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x PETERS ( JOHN PUNNETT), Ph. D., D. D., Sc. D. Rector of St. Michael’s Protestant Episcopal Church, New York. Cosmogony and Cosmology ( Hebrew). PETRIE ( WILLIAM MATTHEW FLINDERS), D. C. L. Oxon.), LL. D. ( Edin. and Aber.), Litt. D. ( Camb.), Ph. D. ( Strassburg). Fellow of the Royal Society and of the British Academy; Edwards Professor of Egyptology in the University of London. Cosmogony and Cosmology ( Egyptian). PHILLIPS ( DAVID), B. A. ( Wales), M. A. ( Cantab.). Professor of the Philosophy and History of Religion in the Theological College, Bala, North Wales. Consent. PINCHES ( THEOPHILUS GOLDRIDGE), LL. D. ( Glas.), M. R. A. S. Lecturer in Assyrian at University College, London, and at the Institute of Archæology, Liverpool; Hon. Member of the Société Asiatique. Conscience ( Babylonian), Creed ( Bab.- Assyrian), Crimes and Punishments ( Assyro- Babylonian). POPE ( ROBERT MARTIN), M. A. ( Camb. and Man-chester). Author of Cathemerinon of Prudentius. Contempt, Contentment. POUSSIN ( LOUIS DE LA VALLÉE), Docteur en philosophie et lettres ( Liége), en langues orientales ( Louvain). Professeur de Sanscrit à l’université de Gand; Correspondant de l’Académie royale de Belgique; Co- directeur du Muséon; Membre de la R. A. S. et de la Société Asiatique. Cosmogony and Cosmology ( Buddhist), Councils ( Buddhist), Death and Dis-posal of the Dead ( Buddhist). PRÜFER ( CURT), Ph. D. Oriental Secretary to the German Diplomatic Agency for Egypt. Drama ( Arabic). QUINTON ( RICHARD FRITH), M. D. Late Governor and Medical Officer of H. M. Prison Holloway. Criminology. RAPSON ( EDWARD JAMES), M. A. Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Cambridge. Drama ( Indian). REID ( JAMES SMITH), M. A., LL. D., Litt. D. Fellow and late Tutor of Gonville and Caius College; Professor of Ancient History in the University of Cambridge. Crimes and Punishments ( Roman), Demons and Spirits ( Roman). REVON ( MICHEL), LL. D., D. Lit. Late Professor of Law in the Imperial Uni-versity of Tokyo and Legal Adviser to the Japanese Government; Professor of History of the Civilization of the Far East in the University of Paris; author of Le Shinntöisme. Cosmogony and Cosmology ( Japanese), Divination ( Japanese). ROBINSON ( DAVID MOORE), Ph. D. Associate Professor of Classical Archæology in Johns Hopkins University. Drama ( Greek). ROBINSON ( FRED NORRIS), Ph. D. Professor of English in Harvard University. Deæ Matres. ROSE ( HERBERT JENNINGS), M. A. ( Oxon.). Associate Professor of Classics in McGill Uni versity, Montreal; sometime Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Divination ( Introductory and Primitive, Greek). Ross ( George R. T.), M. A., D. Phil. Professor of Philosophy in the Government College, Rangoon; author of Aristotle’s De Sensu and De Memoria, and joint- author of The Philosophical Works of Descartes. Decision. SAYCE ( ARCHIBALD HENRY), D. Litt. ( Oxon.), LL. D. ( Dublin), D. D. ( Edin. and Aber.). Fellow of Queen’s College and Professor of Assyriology in the University of Oxford; President of the Society of Biblical Archæology. Cosmogony and Cosmology ( Babylonian). SCHAFF ( DAVID SCHLEY), D. D. ( Univ. of Geneva, etc.). Professor of Church History in the Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pa. Councils and Synods ( Mediæval Chris-tian); Discipline ( Christian). SCHRADER ( OTTO), Dr. phil. et jur. h. c. Ordentlicher Professor für vergleichende Sprachforschung an der Universität zu Breslau; author of Prehistoric Antiquities of the Aryan Peoples. Crimes and Punishments ( Teutonic and Slavic), Death and Disposal of the Dead ( Slavic), Divination ( Litu- Slavic). SCOTT ( CHARLES ANDERSON), M. A. ( Camb.). Professor of New Testament in Westminster College, Cambridge. Donatists. SCOTT ( WILLIAM MAJOR), M. A. Minister of George Street Congregational Church, Croydon; author of Aspects of Christian Mysticism, The Life of John Howe. Devotion and Devotional Literature. SCOTT- MONCRIEFF ( PHILIP DAVID), M. A. Late Assistant in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum. Coptic Church, Death and Disposal of the Dead ( Coptic). SELIGMANN ( CHARLES G.), M. D. Lecturer in Ethnology in the University of London; author of The Melanesians of British New Guinea, and joint- author of The Veddas. Dinka. SERGI ( GIUSEPPE). Professor of Anthropology in the University of Rome. Death aird Disposal of the Dead ( Greek). SHAW ( CHARLES GRAY), Ph. D. Professor of Philosophy in the University of New York; author of Christianity and Modern Culture, The Precinct of Religion, The Value and Dignity of Human Life. Culture, Desire. 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 Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy
Stephanie Gutmann, who covered the second intifada, documents in her book, 'The Other War,' how Israel, in spite of — or maybe because of — its strength as a democracy nearly always loses the battle for soft and sympathetic minds. — The Washington Times

