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.
This book illuminates one of the most important works in the Kabbalah of the Middle Ages, "Tiqqunei ha-Zohar".
In this book, the concept of the miracle is systematically examined from the viewpoint of the philosophy of Halakha.
Winner of the Rabbi Moshe Malka Prize for Torah Literature!! This book documents the Tafilalet / Sijilmassa communities, describing their habits and lifestyle, their Jewish thought and religious and poetic creation for the last 150 years.
Winner of the Rabbi Moshe Malka Prize for Torah Literature!! Shadal is regarded as the first of the modern Jewish commentators. The book sets out his outlook in terms of his exegetical and critical approach and his beliefs lying behind it.
This volume traces the history of Hebrew versification from biblical poetry, through ancient Hebrew liturgy, medieval poetry, poetry of the Haskalah, and finally modern Hebrew poetry. After the biblical period, all systems of versification demanded umeric
This book deals with rabbinic enactments and prohibitions from the Second Temple period, designed to separate Jews from gentiles, from their practices and from their culture, e.g. the prohibitions of eating with a gentile, or partaking of a gentile's brea
Prize for Jewish Philosophy of the Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 1997-2000 The book sheds new light on Jewish rationalistic thought of the late Middle Ages, particularly in Spain and Proven
The book discusses the problem of esoteric teaching in medieval rationalism. It interprets medieval Jewish philosophy in the light of intentional contradictions found in books written by medieval philosophers.
The David Yallin Jerusalem Prize for Education and Hokhmat Yisrael, 1985 A model analysis of Maimonidean legal thought and method, including, among other topics, attitudes towards the state and its purpose, sources of political authority, etc. Discusse
The Ben-Zvi Prize for Oriental Jewish Communities, 1999 A comprehensive volume, the first of its kind, which traces the history of the Torah-Case from its beginnings. The book delves into the art of creating the Torah-Case in Yemen and India, B
R. Yizhak Haseniri was one of the outstanding poets of medieval Provence. This first critical edition of his piyyutim includes a general survey of the historical background and the liturgic customs of the period and an analysis of the piyyutim, encompassi
AWARD-WINNING BOOK!! A geographical-historical study of the religious kibbutz settlement from the time of its establishment until the foundation of the State of Israel. Co-published with Magnes Press, The Hebrew University.
The Ze'ev Jabotinsky Prize for Literature and Research, 1997 Examines the history of the deportation from Palestine of several hundred members of Irgun Zeva'i Leumi (Etzel) and Lohamei Herut Yisrael (Lehi), and their detention in British camps in E
Miriam and Nehemia Aminoah Prize of the Histradrut Hapoel Hamizrahi, 1997 A collection of documents written in Lucena, southern Spain, at the beginning of the 11th century C.E., from Cairo Geniza fragments in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Examination
The Zalman Shazar Prize in the Study of the History of the Jewish People, 1993 The book offers, for the first time in Jewish research, answers to the questions: What was being read and by whom? What was the circulation of more than a thousand works? Ho
The Rabbi Yaakov Reines Prize for 1994, Yad Harav Maimon The book, which includes a documentary section, discusses the daring underground activities of Bnei Akiba in Hungary during the Holocaust, such as finding hiding-places, providing false papers, c
The Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin Prize of Yeshiva University, New York, 1995. This study analyses a Pentateuch incunabulum, with handwritten marginal notes from the 16th century, which provides accurate evidence of the text, and the layout of the Sections a
Prize of the Association for the encouragement of research, literature and art among Iraqi Jews in Israel, 1995 An examination of the arduous course of the social and economic integration of the Iraqi Jewish community in Israel. The eventual outcom
The Nissim D. Gaon Prize of the B'Yahad Fund for the Study and Dissemination of the Heritage of North African Jewry, 1988 A bitter halakhic dispute that illustrates the difference in attitudes of Moroccan Jews and the more liberal newcomers from
The Naftali Prize for Economic and Social Research , Municipality of Tel-Aviv – Jaffa, 1988. Analyses the economic structure of the Iraqi Jewish community at the end of the 1940s, on the eve of emigration to Israel, and discusses the differences bet
The Holon Prize for Rabbinic Literature and Hokhmat Yisrael, In the Name of Moshe Haim Shapira, 1988 The book examines the interaction of prayer, early Piyyut and Heikhalot literature, tracing the various stages of development of the Siddur and prayer
Ramat-Gan Prize for Hokhmat Yisrael, 1981 This Lexicon sets out to show how the Tannaim (in the Mishnah, Tosefta and Halakhic Midrashim) enriched the Hebrew verbal vocabulary, revealing considerable influence
Prize for Religious Zionist Thought, In Memory of Haim Moshe Shapira, 1982 A chapter in the history of the Mizrachi in Poland. With the transitions that occurred in the Jewish community in Poland during the first World War and the years immediately the
Prize for Religious Zionist Thought, In Memory of Haim Moshe Shapira, 1982 A study of an important and unique institution in Mediterranean Jewish community life- the practice if ransoming co-religionists, who were enslaved or had been captured by Chris