From biblical to current times, a large number of fragrances have been recorded in Jewish literature. This book is dedicated to a discussion of the halakhic domain of the "blessings on scents" that evolved in the time of the Sages.
This monograph explores one of the most fascinating themes in Jewish and Hebrew fiction, Tamar, Wife of Er. The book covers more than 150 Jewish versions of the theme.
This volume examines international relations in an era of extensive political activity in the ancient Near East.
The book describes the encounter between religious Zionism and the global phenomenon of prolonged singlehood as it is reflected in the narratives of religious single men and women.
The essay includes a first biography of the Lebanese writer, born in 1948, and a first reading in Hebrew of the entirety of his work.
A book in honor of Elyakim Rubinstein
A broad historical perspective informs this book, as well as an inclusive consideration of Rashi’s many and variegated writings related directly or indirectly to the Jewish-Christian polemic, which gained momentum in his lifetime.
An exploration of the intellectual and social world of Rabbeinu Tam.
The book is a real celebration for lovers of literature, caregivers and those seeking to decipher the wonders of the healing effects of literature on the psyche.
The late Zevulun Hammer (1936-1998) was one of the prominent leaders of the National Religious Party (NRP) in Israel, and this book traces his political path. His story is not just the story of the man, it is the story of a generation.
This study purports to examine the status, roles and meanings of the nigun in the writings of Rabbi Nahman
This book seeks to explore the Baal Shem Tov's revolution
Miron reveals the connections of the work of four of the main modern Jewish artists: Haim-Nachman Bialik, Yitzhak Libush Peretz, Shaul Tchernichovsky and Uri-Zvi Greenberg
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