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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews written by Louis Ginzberg and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A truly monumental work of scholarship... Read for pleasure by millions of Jews and Christians, consulted by students, scholars, and ordinary folk, The Legends of the Jews has itself become legendary, the magnum opus of one of the twentieth century's greatest and most original Jewish scholars." -- James R. Kugel, from the Introduction The first books of the Bible describe powerfully but briefly the creation, the first generations of humanity, and the early history of the Jews. In addition to their power to inspire thought and worship, they inspired imagination. Much of the richness of Jewish belief and wisdom comes from the many legends that answered questions raised by the silences of the Bible. From the second to the fourteenth centuries, the Talmud, Midrash, and their Targums incorporated apocryphal views of Biblical persons and events to help explain scripture. Other legends found their way into the Kabbalah, into Biblical commentaries, and into Christian literature. Never before available in paperback, Louis Ginzberg's landmark, seven-volume The Legends of the Jews assembles the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation. From a portrait of Adam and Eve as innocent cannibals to tales of Moses ascending the throne of Ethiopia and visiting both hell and paradise, these legends offer strange, delightful, and occasionally bizarre variations of familiar Biblical stories. Other tales describe Eden and the building of the Tower of Babel, explain how the first Sabbath was celebrated, and chronicle the punishment of the rebel angels. There are legends that detail how Noah cared for the animals on the ark and tell of David purchasing Jerusalem rather than conquering the city. Ginzberg devoted most of his life to gathering these Jewish legends from their original sources -- written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, Persian, and Old Slavic -- and reproducing them completely, accurately, and vividly. He presents these legends following the traditional Biblical sequence and reconciling the sometimes contradictory versions of the same stories found in different sources. In addition to four volumes of the legends themselves, The Legends of the Jews includes two indispensable volumes of notes that provide the sources for every legend and attest to the immense depth and range of Ginzberg's research, as well as a comprehensive index to the people, places, and motifs found in the legends and their sources. Nearly one hundred years after Ginzberg began, his work remains a fundamental tool of contemporary research and a classic of Jewish literature.


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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews written by Louis Ginzberg and published by Cosimo, Inc.. This book was released on 2006-04-01 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume V, first published in 1925, features tales of The Creation of the World, Adam, The Ten Generations, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Sons of Jacob, Job, and Moses in Egypt. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.


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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews written by Louis Ginzberg and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume Four collects the legends of kings -- Saul, David, and Solomon -- and the legends of prophets -- Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, and Daniel. Their lives encompassed the rise of Israel to the heights of glory and its journey into exile.


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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews Volume 1 written by Louis Ginzberg and published by Standard Publications Incorporated. This book was released on 2007-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louis Ginsberg was born in Lithuania and later moved to New York. He is considered to be a leading Talmudists in the 20th century. Ginsberg believed in Halakha. Halakha is a body of Jewish law including biblical law, Talmudic law, and rabbinic law. Judaism does not distinguish between religious and non-religious law. Legends of the Jews is a multi volume set encompassing hundreds of legends and parables from the Hebrew Bible. Midrash is the retelling of Bible stories where moralistic stories are alongside mythical tales of magic and demons. This reference work is a good source for unanswered Biblical questions and the source of post Biblical stories not contained in the Bible.


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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews written by Louis Ginzberg and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1998-05-13 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Never Before Available in Paperback, Louis Ginzberg's landmark seven-volume The Legends of the Jews assembles the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation. Ginzberg devoted most of his life to gathering these legends from their original sources - written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, Persian, and Old Slavic - and reproducing them completely, accurately, and vividly. He presents them in their traditional Biblical sequence and reconciles the sometimes contradictory versions of the same stories found in different sources. In addition to four volumes of the legends themselves, The Legends of the Jews includes two indispensable volumes of notes, which provide the sources for every legend, as well as a comprehensive index to the people, places, and motifs found in the legends and their sources.


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Download or read book The Ultimate Jewish Teacher s Handbook written by Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz and published by Behrman House, Inc. This book was released on 2003 with total page 742 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Note: This product is printed when you order it. When you include this product your order will take 5-7 additional days to ship.¬+¬+This complete and comprehensive resource for teachers new and experienced alike offers a "big picture" look at the goals of Jewish education.


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Download or read book The Legends of the Jews From Joshua to Esther written by Louis Ginzberg and published by . This book was released on 1968 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Download or read book Writing Jewish Culture written by Andreas Kilcher and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-04 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Looks at the ethnographic issues while defining Jewishness in a very fresh, sophisticated way . . . very timely and important.” —Washington Book Review Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of “ethnoliterature” across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and dissemination. Challenging the assumption of cultural uniformity among Ashkenazi Jews, the contributors consider how ethnographic literature defines Jews and Jewishness, the political context of Jewish ethnography, and the question of audience, readers, and listeners. With contributions from leading scholars and an appendix of translated historical ethnographies, this volume presents vivid case studies across linguistic and disciplinary divides, revealing a rich textual history that throws the complexity and diversity of a people into sharp relief.


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Download or read book Jewish Studies Between the Disciplines written by Peter Schèafer and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peter Schafer, Professor and Director of the Institute for Judaic Studies at the Free University Berlin as well as Professor of Religion and Ronald O. Perelman Professor for Jewish Studies at Princeton University, celebrated his 60th birthday on 29 June 2003. In honor of this occasion 23 of his students are presenting the collection of essays in this volume.


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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions written by Raphael Patai and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.


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Download or read book Folktales of the Jews V 3 Tales from Arab Lands written by Dan Ben Amos and published by Jewish Publication Society. This book was released on 2011-05-01 with total page 873 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of the books in this series possible: Lloyd E. Cotsen; The Maurice Amado Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Tales from Arab Lands presents tales from North Africa, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the latest volume of the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. This is the third book in the multi-volume series in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg?s timeless classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives (IFA), named in Honor of Dov Noy, at The University of Haifa, a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition.


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Download or read book Politics in the Bible written by Paul R. Abramson and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on 2011-12-31 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible is fundamental to Western culture. Political philosophers from Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau to modern political theorists such as George H. Sabine, Leo Strauss, and Sheldon S. Wolin have drawn upon biblical examples. American political leaders, such as Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, and William Jennings Bryan all drew heavily upon the Bible. Today, most contemporary politicians display less familiarity with Scripture although many proudly proclaim themselves to be born-again Christians. Politics in the Bible has a simple goal: to help readers to think critically about how the Bible illuminates understanding of justice, leadership, and politics. For a political scientist, there are great advantages to studying the Bible. Students of the Bible have short texts to analyze, but they have a history of two thousand years of Jewish and Christian scholarly discussion. In that tradition, Paul R. Abramson analyzes stories drawn from eighteen of the thirty-nine books of the Hebrew Bible and fifteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. Abramson argues that the Bible is a book that should be read even by those who do not believe it has any transcendent significance. One can choose to read it as the revealed word of God, as a source of Western morality, as a compilation of interesting stories, poetry, and history, or as a work of great literature. Although this book discusses selected stories that have political implications, it also considers parts that have literary merit. This unusual volume may stimulate new thinking about the Bible as a source of insight into political ideas.


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Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies written by Martin Goodman and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2002 with total page 1060 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe,the US, and Israel.