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Reading Scripture with the Rabbis The Five Books of Moses (Studies in Judaism) by Jacob Neusner

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Published by University Press of America .
Written in English


  • Books of the Old Testament,
  • Judaism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Judaism - Sacred Writings,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Judaism - General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Midrash

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Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8028125M
ISBN 100761835946
ISBN 109780761835943

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Get this from a library! Reading scripture with the rabbis: the Five books of Moses. [Jacob Neusner] -- "This anthology illustrates how Judaism's classical rabbis of the first seven centuries of the Common Era read the ancient Israelite scriptures. It presents, in particular, a selection of writings. Leviticus Rabbah shows how the rabbis found in the laws of animal sacrifice lessons of both history and morality, once more an approach Christians will find congenial. The book of Numbers illustrates how the ancient rabbis read Scripture in such a way as to validate and justify rules that on the surface do not seem valid and just at Jacob Neusner. the public reading of scripture in early judaism offering a survey of the ancient evidence for the public reading of Scripture in early Judaism, with due reference to older scholarship and to the insights of more recent studies. Because our goal will be to describe the practice of public Scripture read-. The 17th century Jewish historian, Raphael Levi, admitted that long ago the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused "arguments and great confusion" the rabbis decided that the simplest thing would be to just take that prophecy out of the Haftarah readings in synagogues. That's why today when we read Isaiah 52, we stop in the middle of the chapter and the week.

Mar 12,  · The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began - Kindle edition by Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural /5(). The Torah and haftarah readings are performed with great ceremony: the Torah is paraded around the room before it is brought to rest on the bimah (podium). The reading is divided up into portions, and various members of the congregation have the honor of reciting a blessing over a portion of the reading. Book Description: Judaism and Christianity meet in scripture, which they share and about which they contend. In Common Ground Father Andrew Greeley and Rabbi Jacob Neusner present their characteristically candid - and often provocative - interpretations of the . We will explore Rabbinic world-views through the close reading of halakic (i.e., legal) and aggadic (i.e., non-legal) texts from the Midrashim (the Rabbis’ explanations, reformulations, and elaborations of Scripture) the Mishnah, and the Talmud. Employing an interdisciplinary methodology, which draws upon the tools of folklorists.

Jul 19,  · The bible is a book for pilgrims and wanderers. It is a book for children and for those who wish to become children again. It is a book for seekers and searchers and dreamers He's speaking specifically to Christians, but I think the message rings clear for anyone who engages with scripture of . In fact, one of the best ways to lose touch with a heartfelt Bible reading habit is to stop sharing Scripture with the people around us, especially those who read it through a different lens than we do. Don’t go it alone! There’s not just one reason that reading Scripture . In Reading the Rabbis, Kraemer attempts to fill this gap. He uses the tools developed in the study of other literatures, particularly rhetorical and reader-response criticisms, to unearth previously unnoticed levels of meaning. His book offers a new understanding of the complexity . Feb 09,  · So the elders chose to break the book down into meaningful sub-sections, and launch each sub-section with its own reading service. This past Sunday was our second such reading service, covering Isaiah , and it was a powerful confrontation with the word of God in all its wildness and weirdness. Isaiah is one tough Fred Sanders.