Modern Midrash

Modern Midrash
Publisher SUNY Press
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Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781438407722
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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This book explores a central phenomenon in the development of modern Jewish literature: the retelling of tradtional Jewish narratives by twentieth-century writers. It shows how and toward what ends Biblical stories, legends, and Hasidic tales have been used in shaping modern Hebrew literature. The author’s impressive knowledge and careful analysis of both early and modern Hebrew texts reveal the main literary features of the genre, while making an important contribution to current discussions of the relationship between midrash and literature, the relationship between myth (and other traditional narratives) and modern literature, and the concept of intertextuality. The book also provides many fresh insights on the various issues of modern Jewish existence addressed in these works. Among these are: the revival of the Jewish tradition by reinterpreting it in light of new values, the preservation of Jewish identity entering into Western culture, the changing roles of men and women in Jewish culture, challenges to traditional Jewish views of sexuality, attempts to physically destroy the Jewish people, moral and political issues raised by the establishment of the State of Israel, and the conflict between Jews and Arabs.

Modern Midrash
  • Author : David C. Jacobson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01

This book explores a central phenomenon in the development of modern Jewish literature: the retelling of tradtional Jewish narratives by twentieth-century writers. It shows how and toward what ends Biblical stories, legends, and Hasidic tales have been used in shaping modern Hebrew literature. The author’s impressive knowledge and careful

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Modern Midrash
  • Author : Adam N. Chalom
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005

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How Do We Know This
  • Author : Jay M. Harris
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01

This book is a study of rabbinic legal interpretation (midrash) in Judaism’s rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. It shows how the rise of Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Judaism in the modern period is tied to distinct attitudes toward the classical Jewish heritage, and specifically, toward rabbinic midrash halakah. What

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The Study of Ancient Judaism  Mishnah  Midrash  Siddur
  • Author : Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher : Ktav Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1981

Read online The Study of Ancient Judaism Mishnah Midrash Siddur written by Jacob Neusner, published by Ktav Pub Incorporated which was released on 1981. Download full The Study of Ancient Judaism Mishnah Midrash Siddur Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Poetic Trespass
  • Author : Lital Levy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09

A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, "Homelandic," is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a "language plague" that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass, Lital Levy brings together

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Bible and Midrash
  • Author : Lieve M. Teugels
  • Publisher : Peeters Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004

This two-part book traces the literary and historic study of the story of the 'Wooing of Rebekah' in the Hebrew Bible and its creative interpretations in Rabbinic Midrash. Part 1 treats such issues as the characterization of the narrative agents in the biblical story, the use of repetition as a narrative

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Ancient Judaism and Modern Category Formation
  • Author : Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • Release Date : 1986

Argues that the sole useful categories for the analysis of the Torah derive from the Torah, the canon of the religion under study in this book. The author investigates the categories that commonly serve for the description, analysis and interpretation of ancient Judaism and the principles that form those categories.

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Humanistic Judaism
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

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A Modern Aggadah
  • Author : Rachel Weinerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

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Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture
  • Author : Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher : Hendrickson Pub
  • Release Date : 2004

"Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture is an indispensable tool for those seeking to understand the multiformity of interpretation used in the rabbinic midrash, a collection of commentary on the Hebrew Scriptures composed during the dynamic first six centuries of the Common Era. Because this magnificent work of ancient Jewish

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Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Rabbinic Judaism
  • Author : Eliyahu Stern
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

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The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism
  • Author : Mark Allan Powell,Cecile G. Gray
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 1992

This annotated bibliography of more than 1,700 titles reflects the growing interest in the application of contemporary literary theory to biblical studies. The work begins with an insightful introductory essay that offers a critical assessment of contemporary literary theory. It continues with an overview of those works that established the basis

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Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty first Century
  • Author : Marc Lee Raphael
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

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Hebrew studies
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Read online Hebrew studies written by , published by which was released on 2006. Download full Hebrew studies Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The New Testament and Its Modern Interpreters
  • Author : Eldon Jay Epp,George W. MacRae
  • Publisher : Scholars Press
  • Release Date : 1989

Read online The New Testament and Its Modern Interpreters written by Eldon Jay Epp,George W. MacRae, published by Scholars Press which was released on 1989. Download full The New Testament and Its Modern Interpreters Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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