Back to the sources: reading the classic Jewish texts

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Summit Books, 1984 - Religion - 448 pages
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"The first complete modern guide to the great books of the Jewish tradition: what they are and how to read them, by today's leading scholars"--Jacket subtitle. Scholars include Joel Rosenberg, Edward L. Greenstein, Murray H. Lichtenstein, Robert Goldenberg, Barry W. Holtz, Norbert M. Samuelson, Lawrence Fine, Arthur Green, and Alan Mintz.

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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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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

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

one Bible
31
two Talmud Robert Goldenberg
129
three Midrash Barry W Holtz
177
four Medieval Bible Commentaries Edward L Greenstein
213
five Medieval Jewish Philosophy Norbert M Samuelson
261
six Kabbalistic Texts Lawrence Fine
305
seven Teachings of the Hasidic Masters Arthur Green
361
eight Prayer and the Prayerbook Alan Mintz
403
Index
431
About the Contributors
446
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