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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Modern Midrash
  • Author : David C. Jacobson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-02

SUNY series in modern Jewish literature and culture. Index. Bibliography: p. 207-214.

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Biblical Fracking
  • Author : Francis H. Wade
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27

Christian theology has lacked a tradition resembling Jewish midrash (“inquiring” or “expounding”) to explore beyond the literal texts of Scripture. Francis H. Wade fills that gap with Biblical Fracking: Midrash for the Modern Christian. As he writes in the introduction, “Biblical fracking, in the spirit of its historical roots and

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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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Midrash and Theory
  • Author : David Stern
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 1996

In Midrash and Theory, David Stern presents an approach to midrashic literature through the prism of contemporary theory. As midrash--the literature of classical Jewish Scriptural interpretation--has become the focus of new interest in contemporary literary circles, it has been invoked as a precursor of post-structuralist theory and criticism. At the

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Marilynne Robinson s Gilead as Modern Midrash
  • Author : Robbie Taggart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

It is the intent of this project to show that Marilynne Robinson?s novel Gilead might be profitably read within the context of the rabbinical exegetical tradition of midrash. It examines Gilead as a midrashic retelling of the Abraham story in the Bible, and shows how reading it in this

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Narratology  Hermeneutics  and Midrash
  • Author : Constanza Cordoni,Gerhard Langer
  • Publisher : V&R unipress GmbH
  • Release Date : 2014

The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts - biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern - as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies,

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Understanding the Midrash
  • Author : Amos W. Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965

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Hagadah Shel Pesa
  • Author : Morris E. Eson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997

Read online Hagadah Shel Pesa written by Morris E. Eson, published by which was released on 1997. Download full Hagadah Shel Pesa Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Biblical Women in the Midrash
  • Author : Naomi M. Hyman
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997

The book opens with an introduction to Bible, midrash, and Jewish study in order to teach basic study skills and encourage further, independent learning.

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God s Forgotten Daughter
  • Author : Katherine Christine Schneider-Aker
  • Publisher : Innisfree Press
  • Release Date : 1992

Read online God s Forgotten Daughter written by Katherine Christine Schneider-Aker, published by Innisfree Press which was released on 1992. Download full God s Forgotten Daughter Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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

Read online Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty first Century written by Marc Lee Raphael, published by which was released on 1999. Download full Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty first Century Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Midrash   Medicine
  • Author : William Cutter,Michele F. Prince
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01

This groundbreaking volume examines the spiritual shortfalls of our current healing environment and explores how midrash can help you see beyond the physical aspects of healing to tune in to your spiritual source.

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Being Poland
  • Author : Tamara Trojanowska,Joanna Nizynska,Przemyslaw Czaplinski
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-05

Being Poland offers a unique analysis of the cultural developments that took place in Poland after World War One, a period marked by Poland’s return to independence. Conceived to address the lack of critical scholarship on Poland’s cultural restoration, Being Poland illuminates the continuities, paradoxes, and contradictions of

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