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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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41-50 of 51 results in Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  1. Philosophy in a Time of Crisis

    Don Isaac Abravanel: Defender of the Faith

    By Seymour Feldman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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...

    Published June 21st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Muscular Judaism

    The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration

    By Todd Samuel Presner

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing valuable insights into an element of European nationalism and modernist culture, this book explores the development of the 'Zionist body' as opposed to the traditional stereotype of the physically weak, intellectual Jew. It charts the cultural and intellectual history showing how the '...

    Published June 21st 2010 by Routledge

  3. Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

    By David Patterson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness,...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Jews and India

    Perceptions and Image

    By Yulia Egorova

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Exploring the image of Jews in India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book looks at both the Indian attitudes towards the Jewish communities of the subcontinent and at the way Jews and Judaism in general have been represented in Indian discourse. Despite the fact that the...

    Published July 24th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Antisemitism and Modernity

    Innovation and Continuity

    By Hyam Maccoby

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The subject of anti-Semitism, not long ago thought to be a dead issue, has been revised due to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby traces the now topical discussion of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and especially its development in the modern world. The key questions ...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Jewish Education and History

    Continuity, crisis and change

    By Moshe Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Moshe Aberbach (1924-2007) was a leading educator and scholar in Jewish studies, specialising in the field of Jewish education in the talmudic period. This book draws on a representative selection of his writings over a fifty year period, and includes essays on Saadia Gaon and Maimonides, coverage...

    Published May 26th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Jews, Muslims and Mass Media

    Mediating the 'Other'

    Edited by Dr Yulia Egorova, Yulia Egorova, Tudor Parfitt

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media. Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book will try to reveal why. The media have clearly played a pro-active role in the Middle East conflict, the...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Deconstructing the Bible

    Abraham ibn Ezra's Introduction to the Torah

    By Irene Lancaster

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Deconstructing the Bible represents the first attempt by a single author to place the great Spanish Jewish Hebrew bible exegete, philosopher, poet, astronomer, astrologer and scientist Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164) in his complete contextual environment. It charts his unusual travels and...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  9. Judaising Movements

    Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times

    Edited by Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Semi

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles'...

    Published March 28th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Moses Maimonides

    By Oliver Leaman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    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....

    Published October 10th 1997 by Routledge