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Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics (2017)

Jeremiah Unterman

Justice for All demonstrates that the Jewish Bible, by radically changing the course of ethical thought, came to exercise enormous influence on Jewish thought and law and also laid the basis for Christian… »

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God and Politics in Esther (2016)

Yoram Hazony

At first glance, the biblical story of Esther seems anything but religious: God isn’t mentioned once. Instead, we have a taut political thriller describing the crisis that erupts when the Persian… »

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (2012)

Yoram Hazony

What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as “revelation”? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife – but about how to lead our lives in this world? The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture… »

Philosophy of the Law: The Political in the Torah (2011)

Shmuel Trigano

Trigano is one of the greatest Jewish philosophers and theologians of our time, and Philosophy of the Law: The Political in the Torah is his masterwork. Through biblical exegesis and philosophical examination,… »

The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah (2010)

Shmuel Trigano

Is the Shoah a unique event or just one of the many genocides that have occurred and continue to occur in modern history? In The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah, Shmuel Trigano begins with the hypothesis that the… »

Created Equal: How the Bible Broke With Ancient Political Thought (2008)

Joshua Berman

In Created Equal, Joshua Berman engages the text of the Hebrew Bible from a novel perspective, considering it as a document of social and political thought. He proposes that the Pentateuch can be read as the… »

Moses as Political Leader, with Introduction by Yoram Hazony (2006)

Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron Wildavsky, a giant of American political science, brings his profound understanding of human affairs to bear on the founding of the world's most enduring political community, the nation of Israel.… »

The Documentary Hypothesis, with Introduction by Joshua Berman

The Documentary Hypothesis, with Introduction by Joshua Berman (2006)

Umberto Cassuto

This classic work by one of the leading academic scholars of the Hebrew Bible takes on the foundations of modern biblical theory. Serves as a valuable introduction to Cassuto's illuminating commentaries on the… »

New Essays on Zionism (2005)

Yoram Hazony, et al, eds.

A selection of articles addressing those fundamental questions that define the agenda for the Jewish state in the 21st century. Among the authors one can find key figures in the Israeli public dialogue, such as… »

The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul (2000)

Yoram Hazony

A graphic portrayal of the cultural and political revolt against Israel’s status as the Jewish state, examining trends in academia, literature, media, law, the armed forces, and the foreign policy… »

The Temple: Its Symbolism and Meaning

The Temple: Its Symbolism and Meaning (1997)

Joshua Berman

When thinking of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem, one often conjures up images of animal sacrifice, pilgrimages to the Holy City on religious festivals, and the High Priest solemnly entering the Holy of Holies… »