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Rashi

Avraham Grossman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To this day, the commentaries on the Bible and Talmud written by the eleventh-century scholar known as Rashi remain unsurpassed. His influence on Jewish thinking was, and still is, significant. His ... More


Rashi’s Choice: The Pentateuch Commentary as Rewritten Midrash

Ivan G. Marcus

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the master exegete Rashi of Troyes. Although many have written supercommentaries, essays, and even books about Rashi as a biblical or talmudic exegete, until recently few have ... More


“It is Not in Heaven!” and Other Hurtful Words: Circling the Snake Oven

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

in Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the Talmudic story “Snake Oven,” which is considered by many as a triumphant source-text for human autonomy as a Jewish religious value. It discusses the dominant reading of ... More


The Spirit of Halakhah

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how the rules and regulations of the halakhah became vehicles for the expression of general Jewish values. These values include the study of the Torah, which in rabbinic thought ... More


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