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Escape into Siege: Survey of Israeli Literature Today

(1974)  | 9780197100165 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
AUD 24.95 (inc. GST), AUD 22.68 (ex. GST),
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The author analyzes the spiritual background of Israeli writing, describescurrent trends, and discusses specific works in detail.

The Prophet Elijah in the Development of Judaism: A Depth-psychological Study

(1978)  | 9780197100103 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
AUD 31.95 (inc. GST), AUD 29.05 (ex. GST),
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This in-depth psychological study shows how the image of Elijah embodied thehopes of the Jewish people through history, and also throws light on the Elijahfigure in Christianity and Islam.

Theology in the Responsa

(1975)  | 9780197100226 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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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...

Victorian Jews Through British Eyes

(1986)  | 9780197100424 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was home to only 30,000Jews and they did not yet have full political rights. By the end of the centurytheir numbers had increased about sevenfold, and practising Jews had taken theirplaces in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Victoria’s...

The Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches

Berkowitz, Joel. Berkowitz, Author Joel.
(2008)  | 9781874774815 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/11/2018
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This volume of essays is the first collection of scholarly studies on theYiddish theatre to appear in English. Drawing on a variety of academicdisciplines, it considers the dramatic and musical repertoire of Yiddish theatreand their historical development, popular and critical reception of productions,and...

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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...

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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The Universalist Horizons of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.

Kellne, Menachem. Gillis, David.
(2019)  | 9781906764555 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
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Collected Essays, Volume 3.

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2019)  | 9781904113997 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
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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: 21/2/2019
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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: 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...

Sephardic Perspectives on Conversion to Judaism.

Zohar, Zvi.
(2019)  | 9781906764838 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
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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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