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Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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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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The Jews of Ethiopia The Birth of an Elite

The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite

1st Edition

Edited By Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Trevisan Semi
August 09, 2010

This book offers the results of the most recent research carried out in European and Israeli universities on Ethiopian Jews. With a special focus on Europe and the role played by German, English and Italian Jewish communities in creating a new Jewish Ethiopian identity, it investigates such ...

Political Theologies in the Holy Land Israeli Messianism and its Critics

Political Theologies in the Holy Land: Israeli Messianism and its Critics

1st Edition

By David Ohana
March 07, 2013

This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author ...

Jewish Blood Reality and metaphor in history, religion and culture

Jewish Blood: Reality and metaphor in history, religion and culture

1st Edition

Edited By Mitchell Hart
February 27, 2013

This book deals with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, real and metaphorical. Concentrating on the meaning or significance of blood in Judaism, the book moves this highly controversial subject away from its traditional focus, exploring how Jews themselves engage with blood and its...

Philosophy of the Talmud

Philosophy of the Talmud

1st Edition

By Hyam Maccoby
September 30, 2010

This is a new presentation of the philosophy of the Talmud. The Talmud is not a work of formal philosophy, but much of what it says is relevant to philosophical enquiry, including issues explored in contemporary debates. In particular, the Talmud has original ideas about the relation between ...

Referring to God Jewish and Christian Perspectives

Referring to God: Jewish and Christian Perspectives

1st Edition

By Paul Helm
April 14, 2011

There is a long tradition of discussion in the philosophy of religion about the problems and possibilities involved in talking about God. This book presents accounts of the problem within Jewish and Christian philosophy....

Philosophy in a Time of Crisis Don Isaac Abravanel: Defender of the Faith

Philosophy in a Time of Crisis: Don Isaac Abravanel: Defender of the Faith

1st Edition

By Seymour Feldman
June 18, 2010

The expulsion from Spain did not only result in the destruction and dispersion of Spanish Jewry but led to a crisis in Jewish faith. Don Isaac Abravanel provided a systematic treatment of the main philosophical and theological beliefs of Judaism in an attempt to resolve the inner doubts of his ...

War and Peace in Jewish Tradition From the Biblical World to the Present

War and Peace in Jewish Tradition: From the Biblical World to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Yigal Levin, Amnon Shapira
December 22, 2011

The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than ...

The Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

The Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

1st Edition

By Margaret Betz Hull
December 20, 2011

The central argument of this book is that Hannah Arendt's deserved place in the history of Western philosophy has been overlooked, and recognition of her contribution is long overdue. In part a result of Arendt's own insistence on calling herself a 'political thinker' throughout her career, this is...

The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture A History of the Other

The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture: A History of the Other

1st Edition

By Abraham Melamed
July 20, 2010

The evolving image of the Black in the history of Jewish culture is being traced here in the conceptual framework of recent post-modern theories of the 'other'. The study focuses on the mechanisms by which an ethno-religious minority group considered by the dominant majority to be the inferior '...

Jewish Mysticism and Magic An Anthropological Perspective

Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

By Maureen Bloom
July 06, 2010

Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names, ...

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed Silence and Salvation

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation

1st Edition

By Donald McCallum
July 06, 2010

Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions...

Art in Zion The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

Art in Zion: The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

1st Edition

By Dalia Manor
June 25, 2010

Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the...

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