Theology in Rabbinic Stories

Theology in Rabbinic Stories

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by Chaim Pearl
     
 

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Students of rabbinic literature usually distinguish between the legal content (halakhah) and the folkloric content (aggadah) of the Talmud and related writings. Aggadah are literary gems in their own right, but with the illumination added by Rabbi Pearl's comments they also provide a winsome and readable introduction to the theological and ethical thought of the sages

Overview

Students of rabbinic literature usually distinguish between the legal content (halakhah) and the folkloric content (aggadah) of the Talmud and related writings. Aggadah are literary gems in their own right, but with the illumination added by Rabbi Pearl's comments they also provide a winsome and readable introduction to the theological and ethical thought of the sages and rabbis who told them. This volume is recommended not only for those who already know the rabbinic literature but especially for those who do not but are interested in exploring its riches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801047404
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Chaim Pearl (1919-1996) was a noted authority on Judaism. Besides producing a significant commentary on the first five books of the Bible, he wrote on Jewish knowledge, philosophy, and history.

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Rabbi Dr. Chaim Pearl has brought to bear in this work his tremendous love of , and knowledge of the Jewish tradition. What he does in this work is take famous midrashic stories, retell them and discuss them in terms of fundamental Jewish ideas and concepts. He does this in a writing style which is beautiful in its clarity and profundity. The work consists in fifty stories, fifty chapters .These stories are all told with a certain theme in mind, such as ' creation out of nothing'or ' what is man?' or ' The Golden Mean' This book would be wonderful for young readers looking to get a first insight into the joys of the Jewish tradition.But it is also filled with ripe wisdom. I cannot recommend it more highly.