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Routledge Jewish Studies Series


About the Series

Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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Moses Maimonides

Moses Maimonides

1st Edition

By Oliver Leaman
October 10, 1997

Moses Maimonides (1135--1204) is recognized both as a leading Jewish thinker and as one of the most radical philosophers of the Islamic world. The study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary philosophical and theological problems....

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Scientific Philosophy The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Scientific Philosophy: The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

1st Edition

By Moshe M. Pavlov
September 14, 2016

Abū’l-Barakāt is often considered one of the most comprehensive philosophers of the Arabic-Jewish milieu in the medieval age. His extensive and unique philosophical theories, especially his theories in the particular sciences, were seen as a major challenge for the traditional conceptions of the ...

Kasztner's Crime

Kasztner's Crime

1st Edition

By Paul Bogdanor
August 30, 2016

This book re-examines one of the most intense controversies of the Holocaust: the role of Rezs Kasztner in facilitating the murder of most of Nazi-occupied Hungary's Jews in 1944. Because he was acting head of the Jewish rescue operation in Hungary, some have hailed him as a saviour. Others have ...

Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics A Critique and a Re-Appropriation

Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics: A Critique and a Re-Appropriation

1st Edition

By Aryeh Botwinick
August 03, 2016

Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global ...

Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaust Making Ethics

Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaust: Making Ethics "First Philosophy" in Levinas, Wiesel and Rubenstein

1st Edition

By Ingrid L Anderson
May 11, 2016

For many, the Holocaust made thinking about ethics in traditional ways impossible. It called into question the predominance of speculative ontology in Western thought, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to universal ethics were both a cause and an ...

The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza's Philosophy The God-intoxicated heretic

The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza's Philosophy: The God-intoxicated heretic

1st Edition

By Yuval Jobani
February 04, 2016

Spinoza is commonly perceived as the great metaphysician of coherence. The Euclidean manner in which he presented his philosophy in the Ethics has led readers to assume they are facing a strict and consistent philosophical system that necessarily follows from itself. As opposed to the prevailing ...

Rabbis of our Time Authorities of Judaism in the Religious and Political Ferment of Modern Times

Rabbis of our Time: Authorities of Judaism in the Religious and Political Ferment of Modern Times

1st Edition

By Marek Čejka, Roman Kořan
November 02, 2015

The term ‘rabbi’ predominantly denotes Jewish men qualified to interpret the Torah and apply halacha, or those entrusted with the religious leadership of a Jewish community. However, the role of the rabbi has been understood differently across the Jewish world. While in Israel they control legally ...

The Name of God in Jewish Thought A Philosophical Analysis of Mystical Traditions from Apocalyptic to Kabbalah

The Name of God in Jewish Thought: A Philosophical Analysis of Mystical Traditions from Apocalyptic to Kabbalah

1st Edition

By Michael T Miller
November 02, 2015

One of the most powerful traditions of the Jewish fascination with language is that of the Name. Indeed, the Jewish mystical tradition would seem a two millennia long meditation on the nature of name in relation to object, and how name mediates between subject and object. Even within the tide of ...

Rabbinic Judaism Space and Place

Rabbinic Judaism: Space and Place

1st Edition

By David Kraemer
October 26, 2015

In the aftermath of the conquest of the Holy Land by the Romans and their destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, Jews were faced with a world in existential chaos—both they and their God were rendered homeless. In a religious tradition that had equated Divine approval with peaceful dwelling ...

Let My People Go The Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration During the Cold War

Let My People Go: The Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration During the Cold War

1st Edition

By Pauline Peretz
August 30, 2015

American Jews' mobilization on behalf of Soviet Jews is typically portrayed as compensation for the community's inability to assist European Jews during World War II. Yet, as Pauline Peretz shows, the role Israel played in setting the agenda for a segment of the American Jewish community was ...

Bearing Witness A Personal Perspective on Sixty Years of Polish History

Bearing Witness: A Personal Perspective on Sixty Years of Polish History

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Jarosz
July 30, 2015

Bearing Witness offers personal insight into the collective experience of Poles over the last sixty years. One of Poland's leading social scientists combines objective, academic rigor with autobiographical, eyewitness accounts of historic events. Maria Jarosz reflects on the post-World War II world...

Jewish Women's Torah Study Orthodox Religious Education and Modernity

Jewish Women's Torah Study: Orthodox Religious Education and Modernity

1st Edition

By Ilan Fuchs
July 22, 2015

One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women’s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection...

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