By Dr. Ruth Calderon, Ilana Kurshan
Browse dialogue questions
Ruth Calderon has lately electrified the Jewish global along with her teachings of talmudic texts. during this quantity, her first to seem in English, she bargains a desirable window into a few of the liveliest and such a lot colourful tales within the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic stories as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters because the girl who hazards her lifestyles for a sister suspected of adultery; a humble schoolteacher who rescues his village from drought; and a spouse who clothes as a prostitute to seduce her pious husband of their backyard. respiring new lifestyles into an historic textual content, A Bride for One Night deals a shocking and provocative learn, either for someone already intimate with the Talmud or for someone drawn to the most influential works of Jewish literature.
Read Online or Download A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales PDF
Best sacred writings books
This booklet specializes in the 3rd element of essentially the most vital files from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. It re-evaluates the textual foundation for this part, and analyses how the epilogue capabilities as part of the bigger record. as well as addressing the constitution and style of 4QMMT, this quantity analyzes using Scripture within the epilogue for you to remove darkness from the theological time table of the document's author/redactor.
Text-critical and Hermeneutical experiences within the Septuagint is the name of a bilateral study venture performed from 2009 to 2011 via students from the colleges of Munich (Germany) and Stellenbosch (South Africa). The joint examine firm was once rounded off by means of a convention that came about from thirty first of August - second of September 2011 in Stellenbosch.
From the times of Plato, the matter of the efficacy and adequacy of the written observe as a motor vehicle of human verbal exchange has challenged mankind, but the secret of ways most sensible to accomplish readability and exactitude of written expression hasn't ever been solved. the main repercussive example of this common challenge has been the exegesis of the legislation embodied in Hebrew scripture.
- Kingship and memory in ancient Judah
- Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts
- Exodus 1-18 (The Forms of the Old Testament Literature)
- My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the Psalms
Extra info for A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales
I pretended I was asleep, until he withdrew his arm and abandoned his attempts to caress me. ” The sages took us to the Gate of Nicanor, where women suspected of adultery are made to drink the bitter waters and where new mothers and lepers are purified. They took me alone to the holy sanctum, at which point my sister’s husband parted from me with a sad look on his face. I saw him praying. As if in a dream, I passed through the Women’s Gallery and the Israelite Gallery, where the general public is forbidden from entering.
What was the fruit that Eve gave to Adam? When she grew older, she realized how beautiful she was. The women warned her to beware of idle men in the marketplace. Such things had been known to happen. They hardly let her leave home alone, confining her to household labor. Their mother said that on the previous holiday people had begun mentioning her as a suitable match. She understood what was happening when a wealthy man with an unwed son came into their yard, but she was in no rush to get married.
The battle about knives that broke out in the study house was a metaphor for the anger and the frustration teeming underneath the surface from the very beginning. The word possessions can have several meanings: instruments, clothing, and weapons. What did Reish Lakish want to retrieve? I choose to interpret this term as referring to the knife of the bandit, which has as its equivalent the cloak of the Torah scholar. These are the “possessions” that typify Reish Lakish and Rabbi Yohanan, respectively.