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Challenges to Rabbinic Aggadic Statements

Naomi Grunhaus

in The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After considering the challenges raised by Radak's predecessors to non-legal (aggadic) rabbinic traditions, this chapter analyzes Radak's criteria for rejection of aggadot (rabbinic histories, lore, ... More


Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his Attitude to the Aggadah

Jacob Elbaum

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/9781904113713.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter studies Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his attitude to the aggadah. The literary works of Rabbi Judah Loew, known as Maharal of Prague, include books which are defined as ‘expositions of ... More


The Destruction of the Temple: A Yiddish Booklet for the Ninth of Av

Jacob Elbaum and Chava Turniansky

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/9781904113713.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at a Yiddish booklet for the Ninth of Av. This is a hitherto unresearched Yiddish collection of aggadot on the destruction of the Temple in a booklet of twelve pages with no title ... More


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