Front MatterHalf Title PageTitle PageCopyright PageTable Of ContentsPREFACEINTRODUCTORY REMARKSContentsETHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOCTORS AND PATIENTS IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN: ON CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH PRACTITIONERS IntroductionAcknowledgementJEWISH PHYSICIANS AND MEDICINE IN MEDIEVAL SPAINIntroductionSpanish Jews in MedicineJewish Physicians in Muslim SpainJewish Physicians between Andalusia and Christian SpainJews in Medical LiteraturePrivileges and AdvantagesDoctors' Fees and the PoorThe Status of Jewish PhysiciansMedical TrainingChristian Patients in Jewish HandsJewish Physicians in Royal ServiceConclusionMEDICAL LICENSING AND PRACTICE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN: A MODEL OF INTERFAITH RELATIONSHIPS? THE IDEAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN COUNTER-REFORMATION CASTILE: THE PERCEPTION OF THE CONVERSO PHYSICIAN HENRIQUE JORGE HENRIQUES (C. 1555-1622) 1. Introduction2. Medical practice in sixteenth-century Spain: toward a new pattern 3. Henrique Jorge Henriques (c. 1555-1622): a biographical note 4. Henriques' portrait of the perfect physicianThe perfect physician should be male:The perfect physician should be Roman Catholic: The perfect physician should be university-trained:The non-university practitioners:The education of a university medical practitioner:5. Conclusions(1) A weak arts training (2) Low educational standards in the medical faculties (3) Lack of travel experience(4) Lack of professional control(5) Exclusion of competent practitioners and the promotion of the inefficient THE CONVERSO PHYSICIAN IN THE ANTI-JEWISH CONTROVERSY IN FOURTEENTH-FIFTEENTH CENTURY CASTILEMINORITIES AND MEDICINE IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN: JUDAIZERS, 'MORISCOS' AND THE INQUISITION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTACADEMIC DISCOURSE AND PAIN IN MEDICAL SCHOLASTICISM (THIRTEENTH-FOURTEENTH CENTURIES) 1. The Fall, unbalanced complexion and solution of continuity 2. Pain and a Galen of unknown origin3. The discourse of practical interestFIXING A COST FOR MEDICAL CARE: MEDICAL ETHICS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC REALITY IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN AS REFLECTED IN JEWISH SOURCES MEDICAL PRACTICE AND JEWISH LAW: NAHMANIDES' SEFER TORAT HAADAM On the Right to Heal and to be HealedOn the Liability of the PhysiciansOn Treatment by Non-JewsTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PROCESS OF REASONING AND THE LEGITIMACY OF MEDICAL THERAPY IN MEDIEVAL SPANISH HALAKHAH 1. Introduction2. Maimonides3. Nahmanides4. Coercive and Alternative Medical Treatment5. Legal Reasoning in the Writings of Maimonides and Nahmanides 6. ConclusionETHICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE CARE OF INFANTSIN SIXTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SPAIN The image of the body and the moral qualities of the child in medical worksConcepts relating to the nature of childrenProfile of the ideal doctorThe moral education of those who care for the childEthical Problems in Pediatric CareThe process of moral decision makingTo secure the good of the childTHE ETHICAL MANIPULATION OF THE PATIENT IN THE ANCIENTS VERSUS MODERNS CONTROVERSY: THE IMPACT OF GIUSEPPE GAZOLA'S IL MONDO INGANNATO DA FALSI MEDICI (1716) IN SPAIN IntroductionMedicine, Physicians and Patients in Giuseppe Gazola's Il Mondo Ingannato da Falsi Medici (1716) The Dissemination of Giuseppe Gazola's El Mundo Enganado de Los Falsos Medicos in Spain (1729-1788) 1. The Valencian editions (1729-1788)2. The Sevillian edition of El Mundo Enganado (1729) and the reply by the priest Juan Jose Garcia Romero 3. A belated Italian reply from Madrid to El Mundo Enganado: Giovanni Francesco de Bartolomeis' Il Mondo s'Inganna nella Medicina (1762). ConclusionELEMENTS OF MOSLEM FORENSIC MEDICINERestrictions on free exercise of the medical profession ContractsTortsReligious ProhibitionsCONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN MEDICAL ETHICSMODERN MEDICINE, ETHICAL DILEMMAS, AND THE IMPACT OF THE MEDIEVAL JEWISH CODIFIERS Means, Ends, and Implications: Biomedical Research and Clinical Trials A Value FrameworkMedieval Jewish JurisprudenceHumanity to Other PeoplesErasure of the NameLuminescent PrioritiesThe Abandoned WomanThe Latitudes of Knowledge and Sensibility Back MatterNOTES ON CONTRIBUTORSBack Cover
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Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica Vol. 3

JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus
Levine ably brings modern scholarship as well as rabbinic commentary to bear when discussing the text in this third book in JPS Torah Commentary series.

Dona Gracia of the House of Nasi
The noted historian Cecil Roth presents the first full-length biography of Dona Gracia in the English language. Banker, diplomat, philanthropist, defender of her people and promoter of its culture, she was revered by her sixteenth-century contemporaries and earned the highest esteem among Jewish historians in succeeding generations.

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.

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.

Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights
There is a glamour and mystery about the Feast of Lights. Miss Solis-Cohen takes up the challenge of Hanukkah to the modern Jew and tries to explain it. The book will appeal to adults and to children, to those who seek knowledge on the holiday's origin and history.

