Henry Abramson


Henry Abramson is a specialist in Jewish history and thought, based in Miami Beach, FL. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Toronto (1995), and is the author of A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times (Harvard, 1999), Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning (Feldheim, 2006), and many other scholarly and popular works. He has held visiting appointments and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research has been recognized by awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He received the Excellence in the Academy Award from the National Education Association. He currently serves as Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Touro College South.

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Moses Maimonides on Teshuvah: The Ways of Repentance, A New Translation and Commentary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A classic work of medieval Jewish philosophy, Maimonides on Teshuvah is a new translation of The Laws of Repentance with a modern commentary by Dr. Henry Abramson. This work, which retains its value even eight hundred years after its original composition, covers both practical steps for personal transformation as well as many basic issues of Jewish theology such as life after death.
Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 54,320. Language: Hebrew. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Talmud
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reading the Talmud is a textbook designed for students who want to move beyond translations to learning the Talmud on their own. This book presents a proven, “no shortcuts” approach based on the traditional Yeshiva model. If you have enough Hebrew skills to work out a Biblical verse, and a healthy determination to toil in the Talmud, this book will help you develop independence in Gemara learning.
The Sea of Talmud: A Brief and Personal Introduction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Talmud
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Scholarly yet readable, The Sea of Talmud combines basic, authoritative information on the Talmud with the author’s unique and personal journey to traditional Judaism. Tracing the history of the Talmud from its origins in ancient Israel and Babylon to Internet-based texts, Dr. Abramson describes the excitement and thrill of studying Talmud from an insider’s perspective.

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