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 deals with a variety of issues related to religion, culture and sociology of the Jewish world in relation to fragrances, perfumes and incense.
This study explores how religious identity and academic excellence intersect, using Bar-Ilan University and religious universities around the world as models of religious paradigms.
The figure of Moses, his leadership and his history, are recorded in the Torah, and he emerges as an impressive personality: lawmaker, prophet, leader and man. Ahad Ha'am remarked that the figure of Moses is a subject for the learned, but not for them
The educated Jew in the Middle Ages became familiar with classical literature through its Arabic translations. Hundreds of motifs were borrowed from these sources and implanted in Hebrew literature, especially in Spanish poetry. The author has collected t
Translated from English and co-published with Yediot Aharonot Press, this book explores Einstein's philosophy of religion.
The present volume deals mainly with the connections between Islam and Judaism in the spheres of philosophy and mysticism. It includes also articles on various subjects: ablution in Islamic Law, the appearance of Muhammad in Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa, a comme
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 explores subjects involving magic, astrology and related areas, in medieval Jewish thought, and illustrates the way in which these fields of study formulated a distinct theology, contributing to Jewish cultural development.
This book traces the development of the debate between moderns (Aharonim) and ancients (Rishonim) in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought, from Sa'adia Gaon to Spinoza. It concentrates on the evolution of the moderns' response to the authority of t
A collection of essays depicting the figure of Abraham as reflected in texts from biblical to contemporary times, including Midrash, ancient and medieval philosophy, Kabbalah, as well as Christian and Islamic conceptions of Abraham as the father of th
This is the second volume of the author's iconotextual trilogy. Co-published with Harrassowitz Verlag.
Deals with the Anglican missionaries, most of whom were converts from Judaism, and the methods they used to convert Jews. Their task was facilitated by the poverty that prevailed, particularly in times of drought. The number of converts was small thanks t
The book deals with three areas that are recognized as very significant in the modern era: belief and religious identity, the family and the status of women, population and community organization. Includes studies by experts in their fields.
Co-published with Harrassowitz Verlag.
Ibn el Arabi (1076-1148), a Muslim religious scholar from Seville, recorded his impressions of Eretz Israel in numerous essays, a selection of which is presented in this volume. His writings comprise an original and fascinating record of the cultural and
This collection of studies consists of two parts: 1. Papers on Sumerian literature and religion that contain, inter alia, an edition of the "Marriage of Martu" myth by the noted Sumerologist, S.N. Kramer. 2. Studies in the El-Amarna archive, Neo-Assyri
A critical edition of this anti-Christian philo-sophical polemic written by R. Hasdai Crescas, author of Sefer Or Ha-Shem, which throws light both on his thought and on the medieval Jewish-Christian debate. Translated into Hebrew by R. Joseph Ben Shem-
A 13th-Century Latin Commentary on the Song of Solomon The text, published for the first time from the unique manuscript, is an anonymous Latin ver-sion of Rashi's commentary on the Song of Songs, which adapts Rashi to the intellectual and religious co
Issued in honour of Leon Nemoy, scholar in Judeo-Arabic and Karaite studies, contains essays in Hebrew philosophy, literature and bibliography, Islamic studies and Karaite texts.
Two volumes containing a collection of Hebrew and English articles dealing with various aspects of Islamic and Arabic arts, history, religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics. Many illustrations, maps and plans.