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Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

(1991)  | 9780197100714 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 342pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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...

Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

(1999)  | 9781874774365 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 576pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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According to the author the Hellenistic trad ition played a role as a model forJewish modernisers to dra w upon as they perceived a lack in Jewish culture. Theauthor believes that Greek and Hellenistic concepts are now inter nalised by theJewish people '.

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 | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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 | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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 | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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,...

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The Universalist Horizons of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.

Kellne, Menachem. Gillis, David.
(2019)  | 9781906764555 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 352pp
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Collected Essays, Volume 3.

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781904113997 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 236pp
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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
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Sephardic Perspectives on Conversion to Judaism.

Zohar, Zvi.
(2019)  | 9781906764838 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
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Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age

Feldmann Kaye, Miriam. Feldmann, Kaye Miriam.
(2019)  | 9781906764685 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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In the postmodern, relativist world-view with its refutation of a single,objective, and ultimate truth, it has become difficult if not impossible toargue in favour of one’s own beliefs as preferable to those of others. MiriamFeldmann Kaye’s pioneering study is one of the first English-language books...

Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

(2019)  | 9781906764180 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensivesurvey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. Bracha Yaniv, a leadingexpert in the field of Jewish ceremonial textiles, records their evolution fromancient times to the present. The volume contains a systematic...

Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

(2019)  | 9781906764951 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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Every work on Jewish thought and law since the twelfth century bears the imprintof Maimonides. A. N. Whitehead’s famous dictum that the entire Europeanphilosophical tradition ‘consists of a series of footnotes to Plato’ couldequally characterize Maimonides’ place in the Jewish tradition. The...

The rhetoric of Jewish prayer : a literary and historical commentary on the prayer book.

Kimelman, Reuven.
(2019)  | 9781874774501 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 336pp
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Professor Kimelman explores how the liturgy of formal prayer affects the feelings and thoughts of the individual worshipper. He argues that this happens not only because of the logic of the formal argument of the liturgy and the structure and sequence of its elements, but because of the texture of its...

Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

(2019)  | 9781906764708 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
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The Habad school of hasidism is today one of the largest hasidic groups, due toits intriguing synthesis of mysticism and postmodernity and its activeengagement in outreach. Hasidism Beyond Modernity provides a critical, thematicstudy of Habad from its beginnings, showing how its unusual qualities evolved.Naftali...

Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

(2019)  | 9781906764692 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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Sarah Schenirer is one of the unsung heroes of twentieth-century OrthodoxJudaism. The Bais Yaakov schools she founded in interwar Poland had anunparalleled impact on a traditional Jewish society threatened by assimilationand modernity, educating a generation of girls to take an active part in theircommunity....

 

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