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Studies in Rashi

The land of Israel (Genesis 1:1) ; The third party (Leviticus 5:21)

Author: Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Publisher: Kehot Publication Society

ISBN: 9780826607010

Category: Bible

Page: 107

View: 1990

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.

Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History

Festschrift in Honor of Robert Chazan

Author: Elliot R. Wolfson,Lawrence H. Schiffman,David Engel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004222367

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 3817

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.

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics

Author: Dean W. Zimmerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199290581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 1770

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

Rashi - Linguist despite Himself

A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's Commentary on Deuteronomy

Author: Jonathan Kearney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567359913

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6552

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.

Studying the Torah

A Guide to in-Depth Interpretation

Author: Avigdor Bonchek

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461630819

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 3756

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.

Studies in the Weekly Parashah

Author: Moshe Sokolow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 5944

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.

Isaac On Jewish and Christian Altars:Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Author: Devorah Schoenfeld

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823243494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 4755

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.

Exclusiveness and Tolerance

Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times

Author: Jacob Katz

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 9780874413656

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 9265

A study of Jewish-Christian relations from medieval times through the eighteenth century. Both Jewish and Christian writers are represented.

Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters

Author: Marc B. Shapiro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589661653

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 918

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.

Rashi's Daughter

Secret Scholar

Author: Maggie Anton

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827610351

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 328

Adapted from the author's adult novel, Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved.

The Journal of Jewish Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Judaism

Page: N.A

View: 5776

Studies in Hellenistic Judaism

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004104181

Category: History

Page: 677

View: 7493

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

ISBN: 9781906764616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 5743

"First published in Hebrew c2006 The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History. English translation c2012."--Title page verso.

I Kings

Torn in Two

Author: Alex Israel

Publisher: Maggid

ISBN: 9781613290040

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 6064

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.

Studies in Hebrew Language and Jewish Culture

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

ISBN: 1402062028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

View: 318

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.

Studies in Modern Theology and Prayer

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827610606


Page: N.A

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Between Rashi and Maimonides

Themes in Medieval Jewish Thought, Literature and Exegesis

Author: Ephraim Kanarfogel,Moshe Sokolow

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781602801387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 382

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).

Studies in historical geography and biblical historiography [electronic resource]

presented to Zechariah Kallai

Author: Zekharyah Ḳalai,Gēršôn Gālîl,Moshe Weinfeld

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116085

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 443

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.

Faith and Doubt

Studies in Traditional Jewish Thought

Author: Norman Lamm

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881259520

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 2894

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.

Case Studies in Jewish Business Ethics

Author: Aaron Levine

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881256642

Category: Medical

Page: 419

View: 7082

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.

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