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Rabbinic Portrayals of Persians as Others

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the dozens of texts in rabbinic literature, including the Jerusalem Talmud and Midrashim, that describe the Persians as an imperial ethno-class. After explicating the range of ... More


The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Sergey Dolgopolski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The book shows how the characters in the Talmud live their lives as performances of remembering the past traditions better. As the book argues much life of the characters means constant verification ... More


The Stammaim

David Weiss Halivni

in The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739882
eISBN:
9780199345038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the dating and identity of the Stammaim. Halivni revises his previous view and now dates the Stammaitic era to 550-750 CE. He views the Saboraim, the post-Talmudic sages ... More


The Ways of the Talmud in Its Rhetorical Dimension: A Performative Analytical Description

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the written work of R. I. Canpanton entitled The Ways of the Talmud. It studies this work of Talmudic methodology in order to compensate for the lack of its existence in English ... More


Introduction

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction outlines agendas, approaches and structure of the book. It asks the question of difference between modern thinking and historical methods of thinking, particularly within Jewish ... More


Selden on Excommunication

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Selden is 17th-century England’s greatest Erastian, but he is also its greatest humanist scholar, and he brings his learning to bear on the subject of excommunication, which was the flash-point in ... More


Compilers and Transposers

David Weiss Halivni

in The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739882
eISBN:
9780199345038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the role of Compilers and Transposers in the formation of the Babylonian Talmud. The Compilers gather passages from different academies and set them in the order now found in ... More


Ego Cogito, Ego Meminí: I Think, Therefore I Remember

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter articulates the difference in the understanding of the role of memory in thiniking in modern ways of thinking, and in the way of thinking displayed in the late ancient texts of the ... More


Through Talmud Criticism to the Talmud as Thought and Memory

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter describes Talmud criticism as a hitherto predominant modern “scientific” approach to the archive of texts and the body of thought called, to use its medieval name, “The Talmud.” It ... More


Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Sergey Dolgopolski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Denying existence to certain others, while still tolerating diversity, stabilizes a political order in a society; or does it? Addressing this classical question of political thought, Other Others ... More


The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

David Weiss Halivni

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739882
eISBN:
9780199345038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud is the most detailed and comprehensive scholarly analysis of the processes of composition and editing of the Babylonian Talmud. It is a complete ... More


What Happens to Thinking?

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What does “to think” mean at the age of technology from mechanical machinery to its most advanced forms of computing? The chapter situates the tradition of thinking in the Talmud in juxtaposition ... More


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