By Arthur A. Cohen, Paul Mendes-Flohr
JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s vintage paintings, probably crucial, finished anthology to be had on twentieth century Jewish suggestion. This extraordinary quantity offers a hundred and forty concise but authoritative essays through well known Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and so on. They outline and replicate upon such relevant principles as charity, selected humans, loss of life, kin, love, fable, discomfort, Torah, culture and extra. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this publication offers outstanding insights into either the Jewish adventure and the Judeo-Christian culture.
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2. Shalom Spiegel, Introduction to Legends of the Bible, by Lewis Ginzberg (1956), xiii. 3. Raphael Loewe, "The 'Plain' Meaning of Scripture in Early Jewish Exegesis," in Papers of the Institute ofJewish Studies, 1 1964), 153. 4. l:layyim Nachman Bialik, Kitvei H. N. Bialik, II (1925), 244. BIBLIOGRAPHY l:layyim Nachman Bialik, Halachah and Aggadah, tr. Leon Simon (1944). Joseph Heinemann, Aggadot ve-Toldoteihen (1974). Max Kadushin, The Rabbinic Mind, 2d ed. (1965). M. Saperstein, Decoding the Rabbis: A Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Aggadah (1980).
But his attitude to Akiva's offering is echoed somewhat more clearly in the tenth-century saying attributed to Sherirah Gaon, "The derivations from verses of Scripture which are called midrash and aggadah are merely conjectures" (Sefer ha-Eshkol, ed. A. Auerbach, 1868, pt. II, 47). In the twelfth century, Maimonides described two kinds of readers aggadah had found: those who piously accepted its every interpretation as the literal meaning of Scripture, and those who dismissed all of it as ridiculous if not 10 AGGADAH fraudulent.
Saperstein, Decoding the Rabbis: A Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Aggadah (1980). Shalom Spiegel, "Introduction" to Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Bible (1956). Anti-Judaislll and Anti-Selllitislll li,. " The term anti-Semitism was coined in the nineteenth century as a would-be scientific attempt to give a rational justification for Jew hatred when theological explanations had come to seem out of date, but the alleged biological or racial reference and the implied extension of hatred to other Semites, for example, Arabs, were never taken very seriously even by anti-Semitic theorists.
20th Century Jewish Religious Thought by Arthur A. Cohen, Paul Mendes-Flohr