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In the Spotlight
The Fragrance of the Field
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.
International Relationships in the Extended El-Amarna Period (1460-1200 BC)
This volume examines international relations in an era of extensive political activity in the ancient Near East.
Rashi and the Jewish-Christian Polemic
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.
Rabbenu Tam
An exploration of the intellectual and social world of Rabbeinu Tam.
Zevulun Hammer – A Political Biography
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.
The Bible in Rabbinic Interpretation – Jonah
This book gathers all the derashot for the Book of Jonah from the Talmud and Midrash literature (150 sermons). The derashot are arranged according to the biblical sequence of verses in each chapter.
Portraits through the Generations
The Active Tale
The book raises a new research picture of Hasidic fiction
Abraham Ibn Ezra - A Portrait of a Commentator
An intellectual portrait of Ibn Ezra
This collection assembles selected articles that appeared in various academic publications in the United States, Canada, England, Greece and Israel
Shepherds and Nomads in Eretz Israel
Abraham de Balmes's Miqneh Abram (Peculium Abrae)
Peculium Abrae is a bilingual grammar of the Hebrew language written by Abraham de Balmes
A Thousand Year Exile in the Maghreb
This volume is a collection of historical documents that spans a period of a thousand years and reflects the historical reality of the social and legal status of Jews living in North African Muslim countries