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On the Judaeo-German Spoken by the Russian Jews

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 340
ISBN: 978-1-60724-594-0
Leo Wiener presents an overview of the history, culture, and language of the Jews who emigrated from Germany to Slavic countries and continued to speak a dialect of German.

Spinoza as Educator

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 26
ISBN: 978-1-59333-589-2
When educator William Rabenort looked at Spinoza he saw an educator. This little book on educational theory is built on the thought of Spinoza.

Idea and Essence in the Philosophies of Hobbes and Spinoza

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 36
ISBN: 978-1-59333-670-7
Noted American philosopher Albert Balz offers his observations on the concepts of idea and essence as reflected in the philosophers Hobbes and Spinoza.

In the Wake of Tikva Frymer-Kensky

ISBN: 978-1-59333-977-7
This volume consists of 14 papers delivered by Assyriologists and biblical specialists at the 2007 Society of Biblical Literature congress in sessions devoted to the scholarly legacy of the late Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Jews in Psychology and the Psychology of Judaism

ISBN: 978-1-59333-969-2
Contributions by four of the seven major theoretical innovators in modern psychology, Sigmund Freud, Max Wertheimer, Abraham Maslow, and Noam Chomsky, are explored against the backdrop of their Jewish heritage. The psychological wisdom in Jewish religious practices and culture is highlighted as well, from a psychodynamic perspective.

Intermediaries in Jewish Theology

Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 60
ISBN: 978-1-59333-875-6
A philological study of the usage of Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron in Tragumic and Cabbalistic literature that combats nineteenth century Christian attempts to read these as references to the Second or Third Persons of the Trinity.

How Should Rabbinic Literature Be Read in the Modern World?

Edited by Matthew A. Kraus
Series: Judaism in Context 4
ISBN: 978-1-59333-214-3
Through literary, historical, archaeological, and engendered readings, this collection of essays presents a multidisciplinary analysis of rabbinic texts. Such a conversation between diverse scholars illuminates the hermeneutical issues generated by the contemporary study of the Talmud and Midrash.

Man and the Theogony in the Lurianic Cabala

ISBN: 1-59333-200-9
Lurianic mythology represents an intensely personal view, in which earlier cabalistic symbolism is used to express new and original ideas. The lurianic corpus can be seen as a metaphor for a relation between man and the deity which is not yet fulfilled. The cabalistic myths of his sources express the reality of the relations of being in the lurianic corpus. The lurianic system seeks to reformulate the relation of man and god, concentrating on the way that the being of the deity is revealed in man.

Noble Soul: The Life & Legend of the Vilna Ger Tzedek Count Walenty Potocki

Series: Judaism in Context 1
ISBN: 1-59333-097-9
Walenty Potocki was a young Polish nobleman who abandoned wealth, power, and unlimited worldly prospects to convert to new religion - Judaism. Potocki was betrayed by a member of the religious community he embraced and burned at the stake by the Church he left behind in 1749. This book examines eleven versions of this remarkable man’s story and the heated, previously unpublished, correspondence between the Potocki clan and one of his early biographers. Noble Soul is the record of one man’s defining faith, and of the compelling human need for personal spiritual fulfillment.

Land of Israel. A Journey of Travel in Palestine

ISBN: 1-931956-57-X
Tristram says "In the belief that this field was not yet exhausted, I spent, accompanied by a small party of friends, in 1863-4, a period of nearly ten months in the examination chiefly of the geology and natural history of the country."