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Box ( Rev. GEORGE HERBERT), M. A. Formerly Scholar of St. John’s College, Oxford; sometime Hebrew Master at Merchant Tay-lors’ School, London; Incumbent of Linton; joint author of The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue; Lecturer ( 1908– 1909) in the Faculty of Theology, Oxford. Adoption ( Semitic). BRABROOK ( Sir EDWARD), C. B. Of Lincoln’s Inn Barrister - at - Law; Vice- Presi-dent S. A., R. S. L., R. S. S., and R. A. I.; President of the Sociological Society and Child Study Society; Past President of the Economic and Anthropological Sections, British Association; Treasurer of the Royal Asiatic Institute; for-merly Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies. Arbitration. BROWN ( GERARD BALDWIN), M. A. ( Oxon.). Sometime Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford; Professor of Fine Art in the University of Edinburgh; author of The Fine Arts, Art ( Celtic, Christian). BURN ( Rev. A. E.), M. A., D. D. Rector and Rural Dean of Handsworth; Pre-bendary of Lichfield; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield; author of An Intro-duction to the Creeds. Adoptianism. BURNET ( JOHN), M. A. ( Oxon.), LL. D. ( Edin.). Professor of Greek in the United College of St. Salvator and St. Leonard, St. Andrews; late Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. Academy. CABATON ( ANTOINE). Professeur à l’École des Langues orientales vivantes, Paris; Ancien Membre de l’École Française de l’Extrême- Orient. Annam. CANNEY ( MAURICE A.), M. A. ( Oxon.). Formerly Hebrew Master at Merchant Taylors’ School, London. Apollonius of Tyana. CARRA DE VAUX ( BON BERNARD). Professeur à l’École libre des Hautes Études; Membre du Conseil de la Société Asiatique de Paris. Abd Al- Qadir Al- Jilani, Alchemy ( Mu hammadan). CARTER ( JESSE BENEDICT), Ph. D. ( Halle). Director of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome. Ancestor- Worship and Cult of the Dead ( Roman). CHADWICK ( HECTOR MUNRO), M. A. Fellow and Librarian of Clare College, Cam-bridge; author of The Cult of Othin. Ancestor- Worship and Cult of the Dead ( Teutonic). CHAMBERLAIN ( ALEXANDER FRANCIS), M. A. ( Toronto), Ph. D. ( Clark). Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Clark University; Hon. Member of the American Folklore Society, of the American Anthropo-logical Association, etc.; editor of the Journal of American Folklore ( 1900– 1908); author of The Child: A Study in the Evolution of Man. Aleuts. CHAPMAN ( Rev. JOHN), O. S. B. Of Erdington Abbey. Abbot ( Christian). CLARK ( ARCHIBALD BROWN), M. A., F. S. S. Lecturer on Economics in the University of Edinburgh. Ability, Accumulation. CLODD ( EDWARD). Corresponding Member of the Societe d’Anthro-pologie de Paris, and Vice- President of the Folklore Society. Abiogenesis. COBB ( Rev. W. F.), D. D. Rector of the Church of St. Ethelburga the Virgin, London, E. C. Abuse and Abusive Language. COCKERELL ( SYDNEY C.). Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cam-bridge. Art in MSS ( Christian). COE ( GEORGE ALBERT), Ph. D. John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy in Northwestern University; au-thor of The Spiritual Life: Studies in the Science of Religion, The Religion of a Mature Mind. Adolescence. COOK ( STANLEY ARTHUR), M. A. Ex- Fellow and Lecturer in Hebrew and Syriac in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; author of The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi. Adultery ( Semitic). COWAN ( Rev. HENRY), M. A., D. D. Professor of Church History in the University of Aberdeen; author of Landmarks of Church History, Influence of the Scottish Church in Christendom ( Baird Lecture for 1895), and John Knox in Putnam’s ‘ Heroes of the Ref-ormation.’ Action Sermon. CRAFER ( Rev. THOMAS WILFRID), B. D. Chaplain and Lecturer in Classics and Theo-logy in Downing College, Director of Theo-logical Studies at Fitzwilliam Hall, and Vicar of All Saints’, Cambridge. Apologetics. CRAWLEY ( Rev. ARTHUR ERNEST), M. A. ( Camb.). Headmaster of Derby School; Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and the So-ciological Society; author of The Mystic Rose, The Tree of Life. Anointing ( Introduction, Hindu). CREIGHTON ( JAMES EDWIN), B. A., Ph. D., LL. D. Sage Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in Cornell University; editor of the Philosophical Review. Abstraction. CROOKE ( WILLIAM), B. A. Ex- Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin; Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute; Mem-ber of the Folklore and Hellenic Societies; late of the Bengal Civil Service. Abor, Abu, Agaria, Aghori, Agra, Aheria, Ahir, Ahmadabad, Ajanta, Ajmer, Al-aknanda, Allahabad, Amarkantak, Amar-nath, Amber, Ancestor- Worship and Cult of the Dead ( Introduction, Indian), Arakh. CUMONT ( FRANZ), D. Phil., LL. D. ( Aber.) Professeur à l’Université de Gand; Conserva-teur aux Musées royaux de Bruxelles; Corre-spondant de l’Académie Royale de Belgique et de l’Académie des Inscriptions de Paris; auteur de Textes et monuments figures re-latifs aux mysteres de Mithra. Anahita, Architecture ( Mithraic), Art ( Mithraic). viii AUTHORS OF ARTICLES IN THIS VOLUMEAnd— Art  | Art— Bun  | Bur— Con  | Con— Dra  | Dra— Fic  | Fic— Hyk  | Hym— Lib  | Lif— Mul  | Mun— Phr  | Pic— Sac | Sac— Sud  | Suf— Zwi   P a g e      V i e w Search | F i n d | H o m e | Index   P a g e     V i e w

