Hasidism Incarnate by Shaul Maggid

Hasidism Incarnate by Shaul Maggid

Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism Hasidism Incarnate contends that much of modern Judaism in the West developed in reaction to Christianity and in defense of Judaism as a unique tradition. Ironically enough, this occurred even as modern Judaism increasingly dovetailed with Christianity with regard to its ethos, aesthetics, and attitude toward ritual and faith. Shaul Magid argues that the Hasidic movement in Eastern Europe constitutes an alternative…

Stanford University Press: Year-End Book Sale: 30% Off 2014 Titles & More!

Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina

We’re celebrating another fantastic year of publishing with our Year-End Sale. Now through December all 2014 print titles are 30% off while a handful of gift books—photography albums, popular interest titles and the like—are 50% off when you use discount code YEAREND14 at checkout. Over 150 titles are included in the sale, so whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, there’s a lot to choose from. See all sale…

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Eight

This eighth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition consists of commentary on the end of Leviticus and the beginning of Numbers. Its most remarkable section is Idra Rabba—a dramatic narrative, in which Rabbi Shim’on and his Companions gather to explore the deepest secrets of God’s nature. There is a sense of emergency here, because due to human misconduct, the world is vulnerable to divine wrath. The mystical heroes seek to…

Book Sale: Antonio’s Devils by Jeremy Asher Dauber

This books is on Sale in March: $10 for the hardcover instead of the usual $72.50 Antonio’s Devils deals both historically and theoretically with the origins of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature by tracing the progress of a few remarkable writers who, for various reasons and in various ways, cited Scripture for their own purpose, as Antonio’s “devil,” Shylock, does in The Merchant of Venice. By examining the work of…

Book Sale: The Polyphony of Jewish Culture by Benjamin Harshav

This books is on Sale in March: $10 for the hardcover instead of the usual $62.50 This book is a coat of many colors. It is a collection of essays written in English by the distinguished Israeli literary and cultural critic, Benjamin Harshav, covering the whole span of Jewish culture. The essays combine a wide historical scope with meticulously detailed close analyses of the art of poetry. They discuss general…