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  • Fatal Obedience

    The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

    Edited by Josef Meri

    The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Jewish Women's Torah Study

    Orthodox Religious Education and Modernity

    By Ilan Fuchs

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Origin of Heresy

    A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

    By Robert M. Royalty

    Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Representing Zion

    Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament

    By Frederik Poulsen

    The prophetic books of the Old Testament offer a fascinating collection of oracles, poetic images, and theological ideas. Among the most prominent themes are those of judgment and salvation, especially concerning the fate of Zion. This place, where the people of God dwell, is alternately presented…

    Hardback – 2014-09-30
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Rebellion of Absalom

    By Keith Bodner

    With extraordinary range and literary energy, the story of Absalom’s rebellion in 2 Samuel ranks as the most elaborate and extensively narrated internal political event in the Hebrew Bible, complete with a host of scandalous and sordid events: illicit sex, murder, cover-up, petty crime, to name a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-18
    Routledge

  • Reading Jewish Religious Texts

    By Eliezer Segal

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated…

    Paperback – 2011-08-30
    Routledge
    Reading Religious Texts

  • Introducing Judaism

    By Eliezer Segal

    Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Students will gain an…

    Paperback – 2008-08-08
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Jewish Thought

    An Introduction

    By Oliver Leaman

     This fresh and contemporary introduction to the Jewish faith, its philosophies and worldviews, explores debates which have preoccupied Jewish thinkers over the centuries and examines their continuing influence in contemporary Judaism. Written by Oliver Leaman, a leading figure in the…

    Paperback – 2006-06-26
    Routledge

  • Controversy and Dialogue in the Jewish Tradition

    A Reader

    Edited by Hanina Ben-Menahem, Neil Hecht, Shai Wosner

    Controversy is the main instrument by which Judaism develops and shapes its philosophy, theology and law. The rabbinical literature speaks with many voices, debating virtually every subject, and failing to reach a consensus on many. However, this willingness to condone controversy is accompanied by…

    Hardback – 2005-09-01
    Routledge

  • Ten Rungs

    Collected Hasidic Sayings, 2nd Edition

    By Martin Buber

    The sacred tales and aphorisms collected here by Martin Buber have their origins in the traditional Hasidic metaphor of life as a ladder, reaching towards the divine by ascending rungs of perfection. Through Biblical riddles and interpretations, Jewish proverbs and spiritual meditations, they seek…

    Paperback – 2002-09-26
    Routledge

  • Disability in Jewish Law

    By Tzvi C. Marx

    In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the…

    Hardback – 2002-01-24
    Routledge
    Jewish Law in Context

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