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The Commentary of R. Samuel Ben Meir Rashbam on Qoheleth

The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967
Enhanced by fascinating photographs and an epilogue tracing the subsequent lives and military careers of the key participants, Rabinovich's gripping narrative brings the reader to the scene of this brilliant military victory and emotional reunion of a people with their sacred city.

Treatise Ta anit of the Babylonian Talmud: Critically Edited and Provided With A Translation and Notes
This book presents the first critical edition of the Talmudic text based on a minute collation of all the existing manuscripts and early editions of the Talmud itself, as well as of the Mishnah, Tosefta, the numerous halakic and haggadic Midrashim, the Yerushalmi, and the so-called Minor Tractates. The text is translated and elucidated for the benefit of a wider circle of readers, who are not in a position to study the original.

Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher
The story of an extraordinary personality in the history of the Jewish people. Abravanel symbolizes a life of a true son of G-d s chosen people.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Isaiah I-XXVII
In religion, as elsewhere, great personalities count first, and it is the privilege of a student of the Book of Isaiah to come face to face with one, if not two, such personalities...

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Amos and Hosea
The author has taken up in connection with the first two of the immortal Twelve, many questions that concern just as closely the prophetic books. It is especially felt in the Introduction; in fact Harper's introduction to Amos and Hosea is really an introduction to Prophecy as such.

Luah Hashanah 5775
A guide to prayers, readings, laws, and customs for the synagogue and for the home

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah 3

Kiddush Ha-Shem: An Epic of 1648
One of the earliest historical novels in modern Yiddish literature, Kiddush ha-Shem is a story of Jewish martyrdom during the Chmelnitsky uprising in mid-17th century Ukraine and Poland.

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. I
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The first volume covers the folklore ranging from the creation of man to the heirship of Jacob.

A Commentary on the Book of Exodus
The last of the commentaries rendered into English, this Cassuto's work ranks among the finest modern contributions to the treasury of Biblical learning.

Studies in Bible I (Scripta Hierosolymitana VIII)
Publication of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Studia Biblica Vol. 1

Zionism at the UN: A Diary of the First Days
This book records in diary form the events the author was involved in as an emissary of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine to the United Nations Conference, meeting in San Francisco in the late spring and early summer of 1945. The demand for a Jewish state on the official level was first made clear at this conference.

Tanna Debe Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah
Tanna debe Eliyyahu is a midrashic work thought to have been composed between the third and the tenth centuries. Unlike all the other Midrashim, it is a unified work shaped with a character of its own. This work has never before been translated from the original Hebrew.

The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism
The Shema has been described as the central watchword of Jewish faith. The book represents an extensive commentary on the words of the Shema, drawing upon the wide range of traditional sources and the author's own reflections.

Legends of the Bible
This is storytelling with a grain of salt and a lot of wit; tales springing from the antiquity of oral tradition, told with sheer delight in the glory of a book transformed by a hundred generations whose daily thoughts and deeds were transformed by The Book.

The Return of Anti-Semitism
An anti-Semitic contamination is now world-wide. This sad truth is brilliantly evoked in Gabriel Schoenfeld's important study. Necessary reading. --Elie Wiesel

JPS Bible Commentary: Jonah
This fine commentary is based closely on the author's original Hebrew commentary (Am Oved, 1992), with some revision and expansion.

Israel and the Nations
Israel and the Nations is a handbook of Jewish apologetics. The author's primary goal was to put together all the arguments of Jew-baiting and to explain their nature and origin. This work is a source of information and reference for all those who are in quest of enlightenment.

Sunset Possibilities and Other Poems
Continuing the high standards of the JPS Jewish Poetry Series, this volume presents poems that have become twentieth-century classics. Included are eighty poems printed in English and Hebrew on facing pages.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER
Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

Three Jewish Communities in Medieval Valencia. Hispania Judaica, v. 8
The history of three Jewish Communities in Medieval Valencia: Castellón de la Plana, Burriana, Villarreal.

