Rabbinic Stories

Stories from the main works of classical rabbinic literature, which were produced by Jewish sages in either Hebrew or Aramaic, between 200 and 600 CE.

Rabbinic Stories

Author: Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809140244

Page: 315

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Stories from the main works of classical rabbinic literature, which were produced by Jewish sages in either Hebrew or Aramaic, between 200 and 600 C.E.

Rabbinic Drinking

What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature Jordan D. Rosenblum.
Stories are not just stories; they are often literary vehicles through which to
deliver a legal lesson. And legal narratives are often just that: narratives (see ...

Rabbinic Drinking

Author: Jordan D. Rosenblum

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520300424

Page: 336

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Though ancient rabbinic texts are fundamental to analyzing the history of Judaism, they are also daunting for the novice to read. Rabbinic literature presumes tremendous prior knowledge, and its fascinating twists and turns in logic can be disorienting. Rabbinic Drinking helps learners at every level navigate this brilliant but mystifying terrain by focusing on rabbinic conversations about beverages, such as beer and wine, water, and even breast milk. By studying the contents of a drinking vessel—including the contexts and practices in which they are imbibed—Rabbinic Drinking surveys key themes in rabbinic literature to introduce readers to the main contours of this extensive body of historical documents. Features and Benefits: Contains a broad array of rabbinic passages, accompanied by didactic and rich explanations and contextual discussions, both literary and historical Thematic chapters are organized into sections that include significant and original translations of rabbinic texts Each chapter includes in-text references and concludes with a list of both referenced works and suggested additional readings

Theology in Rabbinic Stories

This book by Rabbi Chaim Pearl introduces readers to the folkloric content of the Talmud and probes the theological and ethical themes in the stories related by the sages and rabbis who told them.

Theology in Rabbinic Stories

Author: Chaim Pearl

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: 9781565632851

Page: 180

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This book by Rabbi Chaim Pearl introduces readers to the folkloric content of the Talmud and probes the theological and ethical themes in the stories related by the sages and rabbis who told them.

The Land of Truth

story, by contrast, Rabbi iyya bar Ashi has clearly identified sex per se with sin,
such that all sex is ipso facto sinful. Both stories feature temptation: in the biblical
story the snake tempts Eve, who in turn tempts Adam, whereas in the Rabbinic ...

The Land of Truth

Author: Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827614373

Page: 304

View: 999

Making the rich narrative world of Talmud tales fully accessible to modern readers, renowned Talmud scholar Jeffrey L. Rubenstein turns his spotlight on both famous and little-known stories, analyzing the tales in their original contexts, exploring their cultural meanings and literary artistry, and illuminating their relevance. Delving into both rabbinic life (the academy, master-disciple relationships) and Jewish life under Roman and Persian rule (persecution, taxation, marketplaces), Rubenstein explains how storytellers used irony, wordplay, figurative language, and other art forms to communicate their intended messages. Each close reading demonstrates the story’s continuing relevance through the generations into modernity. For example, the story “Showdown in Court,” a confrontation between King Yannai and the Rabbinic judges, provides insights into controversial struggles in U.S. history to balance governmental power; the story of Honi’s seventy-year sleep becomes a window into the indignities of aging. Through the prism of Talmud tales, Rubenstein also offers timeless insights into suffering, beauty, disgust, heroism, humor, love, sex, truth, and falsehood. By connecting twenty-first-century readers to past generations, The Land of Truth helps to bridge the divide between modern Jews and the traditional narrative worlds of their ancestors.

Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories

18 : 16 ; the rabbinic story is discussed and quoted in Scott 1989 , 396 – 97 ) .
The story furnishes a striking parallel to the parable of the Treasure in Matthew ,
and one probably can assume that such stories were widespread and are ...

Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories

Author: Bernard Brandon Scott

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

ISBN: 9780800627539

Page: 297

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An accomplished biblical scholar here juxtaposes movies and New Testament themes to uncover the mythic dimensions of each and to explore the primary conflicts in American society. Brandon Scott's sage and savvy analysis of more than fifty recent popular American movies, from Dirty Harry to Robocop 2, from Pretty Woman to Thelma and Louise, opens a unique slant on American mythology. He delves into the deepest dreams and perennial tensions in American culture: wealth and poverty, race relations, moral aloneness, the superhero and the solo redeemer, violence and war, the mythical West, relations of the sexes, and fears of the future. These portrayals in turn launch him into the chief themes and mythic elements in the New Testament. In the conversation and mutual criticism that his book engenders, Scott clarifies the values that contemporary culture and the Bible might bring to each other.

Talmudic Stories

The book features an appendix including the original Hebrew/Aramaic texts for the reader's reference.

Talmudic Stories

Author: Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801861468

Page: 435

View: 486

The book features an appendix including the original Hebrew/Aramaic texts for the reader's reference.

Studies in Rabbinic Narratives Volume 1

Explore new theoretical tools and lines of analysis of rabbinic stories Rabbinic literature includes hundreds of stories and brief narrative traditions.

