Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

This book gives readers everything they need to know to understand rabbinic literature.

Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300140149

Page: 720

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This is a commentary on the history of rabbinical teachings in the Christian era - on the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Talmuds, and more.

Midrashic Women

While most gender-based analyses of rabbinic Judaism concentrate on the status of women in the halakhah (the rabbinic legal tradition), Judith R. Baskin turns her attention to the construction of women in the aggadic midrash, a collection ...

Midrashic Women

Author: Judith R. Baskin

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1611688698

Page: 248

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While most gender-based analyses of rabbinic Judaism concentrate on the status of women in the halakhah (the rabbinic legal tradition), Judith R. Baskin turns her attention to the construction of women in the aggadic midrash, a collection of expansions of the biblical text, rabbinic ruminations, and homiletical discourses that constitutes the non-legal component of rabbinic literature. Examining rabbinic convictions of female alterity, competing narratives of creation, and justifications of female disadvantages, as well as aggadic understandings of the ideal wife, the dilemma of infertility, and women among women and as individuals, she shows that rabbinic Judaism, a tradition formed by men for a male community, deeply valued the essential contributions of wives and mothers while also consciously constructing women as other and lesser than men. Recent feminist scholarship has illuminated many aspects of the significance of gender in biblical and halakhic texts but there has been little previous study of how aggadic literature portrays females and the feminine. Such representations, Baskin argues, often offer a more nuanced and complex view of women and their actual lives than the rigorous proscriptions of legal discourse.

Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature

This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards "outsiders."

Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature

Author: Simcha Fishbane

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158332

Page: 234

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This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards "outsiders."

Meet the Rabbis

The book is an introduction to rabbinic thought and literature and has three main sections in its layout: Introduction to Rabbinic Thought, Introduction to Rabbinic Literature, and Meet the Rabbis, a biographical description of influential ...

Meet the Rabbis

Author: Brad H. Young

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441232877

Page: 256

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Meet the Rabbis explains to the reader how rabbinic thought was relevant to Jesus and the New Testament world, and hence should be relevant to those people today who read the New Testament. In this sense, rabbinic thought is relevant to every aspect of modern life. Rabbinic literature explores the meaning of living life to its fullest, in right relationship with God and humanity. However, many Christians are not aware of rabbinic thought and literature. Indeed, most individuals in the Western world today, regardless of whether they are Christians, atheists, agnostics, secular community leaders, or some other religious and political persuasions, are more knowledgeable of Jesus' ethical teachings in the Sermon the Mount than the Ethics of the Fathers in a Jewish prayer book. The author seeks to introduce the reader to the world of Torah learning. It is within this world that the authentic cultural background of Jesus' teachings in ancient Judaism is revealed. Young uses parts of the New Testament, especially the Sermon on the Mount, as a springboard for probing rabbinic method. The book is an introduction to rabbinic thought and literature and has three main sections in its layout: Introduction to Rabbinic Thought, Introduction to Rabbinic Literature, and Meet the Rabbis, a biographical description of influential Rabbis from Talmudic sources.

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah

This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), teh Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and works of Philo.

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah

Author: George W. E. Nickelsburg

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800699157

Page: 445

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In the fully revised and expanded edition. Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinic works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), teh Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and works of Philo.

Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature

In Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented, Amram Tropper investigates the rabbinic traditions about Simeon the Righteous, a renowned Jewish leader of Second Temple times.

Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature

Author: Amram Tropper

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004244980

Page: 249

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In Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented, Amram Tropper investigates the rabbinic traditions about Simeon the Righteous, a renowned Jewish leader of Second Temple times, and the history of their formation.

Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash

Gunter Stemberger and Markus Bockmuehl have now produced this updated edition, which is a significant revision (completed in 1996) of the 1991 volume.

Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash

Author: Hermann Leberecht Strack

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451409147

Page: 472

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Gunter Stemberger's revision of H. L. Strack's classic introduction to rabbinic literature, which appeared in its first English edition in 1991, was widely acclaimed. Gunter Stemberger and Markus Bockmuehl have now produced this updated edition, which is a significant revision (completed in 1996) of the 1991 volume. Following Strack's original outline, Stemberger discusses first the historical framework, the basic principles of rabbinic literature and hermeneutics and the most important Rabbis. The main part of the book is devoted to the Talmudic and Midrashic literature in the light of contemporary rabbinic research. The appendix includes a new section on electronic resources for the study of the Talmud and Midrash. The result is a comprehensive work of reference that no student of rabbinics can afford to be without.

Parables in Midrash

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Parables in Midrash

Author: David Stern

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674654488

Page: 347

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David Stern shows how the parable or mashal--the most distinctive type of narrative in midrash--was composed, how its symbolism works, and how it serves to convey the ideological convictions of the rabbis. He describes its relation to similar tales in other literatures, including the parables of Jesus in the New Testament and kabbalistic parables. Through its innovative approach to midrash, this study reaches beyond its particular subject, and will appeal to all readers interested in narrative and religion.

Reconstructing the Talmud

Foreword / Ethan Tucker -- Introduction -- 1.

