Princeton University Press and the Tikvah Fund will launch their newest series, the Library of Jewish Ideas, a collection of "accessible, engaging, and authoritative books that will appeal to anyone curious about Jewish perspectives on key areas of human experience, from humor and death to law and language."

The first title, Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Jon D. Levenson, will publish on October 17. In the book, Levenson applies literary and theological analysis to the story in Genesis of Abraham's calling, his experience in Canaan and Egypt, and his near-sacrifice of Isaac.

The second book in the series, Ruth Wisse's No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, will publish in April 2013.