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Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

(1991)  | 9780197100714 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 342pp
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Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophyand legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) and the historical context inwhich he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides’ ethicaldoctrine; his paradoxical life-style; his Guide of the Perplexed; his...

The Emancipation of the Jews in Britain: The Question of the Admission of the Jews to Parliament, 1828-60

(1984)  | 9780197100509 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 266pp
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In an important addition to both British parliamentary and Anglo-Jewish history,Dr. Salbstein applies a new approach and original sources to a fresh examinationof the ultimately successful struggle for political emancipation by Jews inmid-nineteenth-century Britain.

Hasidism and the State of Israel

(1982)  | 9780197100493 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 346pp
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Rabbi Rabinowicz, himself a descendant of renowned Hasidic and rabbinic familiesin eastern Europe, guides his readers through the often complex history of thedifferent Hasidic families and illustrates his account with primary sourcematerial.

Dogma in Mediaeval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

(1986)  | 9780197100448 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 324pp
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This essay in the history of ideas seeks to trace the development of creedformation in Judaism from its inception with Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) to thebeginning of the sixteenth-century, when systematic attention to the problemdisappeared from the agenda of Jewish intellectuals. Dr Kellner describes,analyses,...

The Century of Moses Montefiore

(1985)  | 9780197100417 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 396pp
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As a nineteenth-century entrepreneur, philanthropist, communal leader, andchampion of Jewish civil rights, Moses Montefiore's activities spanned Britain,Europe, the Holy Land, and much of the Middle East and North Africa. This bookanalyses various key aspects of his life in the context of his times,...

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The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume II: 1881 to 1914

Polonsky, Antony.
(2019)  | 9781789620467 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 4/6/2019
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Each of the three volumes of this magisterial work provides a comprehensivepicture of the realities of Jewish life in the Polish lands in the period itcovers, while also considering the contemporary political, economic, and socialcontext.Volume I: 1350 to 1881 provides a wide-ranging overview down to...

The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume I: 1350 to 1881

Polonsky, Antony.
(2019)  | 9781789620450 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 4/6/2019
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Each of the three volumes of this magisterial work provides a comprehensivepicture of the realities of Jewish life in the Polish lands in the period itcovers, while also considering the contemporary political, economic, and socialcontext.Volume I: 1350 to 1881 provides a wide-ranging overview down to...

The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume III: 1914 to 2008

Polonsky, Antony.
(2019)  | 9781789620474 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 4/6/2019
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Each of the three volumes of this magisterial work provides a comprehensivepicture of the realities of Jewish life in the Polish lands in the period itcovers, while also considering the contemporary political, economic, and socialcontext.Volume I: 1350 to 1881 provides a wide-ranging overview down to...

Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Oron, Michal.
(2019)  | 9781904113034 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/5/2019
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The enigmatic kabbalist Samuel Falk, known as the Ba’al Shem of London, haspiqued the curiosity of scholars for generations. Eighteenth-century London wasfascinated by Jews, and as a miracle-worker and adventurer, well connected andwell read, Falk had much to offer. Interest in the man was further...

Collected Essays: Volume III

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781904113997 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/5/2019
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Continuing his contribution to medieval Jewish intellectual history, HaymSoloveitchik focuses here on the radical pietist movement of Ḥasidei Ashkenazand its main literary work, Sefer Ḥasidim, and on the writings and personalityof the Provençal commentator Ravad of Posquières. In both areas Soloveitchikchallenges...

Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Waxman, Chaim I.
(2019)  | 9781786941640 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 2/6/2019
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Chaim Waxman, a prominent sociologist of contemporary Orthodoxy, is one of thekeenest observers of American Jewish society. In illustration of how Orthodoxyis adapting to modernity, he presents a detailed discussion of halakhicdevelopments, particularly regarding women’s greater participation in ritualpractices...

Collected Essays: Volume I

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781786941657 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 5/6/2019
AUD 63.95, AUD 80.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 73.14 (ex. GST) ,
The essays in this volume reflect the author’s lifelong interest in thehistory of halakhah. What stimulated change, and why? What happened when strongforces impinged on halakhic observance and communities had to adapt to newcircumstances? The volume opens with a brief description of the dramatispersonae...

Collected Essays: Volume II

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781786941664 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 5/6/2019
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In this second volume of his essays on the history of halakhah, HaymSoloveitchik grapples with much-disputed topics in medieval Jewish history andtakes issue with a number of reigning views. His insistence that properunderstanding requires substantive, in-depth analysis of the sources leads himto a...

The Universalist Horizons of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.

Kellne, Menachem. Gillis, David.
(2019)  | 9781906764555 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2019
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Louis Jacobs : A Jewish Theology or the Theology of a Jew?.

Freud-Kandel, Miri.
(2019)  | 9781906764883 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2019
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