Come Under the Wings: A Midrash on Ruth
Grace Goldin makes the character of Ruth more vivid in her poetry. Two classical idioms, that of the Jewish imagination, and that of English verse, are strikingly joined in the book.

THE EVOLUTION OF EXODUS TRADITION
A comprehensive literary inquiry into a history of the Exodus tradition as it has evolved through time. The book examines the narrative of Exodus, compares it to biblical sources as well as to information provided in Apocryphic, Pseudepigrahic, Hellenistic and Midrashic documents.

Dawn Over Baghdad
Gripping, up-to-the-minute report on America's most urgent national struggle today, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. servicemen and Iraqis who are trying to make a new country out of the most dangerous place in the world; distinct contrast to the gloomy picture of America's presence in this war zone so often painted by the mainstream media.

Palestine in the 18th Century


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.

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

MEDICINE AND MEDICAL ETHICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN


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.

Studies in History (Scripta Hierosolymitana XXIII)
This anthology contains such articles as The Holy Congregation in Jerusalem by S. Safrai, Persecutions and Maryrdom in Hadrian's Days by M. D. Herr, The Imperial Court-Jew Wolf Werthheimer as Dimlomatic Mediator by B. Mevorah, To whom did Mendelssohn Reply in his Jerusalem , by Jacob Katz, Caesar: An Economic Biography and its Political Significance by I. Shatzman and others.

Studies in Jewish Education XI: Languages and Literatures in Jewish Education
Languages and Literatures in Jewish Education is dedicated to Prof. Michael Rosenak, the founder of the discipline of the Philosophy of Jewish Education.

ANCIENT PLACE NAMES IN THE HOLY LAND


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 International Critical Commentary (ICC): Psalms (in 2 volumes)
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Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer
Kabbalistic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences of Numbers ascribed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus.

The Birobidzhan Affair: A Yiddish Writer in Siberia
The Birobidzhan Affair is the autobiography, “a chronicle of heart-rending events” recounting Emiot's eight years at hard labor in various work camps in Siberia. Poignant, remarkably understated in tone, it provides evidence of his travails as a Jewish victim of the bitter bureaucracy that was Stalinist Russia.

Chapters on Jewish Literature
The twenty-five short chapters on Jewish Literature open with the fall of Jerusalem in the year 70 of the current era, and end with the death of Moses Mendelssohn in 1786. This book has been compiled with the definite aim of providing an elementary manual of Jewish literature both for home and school use.

