If anything historical is mentioned only to illustrate some point of law. Rubenstein places these tales in context, explains why they are so minimal, and gives the historical context of the world in which the stories were originally told. That's one thing that is a definite improvement in L4. Further investigation has made me realise this volume contains the best selection of stories. They buy something that they've been told is good, make an unsuccessful attempt to read it, and when they have accumulated half a dozen unread books, feel so bad that they are afraid to buy more. Anyway, it's easy for me to tell at a glance how many books I still want to read in my lifetime at least of the ones I own already.
About this Item: Paulist Press. The Scripture Alphabet of Animals was the only freebie I didn't have which I thought might be good, so I got that. That probably explains a lot that is wrong with me. Although many of the stories here can stand on their own as examples of the folktales or fables of a particular culture, most of them are also part of a larger argument and can support a much deeper analysis than is given here. Rubenstein takes a literary approach to a number of key stories in the Talmud and uses them to examine the Sages of the Babylonian Academies. . The division of the material into broadly chronological and then thematic sections was a nice move.
This selection of stories does have the virtue of being fairly short and a very quick read. They buy something that they've been told is good, make an unsuccessful attempt to read it, and when they have accumulated half a dozen unread books, feel so bad that they are afraid to buy more. The stories are grouped thematically, which is fine, with an introduction to each chapter and sometimes to each story. Finally, the Rabbis firmly believed in the supernatural - some of their stories are so outlandish that no one could have actually believed them. I'd like to see the whole Classics of Western Spirituality series Paulist Press. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library.
I suggested Britannica's Great Books and would welcome this series too. I found this process very annoying, made more so by the fact that the introductions are nothing special usually just a summary of the story, with perhaps a statement of the most obvious moral and a few comments on the narrative structure. Who put it together, and why? But for Jews and others looking to flesh out the picture of biblical exegesis, as well as understanding the emerging world of rabbinical Judaism, the stories Rubenstein translates and explains is key. If any is left over, I buy more books. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
I hadn't before, but now I have. Now if they would only get around to notes and morph searching. It would be really great to get this series in Logos. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. It's been at 98% complete for a loooooong time. Reference books definitely don't get a 1 since I don't plan to ever read them. Most significantly, by the halfway point, I found myself questioning the purpose of a book that collects rabbinic stories, pulling them out of their context of explicating either the law or the Bible.
About this Item: Paulist Press International,U. For example, why is the story of the destruction of the Temple told in Tractate Gittin which deals with the law of divorce? The notes are really helpful in understanding the extracts. Do you mean 3-4 thousand? If any is left over, I buy food and clothes. Despite the superb quality of the rabbinic stories themselves, I found this book a tremendous disappointment. Customer service is our top priority!.
The second problem involves the format of the book. Used books will not include dust jackets. I didn't find the preface or the introduction particularly helpful. With this volume, modern scholars of Jewish history may gain insight into the literary forms of this religious movement. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. If you are curious about those questions, this book is an excellent choice.
Also, there are some books that are on the fuzzy edge between whether I'd put a 1 or not when I buy them. Thanks for the heads up! Thus, I jumped at the chance to read this nice collection of stories of the Rabbis, which is reasonably priced and translated into a readable English idiom. Useful for those studying church history, spiritual theology, and in some cases homiletics or biblical studies as some of these volumes contain sermons. In contrast, the truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more. About this Item: Paulist Press, 2002. The language barrier Hebrew and Aramaic , the massive amount of actual material Talmud, Tosefta, Midrash and the terse nature of the narratives make it nearly impenetrable.
He also provides an excellent way to compare and contrast stories told and retold in both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds. Used books may not include working access code. Adding thumbs up here on these threads helps encourage the person who suggested a work in the first place, but I don't think it gives it more weight on the Logos end. In contrast, the truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more. Sometimes they overlook the suggestions threads, but the emails do always get looked at.
A few volumes are less of interest to Christians than others e. But a collection of poetry might or might not be something I'd ever read straight through. Actually, if you send an email to suggest logos. If you want a sense of the lives and intentions of the rabbis who created the Talmud, this is an excellent book. I generally don't waste my time reading novels unless they are the type I would want to keep afterwards, either to reread someday or to have in my bookshelves for reference in my writing, or so people who come over to my house can see how well-read I am. Description: xxi, 315 pages ; 24 cm.