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Talmudic Stories : Narrative Art, Composition, and Culture

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How should we understand the stories of the Babylonian Talmud?

Where do they come from? Why are they in the Talmud? How do they relate to Talmudic law? In this book, Jeffrey Rubenstein deepens our appreciation for the complexity of these texts by drawing attention to the literary aspects and cultural contexts that are essential to understanding their narrative art, meanings and importance.Focusing on six famous stories of the Babylonian Talmud and discussing many others in relation to these, Rubenstein's analysis illuminates the ways in which the rabbis used narratives to grapple with fundamental tensions of their culture.

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

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Product Details
0801877547 / 9780801877544
Paperback / softback
26/11/2003
United States
English
456 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1999.
Winner of the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award
Winner of the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award HRJ Judaism, HRL Aspects of religion (non-Christian)