How Should Rabbinic Literature be Read in the Modern World?
Kraus, Matthew, editor
Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2006 pp. vi + 217. $99.00
Judaism in Context, 4
Description: As the study of rabbinic literature extends from the walls of the yeshivah to the towers of the academy, the exegetical techniques and hermeneutical approaches to the Talmud and Midrash have received sustained scrutiny and transformation. This collection of essays seeks to create a community of scholars to discuss some of the changing ways we read rabbinic texts. Are these methods mutually exclusive or complementary? If the methods can be integrated, what are the limits and possibilities of the interdisciplinary study of the Talmud and Midrash?
Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature
Review by Joshua Schwartz
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Matthew Kraus, ed., How Should Rabbinic Literature be Read in the Modern World?, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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