Ancient Jewish Proverbs

Ancient Jewish Proverbs

Abraham Cohen

A treasure trove of traditional Jewish proverbs, mostly extracted from the Talmud and Mishna. Covers subjects like: Human Existence; Family Life; Human Virtues; Human Faults; Occupations; Rules Of Conduct; Vagaries Of Fortune; Social Life; and, Colloquialisms.

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Chapters on Jewish Literature

Chapters on Jewish Literature

Israel Abrahams

Chapters include: The “Vineyard” At Jamnia; Flavius Josephus And The Jewish Sibyl; The Talmud; The Midrash And Its Poetry; The Letters Of The Gaonim; The Karaitic Literature; The New-Hebrew Piyut; Saadiah Of Fayum; Dawn Of The Spanish Era; The Spanish-Jewish Poets (I); Rashi And Alfassi; The Spanish-Jewish Poets (II); Moses Maimonides; The Diffusion Of Science; The Diffusion Of Folk-Tales; Moses Nachmanides…

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The Kabbalah

The Kabbalah

Adolphe Franck

This is a scholarly study of the origin and evolution of the Kabbalah. Originally published in French in 1843, with a second French edition in 1889, this book traces the origins of the philosophical concepts of the Kabbalah to the ancient Zoroastrians. Franck goes into fascinating detail about the doctrine of the Kabbalah, as expressed…

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Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

Julius Wellhausen

A critical investigation into Old Testament history and the composition of the Hexateuch. Wellhausen devised a new paradigm which explained many of the apparent inconsistencies in the Biblical texts. In the process, he upset many traditionalists who didn’t like the concept that the early portions of the Bible were the product of four separate authors. Or that the Levitical code was redacted into the text by the priestly class at…

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Chronicles of Jerahmeel

Chronicles of Jerahmeel

Moses Gaster

This is Moses Gaster’s translation of the Chronicles of Jerahmeel which is a voluminous work that draws largely on Pseudo-Philo’s earlier history of Biblical events and is of special interest because it includes Hebrew and Aramaic versions of certain deuterocanonical books in the Septuagint. The text runs from the void before Creation, through the Deuterocanonical Apocrypha.

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The Great March

Rose G. Lurie

Fully illustrated. This is a collection of Post-Biblical Jewish stories, written for 3rd to 4th graders. However, this book is also thoroughly enjoyable for adults, not the least because of the finely-drawn illustrations. The anecdotes include sublime Talmudic humor, tales of resistance to injustice and persecution, and profound…

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The Book of Jubilees

The Book of Jubilees

R. H. Charles

The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called Lesser Genesis, is an ancient Jewish religious work of 50 chapters, considered canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as well as Ethiopian Jews, where it is known as the Book of Division. Jubilees is considered one of the pseudepigrapha by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

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The Jewish Child

The Jewish Child

W. M. Feldman

The Jewish Child; Its History, Folklore, Biology, and Sociology. From the Preface: “This volume represents the first attempt in English, and, as far as I am aware, in any other language, to give an exclusive, comprehensive, but at the same time reliable, first-hand account of all the phases and aspects of Jewish child life. But whilst this book is encyclopsedic in scope, and no pains have been spared to present a complete and…

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