The Mishnah: An Introduction

The Mishnah: An Introduction

by Jacob Neusner
     
 

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Drawing on his own recent translation, Neusner introduces The Mishnah, the 2nd century classic codification of oral Jewish law, explaining its internal logic and structure, and its relevance to modern life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)See more details below

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Drawing on his own recent translation, Neusner introduces The Mishnah, the 2nd century classic codification of oral Jewish law, explaining its internal logic and structure, and its relevance to modern life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Editorial Reviews

Rabbi Emanuel Rackman
“For 70 years I have studied Mishnah virtually every day of my life. Yet there is hardly a page in Professor Neusner’s monumental work, The Mishah: An Introduction, that did not reveal for me a new and often exciting insight.”
-Emanuel Rackman
Chancellor, Bar-Ilan University
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis
“Professor Neusner offers us far more than an introduction to the Mishnah. With the patience and shrewdness of a detective, he guides the reader through the text to uncover the presuppositions and intentions of its unknown authors.
“Neusner is a master teacher. He goes to the text itself and under his skillful, inductive probings, allows it to reveal its autonomous logic. Following him, the reader gains insight into the interdependence of ‘ethos, ethics, and ethnos’ that supports the intellectual structures of Mishnah Judaism.”
-Harold M. Schulweis
Rabbi, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California
Samson H. Levey
“This is a great book, a major contribution of exceptional magnitude to Jewish learning and to the scientific study of religion. As a remarkable introduction to the Mishnah, it is yet another tribute to Jacob Neusner as the mature Herculean scholar who revolutionized rabbinic scholarship in the twentieth century. In it he soars to new heights of brilliance as an interpreter of the rabbinic mind, and as a writer of unusual beauty and style, as a prophetic voice in the wilderness.”
-Samson H. Levey
Professor, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
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Drawing on his own recent translation, Neusner introduces The Mishnah, the 2nd century classic codification of oral Jewish law, explaining its internal logic and structure, and its relevance to modern life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876688762
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Harold M. Schulweis
Professor Neusner offers us far more than an introduction to the Mishnah. With the patience and shrewdness of a detective, he guides the reader through the text to uncover the presuppositions and intentions of its unknown authors.
“Neusner is a master teacher. He goes to the text itself and under his skillful, inductive probings, allows it to reveal its autonomous logic. Following him, the reader gains insight into the interdependence of ‘ethos, ethics, and ethnos’ that supports the intellectual structures of Mishnah Judaism.”
-Harold M. Schulweis Rabbi, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California

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