Lost Love: The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold
The book tells the story of Henrietta Szold s lost love through her correspondence with Louis Ginzberg and a previously unpublished private journal.

New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
New Heart, New Spirit confronts the ethical and moral values of the Bible in the context of the critical situation that Israel and Zionism are facing. It is an outcry and a challenge to the xenophobic movements focused on “holy wars,” power, land, and blood.

Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer
Kabbalistic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences of Numbers ascribed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 6
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

The Fifty-Third Chapter of Isaiah according to the Jewish interpreters (in 2 vols.)
Collection of printed texts and MSS. by Jewish commentators on the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah, brought together by AD. Nubauer and translated with assistance of S.R.Driver.

Luah Hashanah 5774
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's official calendar for the Jewish year. It is intended to guide congregations and individuals through the liturgy during the Jewish year 5774.

Meeting of Cultures and Clash of Cultures

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Daniel
The very detailed handling of the original languages of Daniel (Hebrew and Aramaic) and frequent references to scholarly works in Latin, French, and German make this the commentary for scholars.

The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol. III.
This is the third and final volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 7

The Life of the People in Biblical Times
When books survive as long as our biblical collection has survived, a certain discrepancy between intention and comprehension is inevitable. But if we wish to read attentively, we must make the effort to reconstruct the concrete shell of the past as well as its essential spiritual factors. This is exactly what this book gives us.

The Book of Pogroms (in Russian)

Between East and West: A History of the Jews of North Africa
This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of “the forgotten million” that once comprised the great Jewish communities of North Africa. It covers a period of more than two thousand years in the history of those communities.

A Separate Republic
Based on the Libro Grande, which is included in this volume, this authoritative analysis of the Venetian Jewish community of the 17th century gives a snapshot of the political and social structure of the Jews of Venice as they related to the general population of the Venetian Republic of that period and to the ethnic,economic, and religious diversity within their own community.

History of Jewish Coinage and of Money in the Old and New Testament
Madden's work constitutes . . . a record of many rare or unique examples of Jewish art, preserving spontaneity and directness in our contact with the Jewish past. Michael Avi-Yonah Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem

A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part I): from Adam to Noah
One of the greatest masterpieces of Jewish Biblical scholarship directed against the Documentary Hypothesis or so-called Higher Critisism.

Types of Jewish-Palestinian Piety
Original and interesting study of the meaning of piety amoung observant Jews of the late Second Temple period.

Tales of Sendebar
Translated from original Hebrew version of the SEVEN SAGES, this collection of fascinating stories--based on unpublished manuscripts--makes available the complete English translation of Mishle Sendebar, the Hebrew version of an enormously popular medieval romance which originated in the East and was subsequently transmitted westward.

Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament
Long the standard English work on the subject, now is prepared to work interactively with Hebrew-English Tanakh: the Jewish Bible.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): DEUTERONOMY
Electronic edition of one of the author's finest achievements.

Amulets and Magic Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of the Late Antiquity
The book contains the texts of all the legible amulets in Aramaic known today as well as 13 unpublished till now bowls. Their study allows us to peak into the religious feelings and practices of common people in the Talmudic period. The book contains a wealth of new material for the history of magic in the Middle East.

The Path of the Upright: Mesillat Yesharim
The Path of the Upright, Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto's guide to the perfection of human soul, stands on its own as one of the most influential and inspirational ethical works in Judaism. In this work, the author probes every aspect of the human personality and offers advice on ways to overcome its weaknesses. The Path of the Upright: Messillat Yesharim is a bilingual edition in Hebrew and English.

The Emergence of Conservative Judaism: The Historical School in 19th Century America
The book begins with description of the early decades of the past century, when American Judaism was still the expression of a religiously united community, and then probes the tensions and new forms of Jewish institutional and personal practice as they resulted from the needs of Jewish experience and from contact with American tradition, ideas and events.

The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism
The medieval conception of the Jew as devil – literally and figuratively – is the subject of this classic work, first issued in 1943. The full dimension of the diabolization of the Jew is presented through document, analysis, and illustration. It is a chilling study but an exceedingly important one.

Studies in Jewish Education X: In Search of Jewish Paideia : Directions in the Philosophy of the Jewish Education
The 10th volume of Studies in Jewish Education reflects the commitment of the Hebrew University in general, and of the Melton Centre in particular, to reflection and research on issues pertaining to Jewish education. The essays and articles appearing in this volume represent the summary of a conference held in honor of Prof. Michael Rosenak on the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of research and teaching at the Melton Centre.

Volume 7, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi Germany, the Encyclopedia exhibits a unique sensitivity to all forms of anti-Semitic agitation and malice and makes every effort to find allies among others, especially Christians, to forge a shield for Jewish people in the face of the coming catastrophe.

The Goddess Anath
A major contribution to Ugaritic scholarship, The Goddess Anath--Cassuto's work on Canaanite Epics of the Patriarchal Age--is a classic authored by one of the greatest Bible scholars.