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Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature
     

Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature

by David Stern
 
This remarkable anthology of sixteen narratives from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts opens a new window on the Jewish imagination. Sometimes pious, sometimes playful, in some cases almost scandalous, the selections present a captivating world of rabbinic storytelling and reveal a surprisingly deep connection between the values of classical Judaism and the art of

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This remarkable anthology of sixteen narratives from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts opens a new window on the Jewish imagination. Sometimes pious, sometimes playful, in some cases almost scandalous, the selections present a captivating world of rabbinic storytelling and reveal a surprisingly deep connection between the values of classical Judaism and the art of imaginative narrative writing. Nearly all the narratives are here published in English for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827603639
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
01/04/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
376

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