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Routledge Jewish Studies Series

Series Editor: Oliver Leaman

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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31-40 of 51 results in Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  1. Philosophy of the Talmud

    By Hyam Maccoby

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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...

    Published August 1st 2010 by Routledge

  2. From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design

    Its Beginning, its Definition, its End

    By John Wilkinson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers,...

    Published August 1st 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Jews of Ethiopia

    The Birth of an Elite

    Edited by Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Trevisan Semi

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture

    A History of the Other

    By Abraham Melamed

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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 '...

    Published July 20th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Irene Kajon

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Art in Zion

    The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

    By Dalia Manor

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Cultural Nationalism

    Origins and Influences

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature,...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Jewish-Chinese Nexus

    A Meeting of Civilizations

    Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective

    By Maureen Bloom

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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,...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation

    By Donald McCallum

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation
    By S. Leyla Gurkan
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  2. Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism
    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray
    To Be Published August 7th 2015
  3. Rabbis of our Time: Spiritual Authorities of Judaism
    By Marek Cejka, Roman Koran
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  4. Rabbinic Judaism: Space and Place
    By David Kraemer
    To Be Published December 20th 2015

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