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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
AUD 94.95, AUD 111.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 101.32 (ex. GST) ,
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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
AUD 70.95, AUD 87.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 79.50 (ex. GST) ,
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 Kibbutz Movement: A History, Crisis and Achievement, 1939-1995 v. 2

(2008)  | 9781874774396 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 430pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
AUD 55.95, AUD 72.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 65.86 (ex. GST) ,
This volume continues the narrative account of the history of the kibbutzmovement from the outbreak of the Second World War onwards. This period includeda number of dramatic and complex developments: the effects of the world war andthe Holocaust on the kibbutzim and their youth movements; the politicalstruggles...

The Kibbutz Movement: A History, Origins and Growth, 1909-1939 v. 1

(2008)  | 9781874774389 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 450pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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The two volumes of this work comprise the first comprehensive history of thekibbutz movement in any language.Origins and Growth covers the first thirty years of this fascinating story, fromthe formation of the kibbutz in the opening years of the twentieth century tothe eve of the Second World War. It...

Polin: v. 6: Studies in Polish Jewry

(1991)  | 9780631181675 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 512pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
AUD 50.95, AUD 67.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 61.32 (ex. GST) ,
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Now in its sixth year of publication, Polin is rapidly emerging as a leadingforum for authoritative historical and cultural material on Polish and eastEuropean Jewry. Each volume contains articles representing original research,often including previously unpublished documents. Each issue also features...

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Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

(2019)  | 9781786941640 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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: 15/11/2018
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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...

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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Collected Essays, Volume 3.

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

Zohar, Zvi.
(2019)  | 9781906764838 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/3/2019
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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: 1/3/2019
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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: 1/2/2019
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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: 1/2/2019
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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...

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: 1/1/2019
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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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