Studies in Rabbinic Narratives  Volume 1

Author: Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 195149881X

Page: 444

View: 811

Explore new theoretical tools and lines of analysis of rabbinic stories Rabbinic literature includes hundreds of stories and brief narrative traditions. These narrative traditions often take the form of biographical anecdotes that recount a deed or event in the life of a rabbi. Modern scholars consider these narratives as didactic fictions—stories used to teach lessons, promote rabbinic values, and grapple with the tensions and conflicts of rabbinic life. Using methods drawn from literary and cultural theory, including feminist, structuralist, Marxist, and psychoanalytic methods, contributors analyze narratives from the Babylonian Talmud, midrash, Mishnah, and other rabbinic compilations to shed light on their meanings, functions, and narrative art. Contributors include Julia Watts Belser, Beth Berkowitz, Dov Kahane, Jane L. Kanarek, Tzvi Novick, James Adam Redfield, Jay Rovner, Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, Zvi Septimus, Dov Weiss, and Barry Scott Wimpfheimer.

CCAR Journal

Construction of narrative by paraphrase of rabbinic stories about Pharisees (
gullibility , similar to no . 2 ) . 6 . Presumption of unitary pericopae . 7 . Use of
emendations of texts to solve historical difficulties . 8 . Claim of exact
chronological or ...

CCAR Journal

Author: Central Conference of American Rabbis

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Rabbinic Thought in the Talmud

When Rabbi was told that R. Phinehas had returned home he sent messengers
to apologize to R. Phinehas . ... In the JT version we have three stories each
relating to a separate event in the life of R. Phinehas : the story of the donkey who
 ...

Rabbinic Thought in the Talmud

Author: Louis Jacobs

Publisher:

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Page: 216

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Provides four detailed understandings of the nature and scope of the Babylonian Talmud, outlining the state-of-the-art studies of the subject as well as some problems still awaiting solution, such as who were the actual editors of the Bavli and how they went about their work. This is followed by seven comprehensive examinations of the Talmudic method as seen from the complete unit of the Talmud, the Sugya. The concluding section of the books deals with Rabbinics, the works of post-Talmudic scholars who sought to bring the Talmudic discussions to life in the Jewish community.

Understanding the Rabbinic Mind

What characterizes a biblical or rabbinic story , or aggadah , however , is that it
concretizes a value concept . ... the biblical and rabbinic literatures therefore
included anthropomorphisms , angels57 and miracles of all kinds into their
stories as ...

Understanding the Rabbinic Mind

Author: Peter Ochs

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN:

Page: 247

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An essential collection of works on the theology of an important figure in jewish history.

The Gospels and Rabbinic Judaism

( iv ) The banquet is in both stories preceded by a second and sudden summons
( perhaps a normal device of ... ( iii ) In Matthew , the bridegroom says to the '
foolish ' maidens , ' I do not know you ' : in the rabbinic story , the ' fools ' have to
stand ...

The Gospels and Rabbinic Judaism

Author: Michael Hilton

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 169

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Critical Review of Books in Religion

Chapter 3 analyzes a “ lost ” teaching of Jesus : a story about a rabbi who is
brought before the civil tribunal for heresy because he accepted Temple
donations from a whore , in direct violation of the Torah . The rabbi ' s actions ,
however ...

Critical Review of Books in Religion

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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

View: 192

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

Judaica Minora

In such cases Josephus may be used as an independent confirmation of what is
told in Rabbinic texts . But there are many other cases where the general outline
of whole stories with many common details is to be found in Rabbinic texts and ...

Judaica Minora

Author: Gunter Stemberger

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN:

Page: 787

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English summary: The essays in this volume deal with three areas: One part focuses on the pre-Islamic history of the Jews, the development of the rabbinate and the relationship between Jews and Christians. This is followed by texts on methodological issues, the historical value of rabbinic texts and the legacy of the apocalyptic. Ten of the essays deal with Tractate Avot, its origins and its reception, four of them with the redaction history of Sifra to Leviticus. The outline of the Midrash Wayosha segues into thematic studies of rabbinic literature. The work concludes with essays on the research history (J.J. Rabe, L. Zunz and H.L.Strack). All the essays have been given a standard form and any overlapping has been deleted if this was deemed expedient. Essays that were published in Spanish or Italian have been translated and everything has been updated to a certain extent. German description: Die hier gesammelten Aufsatze befassen sich mit drei Themenbereichen: Ein Teil gilt der vorislamischen Geschichte der Juden, der Entwicklung des Rabbinats und dem Verhaltnis von Juden und Christen. Es folgen Texte zu Methodenfragen, dem historischen Wert rabbinischer Texte, und dem Erbe der Apokalyptik. Zehn Arbeiten kreisen um den Traktat Avot, seine Entstehung und Nachgeschichte, vier weitere gelten der Redaktionsgeschichte von Sifra zu Levitikus. Die Skizze zum Midrasch Wa-yosha leitet uber zu thematischen Studien in der rabbinischen Literatur. Den Abschluss bilden Arbeiten zur Forschungsgeschichte (J. J. Rabe, L. Zunz, und H. L. Strack). Alle Beitrage wurden formal vereinheitlicht, Uberschneidungen, soweit dies sinnvoll war, getilgt. Auf Spanisch oder Italienisch erschienene Aufsatze wurden ubersetzt und alles zumindest in einem gewissen Umfang auf den heutigen Stand gebracht.