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Rabbinic Thought in the Talmud.



Rabbinic thought in the Talmud.

Jacobs, Louis.

Vallentine Mitchell, [c]2005

216 p.


In this scholarly volume, Rabbi Jacobs, a founder of the Masorti, or Conservative Jewish movement in England, presents his pioneering views on the structure and history of the Babylonian Talmud. He begins by examining it as a composite work, a literary work, a comprehensive work, and as a work requiring explication. In the second section Jacobs expounds on the Talmudic method through seven Sugyas, or lessons. The third section addresses topics such as the economic conditions of the Jews in Babylon in Talmudic times, and the Rabbinic Anthology of Montefiore and Loewe. The final section discusses the work of post-Talmudic scholars, and addresses the contemporary debate over the issue of a married woman being artificially inseminated by a donor other than her husband. Distributed in the US by ISBS.
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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