E-books: Jewish Studies

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the

    Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways", 1st Edition

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    eBook – 2017-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Violence and Messianism: Jewish Philosophy and the Great Conflicts of the Twentieth Century book cover

    Violence and Messianism

    Jewish Philosophy and the Great Conflicts of the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Petar Bojanić

    Violence and Messianism looks at how some of the figures of the so-called Renaissance of "Jewish" philosophy between the two world wars - Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin and Martin Buber - grappled with problems of violence, revolution and war. At once inheriting and breaking with the great…

    eBook – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics book cover

    Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Curtis Hutt, Halla Kim, Berel Dov Lerner

    Twentieth century continental thinkers such as Bergson, Levinas and Jonas have brought fresh and renewed attentions to Jewish ethics, yet it still remains fairly low profile in the Anglophone academic world. This collection of critical essays brings together the work of established and…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor': From the Tanakh to Les Misérables book cover

    The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'

    From the Tanakh to Les Misérables, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Israel at the Polls 2013: Continuity and Change in Israeli Political Culture book cover

    Israel at the Polls 2013

    Continuity and Change in Israeli Political Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eithan Orkibi, Manfred Gerstenfeld

    The 2013 elections took place less than two years after the overwhelming wave of social protests of summer 2011. At first, the election campaign did not raise much public interest, but the emergence of new players and young political forces energized the political race. Polls conducted throughout…

    eBook – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews book cover

    From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Summerfield

    In the light of the Israeli government's plan to halt Ethiopian immigration, this book provides original research into the transformation of the Falashas to Ethiopian Jews during the twentieth century which made them eligible for immigration into Israel, adding a new dimension to the question…

    eBook – 2017-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy: A Study in Tradition and Survival book cover

    The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy

    A Study in Tradition and Survival, 1st Edition

    By Shmuel Sandler

    The conventional understanding of Israeli foreign policy has been that it is a relatively new phenomenon, with some claiming that the ‘Jewish People’ is an invention by mid-19th century Jewish historians, or simply an ‘imagined community’. This book disputes these claims by demonstrating that the…

    eBook – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Religious Studies and Rabbinics: A Conversation book cover

    Religious Studies and Rabbinics

    A Conversation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, Beth A. Berkowitz

    Religious Studies and Rabbinics have overlapping yet distinct interests, subject matter, and methods. Religious Studies is committed to the study of religion writ large. It develops theories and methods intended to apply across religious traditions. Rabbinics, by contrast, is dedicated to a defined…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Contemporary Left Antisemitism book cover

    Contemporary Left Antisemitism

    1st Edition

    By David Hirsh

    Today’s antisemitism is difficult to recognize because it does not come dressed in a Nazi uniform and it does not openly proclaim its hatred or fear of Jews. This book looks at the kind of antisemitism which is tolerated or which goes unacknowledged in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions,…

    eBook – 2017-07-28
    Routledge

  • A Commentary on Numbers: Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism book cover

    A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism, 1st Edition

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    eBook – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy: The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar book cover

    Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy

    The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar, 1st Edition

    By Moshe M Pavlov

    Abū’l-Barakāt is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. ‘Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy’ examines…

    eBook – 2017-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature: A Diaspora book cover

    Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature

    A Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dario Miccoli

    In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned…

    eBook – 2017-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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