Category Archives: Jewish Life

Kosher Food Production

The second edition of Kosher Food Production explores the intricate relationship between modern food production and related Kosher application. Following an introduction to basic Kosher laws, theory and practice, Rabbi Blech details the essential food production procedures required of modern … Continue reading

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Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: ‘you are what you eat.’ But this book goes beyond that simple … Continue reading

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Washing in Water (Sbl – Academia Biblica)

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From Chaos to Harmony: The Solution to the Global Crisis According to the Wisdom of Kabbalah

Laitman’s new book not only demonstrates with examples from science and Kabbalah that the ego stands behind all human suffering, but also shows how we can use it to our benefit. With clear analyses of the human soul and its … Continue reading

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Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

The death penalty in classical Judaism has been a highly politicized subject in modern scholarship. Those wishing to defend the Talmud from Enlightenment attacks on its legitimacy pointed to Talmudic criminal law as evidence for its elevated, progressive morals. But … Continue reading

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Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

The book of Genesis tells us that God made a covenant with Abraham, promising him a glorious posterity on the condition that he and all his male descendents must be circumcised. For thousands of years thereafter, the distinctive practice of … Continue reading

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Jewish Funerary Customs, Practices And Rites In The Second Temple Period (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

Research of burials constitutes one of the main reliable sources of information related to various aspects of funerary practices and rituals, and offers a perception of ancient social life and community organization. The material remains of mortuary rituals is effective … Continue reading

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Performing Israel’s Faith: Narrative and Law in Rabbinic Theology

If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel’s Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology–one directly concerned … Continue reading

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Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark: Amazing Revelations of the Incredible Power of Gold

This book examines the secrets of the Grail bloodline from Moses to Jesus, delineates fascinating new information about the Knights Templar, and reveals the lost secrets of Royal Arch Freemasonry.

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Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life (The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies)

American or Middle Eastern, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, insular or immersed in modern life–however diverse their situations or circumstances, Jews draw on common traditions and texts when they mark life’s momentous events and rites of passage. The interplay of past and … Continue reading

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