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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
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 '.

Napoleon, the Jews and the Sanhedrin

(1979)  | 9780197100233 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 230pp
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An in-depth analysis of the nuances and contradictions inherent in Napoleon'sfateful encounter with the Jews of France and later with those of Germany.

The Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart

Pakuda, Bahya I. Pakuda, Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn. Arenson, Sara. Dannhauser, Shoshana. Bos-Nehles, Anna. Nath, Sahu Tarak. Jessel, Christopher. Marina, Olya. Nicholls, David. Smith, Graham. Staunton, Suzanne. Allen, Cyrus. Denham, Jack. Grabman, Genevieve M. Lim, Seongbae. , Mansoor, Menahem. Ewick, Patricia. Grayman, Jesse Hession. Sanchez, Mabel. Sarat, Austin. Thomas, Dania. Vadi, Maaja. Wheeler, Anthony R. Yolbulan, Okan Elif. F. Cartwright, Juliana. Aguilera, Ruth V. Andrades, Lidia. Arar, Khalid. Crookes, Adrian. Demos, Vasilikie. Drew, Joseph. Fang, Christina. Gilmarti, Mattia J. Hoskinson, Sherry. Kinoti, Meru Abel. Kleinman, Gary. Lytras, Miltiades D. Pearlstein, Toby. Sacher, William. Shani, Abraham B. (Rami). Storberg-Walker, Julia. Tsuria, Ruth. Wingfield, Adia Harvey.
(1973)  | 9780197100202 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 480pp
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Bahya Ibn Pakuda was born c. 1050, and lived for some time in Saragossa inSpain. His major work was written in Arabic, but it is most well-known by itsHebrew title Hovot ha-Levavot (Duties of the Heart). It enjoyed enormouspopularity and was reprinted many times.In the book Bahya investigates the motivation...

Theology in the Responsa

(1975)  | 9780197100226 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 390pp
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Responsa are replies given by prominent rabbinic authorities to questions put tothem by other scholars, asking for rulings on specific issues, generally of apractical nature. The responsa literature is thus a repository of the learningand sound sense of some of the greatest rabbinic authorities over...

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...

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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Et, Al Guesnet. , Guesnet, François. Matis, Benjamin. Polonsky, Antony.
(2019)  | 9781906764746 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/5/2019
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With its five thematic sections covering genres from cantorial to classical toklezmer, this pioneering multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of thework of musicians of Jewish origin in the Polish lands. It opens with themusical consequences of developments in Jewish religious practice: the...

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Et, Al Guesnet. , Guesnet, François. Matis, Benjamin. Polonsky, Antony.
(2019)  | 9781906764739 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/5/2019
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With its five thematic sections covering genres from cantorial to classical toklezmer, this pioneering multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of thework of musicians of Jewish origin in the Polish lands. It opens with themusical consequences of developments in Jewish religious practice: the...

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...

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
AUD 69.95, AUD 86.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 78.59 (ex. GST) ,
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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...

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...

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 I

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781786941657 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 5/6/2019
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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...

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 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...

 

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