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The Question of the Animal and Religion

by Aaron Gross

Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful...


Political and Spiritual

by Roger S. Gottlieb

Roger S. Gottlieb is internationally known for his groundbreaking studies of religious environmentalism, passionate account of spirituality in an age of environmental crisis, and enlightening vision of the role...


Franz Rosenzweig's Conversions

by Benjamin Pollock

Franz Rosenzweig's near-conversion to Christianity in the summer of 1913 and his subsequent decision three months later to recommit himself to Judaism is one of the foundational narratives of modern Jewish thought....


Many Heavens, One Earth

by Clifford Chalmers Cain

Many Heavens, One Earth is a collection of first-person voices from nine of the world religions. In fifteen articles, devotees and scholars reveal the contributions these traditions make to informing and motivating...


The Synagogue Survival Kit

by Jordan Lee Wagner

In an effort to counter the confusion and isolation often experienced by a novice synagogue-goer, as well as by many who regularly attend synagogue, The Synagogue Survival Kit: A Guide to Understanding Jewish...


The Typological Imaginary

by Kathleen Biddick

In this book Kathleen Biddick investigates the fate of the enduring timelines fabricated by early Christians to distinguish themselves from their Jewish neighbors. Ranging widely across the history of text,...


This House We Build

by Terry Bookman & William Kahn

This one-volume guide to a healthy congregation combines the wisdom of a rabbi with the expertise of an organizational development consultant to demonstrate the power of positive relationships and show how to...


Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry

by Mark A. Torgerson

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry is a comprehensive guide. The book provides a rationale, strategies, and resources for fulfilling environmental stewardship through the land and buildings of Christian...


Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Series

by Jacob Neusner

This collection of essays draws on work done in 2011¬–2012. The author takes up several topics in the systemic analysis of Judaism, its literature, and its theology. The reason for periodically collecting...


Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship

by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Despite the fact that scholars of the post-Talmudic era have been of great importance to the continued interpretation of religious texts for more than a millennium, they are typically not given as much attention...


Grains of Truth

by Joshua A. Fogel

Following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E., Judaism faced a serious crossroads. The rabbis of late antiquity spent the next few centuries immersed in extensive debates in an effort to create an...


Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays

by Cantor Matt Axelrod

Recent years have seen an increased interest in Jewish life, its culture, and its celebrations. There are many new students of Judaism, often potential converts or members of interfaith families who are seeking...


(Sacrifices) Left at the Altar

by Joshua A. Fogel

Following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E., Judaism faced a serious crossroads. The rabbis of late antiquity spent the next few centuries in extensive debates in an effort to create an ethical...


Music and Kabbalah

by Matityahu Glazerson

Music is an intrinsic part of Jewish expression, reaching back to the biblical "Song of the Sea," which appears in Exodus, and the Psalms composed by King David.

Employing the tools of Jewish mysticism, Music...


Yiddish Given Names

by Rella Israly Cohn

This important volume in onomastics, the study of names, presents a listing of Yiddish first names in the modern period: 1750 to the present day. Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon resumes, collects, documents,...


From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall

by Luise Hirsch

Until the 19th century, women were regularly excluded from graduate education. When this convention changed, it was largely thanks to Jewish women from Russia. Raised to be strong and independent, the daughters...


Not God's People

by Lawrence M. Wills

In the Bible, there is a drama of defining who are truly God's people—and who are not. Using an array of biblical texts from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, Not God's People explores how ancient...


Knowing God

by Elliot N. Dorff

Contemporary Jews often find meaning in Judaism's family and communal orientation, its beautiful rituals, its enriching culture, its sense of ethnic rootedness, and its moral values. For the classical Jewish...


The Talmud

by Jacob Neusner

Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single...


Building Blocks of the Soul

by Matityahu Glazerson

In this intensive study of Hebrew letters and words, Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson uses gematria (interpretive Jewish numerology) to reveal the mysterious correlation between Jewish ethics and practices and the...