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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Religion - 448 pages
Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view.
 

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Brilliant exegesis of Scripture across the many forms. For example, in discussing the curiosity of procedures needed for purification (apparently some of God's creations are taboo or taher), a person ... Read full review

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Thorough and insightful primer on the core texts of Judaism. The best selections are the ones about the Torah and the Talmud, but most of the essays are well worth the read even for those familiar ... Read full review

Contents

On Reading Jewish Texts
11
Bible
31
Talmud
129
Medieval Bible Commentaries
213
Medieval Jewish Philosophy
261
Kabbalistic Texts
305
Teachings of the Hasidic Masters
361
Prayer and the Prayerbook
403
Barry W Holtz
428
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Page 40 - And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Page 45 - Bring up this people'; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.
Page 39 - Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
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