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.
Insights To The Daf: Maseches Eruvin is especially designed to enhance your study of this vital but complex masechta. This easy to follow text selects a pertinent subject - from each and every Amud - and analyzes it in light of Rashi, Tosfos, Rishonim and Acharonimnsights, diagrams and halachik conclusions - all presented in a style readers can easily relate to. Whether you follow the daily daf or not, this is the perfect companion to the study of Maseches Eruvin.
**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com
Author : Shlomo Giora Shoham
ISBN : 9781527557161
Genre : Art
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This first volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and artistic creativity and authenticity have influenced, and been influenced by, the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Kafka and Shestov. It compares the author’s personality theory with those of Freud, Jung, Fairbairn, Karl Abraham and Melanie Klein, and Buddhist, Gnostic, Christian and Muslim mysticism with Jewish Kabbalah. It explains society’s harsh treatment of Carlo Gesualdo, Vincent van Gogh and Antonin Artaud, and analyzes the existentialist approach to existence, absurdity, human dialogue, and suicide. It will appeal to students and professionals in fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, law, music, art, drama, literature and biology.
Two prominent rabbis--one, an Orthodox, Talmudic scholar; the other, an advocate for religious pluralism--engage in a thought-provoking, impassioned dialogue and debate on the ideological and contemporary issues that polarize these two sides of the Jewish faith, discussing their diverse interpretations and practice of Jewish law. 15,000 first printing.
Author : Roberta Rosenberg Farber
ISBN : UOM:39015047496800
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Emphasizing the changing patterns of conflict and accommodation resulting from the interaction of American and Jewish values, Jews in America will interest anyone concerned with Jewish identity and continuity in the twenty-first century.