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Kabbalah and Jewish Modernity

Weinstein, Roni.
(2016)  | 9781906764623 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (ex. GST),
Something crucial and quite unprecedented happened to kabbalah in the sixteenthand seventeenth centuries. Though it had previously been considered a highlysecretive and esoteric tradition, its practitioners began to spread itsdoctrines throughout the Jewish world with missionary zeal. Their goal wasambitious:...

The Zohar: Reception and Impact

Huss, Boaz.
(2016)  | 9781904113966 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 82.95 (inc. GST), AUD 75.41 (ex. GST),
The Zohar is one of the most sacred, authoritative, and influential books inJewish culture. Many scholarly works have been dedicated to its ideas, itsliterary style, and the question of its authorship. This book focuses on otherissues: it examines the various ways in which the Zohar has been received...

Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History

Shapiro, Marc B.
(2015)  | 9781904113607 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Changing the Immutable focuses on how segments of Orthodox society have takenupon themselves to rewrite the past, by covering up and literally cutting outthat which does not fit in with their contemporary world-view. For reasonsranging from theological considerations to internal religious politics tochanging...

Rebel rabbi : the life and controversies of Joseph Shapotschnick.

Dunner, Pinchas.
(2018)  | 9781904113096 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
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Coming in June 2018

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 9: Jews, Poles, Socialists The Failure of an Ideal

Bartal, Israel. Hundert, Gershon D. Opalski, Magdalena. Polonsky, Antony. Tomaszenski, Jerzy. Hundert, Gershon. Tomaszewski, Jerzy. Hundert, Gershon David.
(1996)  | 9781874774211 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
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Out of print.
The socialist ideals of brotherhood, equality, and justice have exercised astrong attraction for many Jews. On the Polish lands, Jews were drawn tosocialism when the liberal promise of integration into the emergent nationalentities of east and central Europe as Poles or Lithuanians or Russians of theHebrew...

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Jewish religious responses to the Holocaust.

Wollaston, Isabel.
(2018)  | 9781874774440 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 83.95 (inc. GST), AUD 76.32 (ex. GST),
Now Not Being Published.

Female bodies, male souls : asceticism and gender in the Jewish tradition.

Rapoport-Albert, Ada.
(2018)  | 9781874774778 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 107.95 (inc. GST), AUD 98.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2018

Ceremonial synagogue textiles.

Yaniv.
(2018)  | 9781906764180 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 440pp
AUD 177.95 (inc. GST), AUD 161.77 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown

Rabbis, Rebbes and Rebels : the polemics of East European thought in the modern period.

Nadler, Allan.
(2018)  | 9781906764166 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 356pp
AUD 93.95 (inc. GST), AUD 85.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2018

Hasidic Commentary on the Torah

Wiskind-Elper Wiskind-Elper, Ora.
(2018)  | 9781906764128 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2018
The homiletical literature of hasidism is an innovative contribution to theJewish hermeneutical tradition and an important element of the intellectual andsocial history of Judaism. In their sermons (derashot), the hasidic masterscontemplate the nature and meaning of existence and provide guidance todisciples...

The Jews in the Caribbean

Gerber, Jane.
(2018)  | 9781906764999 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 444pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2018
The Portuguese Jewish diaspora was born out of a double tragedy: the expulsionof the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the forced conversion/expulsion of the Jewsfrom Portugal in 1497. The potent combination of expulsion, Inquisition, andcrypto-Judaism left people neither wholly Jewish nor wholly Christian...

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

Oron, Michal.
(2018)  | 9781904113034 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
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Not yet published; date unknown
Shmuel Falk, the enigmatic, miracle-working Jewish figure known as the Ba’al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of students of Jewish history for generations. Interest in the man was aroused by the rumours of his dealings with European aristocrats, his encounters with famous characters like Giovanni...

Torah from Heaven: The Reconstruction of Faith

Solomon, Norman.
(2018)  | 9781786940858 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 412pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 44.95 (inc. GST), AUD 40.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2018
Traditional Jewish religious belief speaks of a divinely revealed, perfect text,authoritatively expounded. The question this book addresses is one with whichthe author has struggled all his life: in the light of historical criticism,advances in knowledge, and changing moral attitudes, is the traditional...

Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Rapoport-Albert, A. Rapoport-Albert, Ada.
(2018)  | 9781906764821 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 424pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2018
Ada Rapoport-Albert has been a key player in the profound transformation of thehistory of hasidism that has taken shape since the 1970s. She has never lackedthe courage to question conventional wisdom, but neither has she overturned itlightly. The essays in this volume show the erudition and creativity...

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Adler, Eliyana. Polonsky, Antony. Adler, Eliyana R.
(2017)  | 9781906764500 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 600pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
AUD 130.95 (inc. GST), AUD 119.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
An emphasis on education has long been a salient feature of the Jewishexperience. The pervasive presence of schools and teachers, books and libraries,and youth movements, even in an environment as tumultuous as that of nineteenth-and twentieth-century eastern Europe, is clear from the historical records.Historians...

 

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