Reconstructing the Talmud

Author: Joshua Kulp

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781946611017

Page: 350

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Foreword / Ethan Tucker -- Introduction -- 1. The Literary Development of a Sugya: The Twenty-Cubit Sukkah (Sukkah 2a-3a) -- 2. From Symposium to Seder: Afikoman (Pesahim 119b-120a) -- 3. Greek Texts, Rabbinic Contexts: Prosbul (Gittin 36a-36b) -- 4. The Stammaitic Impact on Halakhah: Two Sanctifications, Two Cups of Wine (Pesahim 102a-102b) / Ethan Tucker -- 5. Women at the Rabbinic Table: Birkat Hamazon (Berakhot 20b) ; Feminist/Gender Interpretation of Rabbinic Literature / Alieza Salzberg -- 6. From Eretz Yisrael to Bavel: The Interruption of Mourning by a Festival (Moed Katan 20a) ; The Zoroastrian Context / Shai Secunda -- 7. Interpretations and Their Implications: The Stolen Lulav (Sukkah 29b-30a) -- 8. Revealing Manuscripts: The Blessings Over Torah Study (Berakhot 11b) -- 9. The Journey of a Talmudic Legend: R. Pinhas b. Yair and his Righteous Donkey (Hullin 7a-7b) ; Jewish Magic in Rabbinic Literature / Avigail Manekin-Bamberger

The Idea of History in Rabbinic Judaism

History provides one way of marking time, but there are others, like the Judaism of the dual Torah, set forth in the Rabbinic literature from the Mishnah through the Talmud of Babylonia, which tells the story of how a historical way of ...

The Idea of History in Rabbinic Judaism

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004135833

Page: 340

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History provides one way of marking time, but there are others, like the Judaism of the dual Torah, set forth in the Rabbinic literature from the Mishnah through the Talmud of Babylonia, which tells the story of how a historical way of thinking about past, present, and future, time and eternity, the here and now in relationship to the ages gave way to another mode of thought altogether. At stake are [1] a conception of time different from the historical one and [2] premises on how to take the measure of time that form a legitimate alternative to those that define the foundations of the historical way of measuring time. Fully exposed, those alternative premises may prove as logical and compelling as the historical ones.

The Making of a Sage

Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades.

The Making of a Sage

Author: Jonathan Wyn Schofer

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299204634

Page: 324

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Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades. Centering on one large and influential anthology, The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, Jonathan Schofer situates that text within a broader spectrum of rabbinic thought, while at the same time bringing rabbinic thought into dialogue with current scholarship on the self, ethics, theology, and the history of religions. Notable Selection, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Association for Jewish Studies

Jewish Mysticism

Based on researches of Jewish scholars, and reinforced by author's acquaintance with talmudic and rabbinical literature, the book covers Essenism, Merkabah mysticism, the book "Yetsirah," "Zohar" mysticism, the ten Sefirot, the Soul, more.

Jewish Mysticism

Author: J. Abelson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486419961

Page: 192

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Concise classic on the salient features of Jewish mysticism and its impact on Jewish thought and worship. Based on researches of Jewish scholars, and reinforced by author's acquaintance with talmudic and rabbinical literature, the book covers Essenism, Merkabah mysticism, the book "Yetsirah," "Zohar" mysticism, the ten Sefirot, the Soul, more.

Rabbinic Stories

Stories from the major works of classical Rabbinic literature produced between 200 and 600 C.E.

Rabbinic Stories

Author: Shaye J. D. Cohen

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809105335

Page: 315

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Stories from the major works of classical Rabbinic literature produced between 200 and 600 C.E.

Rabbinic Fantasies

This anthology of 16 narratives from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts presents the world of rabbinic storytelling, revealing facets of the Jewish experience and tradition and examining the deep connection between the values of classical ...

Rabbinic Fantasies

Author: David Stern

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300074024

Page: 376

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This anthology of 16 narratives from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts presents the world of rabbinic storytelling, revealing facets of the Jewish experience and tradition and examining the deep connection between the values of classical Judaism and the art of imaginative narrative writing.

The Torah

As a chapter-by-chapter introduction to the Torah (the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Bible), this work provides an excellent source for interfaith study of the Five Books of Moses; it provides a wealth of representative ...

The Torah

Author: David J. Zucker

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143498

Page: 230

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As a chapter-by-chapter introduction to the Torah (the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Bible), this work provides an excellent source for interfaith study of the Five Books of Moses; it provides a wealth of representative examples of the Torah in the Christian scriptures and in the rabbinic teachings of the midrash and the Talmud. There are sections on the Torah as a source of inspiration, its place in the ritual and prayer life of the synagogue, the term "Old Testament," and how the divisions of the Hebrew Bible compare to standard Christian editions of the Bible. In addition, major chapters are devoted to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Each of these chapters is subdivided into the following sections: An introductory overview including diverse highlights of the particular book, A literal chapter-by-chapter description of the book, Representative quotations of that particular book within the Christian scriptures, Representative quotations of that particular book within the rich teachings of rabbinic literature; and finally, A special section of text study with notes for suggested readings. Other topics include a brief historical overview of the biblical period, the place of women in the Bible, who wrote the Torah, the development of Jewish law, the Torah in Jewish life, the Torah in Christian life, and what the Torah says about life today. Book jacket.

Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D. - Princeton) under the title: Late Antiquity Upside Down: Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature.

Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature

Author: Holger M. Zellentin

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161506475

Page: 275

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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D. - Princeton) under the title: Late Antiquity Upside Down: Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature.

Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period

Larry R. Helyer provides an introduction and historical context for the wealth of Jewish literature outside the Hebrew Bible, and he explores the pressures, realities, questions and dreams that nurtured and provoked these written works.

Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period

Author: Larry R. Helyer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830826780

Page: 528

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Larry R. Helyer provides an introduction and historical context for the wealth of Jewish literature outside the Hebrew Bible, and he explores the pressures, realities, questions and dreams that nurtured and provoked these written works.