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: 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.
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.
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
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.
Author: Mayer I. Gruber
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
In 2004, Mayer Gruber?s landmark Rashi?s Commentary on Psalms made one of the 11th-century scholar?s most important works accessible to a larger audience for the first time. The JPS paperback edition of this exceptional volume includes the complete original Hebrew text and acclaimed linguist Mayer Gruber?s contemporary English translation and supercommentary. Fully annotated by Gruber, Rashi?s Commentary on Psalms places Rashi, the most influential Hebrew biblical commentator of all time, in the larger context of biblical exegesis. Gruber identifies Rashi?s sources, pinpoints the exegetical questions to which Rashi responds, defines the nuances of Rashi?s terminology, and guides the reader to use the English translation as a tool to access the original Hebrew text. Gruber?s extensive introduction takes a critical look at Rashi and his enduring legacy.
Jewish Interpretation of the Book of Esther in the Middle Ages
Author: Barry Walfish
Publisher: SUNY Press
This comprehensive history, the first to appear in English, gives a vivid portrayal of the Book of Esther’s role in the intellectual and cultural life of Jews in the Middle Ages. Much of the study is based on material that exists only in manuscripts, and it introduces many exegetes hitherto unknown or unstudied.
Author: Yisrael Isser Zvi Herczeg
In this insightful work, Rabbi Herczeg, a noted Rashi scholar and translator of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi, examines many aspects of Rashi's commentary. He shows how the patterns in Rashi help us understand the magnificent precision and clarity of Rashi's explanation. Drawing upon the classic commentators, the insights of Rav Tzadok HaKohen, and, of course, the words of Rashi himself, this book opens our eyes to the subtleties and nuances of Rashi's greatness and ingenuity.
Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal
Author: Erwin Rosenthal
Category: Social Science
One of the outstanding interpreters of Jewish culture in the twentieth century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying approaches to the study of the Bible.
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.
Category: Jewish law
Vols. 1- consist of proceedings of the 1st- International Congress of the Jewish Law Association.
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.
Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation
Author: Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler,Michael A. Fishbane
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This study Bible offers readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs. It presents the centre of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it.
Author: Maren Niehoff
This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character. It focuses on the treatises of Philo, who idealises the figure as a Hellenistic politician, on Josephus's autobiographical account and the Midrash Genesis Rabbah, which uses the figure mostly for religious instruction.
Selections from 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity
Author: Curt Leviant
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
The classic anthology of major works, from the Apocrypha to the 18th century