issues.
Essays on the physical and cultural geography of Jewish populations and communities from ancient to modern times.
Religion and Politics discusses the relationship between religious and political aspects of ancient Near Eastern life.