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Essential Papers on Talmud : Essential Papers on Jewish Studies - Michael Chernick

Essential Papers on Talmud

Essential Papers on Jewish Studies

By: Michael Chernick (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1994
ISBN: 9780814715055
Number Of Pages: 484

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No work has informed Jewish life and history more than the Talmud. This unique and vast collection of teachings and traditions contains within it the intellectual output of hundreds of Jewish sages who considered all aspects of an entire people's life from the Hellenistic period in Palestine (c. 315 B.C.E.) until the end of the Sassanian era in Babylonia (615 C.E.). This volume adds the insights of modern talmudic scholarship and criticism to the growing number of more traditionally oriented works that seek to open the talmudic heritage and tradition to contemporary readers. These central essays provide a taste of the myriad ways in which talmudic study can intersect with such diverse disciplines as economics, history, ethics, law, literary criticism, and philosophy.

Contributors: Baruch Micah Bokser, Boaz Cohen, Ari Elon, Meyer S. Feldblum, Louis Ginzberg, Abraham Goldberg, Robert Goldenberg, Heinrich Graetz, Louis Jacobs, David Kraemer, Geoffrey B. Levey, Aaron Levine, Saul Lieberman, Jacob Neusner, Nahum Rakover, and David Weiss-Halivni.

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"For the general reader, and the ever-burgeoning number of students in Jewish studies programs, the Essential Papers series brings together a wealth of core secondary material, while the commentaries offered by the editors aim to place this material in critical comparative context."

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The Traditional Study of the Babylonian Talmudp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Talmudp. 24
The Talmudic Argumentp. 52
The Modern Study of the Babylonian Talmudp. 71
The Last Amoraimp. 73
The Talmud: Abraham Weiss's Viewsp. 88
The Amoraic and Stammaitic Periodsp. 127
Talmudic Form Criticismp. 161
The Palestinian Talmudp. 179
The Palestinian Talmudp. 181
The Talmud of the Land of Israel and the Mishnahp. 210
The Palestinian Talmudp. 226
The Talmud and Interdisciplinary Studiesp. 251
Historyp. 253
In Quest of the Historical Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkaip. 255
On the Reliability of Attributions in the Babylonian Talmudp. 276
Economicsp. 293
Supply-Side Economicsp. 295
Unjust Enrichmentp. 331
Ethicsp. 357
Judaism and the Obligation to Die for the Statep. 359
Who Pays? The Talmudic Approach to Filial Responsibilityp. 388
Classical Studiesp. 397
Letter and Spirit in Jewish and Roman Lawp. 399
Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripturep. 429
Literary Studiesp. 461
The Torah as Love Goddessp. 463
Glossaryp. 477
Indexp. 481
About the Editorp. 485
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ISBN: 9780814715055
ISBN-10: 0814715052
Series: Essential Papers on Jewish Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.01  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.65