The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 1
This is the first volume of a monumental survey of the Jewish community in Spain under Moslem rule. (See second and third volumes here). It offers the reader access to a difficult subject. The period is recreated in a narrative that flows with life and vitality...unmatched for scholarship and readability.

The Anti-Chomsky Reader
Provocative essays that analyze Noam Chomsky's intellectual and political career: coverage includes Chomsky's contribution to linguistics, his hatred of Israel, gloating reaction to the September 11 attacks, as well as his collaboration with Holocaust revisionists, apologies Pol Pot, and others.

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

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Joel
Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the following Biblical books: Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah and Joel by John M. P. Smith, William H. Ward, and Julius A. Bewer.

Like a Reed: the Message of the Mezuza
A thoughtful reminder of what is really important in life.

A Grammar of Samaritan Hebrew
The importance of the Samaritan pronunciation of Hebrew has gained wide acceptance as essential for reaching a correct understanding of the processes that affected the development of the Hebrew language in the late second temple period.

Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi
The gift of song, cherished and tended as it was by the Spanish Jews of the Middle Ages, reached its highest development in the poems of Jehudah Halevi. His love poems are made of dew and fire. But in his poems to Zion there is no such combination of a poet's ordinary artifices. It is his soul that is the instrumentand on his heartstrings is played the song of Israel's hope.

The Book of Delight and Other Papers
The book contains eight chapters of an absorbing text, including The Book of Delight, A Visit to Hebron, Medieval Mayfaring, and Marriages Are Made in Heaven.


Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel
Many centuries ago a thoughtful and scholarly Jew asked the question: Why do the righteous suffer? Anxious to help us reach out for an answer, a brilliant young scholar, Martin A. Cohen, has prepared a translation of Consolaam as tribulaoens de Israel, a history of the Jews written by a Portuguese Marrano who had witnessed the tragic events that befell his people in Portugal in the first half of the sixteenth century.

Historisch-kritisches Lehrgebäude der hebräischen Sprache (in drei Bänden)
This is the largest compilation of grammatical material for Hebrew Bible.

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.

Europe's Century of Discontent: The Legacies of Fascism, Nazism and Communism
With the demise of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, a number of questions regarding the conventional understanding of totalitarianism could now be viewed in the new light. The classical studies of totalitarianism were undertaken when Nazism and Fascism had been vanquished, while the Soviet system still existed: this created an asymmetry which could now be overcome. The ideological Cold War edge which sometimes accompanied debates about totalitarianism was similar

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.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 9
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis 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.

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis
The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field.

Studies in Jewish Education V: Teaching Classical Jewish Texts
This volume is dedicated to issues arising in the process of teaching classical Jewish texts.

Studies in Mishnaic Hebrew (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXVII)
The twenty-two articles in this collection represent the latest results of the research into Mishnaic Hebrew that is conducted in Israel.

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.

Christianity and Judaism: Two Covenants
A great historian of Jewish religion analyzes the conflictual relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment: Their Confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Mahler's masterful sociological study is drawn from a variety of sources, including some Polish archival material that was later destroyed by the Nazis. This classic work, originally published in both Yiddish and Hebrew, is a prime example of movements that shaped the spiritual and cultural life of modern Jewry.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 6
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis 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.

Ezra Studies

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Judges
The commentary, which pays a close attention to early history of social and religious life of Israel.

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.

Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research
The focus of this volume is the state of the Jewish educational research and its impact on practice.

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.


Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Music

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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses
This acclaimed new translation of the Torah--the Holy Scriptures of the Jewish people,--was prepared according to the Masoretic Text by the Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia), world s oldest Jewish book publisher. Electronic version of it, which is a searchable replica of the printed version was prepared by Varda Books in 2002, with all the latest corrections and revisions having been incorporated.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): NUMBERS
A major work of interpretation, which served--according to Baruch Levin's own words--as anchor and compass for his Anchor Bible commentary on Numbers.

Jewish Cooking Around the World: Gourmet and Holiday Recipes
The book presents a variety of recipes from foreign countries and recipes for the Sabbath and festivals, all complying with the Jewish dietary laws. Every recipe has been tested by the author.

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...

My Brother s Keeper: A History of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1929-1939.
This book deals with the efforts of American Jews - through their overseas aid organization, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - to come the aid of European Jewry in the crucial prewar decade, 1929-1939.

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.


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 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.

The first of a series of books dealing with Jewish Worthies, this volume presents the biography of, perhaps, the most famous Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages with special regard to the general history of the period at which he lived.

Hebrew: The Eternal Language
The extraordinary story of the Hebrew language is the subject of this book.

Jew or Juif?: Jews, French Canadians, and Anglo-Canadians, 1759-1914
Michael Brown s landmark study offers an unusual perspective on the origins of Canadian-Jewish assimilation in Anglo-Canada and the fear and insecurity that Canadian Jews experienced under the French Canadians.

Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature
This extraordinary volume is framed by two major original essays by the editors. Through sixteen unusual selections from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts, sensitively rendered into English prose, it reveals facets of the Jewish experience and tradition that would otherwise remain unknown.

A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
One of the century s great classics of Jewish historiography. The second volume of Professor Baer s monumental work tells the tragic story of the dissolution of the great Spanish Jewish community.