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Reading the Rabbis

The Talmud as Literature

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Reading the Rabbis by David Kraemer
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Traditionally, the Talmud was read as law, that is, as the authoritative source for Jewish practice and obligations. To this end, it was studied at the level of its most minute details, with readers often ignoring the composite whole and attending only to final decisions. Methods of reading have shifted as more readers and students have turned to the Talmud for evidence of rabbinic history, religion, rhetoric, or anthropology; still, few have employed a genuinely literary approach. In Reading the Rabbis, Kraemer attempts to fill this gap. He uses the tools developed in the study of other literatures, particularly rhetorical and reader-response criticisms, to unearth previously unnoticed levels of meaning. His book offers a new understanding of the complexity of Rabbinic Judaism, and a new model of rabbinic piety.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
178
Dimensions
147x218x19
ISBN-13
9780195096231
Product ID
1808795

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