Theology & Religion  /  Comparative Religion

The Juridical Communities of Apulia

Municipal Belonging and Communal Identity in Southern Italy (1442-1541)
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781463243890
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
The Stories They Tell Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781463244569
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
In this engaging book of commentary on the Talmud, the author upends the long-held theory of the immutability of halakhah, Jewish law. In her detailed analysis of over 80 short halakhic anecdotes in the Babylonian Talmud, the author shows that the Talmud itself promotes halakhic change. She leads the reader through one sugya (discussion unit) after another, accumulating evidence for her rather radical thesis.
Maimonides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781463243913
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
Shalom Sadik interrogates the nature of Maimonides’ religious philosophy through examination of secrets in the philosopher’s Guide for the Perplexed, the role of dialectic in his philosophy, the relationship between natural law and God’s commandments, and the question of free will.
The Scholastic Culture of the Babylonian Talmud Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9781463206574
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
The Scholastic Culture of the Babylonian Talmud studies how and in what cultural context the Talmud began to take shape in the scholastic centers of rabbinic Babylonia. Bickart tracks the use of the term tistayem ("let it be promulgated") and its analogs, in contexts ranging from Amoraic disciple circles to Geonic texts, and in comparison with literatures of Syriac-speaking Christians. The study demonstrates increasing academization during the talmudic period, and supports a gradual model of the Talmud's redaction.
Cultic Spiritualization. Religious Sacrifice in the Dead Sea Scrolls Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9781463242411
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
Throughout the history of research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the investigation of religious sacrifice has often been neglected. This book examines the views of sacrifice in the non-biblical sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls, through exploration of the historical and ideological development of the movement related to the scrolls (the DSS movement), particularly from the vantagepoint of the movement's later offshoot group known as the Qumran community.
Violins and Hope Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781938086861
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2022
Illustrations: 75 color photographs by the author
Description:
Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli master luthier (violin maker), began a project more than years ago that may be one of the most creative, effective, and magnificent approaches to education on the topic of the Holocaust. Trained by three of the most revered Cremona, Italian luthiers of the twentieth century, Weinstein’s vision was to restore violins that survived the concentration camps and the ghettos, even when their owners often did not. To date, more than seventy violins have been restored to their highest playable condition.
From Jerusalem to Delhi, through Persia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781463244064
Pub Date: 06 Jan 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Why are Jews so attracted to India, to Hinduism, and to Buddhism in the United States as well as Israel? They travel there by the thousands, attracted by the exoticism of course, but, Adelman believes, also drawn by an atavistic connection, dating back to the great Persian empires that extended from the land of Israel to the Indian subcontinent, linking the religions, myths, legends, literature, customs, even languages over the centuries. Influenced by her own profoundly mystical experiences, Adelman provides the history, explains the religions, shows the common origins, and gives astonishing examples of parallel symbolism.
Emerging Horizons. 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9781463243654
Pub Date: 30 Oct 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
The chapters in Emerging Horizons: 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash pertain to an intriguing midrash that appears in a Masoretic context, the Qur’anic narrative of the red cow, midrashic narratives that rabbinise enemies of Israel, the death of Moses, emotions in rabbinic literature, and yelammedenu units in midrashic works.
The Lord God of Gods Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781463243333
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
The investigation of this book into early Jewish experiences of God begins with calls to discard any categorical and definitional approaches to the literature of early Judaism, and several enduring preconceptions about its mysticism and theology (particularly the relegation of its mysticism to particular texts and themes, and the molding of its theology in the image of medieval and post-medieval Jewish and Christian monotheisms). With this abandonment, the symbolic language of early Jewish texts gives sharper contours to a pre-formal theology, a theology in which God and divinity are more subjects of experience and recognition than of propositions. This clarity leads the investigation to the conclusion that early Judaism is thoroughly mystical and experiences a theology which is neither polytheistic, nor monotheistic, but deificational: there is only one divine selfhood, the divinity of “God,” but he shares his selfhood with “gods,” to varying degrees and always at his discretion.
Through the Prism of Wisdom Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 572
ISBN: 9781463207427
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
This monograph explores the nature of the Elijah traditions in rabbinic literature and their connection to the wisdom tradition. By examining the diverse Elijah traditions in connection to the wisdom and apocalyptic traditions, Alouf-Aboody sheds new light on the manner in which Elijah’s role developed in rabbinic literature.
In and Around Maimonides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781463243302
Pub Date: 27 May 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
In and Around Maimonides presents eight highly focused studies on Moses Maimonides and those around him.
Jerusalem's Survival, Sennacherib's Departure, and the Kushite Role in 701 BCE Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 387
ISBN: 9781463241568
Pub Date: 15 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
In 2002 Henry T. Aubin published The Rescue of Jerusalem: The Alliance Between Hebrews and Africans in 701 BC. Aubin, an award win­ning Canadian journalist, explores Jerusalem’s survival in 701 BCE in the face of an Assyrian invasion of the Levant.
Second Slayings Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781463240264
Pub Date: 22 Oct 2019
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
This work is a study of Jewish cultural memory as exemplified by rabbinic midrash of the Amoraic period, the second through fifth centuries of the Common Era, and especially midrash on the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac (Gen. 22:1–19). The Akedah is proposed and analyzed as a model for submission to the divine will through the act of interpretation.
Gender in Jewish Studies Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781463240561
Pub Date: 17 Oct 2019
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies (1759-1953)
Description:
Volume 13 of Melilah, an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
JJP Supplement 26 (2016) Journal of Juristic Papyrology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788393842568
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2016
Imprint: Journal of Juristic Papyrology
Series: JJP Supplements
Description:
The book is depicting the Jewish Diaspora in the Roman Imperial period