Essential Figures in the Talmud


Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0765709414
Category: Religion
Page: 299
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In Essential Figures in the Talmud, Dr. Ronald L. Eisenberg explains the importance of the more than 250 figures who are most vital to an understanding and appreciation of Talmudic texts. This valuable reference guide consists of short biographies illustrating the significance of these figures while explaining their points of view with numerous quotations from rabbinic literature. Taking material from the vast expanse of the Talmud and Midrash, this book demonstrates the broad interests of the rabbis whose writings are the foundation of rabbinic Judaism.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 19

Megillah
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576787
Category: Religion
Page: 187
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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

The Mind of the Talmud

An Intellectual History of the Bavli
Author: David Kraemer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198022831
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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This critical study traces the development of the literary forms and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, analyzing those forms as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which evolved between the third and sixth centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the most comprehensive of all documents produced by rabbinic Jews in late antiquity. It became the authoritative legal source for medieval Judaism, and for some its opinions remain definitive today. Kraemer here examines the characteristic preference for argumentation and process over settled conclusions of the Bavli. By tracing the evolution of the argumentational style, he describes the distinct eras in the development of rabbinic Judaism in Babylonia. He then analyzes the meaning of the disputational form and concludes that the talmudic form implies the inaccessibility of perfect truth and that on account of this opinion, the pursuit of truth, in the characteristic talmudic concern for rabbinic process, becomes the ultimate act of rabbinic piety.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 3

Demai
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576602
Category: Religion
Page: 427
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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

Jesus im Talmud


Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161502538
Category: Religion
Page: 318
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English summary: This is a thorough investigation of the passages about Jesus in the rabbinic literature, mainly in the Babylonian Talmud. In his lucid and accessible book, Peter Schafer examines how the rabbis read and used the New Testament to assert Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic texts focus on the virgin birth of Jesus, his behavior as a bad and frivolous disciple, his teachings, the healing capacities Jesus and his disciples possessed, the execution of Jesus and his disciples, and finally his punishment forever in hell. The center of this critique of Jesus and his fate was Babylonia under Sassanian rule, quite in contrast to Palestinian Judaism, which was increasingly threatened by the dominant power of Christianity. German description: In seinem neuesten Buch [Jesus im Talmud] hat Schafer sich nicht nur als ein grossartiger Erforscher antiker und mittelalterlicher judischer Texte erwiesen - das wurde bereits zur Genuge demonstriert -, sondern auch als ein talentierter Autor, aus dessen Handen der Text fliesst wie das Wasser, mit dem die Rabbinen die Torah verglichen haben.Galit Hasan-Rokem in Jewish Quarterly Review 99 (2009), S. 114Schafers faszinierende Studie demonstriert meisterhaft, dass der babylonische Talmud auf christliche Behauptungen uber Jesus von Nazareth antwortet, [...] dass die Uberlieferungen der babylonischen Rabbinen nicht die verqueren Phantasien bornierter Rabbinen [...] sind, sondern faszinierende Rohdiamanten, kurze und oft brutale Meisterstucke, die historische Lektionen von entscheidender Bedeutung mitzuteilen haben.Richard Kalmin in Jewish Quarterly Review 99 (2009), S. 112Nicht zuletzt mit der Klarheit in der Argumentation lost das Buch [a] den Anspruch Schafers, ein allgemeinverstandliches Werk vorzulegen, uberzeugend ein.S.O. in Herder Korrespondenz 62 (2008), S. 269Zudem ist sein Werk - gerade in einer Zeit aufkommenden religiosen Fundamentalismus - auch fur interessierte Laien mit Gewinn zu lesen, bietet es doch Einblicke in die Auseinandersetzungen von Spatantike und Fruhmittelalter, die historisch einzuordnen Aufgabe unserer Zeit ist, damit ein angemessenes Nebeneinander der Religionen erreicht werden kann.Joachim Jeska in Biblische Zeitschrift 52 (2008), S. 297-298

Becoming the People of the Talmud

Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures
Author: Talya Fishman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812222873
Category: Religion
Page: 424
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Talya Fishman explores the impact of the textualization process in medieval Europe on the Babylonian Talmud's roles within Jewish culture.

