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We are delighted that with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program, we are now able to make available in digital, open access, format fifty two titles from our backlist. We are currently adding these files - available in several different formats (HTML, PDF, EPUB, and TXT) - to this site. All titles will eventually also be found at the Brown Digital Repository, ProjectMUSE, JSTOR, ACLS Open Humanities, and HathiTrust. The titles will also be made available print on demand through SBL Press.

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All submissions to BJS are assigned a Subject Editor (SE) who is a faculty member in the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University who specializes in that field. The SE commissions two independent peer reviews from scholars. On the basis of those reviews, and the SE's own evaluation of the manuscript, the SE makes a recommendation to the board of BJS, composed entirely of faculty in the Program in Judaic Studies. The board sees the two reviews, the SE's written recommendation, and the manuscript itself. The board then makes a decision about whether or not to publish. The reviews, stripped of all identifying material, are then sent to the author and the SE oversees the revision (if requested) process.

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: Brown Judaic Studies has published over 400 volumes since its inception in 1978. Through a generous grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, we were able to digitize 52 volumes and make them available open access. through a CC-BY-NC-ND License.


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Barukh Kurzweil and Modern Hebrew Literature

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ISBN: 9781951498153 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book is a study of one of the foremost critics of Hebrew literature, Barukh Kurzweil. Kurzweil provides a window into the growth of, and theoretical reflection on, Hebrew literature as both a national literature and one in conversation with European literature as well.

Ben Siras View of Women: A Literary Analysis

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ISBN: 9781951498559 Year: Pages: 360 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion --- The Bible
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An ""analysis of gender not only in the biblical (Apocrypha) book of Sirach but in literature from the Second Temple period more broadly. Trenchard's study remains important for thinking about ""misogyny"" in the ancient world, in all of its literary as well as cultural dimensions.""--Publishers' preface.

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The Biblical Herem: A Window in Israels Religious Experience

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ISBN: 9781951498665 Year: Pages: 255 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion --- The Bible
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The Biblical Herem: A Window on Israel

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The Bible

The Book of the Pomegranate: Moses de Leons Sefer H-Rimmon

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ISBN: 9781951498689 Year: Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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The Book of the Pomegranate is a Hebrew edition of an important work by the Spanish kabbalist Moses de Leon (ca. 1240-1305). Sefer Ha-Rimmon, which was written in 1287, is particularly significant for study of the Zohar and the development of a theory of the commandment (mitzvot) and why one should do them.

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Judaism

Claude Montefiore and Christianity

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ISBN: 9781946527349 Year: Pages: 113 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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Claude Montefiore (1858-1938) was among the major founders of Anglo-Liberal Judaism and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and was known for his radical ideas and deep sympathy for Christian ideas. This volume explores why and how Montefiore engaged Christianity, and the reaction to this engagement by many contemporary Jewish luminaries.

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Judaism

A Conceptual Commentary on Midrash Leviticus Rabbah: Value Concepts in Rabbinic Thought

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ISBN: 9781946527233 Year: Pages: 275 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Religion
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In this book Kadushin offers a running commentary on sections of Leviticus Rabbah. His goal is not only to explicate individual sections of this Late Antique midrashic work, but also to highlight the basic conceptual framework within which the rabbis worked. Kadushin's commentary highlights the indeterminacy of belief and the genuine emphatic trends that distinguish rabbinic Judaism while also calling attention to the special character of the rabbinic religious experience which he had earlier described as normal mysticism.

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Judaism

Handbook of Synagogue Architecture

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ISBN: 9781951498092 Year: Pages: 419 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Architecture
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Almost fifty years has passed since the publication of Marilyn J. Chiat

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Architecture

A History of Sukkot in the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods

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ISBN: 9781946527271 Year: Pages: 375 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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This study analyzes the history of the festival of Sukkot during the second temple and rabbinic periods. While the Jerusalem temple stood, Sukkot was the preeminent festival and primary pilgrimage. The cult observed the festal week with sacrifices, processions, fertility rites and other temple rituals. The destruction of the second temple in 70 CE left rabbinic Judaism with the question of how to celebrate Sukkot, a temple festival, without a temple. Which elements were retained from the legacy of cultic rituals and which were abandoned? What does the rabbinic Sukkot festival share with its antecedent of temple times and in what does it differ? How did Sukkot evolve in the later rabbinic periods as memories of the temple receded? Rubenstein's book address these issues by tracing the development of the festival over the course of a millennium.

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Judaism

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture: Kilayim: Translation and Exegesis

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ISBN: 9781951498337 Year: Pages: 448 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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This volume presents a translation and exegesis of Mishnah's Tractate Kilayim (Mixed Species) in an effort to discover the original meaning of the tractate. This volume aims to identify the sense which the formulators of the tractate's laws wished their rules to convey.

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Judaism

The Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnahs Philosophy of Intention

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ISBN: 9781951498177 Year: Pages: 272 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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This volume examines the role of intention in the Mishnah. What role does intention play in fulfillment of God's commandments according to the rabbis of Late Antiquity?

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Judaism

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