Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-First Century?: The Relevance of the Ancient Jewish Text to Our World

by Paul Socken (Editor)
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Since religion in general and Judaism in particular are relevant in the twenty-first century, this book serves as an assessment of the Talmud's role in our religious and educational experience. This collection of essays demonstrates that the two-thousand-year-old Talmud remains the indispensable and foundational text for Jewish study. Eminent scholars from Israel and North America relate their encounters with this ancient, complex source in an accessible and personal manner.

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Contributors
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander (Collaborator), Tsvi Blanchard (Collaborator), Judith R. Baskin (Collaborator), Michael Chernick (Collaborator), Shaye J. D. Cohen (Collaborator), Yaakov Elman (Collaborator), Pinchas Zuriel Hayman (Collaborator), Richard Kalmin (Collaborator), Jane Kanarek (Collaborator), Ephraim Kanarfogel (Collaborator), David Novak (Collaborator), Jeffrey L. Rubenstein (Collaborator), Devora Steinmetz (Collaborator), Barry Wimpfheimer (Collaborator), Azzan Yadin (Collaborator), Devorah Zlochower (Collaborator)
Publication date
October 29, 2009
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Page count
262
ISBN
9780739142028
Paper ISBN
9780739142004