On the Trails of Tradition: Explorations of Jewish Life and Learning

On the Trails of Tradition: Explorations of Jewish Life and Learning

by Eliezer Segal
     
 
Academic rivalries, medical ethics, child brides, vegetarianism, the physician's prayer, the social etiquette of gift-giving — these and many other familiar issues have a long and fascinating history among the diverse communities and personalities that have made their contributions to the Jewish tradition. Unfortunately, this enthralling lore is often known

Overview

Academic rivalries, medical ethics, child brides, vegetarianism, the physician's prayer, the social etiquette of gift-giving — these and many other familiar issues have a long and fascinating history among the diverse communities and personalities that have made their contributions to the Jewish tradition. Unfortunately, this enthralling lore is often known only to scholarly specialists or readers of esoteric academic journals and monographs, much of it unavailable in English. Yet it is interesting to a wide audience.

In the present collection of short studies, Eliezer Segal introduces the public to the fruits of Judaic scholarship, while employing a charming style that combines erudition and wit. On the Trails of Tradition is a worthy successor to the author's acclaimed collections: Why Didn't I Learn That in Hebrew School? (1999), Ask Now of the Days that Are Past (2005) and A Meeting-Place for the Wise (2008).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013399532
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
09/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
189 KB

Meet the Author

Eliezer Segal is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, where he has been teaching since 1986. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has published extensively for non-specialist audiences on diverse topics related to Jewish history and tradition. Through his web site and newspaper columns, he has attracted a broad readership with his amusing style and novel perspectives. His recent books include Introducing Judaism (Routledge, 2008) and Reading Jewish Religious Texts (Routledge, 2011).

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