The land of Israel (Genesis 1:1) ; The third party (Leviticus 5:21)
Author: Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Publisher: Kehot Publication Society
The Lubavitcher Rebbe developed a unique approach to the study of Rashi, the primary Torah commentator. With stunning attention to Rashi's linguistic precision, the Rebbe unwrapped often enigmatic phrases, revealing the depth of their meaning, and, in the process, cast a brilliantly luminous light on his commentary that uncovered myriad halachic, philosophic and mystical insights. In Studies in Rashi, two such commentaries are explored, Leviticus 5:21 and Genesis 1:1. In the former, the Rebbe explains how a wealth of knowledge is to be learned from a seemingly extra vav, and in the latter, entitled The Land of Israel, the Rebbe demonstrates how Rashi's commentary delineates how the position of every phrase in Rashi is important. This great body of work has heretofore been accessible only to those studying the Rebbe's original Hebrew and Yiddish printed texts.
Festschrift in Honor of Robert Chazan
Author: Elliot R. Wolfson,Lawrence H. Schiffman,David Engel
Thirteen leading scholars offer a fresh look at four key topics in medieval Jewish studies: the history of Jewish communities in Western Christendom, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of medieval Jewry.
Author: Dean W. Zimmerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This series is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in this highly fertile field of philosophy. The subject is broadly construed, taken to include not only perennially central topics (modality, ontology, and mereology; metaphysical theories of causation, laws of nature, persistence through time, and time itself; and realism and anti-realism in the many senses of these terms); but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions that open up within other subfields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science (questions about supervenience and materialism, the nature of qualia, mental causation, metaphysical implications of relativity and quantum physics, mereological theories of biological species, and so on). Besides independent essays, volumes are likely to contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions
A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's Commentary on Deuteronomy
Author: Jonathan Kearney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The commentary on the Torah of the eleventh-century French rabbi, Solomon Yishaqi of Troyes (better known as Rashi), is one of the major texts of mediaeval Judaism. Rashi's commentary has enjoyed an almost canonical status among many traditional Jews from mediaeval times to the present day. The popularity of his Torah commentary is often ascribed to Rashi's skillful combination of traditional midrashic interpretations of Scripture with observations on the language employed therein. In this respect, Rashi is often presented as a linguist or grammarian. This book presents a critical reappraisal of this issue through a close reading of Rashi's commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Falling into two major sections, Part One (Contexts) presents a theoretical framework for the detailed study in Part Two (Texts), which forms the main core of the book by presenting a detailed analysis of Rashi's commentary on the book of Deuteronomy.
A Guide to in-Depth Interpretation
Author: Avigdor Bonchek
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
The traditional Jew has always accepted the study of Torah as central to his or her way of life. But without the ability to effectively analyze and interpret the text, one misses the opportunity to gain a deep and authentic appreciation of the Torah's beauty and profundity. In Studying the Torah: A Guide to In-Depth Interpretation, Avigdor Bonchek equips the reader with the proper analytic methods to make reading the Bible both a serious pursuit and a pleasurable pastime. In order for the reader of the Torah text to delve into its veiled, but ultimately visible, layered messages, he or she must first learn the appropriate interpretive techniques. These skills are the same as those used by the classic Jewish Torah commentators (Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra, and others), all of whom were experts in what scholars today refer to as a "close reading" of the text. Among the "Keys to Interpretation" discussed in this book are the significance of word order, opening sentences, repetitions, word associations, psychological dimensions, and similarities and differences between texts. Each key is illustrated by several examples that offer fresh insight into otherwise familiar text, and the author offers his own original and comprehensive in-depth interpretation of two central biblical stories: the story of Joseph and the ten plagues.
Author: Moshe Sokolow
This volume contains studies on the weekly Torah portion (parashah/sidrah) evoking the memorable and influential style of Nehama Leibowitz. Using lesser-known published works by Nehama and notes of her private lessons, Moshe Sokolow elucidates the text and its classic commentaries in a manner that engages readers, making them active participants in Torah study.
Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria
Author: Devorah Schoenfeld
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Rashi's commentary and the Glossa Ordinaria both developed in the late eleventh and early twelfth century with no known contact between them. Nevertheless, they shared a way of reading text that shaped their interpretations of the near-sacrifice of Isaac. This work compares them both with each other and their respective sources to show their similarity.
Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times
Author: Jacob Katz
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
A study of Jewish-Christian relations from medieval times through the eighteenth century. Both Jewish and Christian writers are represented.
Author: Marc B. Shapiro
More than 800 years after his death, the figure of Moses Maimonides—rabbi, philosopher, doctor, and communal leader—continues to fascinate. Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters unites the traditional rabbinic approach and the modern academic perspective to forge a new understanding of this iconic teacher. This groundbreaking work by Marc B. Shapiro, which includes an essay on Maimonides’ approach to superstition in rabbinic literature and features three previously unpublished letters by Rabbi Joseph Kafih, will be essential reading for scholars and students of Jewish studies.
Author: Maggie Anton
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Adapted from the author's adult novel, Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved.
Author: Louis H. Feldman
This volume contains essays, previously published in various places, dealing with Josephus, Judaism and Christianity, Latin literature and the Jews, the Romans in Rabbinic literature, and other studies in Hellenistic Judaism.
Author: Avraham Grossmann
Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"First published in Hebrew c2006 The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History. English translation c2012."--Title page verso.
Torn in Two
Author: Alex Israel
The Book of Kings narrates the vivid and turbulent history of Israel and its monarchs. In I Kings: Torn in Two, master educator Alex Israel uncovers the messages hidden between the lines of the biblical text and draws rich and indelible portraits of its great personalities. Revealing a narrative of political upheaval, empire building, religious and cultural struggle, national fracture, war and peace, I Kings: Torn in Two depicts the titanic clashes between king and prophet and the underlying conflicts that can split apart a society. Using traditional commentaries and modern literary techniques, the author offers a dynamic dialogue between the biblical text and its interpretations. The result is a compelling work of contemporary biblical scholarship that addresses the central themes of the Book of Kings in a wider historical, political and religious perspective.
Presented to Albert van der Heide on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday
Author: Martin F.J. Baasten,Reinier Munk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The articles presented in this book include studies in Rabbinics, Classical Hebrew linguistics, and early Hebrew-Greek glossary. The articles substantially cover the fields included in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, they offer a fine example of the wealth and variety of the present day academic study of Hebrew, Judaism, and Jewish culture.
Themes in Medieval Jewish Thought, Literature and Exegesis
Author: Ephraim Kanarfogel,Moshe Sokolow
Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The genesis of this volume was an international conference held at Yeshiva University in late 2004, to mark both the 900th anniversary of the passing of Rashi (1040-1105) and the 800th anniversary of the passing of Maimonides (d. 1204).
presented to Zechariah Kallai
Author: Zekharyah Ḳalai,Gēršôn Gālîl,Moshe Weinfeld
This book contains a collection of studies in Historical Geography and Biblical Historiography. It is presented to Professor Zecharia Kallai, one of the leading scholars of Historical Geography of the Bible and is concluded with a list of his publications.
Studies in Traditional Jewish Thought
Author: Norman Lamm
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Presents a collection of studies on modern intellectual challenges from the perspective of Modern Orthodox Judaism. Themes range from comparative law to metaphysics with a chapter on "Law and Morality" new to this edition.
Author: Aaron Levine
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Many people think of business as a game of strategy, and argue that whatever works for business success is acceptable, even if it involves cheating, deceptions, and other improprieties. Jewish business law rejects this approach. Using specific case studies, this book analyzes the strategies that are impermissible, discussing deceptive advertising, negative advertising, pressure tactics in sales, insider trading, price matching, worker evaluations, termination policy, and many others. An excellent adult education volume.