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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 Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 1
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Complete and Unabridged Electronic Edition)
This is the complete and unabridged electronic edition of the twentieth century finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 9
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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.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 12
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.

JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers
Commentary on the Torah' forth book by one of the most insteresting modern Jewish thinkers.

The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times
Norman A. Stillman continues the saga he so eloquently began in his first volume, The Jews of Arab Lands, up through the dramatic events of the twentieth century. This book focuses on the forces, events, and personalities that over the past 150 years have shaped the Jewish communities of the Arab world.

By Design: science search for God
The book introduces and summarizes two contemporary movements science and religion dialogue and intelligent design . After reading By Design we understand how what was once a battleground between God and science can now become a meeting ground.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 12
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The Bunker
The book tells a story of seven Jews who succeeded in escaping the massacre of Jews that followed the Warsaw uprising in 1944. From about September 1944 until January 1945 the author lived with six others in a bunker under inconceivable conditions. Yet they survived. How they managed this is told in The Bunker.

Ahad Ha-Am Asher Ginzberg: A Biography
Ahad Ha-Am's “spiritual Zionism” is still as capable, as it was fifty years ago, of giving inspiration and guidance to a large segment of the Jewry.

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.

Tractate Bava Basra I: Commentary and Study Guide
The third of the three Talmudic tractates of the order Neziḳin, dealing with man's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property, of a house or field. The tractate is divided into ten chapters, the contents of which may be described as follows: (1) Regulations relating to property held by more than one owner (ch. i.); (2) responsibilities of an owner of property with regard to that of his neighbor (ch. ii.); (3) established rights of ownership and rights connected with property

History of the Jews, Vol. 2: From the Reign of Hyrcanus (135 B.C.E.) to the Completion of the Babylonian Talmud (500 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The second volume covers the period from the reign of Hyrcanus to the completion of the Babylonian Talmud.

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La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States
The story of the Jewish immigration to the United States of the Levantine Sephardim who entered the United States between 1899 and 1925.

Louis Ginzberg: Keeper of the Law
First published in 1966, Louis Ginzberg: Keeper of the Law is an unusual biography. It was written by a son about his father, by an interpreter of economics about an interpreter of rabbinics. It is done with obvious charm, with deep affection for the subject, and yet with surprising objectivity.

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 Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4
Documented depiction of the economic activities of the Jews and their work at the service of the Crown in this Christian kingdom.

Chapters on Jewish Literature
The twenty-five short chapters on Jewish Literature open with the fall of Jerusalem in the year 70 of the current era, and end with the death of Moses Mendelssohn in 1786. This book has been compiled with the definite aim of providing an elementary manual of Jewish literature both for home and school use.

Jewish History: An Essay in the Philosophy of History
This essay exhibits in a remarkably striking way the author's art of making “all things seem fresh and new, important and attractive.” The author attempts, for the first time, a psychologic characterization of Jewish history. He endeavors to demonstrate the inner connection between events, and develop the ideas that underlie them.

Legends of the Jews
A most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible drawn largely on Jewish lore and tradition. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs.

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy
The fifth and final JPS commentary on the last book of the Torah.

History of the Jews, Vol. 5: From the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland (1648 C.E.) to the Present Time (1870 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The fifth volume covers the period from the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland to the Present Time.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 4
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Luah Hashannah 5778
A guide to prayers, readings, laws, and customs for the synagogue and for the home

Aspects of the Jewish Economic History
A survey of the far-ranging Jewish contribution to economic progress of the Western world.

Tractate Ta'anis: Commentary and Study Guide
This is hard-core serious commentary on traditional Jewish belief that climatic conditions are entirely dependent upon the deeds of people. Taanis, one of the most interesting Talmudic Tractates, explicates this principle.

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.

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.