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  1. The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament
    In The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament, Shaul Magid presents the first-ever English translation of Rabbi Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik's Qol Qore, a rabbinic commentary on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
  2. Connecting Histories
    Exploring the ways in which early modern Jews related to Jews from different backgrounds and to the non-Jews around them, Connecting Histories emphasizes not only the challenging nature and impact of these encounters but also... Learn More
    Published: 2nd April 2019
    Hardback | £58.00
  3. Dominion Built of Praise
    In Dominion Built of Praise, Jonathan Decter looks at the phenomenon of panegyric in Mediterranean Jewish culture from several overlapping perspectives—social, historical, ethical, poetic, political, and theological—and... Learn More
    Published: 14th September 2018
    Hardback | £66.00
  4. Singing in a Foreign Land
    In Singing in a Foreign Land, Karen A. Weisman examines the uneasy literary inheritance taken from British cultural and poetic norms by early nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewish authors.... Learn More
    Published: 27th July 2018
    Hardback | £62.00
  5. Sefer Hasidim and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe
    In "Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus proposes a new paradigm for understanding how Sefer Hasidim, or "Book of the Pietists," was composed and how it extended an earlier Byzantine rabbinic... Learn More
    Published: 8th June 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
  6. Werner Scholem

    Werner Scholem

    A German Life

    Written by Mirjam Zadoff, Translated by Dona Geyer

    Series Jewish Culture and Contexts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In Werner Scholem: A German Life, Mirjam Zadoff has written a book that is at once a biography of an individual, a family chronicle, and the story of an entire era.... Learn More
    Published: 5th January 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  7. Deborah and Her Sisters
    Before Fiddler on the Roof, there was Deborah, a blockbuster melodrama about a Jewish woman forsaken by her non-Jewish lover. Deborah and Her Sisters offers the first comprehensive history of this transnational phenomenon, focusing... Learn More
    Published: 27th October 2017
    Hardback | £41.00
  8. Maimonides and the Merchants
    In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the... Learn More
    Published: 7th June 2017
    Hardback | £54.00
  9. A Remembrance of His Wonders
    In A Remembrance of His Wonders, David I. Shyovitz uncovers the sophisticated ways in which medieval Ashkenazic Jews engaged with the workings and meaning of the natural world, and traces the porous boundaries between medieval... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  10. Entangled Histories
    Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century provides a multifaceted account of Jewish life in Europe and the Mediterranean basin at a time when economic, cultural, and intellectual encounters... Learn More
    Published: 16th December 2016
    Hardback | £58.00
  11. Leopold Zunz

    Leopold Zunz

    Creativity in Adversity

    By Ismar Schorsch

    Series Jewish Culture and Contexts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In 1818, with a single essay of vast scope and stunning detail, Leopold Zunz launched the turn to history in modern Judaism. In Leopold Zunz: Creativity in Adversity, Ismar Schorsch, a distinguished scholar of German Jewish culture,... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2016
    Hardback | £54.00
  12. A Historian in Exile
    In A Historian in Exile, Jeremy Cohen shows how Solomon ibn Verga's Shevet Yehudah bridges the divide between the medieval and early modern periods, reflecting a contemporary consciousness that a new order had begun to replace... Learn More
    Published: 10th October 2016
    Hardback | £54.00
  13. Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz
    Elisheva Baumgarten offers a fresh assessment of Jewish daily practices in medieval Ashkenaz. The first study to address the practices of men and women together, Baumgarten explores how Jews who were not learned alongside those... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 2016
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. Purchasing Power
    Purchasing Power repositions economics in our understanding of the Jewish experience from early modern Rome to contemporary America and traces how economic circumstances have formed the context for, and even underpinned, Jewish... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2015
    Hardback | £54.00
  15. The Mixed Multitude
    Based on extensive archival research, this book explores the history of Frankism, a Jewish religious movement that began in Poland and spread into the Habsburg Empire and the German lands in the later eighteenth century.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd July 2015
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. Secularism in Question
    Secularism in Question examines how twentieth-century revivals of religion prompt a reconsideration of many issues concerning Jews and Judaism in the modern era. Scholars of Jewish history, religion, philosophy, and literature... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
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