Jesus in the Talmud


Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400827619
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately, Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus' birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. They subvert the Christian idea of Jesus' resurrection and insist he got the punishment he deserved in hell--and that a similar fate awaits his followers. Schäfer contends that these stories betray a remarkable familiarity with the Gospels--especially Matthew and John--and represent a deliberate and sophisticated anti-Christian polemic that parodies the New Testament narratives. He carefully distinguishes between Babylonian and Palestinian sources, arguing that the rabbis' proud and self-confident countermessage to that of the evangelists was possible only in the unique historical setting of Persian Babylonia, in a Jewish community that lived in relative freedom. The same could not be said of Roman and Byzantine Palestine, where the Christians aggressively consolidated their political power and the Jews therefore suffered. A departure from past scholarship, which has played down the stories as unreliable distortions of the historical Jesus, Jesus in the Talmud posits a much more deliberate agenda behind these narratives.

Women in the Talmud

an anthology of the Talmud's stories about women, as explained by the classic commentators
Author: Aaron Eli Glatt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 394
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Philosophy of the Talmud


Author: Hyam Maccoby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136117466
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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This is a new presentation of the philosophy of the Talmud. The Talmud is not a work of formal philosophy, but much of what it says is relevant to philosophical enquiry, including issues explored in contemporary debates. In particular, the Talmud has original ideas about the relation between universal ethics and the ethics of a particular community. This leads into a discussion on the relation between morality and ritual, and also about the epistemological role of tradition. The book explains the paradoxes of Talmudic Judaism as arising from a philosophy of revolution, stemming from Jewish origins as a band of escaped slaves, determined not to reproduce the slave-society of Egypt. From this arises a daring humanism, and an emphasis on justice in this world rather than on other-worldly spirituality. A strong emphasis on education and the cultivation of rationality also stems from this. Governing the discussion is a theory of logic that differs significantly from Greek logic. Talmudic logic is one of analogy, not classification and is peculiarly suited to discussions of moral and legal human situations. This book will be of interest to those in the fields of philosophy, religion and the history of ideas, whether students, teachers and academics, or the interested general reader.

Ein Yaakov

The Ethical and Inspirational Teachings of the Talmud
Author: N.A
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461628245
Category: Religion
Page: 824
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This is the only complete English translation of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov.Ein Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah (the non-legal) material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist. Scattered among the more than 2,700 pages of the Talmud, aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational aspects of the Torah way of life. Through a wealth of homilies, anecdotes, allegories, pithy sayings, and interpretations of biblical verses, it has been said that the aggadah brings you closer to God and his Torah.

Who's Who in the Talmud


Author: Shulamis Frieman
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461632544
Category: Religion
Page: 488
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This exceptional work, with entries from Rav Abba to Rav Zutra, is an unprecedented study of every rabbi in the Talmud. The reader will find concise entries on every rabbinic personality mentioned in the Talmud, major and minor alike, and will discover such facts as their dates of birth, education, and occupation. Most entries are accompanied by a brief story about the rabbinic personality, with sources cited for easy reference.

Reading the Talmud


Author: Henry Abramson
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9781583309063
Category: Education in rabbinical literature
Page: 453
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The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture


Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161478529
Category: History
Page: 486
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This volume focuses on a wide range of topics such as gender studies, aspects of everyday life, Roman festivals, magic, etc., hereby reflecting on the methodological problems inherent in intercultural studies.

The Talmud


Author: Emanuel Deutsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Talmud
Page: 107
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The Talmud and the Internet

A Journey Between Worlds
Author: Jonathan Rosen
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826455345
Category: Social Science
Page: 132
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Examining the contradictions of his inheritance as a modern American and a Jew, the author blends memoir, religious history, and literary reflection while exploring the parallel between a page of the Talmud and the home page of a Web site, and reflects on the contrasting deaths of his American and European grandmothers.

The Talmud


Author: Adin Steinsaltz
Publisher: New York : Random House
ISBN: 9780679426943
Category: Rabbinical literature
Page: 232
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continues Tractate Ketubot's discission of marriage and the family.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 26

Qiddushin
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576862
Category: Religion
Page: 267
View: 7186

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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."