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Conclusion

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The preceding chapters show that rabbinic thought is intertwined with the nature of its texts, with rabbinic textuality. In the absence of a compelling textual Gestalt, the formal self sufficiency ... More


The Quotable Bible

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces the role of the Hebrew Bible in the constitution of rabbinic documents and thought. It presents the smallest unit of rabbinic interpretation, and explains that brief, ... More


Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Alexander Samely

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book surveys the corpus of rabbinic literature, which was written in Hebrew and Aramaic about 1,500 years ago and which contains the foundations of Judaism, in particular the Talmud. The ... More


6 Significant Brothers

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that scholarly literature very often “Christianizes” the Roman empire in that it relates to the long historical process of the Christianization of the Empire as if it were an ... More


“The Principal Remains for the Next World”: Delayed Gratification and Avoidance of Pleasure in Rabbinic Thought

Eliezer Diamond

in Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195137507
eISBN:
9780199849772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137507.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the asceticism resulting from study dovetails with a general rabbinic tendency toward voluntary self-denial. This tendency is the result of the rabbinic belief in the world to ... More


Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

Lenn E. Goodman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328820
eISBN:
9780199870172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328820.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this expanded text of his 2005 Gifford Lectures, the well‐known philosopher Lenn Goodman details how the Torah and the rabbinic Sages flesh out the demands of the Bible's core ethical imperative: ... More


Rabbinic Thought

Menachem Kellner

in Must a Jew Believe Anything?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774495
eISBN:
9781800340398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774495.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at how later generations of Jews have looked back into the talmudic texts and found therein various ideas for which rabbinic authority is then claimed. This often leads to reading ... More


Angels

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that one of the prominent characteristics of the world that Maimonides consciously rejected is its angelology. There are a number of aspects of traditional beliefs about angels ... More


The Ban on Polygamy in Polish Rabbinic Thought

Elimelech Westreich

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates Polish rabbinical treatments of the medieval Ashkenazi ban on polygamy. The Ban of Rabbenu Gershom forbade both polygamy and divorcing a woman against her will. Its ... 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


What Is Jewish Philosophy?

T. M. Rudavsky

in Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199580903
eISBN:
9780191862892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580903.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Medieval Jewish philosophy, like Islamic and Christian philosophy, is fundamentally focused on the relationship between “faith and reason.” Arising as an effort toward harmonizing the tenets of ... More


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