Beyond the Verse: Talmudic Readings and Lectures
An important collection of essays dating from between 1969 and 1980, treating specific Jewish problems: exegetic methodology, points of Jewish doctrine, Jewish religious philosophy, and contemporary political and cultural issues. It also includes five Talmudic readings. This work will be of wide interest to the philosophical and religious communities at large.
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