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 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
Sidra is the only academic journal dedicated to the research of oral tradition literature – including all aspects of rabbinic literature throughout the ages.
The chapters of the book are devoted to clarifying R. Shaul's conception of the issues discussed in Jewish thought in the Middle Ages and in the early modern period
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.
The spiritual work of Rabbi Yoseph Haim, nicknamed the 'Ben Ish Hai' because of the name of his well-known composition, is the 'Middle Pillar' in the culture of the Babylonian community in the modern era
The book raises a new research picture of Hasidic fiction
An intellectual portrait of Ibn Ezra
Bar-Ilan University Press is pleased to announce the University President's Prize, which will be awarded to an original research book written in Hebrew and submitted to Bar-Ilan University Press.
The purpose of the award is to honor and encourage excellent research writing that also appeals to the general educated public. The writing and publication of these works and essays, at the highest level, connects academia with the world outside it, and exposes its research innovations to diverse communities.
The award committee, consisting of renowned researchers who are leaders in their field, will examine the essays submitted to it according to three indicators:
· Originality: The originality of the essay and its significant contribution to the field of research it deals with.
· Quality: The academic level of the essay as expressed in the research method, inference methods and its position at the forefront of the scientific field.
· Interest and exposure: The significance of the subject of the essay to the educated public, the clarity of the writing and the degree of interest it will arouse in a wide readership.