What Is the Purpose of Creation?: A Jewish Anthology

What Is the Purpose of Creation?: A Jewish Anthology

by Michael J. Alter
     
 

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Sages, philosophers, and writers have searched for centuries to understand the reason for human existence and the meaning of life. In What Is the Purpose of Creation?, Michael Alter has gathered a wealth of material addressing this question. Selections from the Tanakh (the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings), the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmud), the

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Sages, philosophers, and writers have searched for centuries to understand the reason for human existence and the meaning of life. In What Is the Purpose of Creation?, Michael Alter has gathered a wealth of material addressing this question. Selections from the Tanakh (the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings), the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmud), the Apocryhpha, the Midrash, and the works of many prominent Jewish thinkers of the past 2,000 years reflect different perspectives on humanity's place within the universe and its relationship with God.

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A collection of writings from the primary Jewish sources and a wide spectrum of Jewish thinkers throughout history that address the question of the meaning of life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568215150
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Alter received his bachelor of science degree from Florida State University and his master's degree from Florida International University. He teaches history, economics, and government at Miami Southridge Senior High School in Miami, Florida.

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